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.
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
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Calling men skinny bitches because they don't look like Conan the barbarian is vulgar, outdated, incredibly sexist and disgusting.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 at 10:33 AM.
Who said anything about needing to be a bodybuilder?
I lift hard, and am strong as hell, but I'm certainly no bodybuilder.