ruck_us saidWhy does it matter? Do you go to the gym to watch an adonis parade or to build and refine your own physique? Perhaps we should applaud these guys for taking the initiative to work out vs. vegetating at home in front of the boob tube.
Let's also not forget that there are multiple body types, out there. Endomorphic types, especially, have a much harder time staying lean and maintaining a low body fat percentage.
Thank you for pointing out what I was going to add. I can't speak for the guys at gyms in SF, but where I work out here in Portland we have a wide variety of body shapes. And regardless of what I think of anyone's given shape at any given time, I have to give them credit for being in the gym to make changes.
Heaven knows I'm not one of the ultra-lean buff studs that so many guys seem to only want to have show up at the gym. I'm one of those Endomorphic types, glad to have muscle mass go on fast but fighting to keep body fat lower. I do my cardio.
I've lost over 50 pounds in the last year because I don't give a shit about what anybody thinks of my condition except me and my trainer. I'm a work in progress and if I only showed up at the gym when I was in perfect shape I'd never be where I am now.
And speaking to another point in this thread, astonishing as it may seem to some guys there are bear fans who think that belly is pretty sexy. 50 pounds ago I was rejected by a guy that would make most men here drool and because my belly wasn't big enough.
G.B. Shaw said it best. "Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same as yours."