Can someone be too muscular?

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    Jan 16, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    My bf said he went out with a guy and after they met in person the guy told him he was "too muscular" and couldnt go out with him....huh?

    I know everyone has their own tastes but I dont see how anyone could be too muscular! Bigger the better I say....dam...and my bf definitely has some muscle but nothing like a bodybuilder or anything...I dont get it.

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    Jan 16, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    I do get it. Many guys have a specific "type" and stick to it very closely. It could be slender, muscular, stocky, bear, whatever. And to strongly like one or just a few types, can mean not liking any of the other types, no matter how attractive they may be to others.

    I don't know how muscular your BF is, but we used to have the term "muscle bound" for someone with an extreme development. I must admit that there comes a point when muscles, which I ordinarily drool over, begin to turn me off, too. Too much of a good thing, perhaps.

    Not to overlook that fact that maybe this other guy was just using muscles as his excuse to say no to your BF, and his real reason was something else.
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    Jan 16, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    My tastes range from skinny to gymnast. Grotesquely muscled physiques make my dick go limp. For me, a skinny guy with low body fat is way hotter than a big bodybuilder. So, yes, someone can be too muscular.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Jan 16, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    The answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!!!

    I have met guys whose pix I liked only to meet and find they had bulked up... which to me is UN attractive. You must realize that although this site is filled with muscle obsessed guys it is not for everyone.
    Many us prefer natural, slim (skinny to average) builds.
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    No. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    oh hell yeah like those magazine guys, thats gross
  • JayneCobb

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    Jan 16, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    Yes.
    Case in point:

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    Jan 16, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    JayneCobb saidYes.
    Case in point:

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    Just got to say that these guys look like they are wrapped in caramel.
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Matter of taste, natch. But I'd personally say no.
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    matt45710 saidJust got to say that these guys look like they are wrapped in caramel.

    Well, the oiling and tanning are kinda unnatural and highly specialized to their sport, and a bit disconcerting to someone like me. Meeting these guys under more ordinary circumstances without the muscle poses might be less traumatic.

    Still, this doesn't appeal to me. I love a guy with a hard, taut and muscular body, as one of my BFs had. But going to extremes is not what I want.

    If it's what YOU want, however, great. I like to think that everyone has their match somewhere, and if you're happy, then I'm happy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    Can someone be to muscular? Sure. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

    From the most basic parts of our brains, brawn effects folks in a variety of ways:
    Flight
    Fear
    Fight
    Resentment
    Jealousy
    Envy
    Adoration
    Security

    Our brains can be trained to view it in a different way, but, in the bottom of our brains, there's that initial response (the military trains recruits how to shut the base part of their brain down for just a few seconds so that they might remain calm and analytical (the top part of the brain kicks in) even in the most frightful situations, such as being underwater without air.)

    In combative sports, and most team sports, strength, and speed, are, of course, crucial to the activity. In hunting food, before supermarkets, clearly, the survival of the fittest was the name of the game. However, technique, and ingenuity, also, clearly account for a lot.

    We pick our preferences at both a conscious, and sub-conscious level.

    Having been in the weight room for 33 years, and being a very accomplished athlete, I've met with any number of different reactions to the way I look, behave, and so on. It's interesting that the most frail often seem to have the most pronounced reactions (a perceived threat, I suppose.)

    All the aforementioned chatter aside, some folks like fat folks. I don't understand why someone would let themselves go like that. Some folks are into folks that look like they are literally starving. I don't understand why one would do that to themselves, either. Some folks get wound up over tattoos, etc., while I don't understand why someone would ruin a decent body in that way.

    What it gets down to is it really doesn't matter. If you don't like skinny folks, don't hang out with them. If you don't like fat folks, don't hang out with them. If you don't like tattooed folks, don't hang out with them. If you don't like idiots, don't hang out with them, and so on.

    On a "real jock" site, one would have an expectation that there would be true athletes there, and on realjock.com, there are many, but, there are also what we call "wannabe's" or those just coming along for the view. There's also "haters" and some very angry, self-loathing, folks who live in a world of depression, fear, and bitterness, of their own creation.

    I don't understand the fan who watches cars go in circles for 500 miles, but, NASCAR sure does and packs 275,000 folks into Texas Motor Speedway to see those cars take left turns for 4 hours.

    So, whatever the question, can one be to muscular, or to skinny, or have to many tattoos, or be to fat, or to smart, or to dumb, or whatever, the answer is usually yes, of course.

    It's all in the eyes of the beholder, and not a difficult question at all.

    Muscles are a purely masculine thing, signaling the presence of testosterone, and what makes men men.

    I personally like my guys looking like men, and not starving, and not weak, and not effeminate but, men, but, that's just MY taste. You're free to like girly men if you wish.
  • Freddo

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    Jan 16, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    Oh God no

    gross


    Ooohhh... so hot!icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    Yeah, it's a total taste thing, no right or wrong. And there's no common formula for how such a taste works.

    Personally, I'm fascinated by muscular men. I think my upper threshold is breached when their muscular development (neck and downward) affects the morphology of their face (puffy from squinting, gritting, straining). If the man can retain the beauty of his face, I'd have no trouble watching him strut while he makes me breakfast.
  • MuslDrew

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    Jan 16, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    my preference is a bodybuilder physique, but a guy can get carried away with the size. symmetry is more attractive than size to me
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:14 PM GMT
    Lines are usually better than sheer size.

    When a guy has 24 inch arms and a 30 inch waist it looks weird.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    I prefer guys either muscular or lean + muscular, not the huge BB types.

    Nothing wrong with the big guys, just not my style.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidLines are usually better than sheer size.

    When a guy has 24 inch arms and a 30 inch waist it looks weird.


    Like Armon's screwey arms? LOL

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  • GQjock

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    Jan 16, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    Oh definitely ....
    there have been many a hot guy I wanted to say ...

    Dude ... What happened? You were going so good there for a while
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    Freddo saidOh God no

    gross


    Ooohhh... so hot!icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

    The shoulders are a bit much, but can you imagine getting squeezed by those thighs? Rowr!

    Generally, no. I mean, "the man whose arms exploded" is pretty grotesque, but bodybuilders from lightweight to heavyweight all turn my crank.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    Texian said
    Freddo saidOh God no

    gross


    Ooohhh... so hot!icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

    The shoulders are a bit much, but can you imagine getting squeezed by those thighs? Rowr!

    Generally, no. I mean, "the man whose arms exploded" is pretty grotesque, but bodybuilders from lightweight to heavyweight all turn my crank.


    That one's probably a morph.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:32 PM GMT
    flex89 saidThat one's probably a morph.

    Ya think?
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    Here's my friend, and trainer, Sagi Kalev, ( http://www.sagikalev.com )who is only 205 pounds, but, packs it in such way as to be very noticable by almost anyone. This is one of his favorites.

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    Arguably, Sig is a pretty decent looking guy.

    Here's a 19 year old from Altanta, I believe it is....

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    Here's a 16 year old who must certainly lack at least one myostatin inhibition gene

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    Aleksey Lesukov

    And, Branch Warren, who is 5'8" and knocking on 280, who I've known since 1995.

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    Ain't he big?
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    Sagi needs a little bit of a haircut, but I'd stalk him. Branch just looks awesome.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    I suspect that Lind Walter will follow in Sagi's footsteps...he's good looking, smart, and been in the game for quite a while already.

    http://www.lindwalter.com/

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    In my book, Lind is near the top of the ratings.

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    Jan 16, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    Not bad at all.