DO YOU REGRET NEVER HAVING A HOT MODEL BODY?

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    Sep 26, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    This thread is not for the dudes that can just LOOK at weights and gain pounds of muscle...Not the dudes who are naturally in shape and Hot with very little effort...

    Its good to be healthy and I consider myself in-shape...But I won't be modeling Underwear for Calvin Klein or on the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine anytime soon...

    This is a question to all us guys too SKINNY or too FAT or too AVERAGE:
    Do you regret that you've never had a Model-Type Hot Body and maybe never will?
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    Sep 26, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    All the time! I've never been a skinny guy, but I wish I had a nicer body. It seems like 90% of the gay/bi guys i meet want HWP and muscular/skinny builds. All I really have is a cute face, atleast that's what I'm told.
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    Sep 26, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    No, I regret not being out when I was hot and young enough to really enjoy it.
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    Sep 26, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    I kind of do.

    I'm at the age where I can still do it too, so I'm gonna attempt!
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    Sep 26, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    I perplexed. I 'm reading the 3 or 4 posts above me... what's with all this regret? Do something about it.
    OP, you're 33, why are you regretting so early? It's NEVER too late.
    There isn't anyone who can just look at weights and gain muscle. Any guy with the the where withall and stick-to-it-ivness can achieve a great looking body if they really want to barring any medical anomaly or disablity that prevents it.

    Nobody was skinnier than me at 20, maybe as skinny but not skinnier and I hated it. My dad was thin, my uncles etc, I never gave up. I vowed I would reach 200 lbs no matter what and not be embarassed to take my shirt of again and I got there eventually, even more until the back problem came about and I had to quit (I lost about 25 lbs) only to have to start up again last year in my mid 40's and I'm still not giving up even though it's even more difficult now but it's all coming back. In fact I think I look better now bod wise than before because my BF count is lower,, unfortunately can't help the face part, age is age,, unless somebody can lend me thousands for a face transplant.
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidNo, I regret not being out when I was hot and young enough to really enjoy it.


    I can somewhat relate to this...But I wasn't Hot when I was young...just skinny...I wish I'd got into fitness sooner...I remember joining a gym and signing a 2-year contract in college but only went 2 times...SMH...waste of a couple grand...

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    Sep 27, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    I wish I'd worked out consistently and eaten properly from the age of 18 to now, as I'd probably look amazing by now, haha!

    Still, I will get there eventually, even if it is a few years away.
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    I don't regret not having a six pack, awesome shoulders, bulging biceps, and massive legs. I have a slimmer frame and build and I'm pretty happy with it for the most part; hell, I'm starting a new workout phase for the next year and hope to see some good results by the end of the year.

    Not only that, but there are a number of different fashion model body types. For those of us who have the muscular/massive body frame, you would be a fitness model. For those of us with a 'well-defined' physique, you would be an Abercrombie/D&G type of model; model that exudes strong sensuality. Then there are those with a much thinner body frame that can do runway work for high-fashion/avant-garde designers who often like the thinner/slimmer look.

    Not sure if that made any sense, but I hope it did.
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    If you regret not having a model body, then change it. You can mold and change your body and sculpt it. In one year you can build a perfect body at the gym with a good routine and diet. One year out of your life.

    Maintaining it once you have achieved it, is easy. Its a breeze. Getting there takes effort, but some things are worth working for, if you want it bad enough.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 27, 2010 2:30 PM GMT
    I'll never be that hot, head-turning guy and I'm ok with that.
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    If you say never, then you never will be. You have the power within you to change that. But if you accept yourself fro who you are and are happy with how you look, then there is no reason to change it. But never live life with regrets man. If you're unhappy with your body then change it. Nothing is impossible.
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    I'm in good enough shape for me, and have a better than normal body. I was also told by my doctor this year that I'm healthier than most 21 year olds, so I'm happy with that.
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    I live my life without regrets...I wish I had started hitting the gym sooner, but I like my body now, and I like the direction it's going
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:43 PM GMT
    Nawwww.
    After all, if you took away Marco Dapper's smile, bulging arms/chest, solid six pack.....what is left?
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    ME, dammit!
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  • SkyMiles

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    Sep 27, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    Yeah, definitely. I work out a lot but it doesn't show, and I've never been very good looking at any point in my life. I often wish I could be one of those guys who are naturally attractive.
  • xtratall

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    Sep 27, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    As someone who was ridiiiiiiiiculously thin until i started seriously gym-going (with a gradually slowing metabolism) post-30yo, i echo the sentiment that it's never too late. And I'll never have massive rugby-player-esque thighs or a bulging bodybuilder torso (curse you genetics!!) but it's all about working with what you got. If you do that on a day by day or week by week basis then you have nothing at all to regret.

    PS - I am the polar opposite of someone who gains mass or definition easily.
  • misternick

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    Sep 27, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    All the time, especially when I see amazing bodies on highschoolers (who are 18, of course) and college guys and think "What would it have been like if I looked like that?"

    My body has an astoundingly strong tendency to remain middle of the road. If I bust my ass for months on a workout and diet plan I can see improvement, but it's slow in coming and I slough back to my usual self if I give up the normal routine for a few weeks. On the other hand, when I let myself go and start putting away pints of icecream faster than I can make it through seasons of Will and Grace, I barely get much softer (I tend to lose weight when I do that... not fat, just actual poundage).

    I figure, in my late 20's, I'm setting the standard for how much work I have to put in for the rest of my life to stay in shape. So here's to getting the body we want and keeping it: cheers!
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    xtratall saidAs someone who was ridiiiiiiiiculously thin until i started seriously gym-going (with a gradually slowing metabolism) post-30yo, i echo the sentiment that it's never too late. And I'll never have massive rugby-player-esque thighs or a bulging bodybuilder torso (curse you genetics!!) but it's all about working with what you got. If you do that on a day by day or week by week basis then you have nothing at all to regret.

    PS - I am the polar opposite of someone who gains mass or definition easily.


    Then there is something wrong with your routine. It is mostly diet. Diet plays a more important factor than actually lifting. I knew this kid in the gym and every night he would work his ass off but never got anything more than definition but never obtained a perfect body because his routine and form were completely off and I suppose his diet was too. Personal trainer and nutritionist can help you spot the deficits and make corrections. Its not just about going in and lifting and working out and going home. its much more.

    Anyone has the ability to gain mass and bulk and definition.
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    I'll give a concise answer.....Nope.
  • Delivis

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    Sep 27, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    Nope, got one after much gym time and you can too..icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Nope.
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    Whenever I think "gee, I wish I had been super-hung and really goodlooking, I realize that had that been the case I would prolly be dead long ago. Since I was sexually active while AIDS was coming on the scene and before it was recognized for what it was, had I been so much more attractive, I prolly would have contracted the disease and be dead by now...like many guys I envied back then. So I realize that being average may have been a life saver and return to being content as I am.

    But that doesn't mean I want to be a fat old man. I've got one more year to get in shape for my 60th. icon_biggrin.gif
  • acousticpunk

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    Sep 27, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    I'm in this with CaliBoy.

    3 years ago I was nearly 200 lbs with little to back it up. I started to hit the gym everyday, I WANTED to change, and over the next few months I dropped the weight. Since I've had trouble in 2 areas: 1) putting on size, and 2) cutting... I really wanted that six pack.

    Here's what I've learned.

    DIET.

    Pound away at the gym all you want. Diet is the most important part in changing the way your body looks.

    1) Putting on Size - When I noticed I had plateaued, I would eat more protein.. A LOT more. More steak, more protein shakes, more whole milk after my workouts. Eventually I started putting on the kind of muscle that I had been looking for, but still I was lacking the kind of definition I always wanted. I'm still not as big as I would like to be, but now I know HOW HARD I have to push my limits. LOOKING THIS WAY IS NOT EASY... if it was, everyone would look that way.

    2) Cutting - You want to cut? Well first you need to build ample muscle to help burn off those extra calories. For every pound of muscle you add to your frame you burn 50 calories a day in a resting state - i.e. if you add 5 lbs of muscle, you burn 250 calories more a day just by existing.. that's about as many calories as in a low-carb protein shake.
    So, let's say you've hit the gym consistently and started to develop some muscle. If you really want to cut, to look like a supermodel, A LOW CARB diet is key. You still need carbs to fuel your workouts, but on this type of cycle you should only be eating a bowl of oatmeal in the mornings, and complex carbs (e.g. whole grains, quinoa, etc.) after your workouts WITH PROTEIN. And don't discount the importance of healthy fats. Avoid most fruits as they are packed with sugar as well, though some blueberries in your oatmeal or in a protein shake are great for energy and are ripe with antioxidants.

    This is not to say that a well balanced gym routing isn't important as well, but, I've been getting my diet tips from a fitness model friend whom just placed in the Miss Olympia competition. She puts it like this... "You call it a diet, I call it not being fat" And since I've applied everything she's told me... well if you'd like to check out my pictures they speak for themselves... all my shirtless pics were taken within the past 2 weeks.

    Sorry about the rant, but my point being... it's never too late. CaliBoy said it right: Take ONE YEAR out of your life to make the change you want.


  • nicelyproport...

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    Sep 27, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    It doesn't make sense to regret something you can change. Regret is reserved for things in the past that can't be changed. (And even then I'm not so sure I believe in regret.)

    I used to "regret" not having a hot body. Here's a reposting of my story:

    A few years ago I was 40 pounds heavier than I am now; at my biggest, about 50-60 pounds.

    For me, a half-gallon carton of Breyer's used to be single-serving size. No bowl needed.

    At the same time I'd tell myself that I just wasn't built like those guys in the fitness magazines.

    The truth is I wasn't really trying. I'd make a small change, get a small result, then say it wasn't working.

    Then one day I decided to put it to the test. I decided to really go for it.

    No more added fats. No more processed sugar. Only lean protein, whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruit.

    When I worked out at the gym, I worked out. Hard. For every set the other guy did, I did three.

    Instead of running two miles at a stretch, I started to run five. Then six. Then seven. Once I ran 21 miles in a day.

    I got used to being a little hungry. To burn off the fat, I had to use more fuel than I was consuming. How could I do that without being at least a little hungry?

    Lo and behold, my body started to change. I started to see abs. And biceps. And pecs. The pics in my profile tell the story better.

    Now it's a way of life. I can't imagine going back to the way I was.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 27, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    CaliBoySwag saidIf you say never, then you never will be. You have the power within you to change that. But if you accept yourself fro who you are and are happy with how you look, then there is no reason to change it. But never live life with regrets man. If you're unhappy with your body then change it. Nothing is impossible.


    I could spend all my free time working out at the gym and eating solely to get the most perfect looking body I could, but for what purpose? I exercise to try and be healthy.