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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Just love Alpha females

    Reading thru a fashion thread started by Built, I came upon a comment about liking models and not liking BB's. Built was clearly offended. It made me think of a class I did where it was evident that my taste was noticably different to other guys;
    I was in a boxing class where I simply couldn't keep my eyes off the instructors shoulder and arm muscles. Back in the change rooms, the guys were all chatting about the "blond", clearly there taste was so different to mine.

    So what is it that attracts me, is it the muscle/muscle tone, is it the sporty in them, is it their assertiveness. Most of them are fitness instructors.

    BTW it doesn't worry me if they are bigger than me, my boxing partner is 6'3" and she probably weighs more than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesbytes
    So what is it that attracts me, is it the muscle/muscle tone, is it the sporty in them, is it their assertiveness. Most of them are fitness instructors.
    Not being a mind reader 'n all, i'd have to say it comes down to personal preference.
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    yea i know what you mean dude. i see a girl (not overly built at all! TBH could do with a bit more work) in the gym monday doin DB presses then concentration curls she looked well nice! all cut up! very nice!
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    It turns me on that Lynn can lift more than a lot of guys in the gym on most lifts. Muscle on a woman shows that she clearly cares about her health and fitness, which shows a certain level of discipline and self confidence - both things that are always attractive.

    Since I started becoming serious about lifting, I appreciate more the hard work it takes to look muscular and fit and thus notice (and respect) people who are like minded.
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    Meh, I like the little girly girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Anconia
    Meh, I like the little girly girls.
    Same here.

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    Ignoring the fact that even girls most guys find "jacked" still look really small next to me...

    I do like smaller girls. Personal preference. My girlfriend is 108 pounds. Of course, she can deadlift 205 (and she only has one leg). She's also a runner.

    I personally don't find BBing women attractive AT ALL. Note that I don't mean the natural girls around here, they look awesome. I mean the "girls" that I sometimes see posted on pics here that have more testosterone than most men. These aren't women anymore, sorry. There is nothing feminine about them. They have broad shoulders, muscular jaws, and otherwise male proportions. Now, I am certainly not one to say I don't find a well built guy attractive, but these women are not attractive as WOMEN. They are aesthetically male.
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    I like the thick woman. Cute face, tiny waste, and a big behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyK
    I like the thick woman. Cute face, tiny waste, and a big behind.
    What's so appealing about a woman with a massive arse??!

    I've never got that.


    Must be an american thing
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Anconia
    Meh, I like the little girly girls.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Anconia
    Meh, I like the little girly girls.
    +1 here..
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J450n83
    What's so appealing about a woman with a massive arse??!

    I've never got that.


    Must be an american thing
    It's just juicy, and add a nice pair tatta's up top and I'm in heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyK
    It's just juicy, and add a nice pair tatta's up top and I'm in heaven.
    I'm not into 'rimming' so i couldn't comment.. but each to their own......
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J450n83
    I'm not into 'rimming' so i couldn't comment.. but each to their own......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial
    I do like smaller girls. Personal preference. My girlfriend is 108 pounds. Of course, she can deadlift 205 (and she only has one leg). She's also a runner.
    Just to make sure I'm reading this right, allow me to reiterate.

    Your girlfriend only has one leg and is a runner.
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    Well, triathlete actually. The right leg's made of carbon fiber, so I guess she does have two. Unless I steal it and hide it.

    She doesn't really like that game.
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    lol....not sure if I should feel bad about laughing at that
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    Okay, there's a selection bias that comes into play here - I have a juicy ass - when you do, you attract men who like big butts.

    I'm also muscular, and wasn't always so. I've noticed that I now attract different types of men than I used to.

    I don't often speak to men who are attracted to the tiny ladies because, well, they're off hitting on tiny ladies!

    Out of curiosity, what is it that's attractive to those of you who like petite women? Honestly, I'm not troubled about this - if nobody was attracted to tiny women, tiny women would be lonely. Is it that they make you feel powerful and big? I know from conversations I've had with women that a lot of women like really big guys because they feel tiny in comparison (and apparently like this feeling for some reason).

    My husband and I used to weigh the same. Heh - actually, at one point, I outweighed him by about 20 lbs ... he now outweighs me by 40-50 lbs, and I can't say I'm disappointed. But he's not at all attracted to tiny, weak looking women, and we've been together for a LONG time, so I'm a little out of the loop.

    Those of you who like 'em skinny - do you seriously like them to appear weak and frail, or just be a lot smaller than you?

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    when i say tiny i actually mean short... the tallest girl ive ever had a relationship with was 5 foot 3. furthermore, they dont really look "weak" i usually go for the cheerleader, gymnast, soccer players, ect... so they are fit, just not ummm large???

    and why do i go for them? its not because it "makes me feel big"... they all have, what i think, looks good. Nothing more too it really.
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    Gotcha.

    Taste is taste. Guys appear to be a lot more visual in their taste than women. Brain-sex stuff I figure.

    Any other brave souls?

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    It's both an aesthetic thing and a power thing. Doesn't matter if you're straight or gay (and I should know, having dated a couple of bodybuilders over the years).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial
    Well, triathlete actually. The right leg's made of carbon fiber, so I guess she does have two. Unless I steal it and hide it.
    Or when you detached it and ran with it through the parking lot of Spice Street trying to evade her hopping after you.

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    Er...I've been with quite a few different women. Just...whoever I find attractive, I guess. If they have a crappy personality, it won't do anything for me. Sweet girls are my weakness. Ones that smile and laugh a lot and can make me laugh in return. I do like it when they're "fit" and care about themselves (definitely a turn on), but fitness isn't the most important aspect. I mean, if you're with someone, you can always get them to go with you to the gym or whatever, I suppose. I will never date a 400 pound Twinkie eater. I tend to date petite women for obvious reasons (I'm NOT tall).
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    Being much larger than the girl gives you a sense of "big huge protective badass". And big huge protective badass is a good feeling.

    I like tall girls too, but I can't say I've ever dated a tall girl, however. I guess I go to a mostly jewish school so a lot of the girls here are much shorter than I am.
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    i prefer short women because they make me feel tall. i stretched a little for my current girlfriend as she's 5'7 but thats still a good 7" difference. Also i have to have a girl with some well built legs. i dont need bulging quads and calves but they need some substance. any girl whose legs go straight up or even just up in a slight taper isnt for me. she also cant be a complete weakling. she also has to enjoy activites, which lcukily i have one who is all of these minus the short so ill take it.
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