"Truly Ripped"

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    Jul 24, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Ok so with the build option on our profiles, I feel like people either a) don't realize what they should be or b) think they are much better off than they are.
    Does anyone else notice this too? Or just me?

    Maybe we should tell the person above us what we think they should put or maybe we should discuss what we think constitutes each category?

    If you do tell someone, write their screen name when you do. And if you disagree with someone else assessment of a fellow realjock, say so, and say why.

    You can choose from:

    Slim
    Average
    Define
    Muscular
    Truly Ripped
    Stocky
    Beefy
    Overweight
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    Jul 24, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    Truly Ripped
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    Jul 24, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    defined
  • somedaytoo

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    Jul 24, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    Too covered up.
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    Jul 24, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    I would say that "somedaytoo" is defined and not slim. I say this based on his shirtless picture. You can see the pecs defined, lean abs, and you can see his biceps in his other pic with a shirt on.

    For me slim is thin, but not a lot of muscle definition.
  • DanielQQ

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    Jul 24, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    It's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.
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    Jul 24, 2009 2:37 PM GMT
    DanielQQ saidIt's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.


    It's narrow minded views like these that make me LOL. Dude, I think this thread is a lot better than the others such as "would you do the guy above you", perhaps due to the fact that it gives another's opinion on your body: people tend to focus on their own faults rather than their pluses and therefore mislabel themselves. However, learn to live with what you don't like and stop whining about it. I think you adequately named yourself DanielQQ

    Cry more, QQ

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    Jul 24, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Allegory claims "average" , which I will accept overall.
    However, I suspect he is better than the average for his age in London.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jul 24, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    DanielQQ saidIt's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.


    Don't you know? It's fun to bitch and project our own inadequacies by calling other people fat. All the cool gays are doing it.
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    Jul 24, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    UFJocknerd claims Muscular, which he earned and rightfully deserves
  • DanielQQ

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    Jul 24, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    Allegory said
    DanielQQ saidIt's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.


    It's narrow minded views like these that make me LOL. Dude, I think this thread is a lot better than the others such as "would you do the guy above you", perhaps due to the fact that it gives another's opinion on your body: people tend to focus on their own faults rather than their pluses and therefore mislabel themselves. However, learn to live with what you don't like and stop whining about it. I think you adequately named yourself DanielQQ

    Cry more, QQ

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    If you really think the OP meant for this thread to be a positive "let's focus on your pluses rather than your faults", you're a fucking idiot.

    And I always appreciate the irony of someone whining about whining.
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    DanielQQ said
    Allegory said
    DanielQQ saidIt's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.


    It's narrow minded views like these that make me LOL. Dude, I think this thread is a lot better than the others such as "would you do the guy above you", perhaps due to the fact that it gives another's opinion on your body: people tend to focus on their own faults rather than their pluses and therefore mislabel themselves. However, learn to live with what you don't like and stop whining about it. I think you adequately named yourself DanielQQ

    Cry more, QQ

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    If you really think the OP meant for this thread to be a positive "let's focus on your pluses rather than your faults", you're a fucking idiot.

    And I always appreciate the irony of someone whining about whining.


    If you really think that I can't possibly bring myself to see the positives and negatives of a thread, you're quite an obtuse individual.

    Oh look, lets demonstrate our intelligence by swearing!

    My post was hardly a whine, perhaps you should find out what constitutes "whining" before you go on about the "irony" of it.
    While I can see the negatives in the original OP, I prefer to focus on the positives... HOLD ON!!! Don't you say in the "guys I'm looking to meet" part of your profile that you "like guys who are also... have a positive outlook on life". Why how hypocritical of you, that you then decided to focus on the negative in this thread.
    I shall illustrate your hypocritical tendencies even further, "it's important to respect people's feelings" yet you don't hesitate to start swearing at me when I merely replied, more or less, playfully to your whine and played on your screen name.
    Furthermore, it seems that your original reply within this thread was complaining about the self validation that this site brings out in people, therefore I am led to ask you, why you feel the need to approve comments like "yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
    yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum." on your ab picture - while you certainly have nice abs... Why do you feel the need to approve such a comment. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    You're not a bad looking guy, don't ruin the whole package by acting like a "holier than thou" twat.
  • sportsjockla

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    Jul 24, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
    I don't think you should tell anyone you don't know what they should put down as their "Type." Let your partner tell you they checked the wrong box.
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    I find sportsjockla's self assessment of "defined" is correct.

    A neutral 3rd party can probably be more honest than a partner if someone clicks the wrong box.
  • DanielQQ

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    Jul 24, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    Allegory said
    DanielQQ said
    Allegory said
    DanielQQ saidIt's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.


    It's narrow minded views like these that make me LOL. Dude, I think this thread is a lot better than the others such as "would you do the guy above you", perhaps due to the fact that it gives another's opinion on your body: people tend to focus on their own faults rather than their pluses and therefore mislabel themselves. However, learn to live with what you don't like and stop whining about it. I think you adequately named yourself DanielQQ

    Cry more, QQ

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    If you really think the OP meant for this thread to be a positive "let's focus on your pluses rather than your faults", you're a fucking idiot.

    And I always appreciate the irony of someone whining about whining.


    If you really think that I can't possibly bring myself to see the positives and negatives of a thread, you're quite an obtuse individual.

    Oh look, lets demonstrate our intelligence by swearing!

    My post was hardly a whine, perhaps you should find out what constitutes "whining" before you go on about the "irony" of it.
    While I can see the negatives in the original OP, I prefer to focus on the positives... HOLD ON!!! Don't you say in the "guys I'm looking to meet" part of your profile that you "like guys who are also... have a positive outlook on life". Why how hypocritical of you, that you then decided to focus on the negative in this thread.
    I shall illustrate your hypocritical tendencies even further, "it's important to respect people's feelings" yet you don't hesitate to start swearing at me when I merely replied, more or less, playfully to your whine and played on your screen name.
    Furthermore, it seems that your original reply within this thread was complaining about the self validation that this site brings out in people, therefore I am led to ask you, why you feel the need to approve comments like "yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
    yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum." on your ab picture - while you certainly have nice abs... Why do you feel the need to approve such a comment. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    You're not a bad looking guy, don't ruin the whole package by acting like a "holier than thou" twat.


    We don't need to turn this into a flame war between you and I, though I admit I AM feeling a bit feisty this morning heheh

    This thread annoys me, just like the one you mentioned "Would you DO the guy above you" annoys me. They're inane threads... i mean, really, who cares if someone describes their body as "Truly Ripped" and you don't think they are. It's a subjective term! The whole premise that people can "realize what they should be" is ridiculous to me. Why does it matter so much to the OP that people describe their bodies in a way that is suitable to him? A self-validation thread is one thing, and I think they're OK... sure, sometimes it's nice to hear you're hot. What I don't like, though, are threads designed to tear down others or attack their self-concept.

    That said, I can appreciate you seeing the "positive" in this thread, though--no offense--i do think there's a difference between positive thinking and naivete.

    In any case, you're not a bad looking guy yourself. And keep in mind, I was only slinging some shit back at you. So when's the wedding? icon_smile.gif


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    Jul 24, 2009 3:37 PM GMT



    Ah you guys...truly ripped...back in our younger days this meant a euphoric state brought on by recreational substances...icon_lol.gif

    ...as in totally blasted, completely baked, tripping, and/or wasted.


    -ancient people
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    meninlove said


    Ah you guys...truly ripped...back in our younger days this meant a euphoric state brought on by recreational substances...icon_lol.gif

    ...as in totally blasted, completely baked, tripping, and/or wasted.


    -ancient people


    Don't worry, whenever I hear ripped or truely ripped, I can't help but get images of the animal maulings.
  • justinlee86

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    Jul 24, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    i think I am muscular...but i have seen some truly ripped boys...damn...
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
    By meninlove's alternate meaning, I was "truly ripped" some 25 years ago.
    I'm in better shape now.

    justinlee is certainly muscular I agree.
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    Jul 24, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    I put 'average' for myself. Here's why: This site is geared towards fitness. I'm not overweight, but I've still got some weight to lose and I'm doing it. Compared to the otherguys on this site, I'm slightly below average in build, but I'm not slim, stocky, beefy, etc. Whilst I build muscle slowly, I may get to the point of using another descriptor. When compared to the general public (including straight men I see) and considering my age, I'd actually describe myself as 'athletic'.

    The descriptors here are oddly mixed since some, such as 'truly ripped' have more to do with extremely low body fat rather than muscle mass, whereas 'muscular' seems to have to do with muscle mass. Ideally these should be two separate descriptors. One grade for muscle mass and a separate bodyfat index.

    Personally though, when I'm looking at someones profile, I go by the pictures, rather than the descriptor since most people rarely have or accept an accurate self description regardless of whether they are massively egocentric or painfull self-effacing, or anywhere in-between. If it's a pictureless profile, I'll imagine them based on the description, but take it with a grain of salt. (I find nothing more entertaining than a profile where the pictures and the description have a complete disconnect.)

    I'd love to be built like my bf but I'm happier to look AT him. As long as he like's the way I look, I'm happy with that too.
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    Jul 24, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    DanielQQ said
    Allegory said
    DanielQQ said
    Allegory said
    DanielQQ saidIt's threads like this that make me question my participation on this site.


    It's narrow minded views like these that make me LOL. Dude, I think this thread is a lot better than the others such as "would you do the guy above you", perhaps due to the fact that it gives another's opinion on your body: people tend to focus on their own faults rather than their pluses and therefore mislabel themselves. However, learn to live with what you don't like and stop whining about it. I think you adequately named yourself DanielQQ

    Cry more, QQ

    icon_wink.gif


    If you really think the OP meant for this thread to be a positive "let's focus on your pluses rather than your faults", you're a fucking idiot.

    And I always appreciate the irony of someone whining about whining.


    If you really think that I can't possibly bring myself to see the positives and negatives of a thread, you're quite an obtuse individual.

    Oh look, lets demonstrate our intelligence by swearing!

    My post was hardly a whine, perhaps you should find out what constitutes "whining" before you go on about the "irony" of it.
    While I can see the negatives in the original OP, I prefer to focus on the positives... HOLD ON!!! Don't you say in the "guys I'm looking to meet" part of your profile that you "like guys who are also... have a positive outlook on life". Why how hypocritical of you, that you then decided to focus on the negative in this thread.
    I shall illustrate your hypocritical tendencies even further, "it's important to respect people's feelings" yet you don't hesitate to start swearing at me when I merely replied, more or less, playfully to your whine and played on your screen name.
    Furthermore, it seems that your original reply within this thread was complaining about the self validation that this site brings out in people, therefore I am led to ask you, why you feel the need to approve comments like "yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
    yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum." on your ab picture - while you certainly have nice abs... Why do you feel the need to approve such a comment. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    You're not a bad looking guy, don't ruin the whole package by acting like a "holier than thou" twat.


    We don't need to turn this into a flame war between you and I, though I admit I AM feeling a bit feisty this morning heheh

    This thread annoys me, just like the one you mentioned "Would you DO the guy above you" annoys me. They're inane threads... i mean, really, who cares if someone describes their body as "Truly Ripped" and you don't think they are. It's a subjective term! The whole premise that people can "realize what they should be" is ridiculous to me. Why does it matter so much to the OP that people describe their bodies in a way that is suitable to him? A self-validation thread is one thing, and I think they're OK... sure, sometimes it's nice to hear you're hot. What I don't like, though, are threads designed to tear down others or attack their self-concept.

    That said, I can appreciate you seeing the "positive" in this thread, though--no offense--i do think there's a difference between positive thinking and naivete.

    In any case, you're not a bad looking guy yourself. And keep in mind, I was only slinging some shit back at you. So when's the wedding? icon_smile.gif




    I hate when people use the term "no offense". You wuss!

    On the whole feisty issue, I think I was feeling the same, hehe, I was just arguing for arguments sake, I really didn't have anything substantial to my argument. I still won though. icon_razz.gif
    Also, don't you love how our argument has totally derailed the thread into a discussion rather than what it was originally intended to be?
    As far as the wedding...... PM me icon_wink.gif


    Ghen said
    meninlove said


    Ah you guys...truly ripped...back in our younger days this meant a euphoric state brought on by recreational substances...icon_lol.gif

    ...as in totally blasted, completely baked, tripping, and/or wasted.


    -ancient people


    Don't worry, whenever I hear ripped or truely ripped, I can't help but get images of the animal maulings.


    Yeah.. I just get images of onemanonejar.com Fun times...
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    Jul 24, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    Allegory said

    Yeah.. I just get images of onemanonejar.com Fun times...


    Bugger, the site is down, any chance of a recap?
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    Jul 24, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    Slim: low MBI, little obvious muscle. In some cases too thin. Twink land.
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    Average: medium MBI, little obvious muscle, perhaps a small belly. Probably not much of a chest, maybe thin legs. Otters live here
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    Athletic: MBI higher, waist measurement lower, perhaps slightly higher body fat that “defined” (ie flat stomach but no 6 pac). Won´t necessarily have all the gym muscles (big pecs etc) but clearly involved in regular sport. Otter territory
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    Defined: MBI getting higher, but the waist measurement lower. Visible gym muscles (pecs, abs, arms etc), but not huge size. Low body fat. Wolverines.
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    Muscular: MBI high, waist may be slightly larger than "defined" guy. Solid, visible muscle on lower and upper body. Not necessarily a very low body fat percentage but not fat. Wolverines and Muscle bears.
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    Truly Ripped: muscular with very low body fat.
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    Stocky; muscular but with higher body fat, probably larger waist. Muscle maybe less visible but it´s still there. Moving into muscle bear or bear country.
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    Beefy: stocky, but more fat, larger waist. Bear territory.
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    Overweight = fat. High BMI, high body fat, not necessarily involving much muscle. NB it´s often used as a psychological "I weigh too much" as a self description. Hence no picture. Some of the guys were actually "athletic" with bad body image.


    Average on their way to muscular will look different from average on their way to fat. I started out slim, then was average, and now I´m athletic on my way to defined.

    NB Hot does not fit with any physical description. Being hot is about a lot more than body type (hence me not feeling constrained in describing the different body types).



    (All pics are from members self description, apart from athletic as the category doesn´t exist)
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    Jul 24, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    i put mine as "defined"...does that seem right?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 24, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    I would agree with Lostboy on his own assessment. I don't fit his definition of slim, butI still consider myself slim. icon_confused.gif

    And oaktownguy seems defined to me!