Want to See What a Real Dad Bod Looks Like?

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    Jun 22, 2015 3:25 AM GMT
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    NYT: What makes a dad bod? College students describe it as an imperfect, but still attractive, male physique. To celebrate Father’s Day, here is a selection of stories from dads and the people who love them about what having a dad bod really means.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/the-real-dad-bod/?ref=health
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    Jun 22, 2015 4:30 AM GMT
    Dad Bod: The type of bod created by men who stay active but still have shitty diets.
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    Jun 22, 2015 4:51 AM GMT
    My university-aged daughter laughed when I asked if college girls actually found the DadBod attractive. Apparently they don't.

    Kids probably don't really care too much about their dad's body one way or another anyway unless it's so bad the dad might actually be in really bad health. I'm guessing most just love their dads as they are.
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    Jun 22, 2015 12:14 PM GMT
    Would Chris Pratt have gained more attention and fame if he only did half his exercises in Guardians of the Galaxy, and thus only had half the results to show for his one or two shirtless scenes?

    Something tells me "not really."
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    Jun 22, 2015 12:59 PM GMT
    So a few months ago I really began dialing into the diet and hitting the gym hard because I'd look in the gym mirror and see a soccer dad, and I would just keep telling my soccer dad reflection to remove itself.

    Practically minutes before the term "dad bod" came into vogue.

    (Btw, that positive negativity worked - now I'm more "muscle dad bod.")

    I'd also started Pilates and noticed that the women really went for rings they'd squeeze between their knees ala "Thighmaster" and immediately theorized that they were essentially performing kegels and voila! Within two days a study concluding that many Pilates moves are equivalent to kegels made national news.

    I should've bet on the horses because I swear that month I must've been clairvoyant.
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:06 PM GMT
    The whole "Dad bod" thing is hilarious, especially when they give examples of guys who do have good diets and who go to the gym regularly. Jon Hamm as an example of a Dad bod? Most dads have a body more like Jack Black (not that there is anything wrong with that).
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    Jun 22, 2015 2:13 PM GMT
    YVRguy saidMy university-aged daughter laughed when I asked if college girls actually found the DadBod attractive. Apparently they don't.

    Kids probably don't really care too much about their dad's body one way or another anyway unless it's so bad the dad might actually be in really bad health. I'm guessing most just love their dads as they are.


    It's not a dad bod on a dad we're talking about here. It's a dad's bod on a twentysomething we're talking about. Most women are not as obsessed with six packs and jacked muscles as gay men are.

    My tall, thin beautiful blonde daughter (twentysomething) just married a guy (also twentysomething) who is balding and has a body befitting a 40 year old. In my fifties I have a better body than he does.

    I said at least she will not be disappointed when he turns 40.
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    Jun 22, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    Just as women dress and gussy themselves up for each other, men do the same. Hence, straight men generally look like slobs (pay too much attention to your appearance and your masculinity will be called into question) and straight women always complain about it.

    Gay men on the other hand generally pay more attention to their appearance in order to sexually appeal to each other.
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    Jun 22, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    I see this as the male counterpart to the "full figured gal" thing, brought on, like so much else, by the critical mass of younger people sharing the same condition. Whatever name it goes by, it's silly. Why this ongoing need for categorizing?
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    Jun 22, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidJust as women dress and gussy themselves up for each other, men do the same. Hence, straight men generally look like slobs (pay too much attention to your appearance and your masculinity will be called into question) and straight women always complain about it.

    Gay men on the other hand generally pay more attention to their appearance in order to sexually appeal to each other.


    "Hence, straight men generally look like slobs"

    Yep, talking about ALL of my older friends. Not a single exception.
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    Jun 22, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI see this as the male counterpart to the "full figured gal" thing, brought on, like so much else, by the critical mass of younger people sharing the same condition. Whatever name it goes by, it's silly. Why this ongoing need for categorizing?


    Because categorizing helps us bring a sense of order to an otherwise seemingly chaotic world. The problem comes in when we expect those in a specific category to behave in the same way - all gays are effeminate, all jocks are dumb, all twinks are bubbleheads, etc. no one likes to be pigeonholed, but alas, society doesn't like it when you step outside the norm it has assigned to you.
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    Jun 22, 2015 7:19 PM GMT

    I have seen plenty of straight porn, forget the bod, im still trying to get over the intercourse part icon_lol.gif


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    Jun 22, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    Thank you for showing DADs that are in shape. I love it and think it is about time because tored of howing fat guys who are dads to represent us instead of thin guys who are in shape...
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    Jun 23, 2015 4:42 AM GMT
    The blogger that came up with "dad bod" didn't know what she was talking about. She described it as a guy that "goes to the gym once in a while, but isn't afraid to pig out". What she probably had in mind is a guy that does lift on a regular basis and has very good muscle mass, but also has a higher level of bodyfat (none of the guys in the pictures above fit this description).

    "Ordinary people" who just jog or don't even work out, don't understand how fitness/bodybuilding works, and they think that you get ripped from "working out a lot", and that a muscular guy with higher bodyfat doesn't "work out a lot".

    Ohno saidThe whole "Dad bod" thing is hilarious, especially when they give examples of guys who do have good diets and who go to the gym regularly. Jon Hamm as an example of a Dad bod? Most dads have a body more like Jack Black (not that there is anything wrong with that).


    No way is Jon Hamm an example of a dad bod. He's tall, and -with the right clothes and the right tailoring on his suits- looks impressive. Helps to be handsome. But shirtless? He's a complete mess.

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    ^^ mess

    I'm pretty sure that those who talk about the "dad bod" have in mind someone that is muscular, but has a little bit of bodyfat. Probably something closer to Terry Crews, when his bodyfat is a little on the high side:
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    ...or Mark Wahlberg in his 40s (muscular, but with a bit more bodyfat than his Marky Mark days):
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    ^^These are the physiques I think women have in mind when they're talking about the "dad bod". You're still well-muscled with a thick chest, broad shoulders, strong delts, back, and traps, but not magazine-photoshoot lean.
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    Jun 23, 2015 5:59 AM GMT
    Chris Powell trainer of the TV show the biggest looser. DAD BOD everyone should aspire to. Not that hard really. Just watch the carbs.

    Here is his wife's Instagram https://instagram.com/realheidipowell/

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    Jun 23, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
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    NYT: What makes a dad bod? College students describe it as an imperfect, but still attractive, male physique. To celebrate Father’s Day, here is a selection of stories from dads and the people who love them about what having a dad bod really means.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/the-real-dad-bod/?ref=health


    Really? I'm sorry....but that's just sad. These are what "real" dad bods look like? Come on...give me a break. Even my father who only goes to the gym 3 x weekly looks better than these "men" in this pic.
    All of my breeder friends whom have kids don't look this sad. Why would some of them even allow their pictures to be taken shirtless? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif (Excluding the 2 guys with bikes. (Maybe.))

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    Jun 25, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
    2bnaked saidChris Powell trainer of the TV show the biggest looser. DAD BOD everyone should aspire to. Not that hard really. Just watch the carbs.

    Here is his wife's Instagram https://instagram.com/realheidipowell/

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    Looser?
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    Jun 26, 2015 7:10 AM GMT
    How about dead bod? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 03, 2015 2:35 PM GMT
    2bnaked saidChris Powell trainer of the TV show the biggest looser. DAD BOD everyone should aspire to. Not that hard really. Just watch the carbs.

    Here is his wife's Instagram https://instagram.com/realheidipowell/

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    Awww. That's a very cute and heartwarming pic. I love it. icon_biggrin.gif