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  • #31
    I used to lift weights all the time and I understand the dramatic changes it can make but for me bodyweight makes more sense. I also injured my back in the Army so I had to tread lightly to find what works for me so as to not to reinjure myself.

    I don't necessarily mind the gym and a person can get great benefits from it but I don't like the overcrowding, the commotion and the globs of people who stare at themselves in the mirror. When I work out I want to be as focused as possible, get in and get out so I can go play with the kids, work in the garden or just relax afterwards.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by AppalachianMatt View Post
      I used to lift weights all the time and I understand the dramatic changes it can make
      but here are a list of excuses...

      Originally posted by AppalachianMatt View Post
      the rest of your post
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      • #33
        Personally, I don't find macho bodybuilders attractive mentally or physically so I don't go after them. There's no need for me to chase them, try to change them and get upset when they won't. Instead I married what I'm attracted to, a man that is intelligent, lean, attractive, well-dressed and kind, but no he's not a bodybuilder and I wouldn't want him to be.

        Calling men skinny bitches because they don't look like Conan the barbarian is vulgar, outdated, incredibly sexist and disgusting. I think less of any 'man' or so called 'woman' that would use such vulgar language and speak about anyone in such a derogatory manner and then expect anyone to want to think them intelligent and want to f*((k them silly. I wouldn't even want to be friends with a child, I mean 'woman' that thought and spoke like that.
        It is 2013 people. EVOLVE! Women can be strong and independent and men can be kind and lean. Sure everyone could benefit from gaining more strength through lifting weights along with doing some cardio. But trying to look like the guys in bodybuilding magazines that are pumping themselves full of steroids is just as unhealthy and unattractive as being overweight. Being fit is attractive and most bodybuilders aren't what I would consider fit.
        Last edited by Geeknik; 05-29-2013, 09:33 AM.

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        • #34
          Who said anything about needing to be a bodybuilder?

          I lift hard, and am strong as hell, but I'm certainly no bodybuilder.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Geeknik View Post
            Personally, I don't find macho bodybuilders attractive mentally or physically so I don't go after them. There's no need for me to chase them, try to change them and get upset when they won't. Instead I married what I'm attracted to, a man that is intelligent, lean, attractive, well-dressed and kind, but no he's not a bodybuilder and I wouldn't want him to be.

            Calling men skinny bitches because they don't look like Conan the barbarian is vulgar, outdated, incredibly sexist and disgusting. I think less of any 'man' or so called 'woman' that would use such vulgar language and speak about anyone in such a derogatory manner and then expect anyone to want to think them intelligent and want to f*((k them silly. I wouldn't even want to be friends with a child, I mean 'woman' that thought and spoke like that.
            It is 2013 people. EVOLVE! Sure everyone could benefit from gaining more strength through lifting weights along with doing some cardio. But trying to look like the guys in bodybuilding magazines that are pumping themselves full of steroids is just as unhealthy and unattractive as being overweight. Being fit is attractive and most bodybuilders aren't what I would consider fit.
            Let us know when you're done with the straw men (Or is that politically incorrect? Should I have said "straw people?"). Nobody's talking about disgusting veiny juicehead freaks of nature from Flex Magazine. We're talking about men being actual men; men who are capable and strong, who have some calluses on their hands. Not skinny-jeans-wearing, androgynous hipster douchebags who say the word "gender" when they mean "sex" just because society has pussified them into not knowing the difference.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
              Who said anything about needing to be a bodybuilder?

              I lift hard, and am strong as hell, but I'm certainly no bodybuilder.
              My comment was directed at magnolia's incredibly childish post. I don't care what her age is, she has a lot of growing up to do.
              Last edited by Geeknik; 05-29-2013, 09:37 AM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Geeknik View Post
                Personally, I don't find macho bodybuilders attractive mentally or physically so I don't go after them. There's no need for me to chase them, try to change them and get upset when they won't. Instead I married what I'm attracted to, a man that is intelligent, lean, attractive, well-dressed and kind, but no he's not a bodybuilder and I wouldn't want him to be.
                But trying to look like the guys in bodybuilding magazines that are pumping themselves full of steroids is just as unhealthy and unattractive as being overweight. Being fit is attractive and most bodybuilders aren't what I would consider fit.
                I'm not attracted to the body builder look either. To me, a masculine man with bigger, stronger muscles than me is what I like. I'm a strong woman and prefer a strong man.

                To each, their own though.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Geeknik View Post
                  My comment was directed at magnolia's incredibly sexy post.
                  Fixed that for ya.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                    America is becoming a nation of sparkling-vampire, everyone gets a medal, skinny jeans-wearing, emo music-listening, whale-saving, Prius-driving, Axe-wearing sissies. Guys would rather talk about their feelings with the girls they're too chicken to ask out and play video games than get under weights that could crush them or learn to throw a proper punch.
                    heh, you should meet my one son-in-law. Redneck hillbilly SOB who doesn't hold back no matter whose feelings he hurts and gets himself kicked off the coaching staff of his oldest son's baseball team because he spoke his mind cuz the kids were playing like crap the other night. Doesn't lift weights, but he's a roofer - his job is physical enough AND he likes to cook.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                      Let us know when you're done with the straw men (Or is that politically incorrect? Should I have said "straw people?"). Nobody's talking about disgusting veiny juicehead freaks of nature from Flex Magazine. We're talking about men being actual men; men who are capable and strong, who have some calluses on their hands. Not skinny-jeans-wearing, androgynous hipster douchebags who say the word "gender" when they mean "sex" just because society has pussified them into not knowing the difference.
                      You said that in a way that makes me think you have some very deep routed insecurities. Unfortunately, therapy is the only cure for that.

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                      • #41
                        It was rather "tongue in cheek", I'm not saying guys need to be Arnold. But well, for me, a nice body with muscles is a turn on and a lot of guys are becoming skinny fat (or fat fat). And sorry, I see so many men who are skinny and soft and won't do hard work, especially younger guys. Lean and fit is just fine TYVM, and I have seen many "lean" men that lack bulging muscles that are very attractive.

                        However, we are "evolving" into a nation of very unfit men (and women). It's not only not attractive (to me), but going to cost us money spent on health care.

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                        • #42
                          Not skinny-jeans-wearing, androgynous hipster douchebags who say the word "gender" when they mean "sex" just because society has pussified them into not knowing the difference.
                          LOL, they do pair up nicely with the women in need of a sammich.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Zanna View Post
                            My husband won't lift weights. As he is losing weight, he is just looking soft. Not appealing but I think he is nervous to be a beginner at the gym.
                            That's the reason for most guys. Overweight, underweight, and/or just not able to lift that much, they don't want to be laughed at by the giant doing 120lb curls. That's what they think, anyways.

                            Truth is that 99% of guys lifting who have been doing it for a while either just want to get through their workout and don't really care at all what you're doing, or they're very supportive because everyone starts somewhere. It can be intimidating until you realize that. Unfortunately the 1% (usually teenagers) who are dicks, aka "bros", scare off a lot of guys who lack confidence.

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                            • #44
                              I dunno, just seeing how well men's bodies respond to the heavy lifting, I still keep puzzled why not. It's like, it actually works as advertised for men. It should be so frigging enticing... dunno. Ah, well.

                              Please, don't start quarreling over who said what and what it actually meant....
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Geeknik View Post
                                You said that in a way that makes me think you have some very deep routed insecurities. Unfortunately, therapy is the only cure for that.
                                Is that the way your geeky boyfriend likes you to talk to him? Does he ever get to be on top?
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