Average American Male's Body Compared to Bodies of Men from other Nations

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    Oct 15, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
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    Interesting illustration and article about the male body. If this is a 30 year old's body in the US, then I feel pretty good at 56.
    Makes 56 the new 30!!

    Here's the article with more illustrations for comparison. Thoughts, comments?

    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1400609/thumbs/o-COUNTRY-MEASUREMENTS-900.jpg?1
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    Oct 15, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    Ahem. icon_wink.gif

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    Oct 15, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    Very interesting I think it has to do with all the high fructose corn syrup in our diet. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to avoid unfortunately.
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    Oct 15, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    xrichx saidAhem. icon_wink.gif

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    Oct 15, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    DarkLight saidGee, and when we talk about the Average American, a "white" guy always comes to mind as if he were native here...... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Almost as if white people have been in the majority - hence the average - for hundreds of years. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    failscarf saidActually the first Americans (by term) were Black Americans. They called themselves that to both unite the country as one and to assimilate into the majority.
    But as history shows this title was not only ripped from them but no longer associated with the(just like rock or country music). It goes to show that hard work and effort isn't always rewarded.


    I thouht the first Americans walked to Seattle from Moscow
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    Average is still "gay fat".
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    Larkin said
    DarkLight saidGee, and when we talk about the Average American, a "white" guy always comes to mind as if he were native here...... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Almost as if white people have been in the majority - hence the average - for hundreds of years. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Only because the stone age natives couldn't stem the tide of a more technologically advanced conqueror much as the human race wouldn't survive an invasion of a more technologically advanced extraterrestrial race. But hey, who got the last laugh? It's hypothesized that they gave us syphillis!
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidUS Americans


    Channelling Miss Teen South Carolina there? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    seanp7 said
    ART_DECO saidUS Americans


    Channelling Miss Teen South Carolina there? icon_rolleyes.gif


    I think he was being PC in deference to Central and South Americans as opposed to United States Americans.
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    Oct 16, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    Meh... It's easier to impress people when that is what they are used to seeing. Haha jk.

    Too much fast food and sedentary living. Generally speaking, I think Americans are hard-working (professionally) but LAZY outside of their jobs. No one seems to want to go outside, build something, wrench on their own car, go for a hike, or cook their own dinner. They people with those bodies would rather crack a beer in front of the TV when they get home. Oh well.
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    Oct 16, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said

    I think he was being PC in deference to Central and South Americans as opposed to United States Americans.


    I'm aware of the distinction but it's not a very commonly (or correctly) used term and using it is a little redundant, IMO.
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    seanp7 said
    UndercoverMan said

    I think he was being PC in deference to Central and South Americans as opposed to United States Americans.


    I'm aware of the distinction but it's not a very commonly (or correctly) used term and using it is a little redundant, IMO.


    I wholeheartedly agree with you. That's why I said "PC."
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 16, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    wow, i agree with you buddy. i have seen a lot of guys in there 30's and do have some bad bodies.

  • Oct 16, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidAverage is still "gay fat".


    Boy, that's the truth! What dumpy, unappetizing silhouettes! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 16, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    tallslimandtrim said
    GAMRican saidAverage is still "gay fat".


    Boy, that's the truth! What dumpy, unappetizing silhouettes! icon_rolleyes.gif


    Not to mention no bulge and awful underwear choices!
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    Oct 16, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    Ahh. Smorgesborg of Men!
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    Oct 16, 2013 10:51 AM GMT
    Americans do tend to be chunky. But paradoxically, we also work out more. Our "average" is probably a bimodal distribution if this is taken into account. I've travelled internationally quite a bit, and whenever I notice a guy who is muscular or in especially good shape, he is almost always another American tourist (occasionally Australian). With a few exceptions, most of the world just isn't that into lifting weights. Try finding a real gym abroad!
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    Oct 16, 2013 11:21 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidAverage is still "gay fat".


    I was just thinking that ! Isn't it tragic the harsh standards our community subjects itself to ? Also shows what a warped view the media portrays of the male body (again not news really).
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    Oct 16, 2013 11:22 AM GMT
    GWriter saidAmericans do tend to be chunky. But paradoxically, we also work out more. Our "average" is probably a bimodal distribution if this is taken into account. I've travelled internationally quite a bit, and whenever I notice a guy who is muscular or in especially good shape, he is almost always another American tourist (occasionally Australian). With a few exceptions, most of the world just isn't that into lifting weights. Try finding a real gym abroad!


    I think that a small percentage of Americans are super fit/muscular. However, over 30% are outright obese, and if you consider how many people are borderline obese or overweight to an unhealthy degree, that brings the percentage to about 50-60. Of the remaining population, most are in a sort of "normal" range. But I don't think that "fitness" is merely confined to being muscle bound or lifting weights. To me, it's more about general lifestyle. Take the example of the average Dutch guy. The average Dutch person rides his bike to work and to do everyday commuting. You rarely see a truly obese Dutch person. He might not be at the gym getting bulky, but overall, he's more active.
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    DanOmatic said
    GWriter saidAmericans do tend to be chunky. But paradoxically, we also work out more. Our "average" is probably a bimodal distribution if this is taken into account. I've travelled internationally quite a bit, and whenever I notice a guy who is muscular or in especially good shape, he is almost always another American tourist (occasionally Australian). With a few exceptions, most of the world just isn't that into lifting weights. Try finding a real gym abroad!


    I think that a small percentage of Americans are super fit/muscular. However, over 30% are outright obese, and if you consider how many people are borderline obese or overweight to an unhealthy degree, that brings the percentage to about 50-60. Of the remaining population, most are in a sort of "normal" range. But I don't think that "fitness" is merely confined to being muscle bound or lifting weights. To me, it's more about general lifestyle. Take the example of the average Dutch guy. The average Dutch person rides his bike to work and to do everyday commuting. You rarely see a truly obese Dutch person. He might not be at the gym getting bulky, but overall, he's more active.


    While it is better than doing nothing commuting to work on your bike at a leisurely pace is not what keeps you fit. It is common knowledge that to lose weight you have to get your heart rate up and break a sweat. I don't know about your place of work but mine doesn't have shower facilities and I wouldn't want to sit in an office smelling of BO. I don't think my coworkers would appreciate it either. I've been to Europe and evidently they can tolerate the au natural better than we in the UD do.

    The obesity problem is more about poor food choices and the amounts consumed.
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
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    GAMRican saidAverage is still "gay fat".


    I was just thinking that ! Isn't it tragic the harsh standards our community subjects itself to ? Also shows what a warped view the media portrays of the male body (again not news really).


    I don't know about the gays in your area but the ones in mine are in no better shape than the general public. It's gross. Remember the eighties when people took pride in what they looked like when they went out in public? Now a T shirt, sloppy jeans, flip flops, and a beer belly are the best you get out of most guys.

    I say our standards aren't high enough.
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:32 PM GMT
    MisterOrally saidVery interesting I think it has to do with all the high fructose corn syrup in our diet. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to avoid unfortunately.


    yeah I saw quite a few studies stating that the obesity epidemic in USA coincided with the introduction of HFCS into the food industry..

    though I think efforts have been underway to reverse that.

    but that makes me like Americans more.. haha beefy/stocky guys is the new sexy (in my opinion!) icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 16, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    Yawn..... This looks to be based on BMI, which repeatedly tells me that I'm borederline obese.
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    Oct 16, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    MisterOrally saidVery interesting I think it has to do with all the high fructose corn syrup in our diet. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to avoid unfortunately.


    Almost, but not completely impossible. My diet is largely Hydrogenated oil and HFCS free (except for the occasional dessert....ahem!)