You run like a girl...

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    Jul 03, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    I run every day on a fairly popular jogging/biking/and blading route along the lakeshore in Toronto. Lately I've noticed a lot of men with 'sissy' arm movements. The thing is, it's the typical "macho" guy running like a he broke a nail.

    Any one else ever seen someone being less 'macho' in a physical activity?


    I know I don't run like a girl, but it did make my second guess movements when I was running.


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    Jul 03, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    i think there's a way people run who've done track in college or long distance running where their wrists are limp, but i'm pretty sure they're supposed to run like that.

    Never ran in HS/college though, so I don't know what the technique is.
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Hahaha, I don't have a problem with it, but when I see those runners, if I'm thinking of your description correctly, I usually call them "Raptor Arms."
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    keeping your arms limp while running keeps ur back and shoulders from cramping up while running. that's what i was told while i was in this running camp once in highschool
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    lol, so is there an approved butch way to run?
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    BlueDemon saidI run every day on a fairly popular jogging/biking/and blading route along the lakeshore in Toronto. Lately I've noticed a lot of men with 'sissy' arm movements. The thing is, it's the typical "macho" guy running like a he broke a nail.

    Any one else ever seen someone being less 'macho' in a physical activity?


    I know I don't run like a girl, but it did make my second guess movements when I was running.




    You let other people's perception of you dictate what you do when you workout?
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Check out pro-marathon runners. What does it really mean to run like a girl? And why is this a problem anyhow?
  • tazzari

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    Jul 03, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    Try to be efficient. Try to be fast. Try for good endurance.

    Who cares what it looks like?

    "I may run funny, but I'm ahead of you!"
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    Jul 03, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    srqhottie saidCheck out pro-marathon runners. What does it really mean to run like a girl? And why is this a problem anyhow?


    Cue the debate and psychological analysis of gays being compared to women... again...
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    Jul 03, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    i dont run like a girl.... but damn if you could hear what music was playing on my ipod
  • CSPYNY

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    Jul 03, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    I do the caveman walk and run ... whatever that is.

    Is there even a girly way to run? For the most part I have seen girls and guys running the same.
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    Jul 03, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    Some girls run really well and really fast.

    No shame in that. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 03, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    meninlove said lol, so is there an approved butch way to run?


    Yes, don't be flailing your arms when you run.
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    Jul 03, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    srqhottie saidCheck out pro-marathon runners. What does it really mean to run like a girl? And why is this a problem anyhow?


    It's just another way for some gay men to make other gay men feel bad about themselves. Someone should ring up the religious right and tell them to take the week off, because we'll be eviscerating ourselves.
  • art_smass

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    Jul 03, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    http://humorpix.com/pictures/Run_like_a_girl_marathon
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    Jul 03, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    jordanbobordan88 saidkeeping your arms limp while running keeps ur back and shoulders from cramping up while running. that's what i was told while i was in this running camp once in highschool


    Exactly. A good runner learns to relax his shoulders and arms.

    When I run, I picture my body as a well-oiled machine, everything working together to propel my shirtless self down the street as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
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    Jul 03, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    Voice22 saidi dont run like a girl.... but damn if you could hear what music was playing on my ipod


    HAHAHA I know that's right!
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    Jul 03, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    "You run like a girl"

    "You sound like a grandfather."
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    Jul 03, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    meninlove said lol, so is there an approved butch way to run?


    Holding a beer in one hand and your testicles in the other.
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    Jul 03, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    I concur with the statement above about running lip wristed. It might look like youre a big girl, but its better for your workout. it helps you to keep your upper body relaxed which allows better breathing, which increases endurance.

    Why not think to yourself before you run, I am not going to judge people today, instead of looking for reasons to talk poorly about people and try to narrate my definition of what is "macho" onto someone.

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    Jul 03, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    I didn't know there was a butch or pussy way to run.
    But I do know that running in place naked is very painful.
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    Jul 03, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    BlueDemon, I've just looked at your pics. You're a total stud. It hardly matters how you run, you look just fine
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    Jul 03, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    This one guy in high school used to run with his arms flat against his legs....palms facing inward...his arms would be down to his sides and would not move AT ALL when he ran. He freaked me out...the rest of it, i can deal with.

    Personally, I think I look like a spastic gorilla when I run...and I'm damn proud if it.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    meninlove said lol, so is there an approved butch way to run?


    Yeah right?

    One thing I've noticed about men in general over the years. Gay men are more paranoid about appearing masculine or not and try harder to avoid looking like a girl. This obsession touches many aspects of life. Ironically, the harder they try to appear "butch" ( a ridiculous gay term) the more gay they appear.

    I know we all love our testosterone so why not work with it rather than trying to control it. It's stupid to try to chanel it into some approved/accepted way of being a man. In general, straight men give each other a lot of slack and aren't quick to judge each other's masculinity. Wish I could say the same about gay men.

    The most attractive guys, gay or straight, are always the ones who don't give a shit about what other men might think. They walk talk and move the way they want. They have sex with no regard to what others might think is a masculine or feminine role.

    To these men, being sensitive, having a nurturing nature, laughing silly, jumping up and down etc. only add to a masculine assertive personality. When a man frees himself to experience life, he is comfortable with everyone around him doing the same.

    Guys.....run the fuck the way you want to and get to that finish line being proud of who you are. Get real and be natural.

    Sorry for the rant. I just came from a bbq and was wearing cutoff shorts and a wifebeater T. It was only the gay ones who HAD to say that I looked gay. Nevermind that the straight guys were dressed in the same way.
  • jrs1

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    Jul 04, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    " you play ball like a girl! "