When is a man too built?

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    Feb 27, 2008 9:06 AM GMT
    I was going to post this question a while back, but I found the perfect picture for it, since this ad keeps poking up here on realjock and this man's four-pack grosses me out:

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    So what are your thoughts? How much is too much?
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    Feb 27, 2008 9:24 AM GMT
    When his head becomes too small for his body...eww
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    Feb 27, 2008 10:52 AM GMT
    I'm not a fan of bodybuilding either... icon_confused.gif
  • GQjock

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    Feb 27, 2008 11:12 AM GMT
    Yup....
    when a guy starts walking different or can't fit into normal HUMAN clothes

    it's time for an intervention
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    Feb 27, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    His chest is OK and his abs are OK, but those lats make him look ridiculous. If he had feathers on his arms he could fly.
  • bigguysf

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    Feb 27, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    When a guy looks like an overly cut version of the Michelin Man (because he's on 'roids), that's way beyond the acceptable point for me! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    You guys kill me - you're all entitled to your preferences, just as I have mine - but give these men some credit for the enormous amount of work and dedication it takes to put together a body like that.

    As for me, I like 'em big, I like 'em small. I can enjoy a bit of beefyness (not fatness - there IS a difference) or I can enjoy them ripped up.

    There's also a difference between fantasy material and actually dealing with some of these guys in bed. While I'll look at the huge ones and enjoy the view, the guys I've had who were much over 250# were kind of ungainly ~ and the li'l 5'4 160# spitfires were dynamite....

    But generally, it's all good.

    Joey
    (too big for some, too small for others - at least I suit my partner just fine....)
  • CincyBOJ

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    Feb 27, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    too big? What's that?

    lol

    I admire bodybuilding so I don't mind biggness.

    The biggness must be muscle though, I'm not into flesh aprons.
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    I agree with Joey.I think the height is very important though...short guys sometimes look ridiculous when they are too built
  • DiverScience

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    Feb 27, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    Think it's about proportion. I've seen super built guys who were uberhot and ones who just looked like felsh constructs out of a fantasy novel.

    Some guys carry lots of muscle well (Joey), others don't.
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    driver beat me to it its all about proportion of upper and lower but also to actual height.

    Scott I think if that image wasnt covered in make up and photoshopped to death it wouldnt look anywhere near as bad, it just looks plain stupid like that
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    When their entire body starts to blend into one big muscle. For example, when their neck disappears.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Feb 27, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    A guy's muscle mass has got to be exceptionally disproportionate for it to become a turn-off for me (the spray-on tan is far worse, imo).

    I enjoy the look of developed muscle. Following its defined lines with eyes, fingers, and more is exhilirating icon_razz.gif I also like the "muscle walk" where a human brick wall moves one side at a time (cockiness can be humorously sexy).

    Of course, I need something more than mere muscle. A cute face does wonders icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    Yea.. that pic is pretty gross. too much is when you basically have muscles on your muscles.
  • jarhead5536

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    Feb 27, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    My personal opinion that is that anyone under 6'2'' that weighs more than 200 lbs is too bulky for me...
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    I prefer the more classical proportions for a guy.

    kritios_boy.jpg

    ApolloBelvedere.jpg

    well, maybe not all their proportions ... icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    when a guy looks like a total product of the gym, it makes me think, does he do anything else with his life? i like outdoorsy active bodies, a more natural build. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    yea jp. i agree with you... instead of spending hours upon hours and the gym.. get out and get a little excercise in the fresh air.. limit your time at the gym.
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:10 PM GMT
    I think the major benchmark is being able to wipe your own ass.
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    it also can look like a love affair, the man and his gym. there would be no time for me!
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    He's overdoing it when it looks like any part of his body can "POP!" ... And then there's the cartoon physique small head, barely visible neck attached to a ginormous bod. YIKES!
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    Feb 27, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    Caslon saidI prefer the more classical proportions for a guy.

    kritios_boy.jpg

    ApolloBelvedere.jpg

    well, maybe not all their proportions ... icon_lol.gif



    So with those pictures, what you're getting at is . . you're into amputees.

    @ PSBigJoey

    Being one of the more visible men on the forums who certainly qualify as a bodybuilder, I actually wondered whether you would respond to this thread. By all means, this is no mode of disrespect toward any man who works that hard--I highly respect his work! I'm still a scrawny 21 year old, spending 2 hours a day at the gym 4 days a week, who after two years is finally getting a visible six-pack, a defined chest, and that elusive bubble-butt, so I certainly understand the hard work and dedication it takes . .

    I like taller guys, which is rather difficult since I'm already 6'. Some of my favorite dates have been at least 6'6", so I'm sure I'll never have to worry about someone being "too big."
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    Feb 27, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    I LOVE big muscular guys like that. My only criticism is that he's too ripped. I like a little padding on a guy, not much though.

    I'd definitely take him over the "classical" period guy.

    A general rule of thumb for me is if they are 6' tall they should be at least 200#. It's a preference, not a requirement.
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    Feb 27, 2008 6:45 PM GMT
    1. When you can't see his neck

    2. When his bulge starts to look like camel toe.
  • DiverScience

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    Feb 27, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    jprswim saidwhen a guy looks like a total product of the gym, it makes me think, does he do anything else with his life? i like outdoorsy active bodies, a more natural build. icon_biggrin.gif


    Define "natural?" Gymnasts have bodies that look a lot like they live in a gym. There are guys who live in my gym who look very much like guys I know who do nothing but climbing.