Is being bigger always better?

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    Jan 30, 2011 11:36 AM GMT
    Interesting one for me. Here in Hong Kong, the aesthetic sense is much more toward looking ripped/defined than size.

    So guys are much happier to be 150 lbs with abs and nice V taper than to be, say, 190 lbs with thick chest, back, cannonball shoulders and biceps with some fat covering up the abs.
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI've never seen a person I'd consider too big to be the point their size took away they're attractiveness in real life...


    /chuckles/
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    rjb2001 said
    Lostboy saidNo. Bigger is not always better. There are guys on this site who think they look amazing and they frankly are less attractive than the "average" guy. Their huge egos and odd behaviour easily outweighing their low body fat.

    What matters is proportion: both height/weight and then visual proportion. A balanced physique is always more attractive than a "big" one.

    But who understands this.. very few.


    Agreed, based on your bone structure and frame to determine the balanced physique as opposed to loading on more than you should.


    The old skool lifters from 100 years ago did it all from the width of the wrist... and they had proportions based on that. Nowadays they just want big legs and look like hippos.
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    Bigger IS always better.

    'nuff said.

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    Jan 30, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes said"Better" is being happy with yourself the way you are...regardless of how you look.
    Bigger is only bigger.


    Best answer.
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    Jan 30, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    The cows came home last night and no-ones mind has been changed either for or against. I guess that means everyone has their own personal preferences?
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    Jan 30, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    I just love men .. ok maybe not the morbidly obese or 80 y.o. + ( although i see some really old men whom i find beautiful , not in a sexual way but in an artistic way , there is nobility )

    i see some massive guys at the gym and they look great but it makes their dick look smaller...which fills me with sadness .
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    Jan 30, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    21+ centimeters uc to the front of the line.

    I love not being able to walk the next day.
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    Jan 30, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    nah i'm a fan of the lean muscle swimmer/soccer player look
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    Jan 30, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    rightasrain saidi much prefer a lean, cut, swimmer/runner, 'guy next door' over the bulk/mass of a bodybuilder.... so 'no', bigger isn't better.


    This is exactly how I feel too. I love a swimmer's build on a guy. If the muscle is too defined or too big I don't find it attractive anymore. Obviously I like muscle, but it I like it to be lean and not hyper defined.
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    No, bigger is not generally "better"...lean, flexible & well proportioned is much more attractive than chunky muscle-bound as far as I'm concerned. And "average" height around 5'8" plus or minus an inch or two is fine too. IMHO.
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidYear nine? I am curious, are you in a doctorate program?


    No, I'm studying two bachelor degrees concurrently and I started at 18. This is my fifth year and I'm expected to finish end of next year.
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]MuchMoreThanMuscle said......I think I may drop down to 200lb. I am about 215 now. I am getting rather sick of gay men who identify themselves with a big muscular body... [/quote]


    MMTM, appx what weight are you in ur avi icon_question.gif
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    MsclDrew saidI've never seen a person I'd consider too big to be the point their size took away they're attractiveness in real life...


    /chuckles/


    That's not sized based that's too much tan and narcisistic personality disorder icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 09, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    I gotta agree with massbuildah, Bigger is always better.

    But if you start looking out of proportion and become a blown up balloon (like Jay Cutler), then you need to tone it down.
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    Feb 09, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    Not always. Bigger is better to a degree. There is certainly such a thing as "too big."
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    Feb 09, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    LanceKC said
    paulflexes said"Better" is being happy with yourself the way you are...regardless of how you look.
    Bigger is only bigger.


    Best answer.

    Agreed. Paul, you totally hit the nail on the head here. icon_biggrin.gif

    However... from personal experience, I've noticed a recurring theme: the bigger the guy, the greater his narcissistic tendencies.
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    Mar 16, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    It's a matter of personal preference.

    What do you want to look like? Don't let other people tell you. Go for what you want.

    Me, personally, I like the bodybuilder look, but more in the 240 pound range than in the 300 pound range. So that's what I'm going for.
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    Mar 16, 2011 6:39 AM GMT
    Well I do think bigger is better but aesthetics do come in to play, I hate seeing huge guys with tiny chicken legs, or whos chest takes up 60% of there mass (don't get me wrong I LOVE a huge chest). I'm not a big fan up the super ripped and disgustingly vainly look either.

    A select few peoples body types & proportions may classy as "too big" but I have yet to see it yet in my opinion
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    Mar 16, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
    I wanna b 185-190 ripped, I look at other guys that are my height 5'9, an they are smokin at 180-190 if they got a 6 pack, I have bigger legs than most (wish my upper body was bu8ilt like my legs) 190 would b the max for me, any bigger an i'd start ta look like blocky/chunky, but i wanna get there quick tho, i'm already 33 an i wanna enjoy lookin good while i can.
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    Mar 16, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    I know for me i would much rather be lean and ripped than beefy or bulky.

    I'm not a fan of packing a lot of muscle on and looking "puffy"

    Everyones different. To each his own.
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    Mar 16, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    shredcutback saidI know for me i would much rather be lean and ripped than beefy or bulky.

    I'm not a fan of packing a lot of muscle on and looking "puffy"

    Everyones different. To each his own.


    yea but u already look totally amazing, most of us (me) are still tryin ta get there