body builds questions

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
    These are the body builds from RJ, and on various websites you have other list of options. (I only have been on A4A briefly before I deleted mine, but I don't even remember what list A4A has).

    Athletic
    Average
    Beefy
    Defined
    Muscular
    Overweight
    Slim
    Stocky
    Truly Ripped

    What is the definition for each one? How do you tell a defined from a muscular? A beefy from athletic from truly ripped? I am sooo confused! Would an athletic build need to have certain amount of agility? flexibility? Would a muscular build need to be able to lift x amount on a workout?

    Also how do you know when u move to another body build?

    I tried searching through the forum, but the definitions aren't listed explicitly though...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 7:33 AM GMT
    We've had a thread about this in the past. The conclusion was that everyone has their own perception of what each of those labels are. Like I've seen guys here that label themselves as Truly Ripped. But that's only because they have high metabolism and very little body fat. Other than that, they look like they've never stepped in a gym.

    Also, a few of those are pretty redundant and overlap each other.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    ^
    This. Self perception - or the image one wants to project - plays a major role. Most fat guys, especially on here, would describe themselves as "beefy."
  • jjguy05

    Posts: 459

    Aug 13, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    leafgreen said

    Athletic
    Average
    Beefy
    Defined
    Muscular
    Overweight
    Slim
    Stocky
    Truly Ripped



    Self perception, but these should be straight-forward, and some of these are not mutually exclusive.

    "Muscular" means that you have high muscle mass. Not at all the same as "defined" which just means you have low bodyfat, and thus your muscle definition shows, regardless if you're muscular or not. But, colloquially, "defined" is often used for a guy with low-muscle mass but that also has low bodyfat and so his muscle definition shows.

    One of my pet-peeves is when a skinny-defined guy is described as "muscular". No, he has "average" level of muscle, but low bodyfat, so his little muscle mass just shows more.

    "Truly ripped" is someone with really little bodyfat (you can see lots of veins, the detail in his serratus, etc) but would usually apply to a muscular guy that also meets this criteria.

    "Beefy" is an odd one. It should mean muscular, but used by a lot of fat-ish guys. I've noticed it's used by those guys that are not muscular, just fat, but their bodyfat is genetically well-distributed, and they also have a great skeletal frame, which gives them the appearance of being muscular, unless they take their shirt off.

    Again, these are the real definitions of these words, but since everyone is allowed to describe himself, they're used very subjectively. Some other sites have "bodybuilder"...and you should see some of the guys that describe themselves as "bodybuilder", if you want a good laugh (a lot of skinny twinks and fat guys).
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    ^thanks!

    ok so what about slim and Average? What is "average" even?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    I think al of those terms are vague. I mean aren't Beefy
    Defined, Muscular and Truly riped basically the same thing?
  • jjguy05

    Posts: 459

    Aug 13, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    kevex saidI think al of those terms are vague. I mean aren't Beefy
    Defined, Muscular and Truly riped basically the same thing?


    No. As I already explained. icon_confused.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    kevex saidI think al of those terms are vague. I mean aren't Beefy
    Defined, Muscular and Truly riped basically the same thing?


    No. As I already explained. icon_confused.gif



    You explained wrong. beefy, Truly ripped and defined are variations of muscular. So is athletic.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 14, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    We should just stick to the previously established gay body labels..

    Twink
    Gym Bunny
    Muscle Bear
    Chub

    icon_lol.gif
  • BloodFlame

    Posts: 1768

    Aug 14, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWe should just stick to the previously established gay body labels..

    Twink
    Gym Bunny
    Muscle Bear
    Chub

    icon_lol.gif


    It certainly would make things a little easier lol
    But as in life, there are tons of gray.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 14, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said^
    This. Self perception - or the image one wants to project - plays a major role. Most fat guys, especially on here, would describe themselves as "beefy."

    They're not fat. They're just on a bulk cycle. A very extended bulk cycle. icon_lol.gif
  • jjguy05

    Posts: 459

    Aug 14, 2014 4:13 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    They're not fat. They're just on a bulk cycle. A very extended bulk cycle. icon_lol.gif


    "Bulk cycle" would suggest that they lift and have very developed muscle mass underneath the fat. It's been my experience that all "beefy" (and "football player build") guys are just fat.