Overrated body parts/muscle groups?

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    Oct 24, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    What body parts/muscles do you think are overrated? I'm going to say glutes and abs. Everyone here seems to obsess over guys with big/muscular glutes and I'm trying to get rid of mine. I also think people try too hard to get a low body fat percentage to get abs. Abs are nice, but I think it's definitely possible to look just as sexy without them as long as your other muscle groups aren't lacking.
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    Oct 24, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    Agreed although I'll admit I like working them still icon_razz.gif You don't want to have a beer belly and a fat a** compared to the rest of your body do you?
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    I agree about the abs. Abs are nice and all but like you said, there are guys who can look sexy without them I think. Especially the kind of guys who have big pecs with no abs, I honestly think that is a pretty attractive look. And I think super defined abs are kind of a turn off honestly.
  • jonwaltglat

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    Oct 24, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    As long as the guy as a flat stomach, I'm good. Abs can be a bit overrated, yes (but I definitely don't mind them).
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    abs. They are nice but not important. People put a lot of emphasis on them but for me, I can take or leave them. And if you have seen my pics, I have chosen to leave them. But to each his own.
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    abs, actually some guys' abdominals are arranged differently than others (i'm sure you've noticed) and having very defined abs shows this. Some guys have odd ones. I always laughed my ass off at how every time Mike from JS showed up at some venue or premiere he'd pull up his shirt to show off his abs (so classless i could puke), and they're not even good-looking...they look weird...
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    ABS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nothing sexier than a nice set of forearms
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Dick is overrated. Seriously, nobody really need anything beyond 6".
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    I would agree with abs, but let's not go too far and knock the glutes ;)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 24, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Abs are definitely the single most overrated and over photographed body part. Abs are important but they shouldn't be the begin all and end all in male bodybuilding photography. There is just too much emphasis on abs.
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    I'll throw another vote to abs. I think they look great, but as many others have said, you could look incredibly sexy without being able to see any definition in the stomach. I'm not even talking about beefy.

    However will I stop doing ab work, cardio, and low carb diets? Nope. Abs are the first things guys seem to go gushy over, and I would like to look good.

    Wasn't sure how to make that come as non-douchey, I think I need to just my bro tank and cap on and call it a day.
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    Spiritreaver saidI'll throw another vote to abs. I think they look great, but as many others have said, you could look incredibly sexy without being able to see any definition in the stomach. I'm not even talking about beefy.

    However will I stop doing ab work, cardio, and low carb diets? Nope. Abs are the first things guys seem to go gushy over, and I would like to look good.

    Wasn't sure how to make that come as non-douchey, I think I need to just my bro tank and cap on and call it a day.


    It doesn't sound douchey. It sounds like you've accepted an unfortunate fact of reality and are choosing to work around it. Its a good thing icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer saidIt doesn't sound douchey. It sounds like you've accepted an unfortunate fact of reality and are choosing to work around it. Its a good thing icon_smile.gif
    Heh, yeah good point. Honestly come to think of it, abs are a bodypart I seek to enhance purely for aesthetics. "Core" strength and flexibility is better done through other methods than what I do for "abs"; that I incorporate into other things.
  • Sucka4Muscles

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    Oct 27, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    I think abs are overated!
    They are nice but I agree with the original poster that they are overated!
    Everyone obssesses over them.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    HUGE ARMS and no legs.

    Lets get some tree trunk thighs and a proportional trunk?
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    joe122 saidWhat body parts/muscles do you think are overrated? I'm going to say glutes and abs. Everyone here seems to obsess over guys with big/muscular glutes and I'm trying to get rid of mine. I also think people try too hard to get a low body fat percentage to get abs. Abs are nice, but I think it's definitely possible to look just as sexy without them as long as your other muscle groups aren't lacking.


    All muscle groups are overrated. I work out muscle groups for strength and health, as well as cardio obviously. I do it to stay healthy, not be a pretty object to be put on a pedestal.

    Although with that being said, muscular guys do look good (if they aren't overly ripped).
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    uberick saidDick is overrated. Seriously, nobody really need anything beyond 6".


    Speak for yourself. Not that it's needed, but...
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm going to add pecs to the list of overrated body parts. I'm starting to develop a thing for guys that have big delts and biceps with mediocre pecs. They just seem to stand out more if the pecs are smaller. I look at people like scooby1961 on youtube and I think that look looks ridiculous.