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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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?

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    Which muscles do you think are the most intimidating?

    To me, it's traps.

    Also, which muscles do you think women look at most? I'd say abs.

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    My answer for both was too rude/immature to mention.

    Intimidating - I'd have to say shoulders, broad shoulders....
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    Girls like my chest, Guys allways comment on my forearms so I guess thats what they notice

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    Most intimidating for men, imo, it would be the arms, more less the bicep

    Momen also look at my guns a lot and comment on them, so I guess that
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    I would say, big ones.

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    Traps and neck. I don't care how big some punk's arms are, if he ain't got a big neck, he's probably weak as hell.

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    Yep, it's the yoke. Thick neck and large traps. Women are too fickle and impulsive to know. My ex was attracted to my legs when she first spotted me. And that was before I ever lifted my legs.
    Last edited by Progress; 05-17-2006 at 07:14 AM.

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    Forearms and a thick back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J450n83
    My answer for both was too rude/immature to mention.
    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    The love muscle...
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    I agree about traps being the most intimidating. You can tell if a guy is REALLY strong by how big his traps/neck are.

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    Traps.

    Girls comment on forearms because that is what is exposed.

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    lats, and some women love the pecs.


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    A wide back and thick chest.

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    Shoulders / traps.
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    Id say forearms, biceps (and ofcourse im seriously lacking in both departments there *sad, feeling sorry for myself smily* )

    For women it has to be abs, and shoulders

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    This should really be a Poll Question.

    I'd be interested.
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    I've talked to a few and some say a nice chest some say a tight ass some say big arms some say a board shoulder it depends frankly i'm working on getting a buffer shoulder i'd like to have a nice heavy shoulder on me.

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    Thinking back to recent events, i've been told by women (not sure if that means it would be intimidating lol), that i had intense shoulders by 1 girl and huge biceps by another girl. 2 of my guy friends have mentioned my traps.

    So i guess experience leads me to believe those would have to be my answers. Biceps/shoulders/traps.
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    shoulder and traps

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    Definately traps. You can't have a strong upper body without them, and you can't hide them with any clothes.
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    Personally, I find really big calves to be intimidating. I don't think most women care, though. Still, When I see a guy with big arms but chicken legs, I'm not scared at all. Same guy with big arms and huge calves? Definitely scary.
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    There is no one "intimidating" muscle to me. What I find intimidating is the guy that's built well all over. Example: His traps are large, neck is thick, back is thick, pecs are larges, and his arms are proportionate to his body, if not a little larger, while his legs are defined and muscular. To women I think it's about the abs until they hit 17 or 18 and then they look more at pecs, arms, and traps. I only say this because I am complimented on my arms and chest.
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    I'd say you'd pick up more females with broad shoulders and big traps(assuming you have a decent bodyfat %) than anything else.. they just add so much to the V-shape. What do you say women of wbb?
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