Which body type are you training to become?

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    Jun 17, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    I'm doing a post in two parts here - this post is geared toward those of us who looking to change our bodies into something we like better (which should be most of us here).

    The other post will feature a much wider variety of body types geared around how you perceive yourself now, and the kind of guy who you find most physically desirable. That thread is here.

    So: which body type is your goal?

    A. Lean/Defined - almost the "Abercrombie" kind of guy - lithe, but not "twink"-ish... your training is possibly with aerobic performance sports in mind, such as distance running, rowing, or triathlons.

    Caio-Cesar-Male-Model-Brazil.jpg



    B. Defined/Muscular - A little more bulk, and probably won't be mistaken for a twink, but not especially massive... a generally well balanced physique that can go a good distance, and has a fair amount of dynamic power. This man trains for things like football, volleyball, rock-climbing, and martial arts.

    Lean-Muscular-Calvin-Klein-Male-Model.jp




    C. Classical Greco-Roman Muscular - as exemplified by Eugene Sandow; broad shoulders, and a solid (not necessarily narrow) waist, with thick, powerful shoulders and legs. Often has a great deal of physical power/strength, and may train for gymnastics, powerlifting, MMA, or wrestling.

    Eugene_Sandow.jpg



    D. Modern Body Building/Mass Monster - as exemplified by Dorian Yates (pictured below) -- broad shoulders, massive pectorals and arms, and usually a proportionately much smaller waist than Exhibit C above. His training is often purely focused on gaining defined mass, and is often cyclical depending upon his contest schedule.

    Dorian-Yates-1.jpg
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    Jun 17, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    B. Defined / Muscular. My personal ideal.
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    defined/muscular duh lol
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    B for me!
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    My ideal is C and actually is Sandow... I´ll probably get stuck between B and C because of the type of training I do. I also find A and B very attractive (D is freakish and frankly positively unappealing)
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    B definitely
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    Swimmer.. Lean & defined.
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    I dream of being a C) Classical Greco-Roman Muscular. Lightweight powerlifter, gymnast with a strong, dense body that looks defined even when relaxed.

    I find A and B, and C attractive but not D.
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    B
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    Somewhere between b and c. Whatever bodybuild our MOTD has that's what I strive for.
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    Aiming for B
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    Im going for "beefy muscle". Probably not too much bigger than I am now.
  • jeggey

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    Jun 17, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    between the last two photos
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    Id go with C but maybe a tad bigger
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    My personal goal is C, although my genetics will probably dispute that to a degree, lol...
  • papayachalice

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    Jun 17, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    Actually can't see the difference between two pics. A&F models are muscular.
    Don't know what category underwear models will fall into


    alphatrigger saidI'm doing a post in two parts here - this post is geared toward those of us who looking to change our bodies into something we like better (which should be most of us here).

    The other post will feature a much wider variety of body types geared around how you perceive yourself now, and the kind of guy who you find most physically desirable. That thread is {insert url when ready}.

    So: which body type is your goal?

    A. Lean/Defined - almost the "Abercrombie" kind of guy - lithe, but not "twink"-ish... your training is possibly with aerobic performance sports in mind, such as distance running, rowing, or triathlons.

    Caio-Cesar-Male-Model-Brazil.jpg



    B. Defined/Muscular - A little more bulk, and probably won't be mistaken for a twink, but not especially massive... a generally well balanced physique that can go a good distance, and has a fair amount of dynamic power. This man trains for things like football, volleyball, rock-climbing, and martial arts.

    Lean-Muscular-Calvin-Klein-Male-Model.jp




    C. Classical Greco-Roman Muscular - as exemplified by Eugene Sandow; broad shoulders, and a solid (not necessarily narrow) waist, with thick, powerful shoulders and legs. Often has a great deal of physical power/strength, and may train for gymnastics, powerlifting, MMA, or wrestling.

    Eugene_Sandow.jpg



    D. Modern Body Building/Mass Monster - as exemplified by Dorian Yates (pictured below) -- broad shoulders, massive pectorals and arms, and usually a proportionately much smaller waist than Exhibit C above. His training is often purely focused on gaining defined mass, and is often cyclical depending upon his contest schedule.

    Dorian-Yates-1.jpg
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:05 PM GMT
    B!!!
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    A. Just cause I don't think I got the genes for b.
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    A. Lean/Defined - almost the "Abercrombie" kind of guy - lithe, but not "twink"-ish... your training is possibly with aerobic performance sports in mind, such as distance running, rowing, or triathlons.

    That's what I'm going for.. Then again my body has always been like that icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Somewhere in the B or D range. I think I can handle either on my frame and still look good.
  • mybud

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    Jun 17, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    A mini BEAST......
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jun 17, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    B all the way
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    Jun 17, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    I'm going for D icon_twisted.gif

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  • TheBrad

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    Jun 17, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    A. Definitely A.
  • Glorfindel

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    Jun 17, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    A. Lean/Defined.

    Being a triathlete and runner, I don't want/need the muscle mass. I'm getting closer to my desired build. Finally getting the 6 pack definition. icon_smile.gif So I'm on my way... not there yet tho.