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    So I came across this story on the ESPN Body Issue. It is apparently an issue entirely made up of the naked bodies of athletes - but with the sexual body parts strategically covered.

    ESPN 'Body Issue' PHOTOS 2011: Naked Athletes Hope Solo, Blake Griffin, Gretchen Bleiler & More

    I have to admit I was shocked to see how thin and ripped these people are! I know that they are professional athletes, but I always thought that low body fat level was reserved for body-builders and female movie stars. But these people are seriously ripped.

    It sort of makes me realize that perhaps I am being a little to easy on myself when it comes to my body. Not that I need to look like these people to be happy, but from looking at these photos I can CLEARLY use to start working out
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  • #2
    heh, there's nothing like staring at the naked bodies of people who workout for a living to gain a little humility, eh?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
      heh, there's nothing like staring at the naked bodies of people who workout for a living to gain a little humility, eh?
      LOL -ain't that the truth

      I actually found a link with more photos - a little bit better spectrum of body fats on these - still some pretty stunning bodies though! I see sprints in my very near future. And maybe a trip to the gym.....maybe....

      ESPN The Magazine: Bodies We Want 2011 Photo Gallery - ESPN
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      • #4
        Uh Gretchen Bleiler? Yes please! Holy Jesus
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        • #5
          I have to say, the pics actually make me feel better about my body--I've always had huge legs and hate them, but most of the athletes do too. So I am not not inadequate! *sigh of relief* lol
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          • #6
            Some great pics there, thanks Jammies
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            • #7
              I hate gals who have more veins and abs than me. Too low body fat on a woman puts me off, that's just my personal preference.

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              • #8
                I agree, they look great, but it's also worth noting that people who get into professional sports generally also have good genes (i.e. genetics suitable for their sport, whatever that is). In other words, the reason they are able to do well in their sports is maybe also part of the reason why they look good naked.

                A good example of this is Marit Bjørgen:

                .

                She did not train to look like a bodybuilder. She trained to become a great cross-country skier. However, her genetics make it so that her muscles are also very visible. In some pictures she even looks like she has more muscles than her male "equivalent", Petter Northug:



                Northug is a faster skier, but Bjørgen looks stronger (i.e. muscles are more defined). I'm not sure about their BF%, but I'd assume they are about the same.
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                • #9
                  Bad pic of Solo, and the Tim Howard one was a little too pornographic for me. Needed a better photographer I think...
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                  • #10
                    I don't know, they look kinda normal to me.

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                    • #11
                      Why would someone be surprised that a pro athlete agreeing to appear naked in a magazine would be totally shredded? And, have you seen real bodybuilders - they don't look anything like these people.

                      One question that Mark's story made me think about was - are these people really a good index for how I ought to / could look? I mean, pro athletics isn't actually "healthy" at all - ten years of pro basketball is going to destroy your knees and ankles guaranteed, and don't even get me started on contact sports. Besides being genetic outliers, these people are dedicating their bodies not to long term health but to short term max performance.
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                      • #12
                        I though all the pics were great... the only one that worried me was Gretchen Beiler.. She seemed too skinny - but of course it could have been the lighting... she is however ripped... genetically she's probably just a lean individual... Loved the strength of the other women in the issue... they're solid!
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                        • #13
                          The photo of Hope Solo, naked in the yard with a garden hose made me laugh - so random!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JPA View Post
                            I hate gals who have more veins and abs than me. Too low body fat on a woman puts me off, that's just my personal preference.
                            +1

                            Women with a visible 6-pack or other signs of very low BF% are *not* attractive to a healthy man for very primal reasons- she's likely not fertile. The only "men" that think such things are healthy are either brainwashed by the media(that look is extremely difficult and there is a lot of money in convincing someone something very difficult is attractive and selling them things to "fix" it- they used to do it the other way around) or gay and in denial and therefore looking for someone masculine who is "technically the right sex".

                            Every time it comes up, (secure) men prefer a woman who is a little chubby to one that is a little malnourished-looking. Hell, read the manly thread here.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Clymb View Post
                              I have to say, the pics actually make me feel better about my body--I've always had huge legs and hate them, but most of the athletes do too. So I am not not inadequate! *sigh of relief* lol
                              Women with large(r), athletic legs are hella sexy.

                              I thought the pix were a good representation of what athletes do look like.
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