Why do skinny people work out or play sports?

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    Jun 19, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    I honestly do not understand this. Fat people or people looking to lose weight hit the gym and I understand. But when I see people that are naturally skinny or toned trying to hit the gym I am like wtf.

    I mean you are already skinny through genetics so might aswell enjoy it dude. Maybe because I find the bodybuilder look cliche or think sports are meant for straight guys to socialize rather then actually enjoy the activity.
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    Jun 19, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    Cause they go to the gym to get some. Might as well work out.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 19, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    WORD FROM YOUR RESIDENT SKINNY GUY:

    I have just as many afflictions with my body as a fat guy has

    If you have never been perpetually skinny then you have no idea how awful it is to be called a stick or skin n' bones

    I'm not getting in shape to fit into some cliche as you pointed out. I'm doing it for my own health first and foremost.

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidWORD FROM YOUR RESIDENT SKINNY GUY:

    I have just as many afflictions with my body as a fat guy has

    If you have never been perpetually skinny then you have no idea how awful it is to be called a stick or skin n' bones

    I'm not getting in shape to fit into some cliche as you pointed out. I'm doing it for my own health first and foremost.




    But its not like you are unhealthy now. You mean for your mental health?
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    Dj1990 saidCause they go to the gym to get some. Might as well work out.


    Ah, that could explain a lot but do not think its the reasoning behind everyone.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy said
    TheBizMan saidWORD FROM YOUR RESIDENT SKINNY GUY:

    I have just as many afflictions with my body as a fat guy has

    If you have never been perpetually skinny then you have no idea how awful it is to be called a stick or skin n' bones

    I'm not getting in shape to fit into some cliche as you pointed out. I'm doing it for my own health first and foremost.




    But its not like you are unhealthy now. You mean for your mental health?

    Dude what?

    This is the most ludicrous topic I have ever seen.

    OK maybe not the MOST ludicrous

    But still, are you really suggesting that skinny guys should just be happy with what they have and forget about the gym?
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    dontknowwhy said
    TheBizMan saidWORD FROM YOUR RESIDENT SKINNY GUY:

    I have just as many afflictions with my body as a fat guy has

    If you have never been perpetually skinny then you have no idea how awful it is to be called a stick or skin n' bones

    I'm not getting in shape to fit into some cliche as you pointed out. I'm doing it for my own health first and foremost.




    But its not like you are unhealthy now. You mean for your mental health?

    Dude what?

    This is the most ludicrous topic I have ever seen.

    OK maybe not the MOST ludicrous

    But still, are you really suggesting that skinny guys should just be happy with what they have and forget about the gym?


    Yea why not? Skinny looks fine to me and its not like your health is i jeopardy. Its a social construct that you have to rip your muscles up to e masculine just like women have to have a hourglass body. Just be happy with your body.


    I know many skinny to toned guy who kinda obsess over the gym life and abandon everything else. Its a bit sad that they are under society's pressure to lift weights or play football. Its so contrived imo.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    Omg dude, please stop with this nonsense.

    OK FINE we get it, skinny is attractive/acceptable TO YOU.

    But maybe... just MAYBE I would like to have some muscle mass to ummm I dunno? To gain strength and energy, stay fit and active into my later years when my metabolism slows down, be appealing to MYSELF.

    Waitt.. wait a minuet... are you trolling?

    Oh ok. HAHAHA yeah you got me.

    Damn I feel foolish...

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    No I am serious.. if you are so concerned about staying fit, do some core excercises or yoga. Those will keep you fit without the risk of injury. Plus you can make lean muscles strong without going to the gym but I guess its an understandable excuse.

    But if you are looking to stay fit while growing old, aim for lean/skinny over muscles as those muscles will turn to flab when your body stops producing less testy.
  • allatonce

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    Skinny guys don't like being skinny. Simple.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    So that's more of a social stigma kind of like with curvy girl who want to be stick skinny.I just do not like idea of skinny = weak, unmanly, unhealthy because it is far from the truth. God made me skinny and I love it that I can eat anything I want and still run around without getting tired.

    I guess I just have the self confidence and other things going on in life that I don't get easily hang up over body image issues.
  • Webster666

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    I used to be skinny.
    I didn't join a gym to get skinnier.
    I joined a gym to develop my muscles.

    Duh-uh.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidI used to be skinny.
    I didn't join a gym to get skinnier.
    I joined a gym to develop my muscles.

    Duh-uh.


    Like, IDK what he doesn't get about this?
  • Webster666

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy saidNo I am serious.. if you are so concerned about staying fit, do some core excercises or yoga. Those will keep you fit without the risk of injury. Plus you can make lean muscles strong without going to the gym but I guess its an understandable excuse.

    But if you are looking to stay fit while growing old, aim for lean/skinny over muscles as those muscles will turn to flab when your body stops producing less testy.



    Muscles turning to flab is a common myth.
    It is virtually impossible for muscles to turn to flab.
    When a muscular person stops working out, the muscle size that he gained, gradually shrinks.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy saidSo that's more of a social stigma kind of like with curvy girl who want to be stick skinny.I just do not like idea of skinny = weak, unmanly, unhealthy because it is far from the truth. God made me skinny and I love it that I can eat anything I want and still run around without getting tired.

    I guess I just have the self confidence and other things going on in life that I don't get easily hang up over body image issues.


    Ohh mhm, NOW I get it!

    This is a topic to make yourself feel better.

    Well why didn't ya just say so!

    Does someone need a little coddling?

    Oh come'er you!

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    Why is my dick brown?
  • Webster666

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy saidSo that's more of a social stigma kind of like with curvy girl who want to be stick skinny.I just do not like idea of skinny = weak, unmanly, unhealthy because it is far from the truth. God made me skinny and I love it that I can eat anything I want and still run around without getting tired.

    I guess I just have the self confidence and other things going on in life that I don't get easily hang up over body image issues.



    I didn't join a gym because of some social stigma.
    I joined a gym to get more muscular, and I enjoyed working out.

    What you have is not "self confidence."
    It's conceit.
    Oh, and lots of ignorance...
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    dontknowwhy saidSo that's more of a social stigma kind of like with curvy girl who want to be stick skinny.I just do not like idea of skinny = weak, unmanly, unhealthy because it is far from the truth. God made me skinny and I love it that I can eat anything I want and still run around without getting tired.

    I guess I just have the self confidence and other things going on in life that I don't get easily hang up over body image issues.


    Ohh mhm, NOW I get it!

    This is a topic to make yourself feel better.

    Well why didn't ya just say so!

    Does someone need a little coddling?

    Oh come'er you!

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    Oh Bizman you sassy lil bitch. Dont make me hotlist you and then take you off my hotlist 12 minutes later.

    Again, I think skinny looks more sophisticated whereas muscular looks too trashy/jersey shore. Plus clothes look better on you imo. Again different strokes for different folks I guess but I still want to hear moar skinny guys speak up.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    This line of thinking buys into the false idea that skinny equals healthy, as much as the idea that just simply being chunky instantly equals unhealthy. Skinny people can be just as unhealthy as an obese person. Media tells you differently to sell you products and clothes.

    However physical activity has a bevy of benefits such as the obvious muscle development, plus discipline, self confidence, skill, the supply of addictive endorphins which more notably helps the brain feel ... HAPPY... It's not redundant to be skinny and workout. I was a skinny kid up until training and the weight made me healthier and feel better with the meat on my bones...

    This question resembles the question whch irks me from people who don't work out...
    "You look good to me. Why do you still go to the gym?" as if there is a point in which i can stop and my body forever be encased looking like whatever it presently looks like.. or as if that's healthy line of thinking in the first place.

    It's the first stop to stagnancy. It's self defeating.

    Cheers to anyone who wakes up and says "I'm going to spend an hour or two doing something uncomfortable and physically taxing for sport and the endurance or to just see if i can... because i know that it's better for me than not doing anything."
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    Exercise is important for everyone, cardio improves heart health.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    A more intriguing question that I've been asking and never got a reply to is: why do skinny people do only and more cardio in the gym!!?? icon_question.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    TellMeMoar saidA more intriguing question that I've been asking and never got a reply to is: why do skinny people do only and more cardio in the gym!!?? icon_question.gif

    This question isn't intriguing
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    TellMeMoar saidA more intriguing question that I've been asking and never got a reply to is: why do skinny people do only and more cardio in the gym!!?? icon_question.gif


    Because thats what they are good at? I find someone doing 30 minutes hard on the treadmill more impressive then a meathead that can bench weight because the latter really takes no skill.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    maybe cuz they wanna improve their physique, maintain good health...whats so hard to understand about that?
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy said
    TellMeMoar saidA more intriguing question that I've been asking and never got a reply to is: why do skinny people do only and more cardio in the gym!!?? icon_question.gif


    Because thats what they are good at? I find someone doing 30 minutes hard on the treadmill more impressive then a meathead that can bench weight because the latter really takes no skill.


    It sounds as if you are being rather judgmental and holding contempt for things you might not do or be able to do and are projecting.

    Believe it or not weight training takes skill, and a hell of a lot of endurance as any kind of sport. Your question is intertwined with some kind of angst toward jocks. It sounds like it.