Am i the only one to notice this?

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    Oct 20, 2007 10:08 PM GMT
    when a body builder develops so much upper body muscle especially in there arms that they can't put there arms at there sides? icon_twisted.gif I wouldn't mind developing alittle more tone to my arms and abs but i don't think i could ever stand being that big.
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    Oct 21, 2007 12:14 AM GMT
    I agree with you, Alexander89. I guess they get addicted to size.

    I remember years ago when I first started working and developing muscle, I noticed....and esp. with arms...that I didnt see myself as getting bigger, but other guy's arms as being small. ...As in.."how does he lift anything with those puny arms.

    I have even noticed with stars...when you see the guy's arms. I notice, daymn....he doesnt have any triceps or biceps. ...and he is considered sexy?!?!?!
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    Oct 21, 2007 12:32 AM GMT
    Some of that is just different torso shapes that people have. I'm not especially big, but my arms don't touch when they hang down(1). Lots of native americans have that shape too. When I see lots of hot but narrow guys, I think weird, their shoulders aren't any wider than their hips... It's just morphological variation.

    But I think I know what you mean about muscle-bound guys. Sometimes I see some of those huge guys in TV shows (where they play superheroes or something). When the script requires them to run, they move in some kind of weird shuffle, as if their joints are partially frozen up.

    (1) (My dogs have noticed this and determined that this is so that one dog can nest inside each arm, with her head pillowed on my shoulder.)
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    Oct 21, 2007 1:44 AM GMT
    I wouldn't mind being that big... as long as I am still able to wipe my butt.
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    Oct 21, 2007 2:05 AM GMT
    LMAO!!! Amen...icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 21, 2007 4:40 AM GMT
    That is frequently an affectation, too. It's called the "phony lat walk."
  • Alan95823

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    Oct 21, 2007 4:49 AM GMT
    I remember when I was a freshman in high school, there was this senior... he was so built, so much muscle, that he had to make an effort to straighten his arms out, they were always bent unless he was trying to straighten them. His arms didn't move much when he walked, either.

    [sigh] my first muscle crush. lol
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    Oct 21, 2007 5:07 AM GMT
    Phony? Hmm... I went back and checked in the mirror. Hanging limp, there's six inches between my wrists and waist. (And I saw a profile on here earlier today of some Romanian guy who has about twice that.) But I'm recalling a lot of high school wrestlers (my brother and all of his friends) who walked around with their arms slightly spread, hands slightly up. I think it was a learned reflex from some "ready" position in wrestling.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 21, 2007 5:41 AM GMT
    That's a problem with a lot of guys in general
    ...Don't get me wrong I like muscular guys
    but there's a line that gets past and a lot of men go over to the dark steroidy - muscle bound sideicon_confused.gif
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    Why go past something like this?
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 21, 2007 1:22 PM GMT
    Alexander,

    No your not the only one to notice.

    As GQjock says there is a line.

    When you go past that line (in my opinion) it is just not attractive anymore. I would hate to have a body like that. It's looks unnatural. I know it's not fat, but in some cases it looks like fat.

    Mike
  • jock_1

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    Oct 21, 2007 1:27 PM GMT
    haha, nope, I notice it too. seems like alot of the bigger dudes chaffe too (hope I spelled that right). Its also gotta be tough to get fitted clothes if you are that built.
  • TXShooter02

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    Oct 21, 2007 5:34 PM GMT
    With some guys, it just has to do with their body shape. I don't consider myself that big, but my shoulder are definitely wider than my waist (naturally without even working out). So my arms never touch my sides.

    And yes it is very difficult to find work clothes that fit when you have to wear shirts and ties. And if they don't sell a suit jacket and pants separate, forget it.
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    Oct 21, 2007 5:45 PM GMT
    a friend of mine knew a bodybuilder who built his arms to the point that he had to twist to aim when he would urinate. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 21, 2007 8:13 PM GMT
    GQ: "...Why go past something like this?...."

    I can't agree more. Rusty looks as close to the Greek/Roman (Michaelangelo's David) ideal as one can get. The Schwarzenegger look is something to which many gay men aspire...and I'd rather aspire to the Greek ideal, myself. That centers on some size, but loads of definition.

    John
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    Oct 21, 2007 9:01 PM GMT
    My friends joke with me from time to time about me walking like that.Im sure they are exaggerating a little though. I dont mean to walk like that. I feel I walk with my arms by my sides. I
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    Oct 21, 2007 9:17 PM GMT
    I have also noticed that a few men concentrate so much on developing their chests on the pec-deck that they neglect to exercise and strengthen the corresponding muscles of the back and spine - resulting in a slight unnatural rounding of the upper back. Their best friends should tell them ! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 21, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    "I'd rather aspire to the Greek ideal, myself. That centers on some size, but loads of definition."

    The Greeks, unlike the Romans, liked small penises too.
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    Oct 21, 2007 10:19 PM GMT
    OW said: "...The Greeks, unlike the Romans, liked small penises too..."

    Italians like penises of all sizes, of course, when attached to bodies like these, showing our Italian buddy "David" on the right, and his Greek kissing cousin. The Italians sure had bigger hands, though :-)

    John

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  • cg220

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    Oct 21, 2007 11:44 PM GMT
    While i have heaps of respect for the guys who get that big, I would not want to be that size. Clothes would never fit! Got to agree with GQJock, Rusty Joiner is as hot as it gets!
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    Oct 22, 2007 12:19 AM GMT
    Wait wait...someone is named Rusty Joiner? Is that a real person or a porn star? (notice my classic Ohio passive aggression skills in that sentence...)
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    Dec 20, 2007 1:50 PM GMT
    I know for a fact that most guys would like to be that big but not disciplined enough as a personal trainer seen it happen and so often heasrd the saying: " I dont ever wnat to be that big". Given a slight chance in hell and we'll all be that big. And ja obvious love big boys with big chests and big arms as i know what it takes to get there.icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif