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Old 03-22-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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big arms > 6 pack

i hate people who judge fitness by how lean your body is, and weather you have the cliched 6 pack. when in reality big arms matter so much more, i love going to the gym, and benching twice what the pretty boy 6 pack crowd benches.

 
Old 03-22-2005, 11:54 PM   #2
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Re: big arms > 6 pack

What's the point in having big biceps if you're carrying too much body fat? I would rather have a healthy body fat level and small arms than big arms and excess fat. This is not about what you think looks best. This is about your health, which is much more important than appearance.

 
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:48 AM   #3
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Re: big arms > 6 pack

would you rather look good on the beach or a fatass meathead?

 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:11 AM   #4
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Ok - I can understand wanting a large bench but big arms? I never really thought "what a tough guy look what he can curl?" I would have sided more with you if you mentioned a big squat or deadlift.

By the way being lean doesn't necessarily mean you are weak. At 10% bodyfat I have held national rankings in the squat and Bench in the past

 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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health is important but i dont htink a 6 pack is healthy, you have no body fat to have that. im just saying whats the use of working out if your just gonna stay the same strength like most of the guys who prefer lean > mass. being cut looks flashy, but any actual guy who benches for strength will make the 6 packers, look foolish in the gym.

 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:27 PM   #6
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I think ya gotta go with what the chicks dig. From what I've heard they find a lean body w a six pack such as a mark wahlberg or a brad pitt over some fat meathead, I actually think most people find that unattractive but its just an opinion, some people may like it. Also who told you a six pack was unhealthy? haha thats funny.

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Old 03-23-2005, 12:30 PM   #7
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seriously having your abs showing cant be healthy. and as for what chicks dig, if they are a smart chick they will dig a real man, not some metrosexual like ryan secrest, and the backstreet boys. brad pitt isnt a wimp so i cant hate on him.

 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:32 PM   #8
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all im sayin is brad pitt is lucky weigh 160 in a 6 foot frame (before troy) and he dont look small. I agree bsb and seacrest are fags but not cuz their lean.

 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:37 PM   #9
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health is important but i dont htink a 6 pack is healthy, you have no body fat to have that. i

Are you serious?? Please tell me your joking. A six pack shows at (ballpark) 10% and that is hardly cut to ribbons. In fact if you have ever opened an article on exercise physiology you'd know that 10-12% is very healthy. I am also curious where you got the idea you can't be lean and strong???

 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:56 PM   #10
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Thank you, my point exactly. i never thought i hear a 6 pack is unhealthy.

 
Old 03-23-2005, 01:06 PM   #11
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So because someone's goals are different from your own, they're queerballs? Not everyone is concerned with being able to lift a Yugo and beatdown anyone they want.

...this is a ridiculous thread. :P
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:51 PM   #12
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Oh, I certainly agree....nutrition, cardion and weight training goes into developing a six-pack! How on earth could it be unhealthy!

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Old 03-28-2005, 06:55 PM   #13
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tidus_007, I think you are rationalizing. I knew a girl who was dating a really muscular guy. She would go on and on about how buff he was, but when they went to the beach and she saw his stomach, she was totally turned off. She was expecting a six-pack because that's the ultimate sign of fitness and if you ask most women, they'll see the same thing. Most are not attracted to the muscleheads. They prefer Bruce Willis to Sylvester Stallone. Too many men derive their self-esteem from muscle size or strength. That's silly and something you would expect from people who don't have a high opinion of themselves. A secure man would take pride in being physically fit and achieving low body fat, not because it looks better, but because it's healthier.

 
Old 03-29-2005, 05:17 AM   #14
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They prefer Bruce Willis to Sylvester Stallone.

I think Sly has the better abs. Bruce is out of shape, old and bald. I think his woman prefered a young former model, Ashton. Perhaps that would have been the better comparison to Bruce?

 
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