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.
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:
...or Mark Wahlberg in his 40s (muscular, but with a bit more bodyfat than his Marky Mark days):
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.