Anyone else notice how far away from fitness the forums are starting to get?

  • shortGymCA

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    Feb 14, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure this is specifically not gay.com or Perez Hilton so what happened.

    What happened to the threads about excercises, workout routines, fitness, supplements, endless arguments about steroid pros/cons, sports teams, etc? Even body comparison/obsession, bragging, and celeb/athlete body oggling would be better.

    Where have all the realjocks gone?
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    Feb 14, 2008 7:40 AM GMT
    its the time of year ! we cant get in the gym for all the newbies!

    Just hit the floor in your strappy little number and give me 10!
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:48 AM GMT
    They got overthrown by the UnrealJocks.

    Seriously though, you can't expect the topics in the General Discussion and in the Dating, Sex, & Relationships to be about fitness too. They are there specifically for the purpose of providing forums not related to fitness. icon_razz.gif And besides, there are just so many ways you can debate about fitness, diet, steroids, etc. before it gets boring. :S You can't play football over the net after all. Ogling though... LOL

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    Feb 14, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    Nothing stops anyone from posting to the fitness and sports related forums.

    Perusing your forums posting list...I dont see which fitness and sports topics you want to discuss.
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    Feb 14, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Maybe that is a good sign, everybody is physically fit!icon_smile.gif
  • jarhead5536

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    Feb 14, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    Seems to me a sign that we are gradually becoming a community. We have slowly become interested in each others lives and opinions about lots of different things outside the gym.

    And that's not necessarily a bad thing...
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    Feb 14, 2008 5:51 PM GMT
    I agree with jarhead. There is nothing stopping anyone from posting any new fitness topics. There are plenty out there already. I think we are all just having a little bit of fun now and then. There is more to life than working out...
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    Feb 14, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    As Health and Fitness conscious we are, there's nothing stopping from anyone posting those types of threads, however some diversion, laughs, smiles and plain silly fun or just venting is always required.
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    Feb 14, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    Well, and then there is the double, triple, dectuple posting of topics in the fitness forums.

    How many "How do I get Awesome Abs?", "How do I get Awesome Pecs?", "How do I get Awesome Kegels?" are there?

    Maybe chatting about other things isn't so bad.
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    Feb 14, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    Doesn't haveing stimulating conversation count under mental fitness? and mental fitness leads to physical fitness rught? Bada bing bada boom.
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    Feb 14, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    As with many gay boards, it descends into the least common denominator. The guys on this board have done a great job in their presentation and have provided some decent information, but, like big muscle and so on, they start out good and get overrun by those who don't look, desire, or have much to do with the topic.

    I don't know that it's all bad, as you can set those types of folks off to the side. I suppose the only bad part is that many of those that aren't actually jocks would both like to be like one, and lash out at those of us that truly are. Because they aren't serious athletes they fail to understand confidence, planning, persistence, discipline, internal strength, and the general mentality of a really good athlete. In fact, they resent folks like that. I get several pieces of hate email every week from folks I've never interacted with in any way.

    I think boards should have a requirement to be pictured an profiled. Those that are mentally ill and self-loathing and dishonest flock to these places, because they can exist in a world of their own creation here. I think it's wrong to be an enabler to their mental illness.
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    Feb 14, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    There are still threads out there where guys will ask when they feel the need to ask, but I wouldn't compare chit-chat on realjock to gay.com or perezhilton. At least people are more civil about their discussions. There's no retarded celeb love-hate going around, and it's no like you hook up and have sex on this site... anyways, even jocks like to talk while the work out. It's not unreal to expect jocks to want to talk about things online they couldn't talk about so easily in a straight mix gym.
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    Feb 14, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    Personally, I would like to see more coming from the RJ folks. I like reading the articles and am intersted in diet tips and stuff, but I think it is somewhat up to RJ to drive the fitness conversation.

    I'm down for more jock talk. As long as I get a good towel snap mark on my ass!
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    Feb 14, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    I would like to see information on balancing exercises. My PT has me doing various balancing activities to build my stabilizer muscles and core strength. But I havent found anything on RJ about balancing exercises. Maybe they are called something else on here.
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    I first discovered this site because I was looking for a gay alternative to bodybuilding.com - which is already sort of proto-gay, I guess, but you know what I mean...

    In my case, I've become less interested in reading fitness forums since I started RJ's 12-week "muscle-building" program...basically, I think it's a more efficient use of my time to let someone else do the research on my behalf, at least for the next 12 weeks (and I may repeat the program when I'm done with it).

    For now, I love the program and am having great workouts...12 to 24 weeks from now I'll look back and try to assess whether I achieved the results I was looking for, or whether I need to change my process and do more research on my own.

    I guess what I'm saying is that the RJ workouts have been a good alternative to fitness forums as far as my personal priorities are concerned...still, it would be nice to see more bodybuilding.com-like material, or a new workout, in the months ahead.
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    Not really,

    Fitness and well being promotes healthy lifestyle, improved self confidence, self awareness.

    Improved personal wellbeing, increases personal growth. Realjock, provides a community were not only can you discuss the betterment of your body, but also betterment of your mind.

    Realjock brings together the majority of likeminded people who are diverse in there broadmindedness, who are more than likely to help you with a problem or query.


    Fitness and exercise does not stop with the body, in fact it works well to balance the mind.

    A lot of people on here, including myself, have not only found answers to training problems, but also to personal ones, due to the fact that realjock is a well of similar people.
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    I do not work out because it's entertaining, I work out to stay as trim as possible at my age and have energy and health as long as I can.

    That said, I don't really care to discuss it particularly, since it isn't all that interesting. If others want to, fine, but that's not why I'm here. I like the political, cultural, religious, and silly topics. I like the personal confessions.

    As someone noted, there are a milliion threads already about abs, pecs, exercises, and supplements, and if someone feels there aren't enough of them, he is entirely free to start yet more. So why does it annoy anyone that some of us would rather talk about other things?
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    I'm not sure but it seems like there have been a few more threads that degenerate into flame wars than there used to be. I could be wrong....
  • GeorgeNJ

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    Feb 14, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    If you click on "View All Forums" you will find an entire thread focusing on exercise, as well as other pertinent fields (health, eating plans, etc).

    The virtual community of RJ is analogous to any other community: the people who comprise it help create a distinct personality for it, based on common interests. The common thread with almost everyone here is our conviction that staying fit and healthy is a priority, whatever other interests we may have.

    Try discussing an exercise routine on Perez Hilton or some such site, and you'll be accused of being a self-loathing, self-denying faggot who hasn't let his inner girl out.
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    Feb 14, 2008 9:54 PM GMT
    No there aren't Gigaram. No! No! No! No! No! You are wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong!








    Actually, I value the opinions of many here since fitness is an important part of our lives and affects our perspective (Humor being part of it).
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    Feb 14, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    Caslon saidI would like to see information on balancing exercises. My PT has me doing various balancing activities to build my stabilizer muscles and core strength. But I havent found anything on RJ about balancing exercises. Maybe they are called something else on here.


    I totally agree. I see tons of people doing this at the gym and would love to incorporate it into my routine.
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    Feb 14, 2008 11:10 PM GMT
    I'm sorry. I'm to blame.

    I started those threads about cake, and Fleetwood Mac and, well, more cake. And let's not forget the slow-talking Texan or the one about Britney (actually, I didn't start that one).

    It's all my fault. I'll go and stand on the naughty step.
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    Feb 14, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    time out for you redhead!
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    Feb 14, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    That said Cougarboy is hot! I wonder if he prefers Britney over Christina?
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    Feb 15, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    This is kind of a hypocritical thread. You are complaining about how there are no fitness threads. Why don't you just start some? If you don't like to read the others then don't. I don't know how everyone else is, but I believe 'to each his own.' I don't care if people discuss Cock Rings (recent thread by McGay). I am not going to add anything to the thread or read it, but I think it is great that there is a community that can talk freely. This is a community that is mostly fitness oriented and healthy. I dont think we are going to find any threads about getting drunk,wait...nope...my bad I started one of those, sorry. I have not come across one thread that offends me or I am angry about, and that is why I don't care.

    I agree, I wish there could be more fitness oriented threads, but I cant control that. I am not one to add to any fitness thread. I just read them because I am a beginner and I try to learn form them.

    Just relax and enjoy. Laugh at the jokes in the threads. After all, laughing is very healthy for you (there's a little health talk for you).