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Are Muscles Worth It?

I think of all the time Arnold Schwarznegger must have spent pumping iron in the gym and now I look at his emaciated body and think, "Is it worth it?"

John Travolta admits that he had Sylvester Stallone train him to get a better body. Now I look at Travolta and I think, "Is it worth it?"

by Anonymousreply 292October 16, 2021 4:58 PM

Do it now and enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2016 7:21 PM

It was worth it to Arnie as he's made hundreds of millions off those muscles. For the average Joe, no it's not worth it.

by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2016 7:26 PM

Why do anything, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3May 25, 2016 7:28 PM

Most people find a well toned, tight body with a little muscle more attractive than one that is overly muscular.

by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2016 7:30 PM

He used drugs to achieve his look and has admitted to it. That's why he's had all of those heart surgeries. He looks awful because he's had so many heart surgeries. Plus, he has gyno (from working out and elevated estrogen) and all kinds hormonal issues (from drugs and age) which cause loose skin. Drug use actually causes your body to stop producing hormones.

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2016 7:35 PM

In just seven days, OP....

by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2016 7:38 PM

"Drug use actually causes your body to stop producing hormones."

Plus, when men get older they lose the Y chromosome.

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by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2016 7:39 PM

Travolta decided he like to eat more. Legendary glutton. And after 50, roided muscle queens just start to get ridiculed whatever they do to stay "young." So, no.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2016 7:43 PM

I didn't know that R7. Are they still male essentially?

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2016 7:45 PM

[quote]Are they still male essentially?

No, that's why so many old men look like lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2016 8:27 PM

You can go on T to mitigate the Lesbian Look, but then you'll be dead of prostate cancer within 5 years.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2016 9:08 PM

Yes it gets me any man that I want. I put up a pic and I get dozens of men wanting me. I can be more picky and the guys worship me. I even had a woman in a night club ask me to go home with her and fuck her. I could be an escort if I wanted to sell my ass.

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2016 9:20 PM

Emaciated?

Arnie's a big, fat blob!

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by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2016 9:36 PM

Only if you don't want to get sand in your face when kicked to the ground.

by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2016 10:28 PM

I don't like men with too many muscles.

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2016 1:31 AM

[quote] Yes it gets me any man that I want. I put up a pic and I get dozens of men wanting me.

I'll be the judge of that.

Link to photo, please.

by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2016 1:34 AM

Tell 80-year-old Vince McMahon that muscles aren't worth it.

Then stop making excuses for yourself and get your ass to the gym!

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by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2016 1:43 AM

OP, I guess you know there is a middle ground between how Arnold Schwarznegger looked in his heyday and a 98 pound weakling?

by Anonymousreply 18May 26, 2016 1:58 AM

Only if you plan to fuck the maid and have an ugly child with her.

by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2016 2:07 AM

R12 = Junior Samples

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2016 2:12 AM

What's wrong with lean and slim ? Looks so youthful. Like a runway model.

by Anonymousreply 21May 26, 2016 2:21 AM

R21, I can get more guys and girls that you can imagine with my gym body. Lean and slim is for pussies. Muscles are hot. If I'm going to have sex with a guy don't want a lean and slim dude; I want someone built like me.

by Anonymousreply 22May 26, 2016 2:28 AM

People forget that exercising feels good if youi're doing it right. Obviously if you want mega muscles you need to spend way too much time getting them or put your health at risk with steroids.

by Anonymousreply 23May 26, 2016 2:29 AM

Muscle is a fetish r22

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2016 2:30 AM

OP just don't equate muscles with sexiness.

And one time I asked a muscleguy with a small cock if he wished he had a big cock and an average body and he said def a big cock/average body.

And let's face it, with cock size there are only three: small, big and horse.

by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2016 2:34 AM

[quote]Tell 80-year-old Vince McMahon that muscles aren't worth it. Then stop making excuses for yourself and get your ass to the gym!

Why would I in any way want to emulate Vince McMahon????

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2016 2:37 AM

I prefer a big cock to big muscles

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2016 2:41 AM

Vince McMahon is on HGH (probably enough to kill a horse)..and roids.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2016 2:43 AM

Arnold had a Mesomorph body type. They are short and squaty and build muscles quickly.

Ectomorph- Lean and long, ectomorphs have difficulty building muscle

Endomorph - Big with high body fat, often pear-shaped, endomorphs have a high tendency to store body fat

Mesomorph - Muscular and well-built, mesomorphs have a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells

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by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2016 2:44 AM

It's pretty amazing that OP would question if muscles are worth it and then ramble about Arnold.

EVERYTHING Schwarzenegger has attained in life, he owes it to bodybuilding. He would never had emigrated to America if it wasn't for bodybuilding, he would not have been in the movies if it weren't for his physique. Now he's worth over $500 millions, has been Governor of California, and you still wonder if being muscular was worth it because he's looking saggy in his 60's?? It's like wondering why someone would study hard to become an engineer if he got alzheimer later in life.

by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2016 2:54 AM

You could still do all that without being a bodybuilder and not looking saggy at 60s.

by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2016 2:59 AM

McMahon is impressive, but he's not 80.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2016 3:06 AM

R31 With what talent? Arnold knew nothing but to lift weights, and he made it big.

I guess you, an obvious bitter fatso on the internet, could have life-coached him to stardom by other means, but alas uchronia is a subgenre of fantasy and sci-fi and not reality or history.

by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2016 3:18 AM

Arnold looks a mess because he got old. All men of his age look like that, whether they worked out or not.

But I bet he had more fun than the average chubby schlub along the way.

by Anonymousreply 34May 26, 2016 3:47 AM

R34 I bet he had lots of fun with that ugly housekeeper..

by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2016 3:50 AM

Worth it?

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by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2016 7:15 PM

You should emulate Vince McMahon because he is healthy, he looks and feels great with big muscles at 80 years old and he has an active sex life, r26.

Or be a fat, diseased, bitter P.O.S. when you're 80. The choice is yours.

by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2016 10:16 PM

r36 is that a pinhead?

by Anonymousreply 38May 26, 2016 10:53 PM

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by Anonymousreply 39May 27, 2016 3:03 AM

Oh yes

by Anonymousreply 40July 30, 2016 4:45 AM

Of course. The hotties that start checking you out is incredible. It opens you you up to 8s, 9s, even 10s! And you fit in your clothes like whoa.

by Anonymousreply 41August 19, 2018 2:11 PM

Another unexpected advantage of having a well muscled body is that I get MAD respect from straight guys. At work they’re all “bro this”, “bro that”, asking for tips, wanting to hang out. A muscled body opens the door to the straight boys’ club - but you gotta be BIG.

by Anonymousreply 42August 19, 2018 2:38 PM

So true. Almost all my close friends are straight bros. While they were cool with me as a skinny dudes, they give me so much more respect now that I lift And am “Jacked.” They constantly comment on my Bigger muscles and physique. They call me “boss” and “stud” now, even sometimes “Alpha.” There is just so much Male respect for muscled dudes.

by Anonymousreply 43August 19, 2018 2:44 PM

Do you need to juice to get big?

by Anonymousreply 44August 19, 2018 3:35 PM

It depends what your priorities are.

If you want health, and to look good as long as possible, go for moderate muscle. Eat fairly healthy and work out regularly but not obsessively.

Oh, and don’t smoke Or get too much sun exposure (but go outside frequently. Just cover up and use sunscreen).

by Anonymousreply 45August 19, 2018 3:41 PM

Definitely. I was a twinky waif inclined towards topping but got fucked all the time. After I bulked up bottoms became attracted to me and I was able to top much more - and kick sand in face to boot.

by Anonymousreply 46August 19, 2018 3:51 PM

Indeed

by Anonymousreply 47August 19, 2018 11:51 PM

Vince McMahon: major pussy hound, big Trump supporter.

Just say no.

by Anonymousreply 48August 20, 2018 12:38 AM

The attention and adoration is intoxicating and addictive.

by Anonymousreply 49August 20, 2018 12:43 AM

Big muscles take lots of work and eating. To stay that way, it’s almost continuous. No carbs and steroids help too. You get lots of attention and then you realize it has little to do with you as a person but your muscles.

And then you get sick of not having much of a life because you spend so much time tending to your muscles.

It’s better to be lean and muscled but just not that big

by Anonymousreply 50August 20, 2018 1:28 AM

I worked out with weights for 30 years, three hours a day, six days a week. I was the geeky, nerdy kid in high school, so when I noticed the results for the first time, I became hooked. I wasn't a bodybuilder, but I was well-muscled. I was always getting compliments on my chest, in particular. I got to know many great guys at the gym through those years; I spent so much time with them. I also got an up close look at some great bodies. Some even teased me by flashing their cocks from time to time.

I know I was noticed when I walked into a room. Going to a gay bar in the 80s with muscle (before it became popular) guaranteed at least one person would approach me each time, looking for love...

I was gradually tearing my rotator cuff, and it finally gave out. I had surgery and rehab. Then I tore it again. After that repair, I stopped lifting heavy. One day at the gym, in my fifties, I was so tired. I asked myself why I was doing this. I left the gym and never went back.

I lost muscle mass, but I haven't gotten fat. It was great while I had the muscle, lots of reward. But now I wonder how I ever had the time to do it.

by Anonymousreply 51August 20, 2018 1:46 AM

I love the way hard, developed muscles fit in clothes, especially today’s athletic, muscle, and slim fit styles. It feels good to just feel like your physique is molded into pants and shirts. I especially love how my polos are so fitted

by Anonymousreply 52August 20, 2018 1:49 AM

R24 I am NOT fatish!

---R22

by Anonymousreply 53August 20, 2018 2:10 AM

[quote]They call me “boss” and “stud” now, even sometimes “Alpha.”

Wow, you must have a really magical, fulfilling life now.

by Anonymousreply 54August 20, 2018 2:41 AM

To r54: You mad, bro?

by Anonymousreply 55August 20, 2018 2:54 AM

U bet he is!

by Anonymousreply 56August 20, 2018 2:54 AM

R54, he's being IRONIC.

by Anonymousreply 57August 20, 2018 2:58 AM

The snarky eyeroll isn’t ironic

by Anonymousreply 58August 20, 2018 3:01 AM

If you love and need the attention, muscles are worth it. They take loads of work, particularly if your body doesn’t naturally have that aptitude.

You will have a wonderful selection of men who want to have sex with you, be invited to the hottest parties, have strangers offer you free things. Seriously.

I know, because I made that commitment. I went from being a vegetarian to a meat eater just so I could gain muscle. I’ve juiced a few cycles but kept most of my muscle mass since.

I like the attention and the fact that I can choose the hottest guys to sleep with (I remember when I had to hope and pray men would even look my way.). It’s fun but I know this won’t last forever. I’m already getting bored of the whole rigmarole.

by Anonymousreply 59August 20, 2018 3:14 AM

There is a lot of male bonding and camaraderie among guys who are in today’s male aesthetics, male fitness, and bodybuilding movements. These are essentially subcultures with their own lingo, lifestyle, and relationships. A lot of guys mainly hang out with other dudes and women who are fitness heads. After all, they are in the gym all the time and have very particular diets. It’s a huge male bonding appeal across orientations.

by Anonymousreply 60August 20, 2018 3:32 AM

Sort of like team Sports

by Anonymousreply 61August 20, 2018 3:32 AM

Speaking of which, muscles mean you can indulge in sportsex.

by Anonymousreply 62August 20, 2018 8:50 AM

Do you have any idea how much Pu@@y was being thrown at Arnold in his prime? I’m sure he thought it was worth it!

by Anonymousreply 63August 20, 2018 9:50 AM

Moderation in everything. In the long run, the person who eats right, gets a combination of some regular cardio and resistance exercise, even if it's just regular vigorous walking and some push ups or pull ups at home, maintains his BMI at 25 or less, gets sleep and avoids overindulgence in drinking or drugs will look good his whole life long, not just for a decade here or there. It's been my experience watching friends who are gymholics, that when the time comes (and it always comes) that they either injure themselves to the point of being unable to work out, or tire of the routine and stop it, their big muscle bodies quickly turn to fat - fat that is VERY hard to lose. But a completely untoned body is not attractive either, at any age. So finding some sort of exercise regime that fits into your lifestyle is very important. Sadly, it means spending a couple of hours a day away from DL too :)

by Anonymousreply 64August 20, 2018 10:53 AM

Don’t ever tire of looking hot

by Anonymousreply 65August 20, 2018 1:46 PM

Yes!

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by Anonymousreply 66November 16, 2018 3:37 PM

No. R64 is the best post on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 67November 16, 2018 3:50 PM

Look at Stallone’s and Van Damme’s bodies today. They never let themselves go.

Yes, it’s worth it.

by Anonymousreply 68November 16, 2018 3:55 PM

Schwarzenegger gained wealth beyond the dreams of avarice and world fame from his muscles, so even if all the steroids destroy his health in later life he probably thinks it was worth it.

Nobody else has ever gained enough from big muscles to make taking decades off their life span worthwhile.

by Anonymousreply 69November 16, 2018 5:26 PM

My vegetarian friend decided to become a meat eater so her would bulk up. He was pretty thin before and now he’s nicely muscled. He beds so really hot guys now.

So, for him, the muscles were worth it

by Anonymousreply 70November 16, 2018 5:34 PM

R68 Stallone is still using steroids. He got busted in Australia a few years back.

by Anonymousreply 71November 16, 2018 5:38 PM

Working out, you pretty much have 2 choices: build muscles for appearance sake, or build strength.

Building strength feels great but it has a lot less to do with image. It will make you look better and weigh more while burning fat. You will be able to lift things you couldn’t before and walk around feeling like you can defend yourself if need be, especially against couch potatoes.

As a woman, I love lifting heavy weights. It feels great. I’m not too extreme, but it’s been proven I’m now stronger than your average non-active man —no hormones and no special diet, either. Love that, too.

I’ve also out lifted and out lasted a few gorillas in my day. When you build up the major muscle groups like bodybuilders do, you can actually lose strength and stamina. Their workouts are weird and I don’t understand them. A huge gorilla actually wept tears with his bloodshot eyes in my class doing tricep repetitions with a five pound weight. I can do 20 pounds or more at my best.

So, do it for you. Strong feels great and will serve you for a lifetime. My only complaint is I really need electrolytes daily because the extra muscle mass dehydrates me quickly. Bodybuilding is style over substance and can harm, is weird and unnatural, and is all about looks. If that’s what you want, then buyer beware. CrossFit guys are far hotter imho.

by Anonymousreply 72November 16, 2018 5:57 PM

Muscular people actually look sexy in clothes as well. Maybe even more sexy than in Speedo-type garb. For the person who is in shape and muscular (not talking body dysmorphia territory), it's a huge mental boost and confidence boost. Even if you work in a career that is more cerebral, I think the muscular person would have an advantage.

by Anonymousreply 73November 16, 2018 6:49 PM

Studies show weightlifting has huge health benefits, from preventing diabetes to helping jumpstart the metabolic rate. People with muscles are less likely to fall or suffer injuries, and tend to report higher levels of contentment

by Anonymousreply 74November 16, 2018 7:28 PM

All should weight train at least twice a week.

by Anonymousreply 75November 16, 2018 8:26 PM

If you do it and keep it up, you'll consistently have sex with other muscular men. But after you stop doing it you'll lose the muscles, and if you lose the muscles, you'll lose the frequent sex with muscular men. But eventually you'll age enough that it won;t matter how muscular you are (unless you are a cum-sloppy whore like the elderly Dallas Steele and will have sex with anyone).

by Anonymousreply 76November 16, 2018 8:47 PM

R76, do you only think about sex, man?

by Anonymousreply 77November 16, 2018 8:58 PM

Uh, google that old lady in her seventies who can deadlift over 200 pounds. She looked pretty damn firm to me.

by Anonymousreply 78November 16, 2018 9:44 PM

R17 is that a current photo of 80 year old Vince?

by Anonymousreply 79November 16, 2018 9:54 PM

[quote] Uh, google that old lady in her seventies who can deadlift over 200 pounds. She looked pretty damn firm to me.

If you want to have sex with her, go for it!

by Anonymousreply 80November 16, 2018 9:56 PM

Honestly? It is SO worth it. Being young and having members of both sex wanted to be naked with you, is an incredible feeling. Now I am old and body has broken down, and I am invisible, and that is ok too. For any young man, go for it, there is no greater feeling in the world. Ok flame away, just one persons experience.

by Anonymousreply 81November 16, 2018 10:03 PM

I love seeing all the buff people in their 60s and 70s in the gym. Goals

by Anonymousreply 82November 16, 2018 10:22 PM

Lost at sea, hide the desert

Stay with me, you won't regret it

Take this love, so deep to swim in

Come to me, and let the love in

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by Anonymousreply 83November 16, 2018 11:02 PM

I've been going to the gym for nearly 30 years; definitely had my muscle day when I could clearly get both men and women wanting me, and I did indulge. However, I never considered it the definition of who I was or am. Over 50 now, I'm still toned, not buffed, and not anywhere near as obsessive about achieving muscle mass. I'm very, very good at what I do, successful in my career, and had I been a fatty that wouldn't have changed. It's fine to want to be healthy, prolong wellness, and enhance self-esteem. It's another thing to overcompensate for many other deficits in one's life to the point that it becomes pathological. The guy who talked about body building as ultra male bonding may be omitting the facts that many of this clan also suffer from major depression, addiction, body dysmorphia, anorexia, bulimia, laxative abuse, and an array of personality disorders, namely NPD. Believe ne, I have seen them and known them all. Younger guys are being raised in era where the male physique has been hyper-exploited and oversexualized to the point that it is worse than the female stereotype ever was. A number of guys in my current gym have great physiques in tandem with coke and meth problems, ADHD, aggression issues compound by the incessant doping. Not a pretty picture. I hate to shatter the illusion of muscle magic and its gateway to respect and unbelievable sex with both genders, but there are plenty of guys with great bodies who ended up with chubby chics. There are also heavier guys with dynamic personalities and other talents that get laid a lot more than you'd like to know. Maybe the work needs to be done on the inside first. Getting an education, perfecting your intellectual and mental acumen, learning compassion, empathy, and generosity. Avoiding an elitist male bonding club that will exclude, but creating a social forum where all are welcome. It saddens me to see that gay men who have fought for decades not to be discriminated against have morphed into a generation that does nothing but discriminate when looks, weight, and age are involved. The outside will eventually be the reflection of the inside. When you're young, you have the face and body that God gave you. When you're old, you get the face and body you deserve. And tomorrow becomes today much faster than you think.

by Anonymousreply 84November 16, 2018 11:57 PM

Well said.

by Anonymousreply 85November 17, 2018 12:44 AM

To look like this, certainly

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by Anonymousreply 86November 17, 2018 1:32 AM

R85 Thank you. Not many are going to get the point.

by Anonymousreply 87November 17, 2018 1:51 AM

Yes, R84, very well said.

by Anonymousreply 88November 17, 2018 4:13 AM

Yes, it’s worth it.

Yes, I’m. More likely to get sex, but it make you feel so much better. Walking down the street, running up a flight of stairs, picking up a bag of whatever, you feel more capable. I’ve been working out regularly for thirty years. A few years ago, there was a definite change for the worse with body fat and muscle mass, in spite of a six-day-a-week regimine. Got my testosterone checked. It was low, as I suspected, so I got on weekly shots, and everything’s just a little bit better.

I’m not going to compete with twenty-five year olds, but I get to be the best me I can be. All my bloodwork gets checked regularly, so the health risks are minimal. Don’t always feel like going to the gym, but I’m always glad I went. My mood a better and I feel grounded in my body. There’s a joy to feeling your body working, it puts you in touch with your animal nature.

And occasionally, I make out with a guy half my age, so there’s that. I don’t much care about going home with them these days.

by Anonymousreply 89November 18, 2018 6:46 AM

If you get fit and stay fit WITHOUT steroids, then yes it is worth it.

by Anonymousreply 90November 18, 2018 10:54 AM

Yes it worth it. You pack on your muscles before you're 40 and you'll look pretty good as a hot daddy. Not to speak of a strong core as you age. Nothing more unattractive than a scrawny old geezer with a gut and hair growing out of his nose.

by Anonymousreply 91November 18, 2018 11:10 AM

Nothing can be "worth it" forever. Our values & priorities change the older we get.

by Anonymousreply 92November 18, 2018 11:13 AM

R42 R43. I can attest to that. I had a best friend who would and still gets mad respect from other guys due to his muscular frame.

by Anonymousreply 93November 18, 2018 11:19 AM

So straight guys' approval makes it worth it. Big shocker. Same as being a marine or pro sports player.

by Anonymousreply 94November 18, 2018 11:22 AM

R93 here. I should have mentioned that my buddy is straight.

by Anonymousreply 95November 18, 2018 11:28 AM

Hells yeah

by Anonymousreply 96November 18, 2018 11:29 AM

[quote] I’ve juiced a few cycles but kept most of my muscle mass since.

Did your dick shrink?

by Anonymousreply 97November 18, 2018 11:30 AM

Question : when you stop after years of big muscles, does the extra skin schrink back or does it end up hanging on the body?

by Anonymousreply 98November 18, 2018 11:37 AM

Don’t juice

by Anonymousreply 99November 18, 2018 2:08 PM

Hells yeah

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by Anonymousreply 100April 18, 2019 2:18 AM

Are you basically saying bodybuilding is a "sport" full of lust and orgies?

by Anonymousreply 101April 18, 2019 3:07 AM

I find many different types of men attractive, but the combo of a lot of muscle plus a bit of cushion (“fit fat”) is definitely the sexiest to me. I would love to get beefy, but am a classic ectomorph and know it would require constant, grueling workouts and more food than I can see myself eating on a regular basis.

So, for me it’s not worth it—at least not now. I’ll stick with my 4-5 challenging but not hellish workouts a week and moderate diet.

by Anonymousreply 102April 18, 2019 3:29 AM

Sex, most men want admiration and sex. Muscles open those doors.

by Anonymousreply 103April 19, 2019 7:20 AM

R84 hit the nail on the head!

by Anonymousreply 104April 19, 2019 8:22 AM

Yes and no. The pros are obvious, of course; being healthier, stronger, the confidence boost and more attention really are great. Athletic activity opens up a completely new world of entertainment. But there's also a somewhat dark side to it, or at least there is for me. A nice body can be alienating to some people. One big problem I encountered is that my body change resulted in some horrible jealousy issues with friends, both men and women. My social groups from my youth were the typical party/bar crawl crowd, and we did it up majorly. However, as we hit our late 20s, the lifestyle caught up with us and we started getting fat. Of course we all made the pact to work-out together and eat healthier blah blah, but I was the only one who followed through with it. In my friends' defense, our lifestyles were grossly unhealthy, basically just working to get to the weekend to do drinking and smoking with little sleep, up all hours, no exercise besides walking from bar to bar. So going from that to consistent working out (working out with smokers lungs is one of the most horrid experiences) and moderating caloric intake was akin to throwing a fish on land and demanding it to walk. But it does suck because when I hang out with my friends, it's me and bunch of drunk, overweight, depressed smokers making snide comments about how I spend too much time in the gym or my "obsession with my body is weird." They basically hold a grudge against me for it which has really changed our dynamic. I've had three girlfriends who've said they don't want to be seen with me publicly because they think I make them look fat by comparison, past FWBs don't want to sleep with me anymore because they don't feel attractive enough, etc.. Contrary to what others have mentioned above, I haven't really enjoyed more sex with hotter people. I definitely sleep with hotter guys now, and that's nice. However, in my midwestern city, fit isn't really the norm; for every 50 guys I interact with on grindr or in a bar or wherever, there's maybe 3 or 4 who I'd consider, (and whether I meet their standards is another matter as, admittedly, I don't have a typical attractive male face), and the logistics and practicality of hooking up sometimes completely leave me with nothing (I'm not traveling 40 miles round trip for ass or waiting an hour for them to come over). I've also noticed that a lot of guys assume that, because I'm fit, I will only date or hookup with other guys at my same fitness level, which is not necessarily the case. But, like the issue with my friends above, the disparity in physique is alienating so they don't approach me or try to engage. Far too often on Grindr I hit up guys who say they've wanted to talk to me but feared some bitchy, insolent rejection. Also, a profile pic with a muscled body attracts a lot of catfish, so most of the time half the hot dudes hitting me up are fakes or bots or whatever.

But, with all the above said, I don't regret it in the least. Working out and lifting feels great, it's great to be healthy and get healthier, it's wonderful to care about what I eat and to be able to breathe properly again. I now enjoy getting sweaty and dirty and being outside in nature (I was something of a fuss pot in my youth), I care less about superficial commercialism (no body cares what you wear or what label you wear when the body is what's being eyed). It's really tempered me in a lot of ways and turned me into a much more mature adult than I was in my 20s. And one thing to remember is that getting slimmer or more fit doesn't necessitate hours in the gym or starving oneself. Sometimes all it takes is a few moderate shifts in diet and some more fast walks around the park or doing some jogging around the block. Building muscle is hard to do without a gym setting. But my first year, despite not having a gym membership, I actually made great progress in toning my muscles, and even gaining muscle, by just doing simple body weight exercises like lunges, pushups, crunches, etc.. Maintaining a healthy and strong body is very worth it.

by Anonymousreply 105April 19, 2019 10:50 AM

There is no easier way to get lots of followers, likes, admirers, and access to other hotties.

by Anonymousreply 106April 19, 2019 12:29 PM

There is no easier way to get lots of like-minded simpleton followers, likes, admirers and access to other shallow, vapid tools.

by Anonymousreply 107April 19, 2019 12:45 PM

But they are hot r107, so worth it

by Anonymousreply 108April 19, 2019 12:49 PM

I wish I knew the health benefits of weight training when I was younger. It’s extraordinary. So many people butch and complain and take meds or abuse substances when they could just lift a few times a week instead.

by Anonymousreply 109April 19, 2019 2:37 PM

True, studies are confirming the major health benefits of weightlifting at every age

by Anonymousreply 110April 19, 2019 2:41 PM

I muscled up right after high school. Had a downtown internship and just hit the gym after work and before going out.

I'm 50 now and what I have found out through the years is that I can easily get back to that body, but never beyond. Of course, those muscles are now packed into 50 year old skin, lol.

But that's good enough for me. I dont try too hard at the gym and consciously make sure I dont burn out.

by Anonymousreply 111April 19, 2019 4:03 PM

DLers as always can't accept getting older......

by Anonymousreply 112April 19, 2019 4:37 PM

I love seeing buff 60 and 70 year olds at my gym. They are true gymspiration

by Anonymousreply 113April 19, 2019 4:39 PM

R109 it's interesting that you mention that. Anecdotally, I've noticed major differences between my friends (and myself) who are active and those who aren't. Obviously, being overweight carries with it obvious risks. But I've noticed those less active friends are super dependent on doctor care to feel better, take more medications, complain of pain or being sick, are overly fatigued, and these are people in their early 30s. I myself haven't been on any medications most of my life, I get sore from the gym sometimes, but nothing debilitating like some of my friends have. One of my friends is 32 and she keeps throwing her back out. I told her that's just not normal. But again, she's never really been active.

by Anonymousreply 114April 19, 2019 5:37 PM

Yeah, gym life is great

by Anonymousreply 115April 19, 2019 5:37 PM

If gays didn't like muscles there would have been less men physically apt to protect our species when we were primitive wanderes thousands and thousands of years ago. Some of you see attraction to muscles as shallow but you're wrong; it's nature's way to keep the species alive.

by Anonymousreply 116April 19, 2019 11:56 PM

Uh huh

by Anonymousreply 117April 20, 2019 12:19 AM

I guess they are. Now and then I raid the piggy bank and splurge. Chad is my favorite, but if he's not available, Kyle will do in pinch (hehe).

by Anonymousreply 118April 20, 2019 12:45 AM

Whatever dude

by Anonymousreply 119April 20, 2019 3:40 AM

Yes they're worth it. Surely everyone ages but the muscle strength you built up keeps you stronger in old age. Also you get laid more when you could get it up.

by Anonymousreply 120April 20, 2019 7:35 AM

One day, when I was on adam4adam (yeah, it's been a few years), I decided to do an experiment, where I swapped my pic with a shirtless pic of a very nice muscled body I found off the Internet. I am not super-proud that I did this, but I planned from the start to not meet anyone, and indeed I stuck with my plan. I was shocked by the number of guys who hit me up. Some hot guys who I had never seen before on the site came out of the woodwork to say hi. It was a very telling experience that I have never forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 121April 20, 2019 8:02 AM

Good for you. Did the response at all inspire you to buff up?

by Anonymousreply 122April 20, 2019 8:46 AM

I'm 60+ and have been lifting and biking moderately for 45 years. I'll continue as long as I'm able because it's absolutely key to preventing my body from falling apart entirely. It preserves function and staves off various things that put folks in nursing homes. Plus I still get cruised occasionally...by seniors!

by Anonymousreply 123April 20, 2019 9:34 AM

Moderate weight training and/or resistance training is important for long term health. HOWEVER........building gimongous muscles is NOT good for long term health. It leaves people muscle-bound and extremely injury prone, and when they stop working out, with a body that sags everywhere. Schwarzenegger and others are perfect examples of this. Ideally as we age, we have built into our lives a mix of cardio (brisk walking is just fine for this), plus, as I said, a moderate amount of resistance training, and a certain amount of stretching/flexibility work. This can be done with bands, or even using gravity (against arms or legs - anything held up against gravity). Doesn't have to be with weights or machines. Coupled with a healthy diet and lifestyle (minimal drinking, plenty of sleep), a person can continue to have a body with this regimen that is not overweight and has some muscle tone well into his 70s and even 80s. This is maintaining a functional body vs. a body built for show.

However, many men are addicted to the gym and the gym lifestyle. If it motivates them to get moving every day, I'm all for it. But men should avoid injecting steroids and attempting to get massively bulky at any age. That's a very unhealthy choice.

by Anonymousreply 124April 20, 2019 9:50 AM

Muscles are critical

by Anonymousreply 125April 20, 2019 10:04 AM

Muscleheads are critical too.

by Anonymousreply 126April 20, 2019 10:17 AM

R122, yes, but it's not coming easily. Making progress though!

by Anonymousreply 127April 20, 2019 7:52 PM

It takes time

by Anonymousreply 128April 20, 2019 8:21 PM

What about your sex drive?

by Anonymousreply 129April 21, 2019 11:02 AM

It’s worth it

by Anonymousreply 130April 21, 2019 10:08 PM

The world of muscle is not hypersexual for nothing.

by Anonymousreply 131April 22, 2019 9:25 PM

It's worth it when your young because you have the most sex then

by Anonymousreply 132April 22, 2019 9:37 PM

[quote] One day, when I was on adam4adam (yeah, it's been a few years), I decided to do an experiment, where I swapped my pic with a shirtless pic of a very nice muscled body I found off the Internet.

Years ago, I did the same on another site and found similar results. Amazing how muscular men get hit on by all types--which is no surprise. I had totally forgotten about that account and recently checked it. I literally has over 100 emails waiting for me from guys who wanted to hook up.

No wonder gays are obsessed about becoming gym fit

by Anonymousreply 133April 22, 2019 9:40 PM

R132 It's worth it when you're older too as it still helps you have sex.

by Anonymousreply 134April 23, 2019 12:00 AM

It doesn't have to be one extreme or the other. Work on your body and diet, but don't obsess about it.

Also, having a spectacular body won't solve mental issues. So work on those too, and learn to be happy with yourself.

by Anonymousreply 135April 23, 2019 12:06 AM

[quote] They call me “boss” and “stud” now, even sometimes “Alpha.”

Mary!

by Anonymousreply 136April 23, 2019 12:09 AM

[quote] If gays didn't like muscles there would have been less men physically apt to protect our species when we were primitive wanderes thousands and thousands of years ago. Some of you see attraction to muscles as shallow but you're wrong; it's nature's way to keep the species alive.

I love it when the Ph.D.s like yourself weigh in!

by Anonymousreply 137April 23, 2019 12:10 AM

It's true, R137. I learned it in middle school.

by Anonymousreply 138April 23, 2019 12:15 AM

Muscles of primitive wanderers were compact. They weren't these balloon-ish steroid muscles of modern bodybuilders.

by Anonymousreply 139April 23, 2019 12:16 AM

Thanks R137

by Anonymousreply 140April 23, 2019 12:59 AM

It’s worth it to look like this in clothes

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by Anonymousreply 141April 25, 2019 5:32 AM

"A muscled body opens the door to the straight boys’ club -"

Oooo, the straight boys club! How special!

by Anonymousreply 142April 25, 2019 6:20 AM

Hilarious

by Anonymousreply 143April 25, 2019 6:26 AM

R141 is so hot

by Anonymousreply 144April 25, 2019 2:34 PM

R141 would look a lot better in nicely tailored clothes that leave something to the imagination. Skintight clothes on a guy screams look-at-me insecurity.

by Anonymousreply 145April 25, 2019 11:14 PM

Develop your mind AND body. But don't be defined by your muscles.

by Anonymousreply 146April 25, 2019 11:16 PM

Muscles rock

by Anonymousreply 147April 25, 2019 11:21 PM

Yes, to look like this ALPHA

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by Anonymousreply 148April 28, 2019 8:57 PM

Muscles are okay, but they aren't the be-all end-all.

by Anonymousreply 149April 28, 2019 10:08 PM

Muscles open a lot of doors

Most particularly Aaron Schock’s butt cheeks

by Anonymousreply 150April 28, 2019 10:25 PM

Yeah they give you access to other Alphas and 10s

by Anonymousreply 151April 28, 2019 10:28 PM

Alphas...in their own minds.

by Anonymousreply 152April 28, 2019 10:30 PM

It's all about hotness. Don't ever be fooled by bodybuilders who say it isn't about looking hot.

by Anonymousreply 153May 1, 2019 9:45 PM

Muss kulls.

by Anonymousreply 154May 1, 2019 9:55 PM

We don't need muscles anymore.

We don't need men to wrestle the Woolly Mammoths anymore because we buy our food in a shop.

by Anonymousreply 155May 1, 2019 10:11 PM

Fat jealous loser ^

by Anonymousreply 156May 1, 2019 10:13 PM

Woolly Mammoth wrestler ^

by Anonymousreply 157May 1, 2019 10:15 PM

I’m not a lezzie r157

by Anonymousreply 158May 1, 2019 10:31 PM

Muscles matter

by Anonymousreply 159May 2, 2019 12:08 AM

What do you think?

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by Anonymousreply 160May 8, 2019 9:26 AM

Both Homosexual Arnold and Homosexual Travolta used their bodies to set them on the road to the mega-wealthy ladies that they are today!

by Anonymousreply 161May 8, 2019 9:37 AM

Hells yeah, they are!

by Anonymousreply 162May 8, 2019 11:56 AM

Most certainly

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by Anonymousreply 163May 12, 2019 6:01 AM

Goals

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by Anonymousreply 164June 10, 2019 2:34 AM

They are

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by Anonymousreply 165September 20, 2019 10:22 PM

I love them

by Anonymousreply 166November 22, 2019 2:51 AM

Most certainly. Makes you attractive to other attractive people

by Anonymousreply 167November 23, 2019 3:01 PM

Yes, especially to build functional strength and maintain flexibility. As you age, you need to work to keep your body in order. Losing your mobility as you get older due to never taking fitness seriously is a common regret and if you bodybuild or strength train responsibly, looking good is a secondary benefit.

by Anonymousreply 168November 23, 2019 3:15 PM

I don’t think muscles = healthy

by Anonymousreply 169November 23, 2019 4:00 PM

Muscles’ worth depends on what you’re willing to do for them.

I have a few friends for whom a few sessions in the gym make them muscular. My body type however is slim. A lifetime in the gym has made me fit looking but not with big muscles. It’s not worth doing steroids to gain mass for me.

by Anonymousreply 170November 23, 2019 4:04 PM

Exactly, muscles don't equal health or even genetic superiority.

I think the role of muscles is more about survival through defense. Nature eroticised muscles in order to increase the number of men that would protect their communities back in the days when humans live more primitively and numbers for survival mattered.

by Anonymousreply 171November 23, 2019 4:16 PM

They sure look great on dudes

by Anonymousreply 172November 23, 2019 4:35 PM

Despite all the bitterness he causes here truth is he is getting lots of dicks hard and dripping across the globe.

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by Anonymousreply 173November 23, 2019 8:13 PM

If muscles didn't make you look sexy and didn't give you more chances for sex no one would do bodybuilding.

by Anonymousreply 174November 24, 2019 1:11 AM

R174, sadly R173's pic shows mucles don't make his look sexy

by Anonymousreply 175November 25, 2019 3:19 PM

I feel better buff

by Anonymousreply 176November 26, 2019 2:44 PM

Wow, old thread. But yes it's worth it. It takes a lot of work but you feel and look better than people who are not in good shape, you're more sexually desirable, your body is stronger and healthier which means you are less likely to suffer from various ailments, you can use your body as a money-making opportunity if you so wish.

If you could wave a wand and get your dream body without putting in the work, I reckon almost everyone would - but not everyone is willing to invest the time and work required. Yes, everyone will age and lose their looks and their body, but hell I'd rather look good for as long as I can than not put in any effort because one day I'll be old and saggy.

by Anonymousreply 177November 26, 2019 3:00 PM

They're always worth it.

by Anonymousreply 178November 28, 2019 6:17 PM

I like toned bodies, not overly muscled ones. I work out with weights 4 times a week to try and maintain good muscle tone. Plus, weight workouts help you avoid joint problems and arthritis as you age.

by Anonymousreply 179November 28, 2019 6:34 PM

Yes: it’s easier to regrow and maintain muscle mass in the future if you have trained your muscles in the past. This is called muscle-memory. You don’t want to end up a skinny-fat elderly person.

by Anonymousreply 180November 28, 2019 6:38 PM

True

by Anonymousreply 181November 29, 2019 1:23 AM

Yes, I love looking great in clothes

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by Anonymousreply 182November 30, 2019 8:18 PM

Yes, I love looking great in clothes

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by Anonymousreply 183November 30, 2019 8:18 PM

Definitely

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by Anonymousreply 184December 9, 2019 3:45 AM

I don’t tear down gay men who are effeminate or stereotypical, but I am never attracted to them. I’m Strictly attracted to conventionally masculine and mainstream guys, not only romantically, but also as friends. I just relate to masculine dudes and enjoy kicking it with them. I don’t bash fem Guys, I just don’t vibe with them.

by Anonymousreply 185December 9, 2019 4:37 AM

Gymspiration

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by Anonymousreply 186December 12, 2019 11:52 AM

Bg muscles are ugly. They make people look like freaks.

by Anonymousreply 187December 12, 2019 11:54 AM

That's a personal tate; not a universal fact.

I, for one find huge muscles attractive.

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by Anonymousreply 188December 18, 2019 12:58 AM

It’s intoxicating to be jacked

by Anonymousreply 189January 20, 2020 4:03 PM

Muscle mass is important to preventing injury and Decline as one ages

by Anonymousreply 190February 17, 2020 5:52 PM

I just turned 40. Too old to start ? Lol

by Anonymousreply 191February 17, 2020 6:57 PM

No dude

by Anonymousreply 192February 17, 2020 7:00 PM

Arnold probably destroyed his health with steroids, but you've got to admit that it worth it in the end. He's a legendary film star AND politician. At least he'll die having made some impact on the world.

by Anonymousreply 193February 17, 2020 7:03 PM

He still has a decent physique

by Anonymousreply 194February 17, 2020 7:24 PM

R193 plus he got to participate in gym orgies, trains and gangbang that may or may not have had bi activities

by Anonymousreply 195February 17, 2020 8:45 PM

I love the way buff muscles make me fit into clothes

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by Anonymousreply 196April 6, 2020 1:56 PM

I know I'm going to feel like mush at the end of this.

by Anonymousreply 197April 6, 2020 1:58 PM

Muscles are hot

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by Anonymousreply 198April 8, 2020 1:20 PM

Muscles are hot

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by Anonymousreply 199April 8, 2020 1:20 PM

It is painful not to work out. I hate skipping the gym.

by Anonymousreply 200April 8, 2020 3:00 PM

Me too bro

by Anonymousreply 201April 8, 2020 3:36 PM

I've always been leery of gym bunnies and oh hell what's the derogatory name for a guy anyway. But I've confirmed it with others, hot bodies, trash personality.

by Anonymousreply 202April 8, 2020 4:09 PM

Huh?

by Anonymousreply 203April 8, 2020 4:36 PM

Bump

by Anonymousreply 204April 8, 2020 10:48 PM

To look like this? Oh yes

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by Anonymousreply 205April 10, 2020 5:27 PM

To fit into shirts like this

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by Anonymousreply 206May 2, 2020 4:09 PM

r202 Most definitely think the average (nonwhite) guy is beneath them. At least the gay ones do.

by Anonymousreply 207May 2, 2020 10:04 PM

I don’t hang with the gay ones

by Anonymousreply 208May 2, 2020 10:08 PM

It fills out clothes so nice

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by Anonymousreply 209May 9, 2020 3:17 AM

If you’re over 40, get a prescription for injectable testosterone. Even small amounts help with maintaining muscle mass.

by Anonymousreply 210May 9, 2020 3:27 AM

R202 you type death fat and envious

by Anonymousreply 211May 9, 2020 3:30 AM

They definitely are. I love the 65 year old buff dudes at my gym with ripped abs. They are dedicated to fitness

by Anonymousreply 212May 9, 2020 3:29 PM

Why wouldn’t all guys want to look like this in a shirt?

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by Anonymousreply 213May 25, 2020 4:15 PM

I like having nice tits in a shirt.

by Anonymousreply 214May 25, 2020 4:29 PM

I wanna loon like this in a T-shirt

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by Anonymousreply 215June 13, 2020 8:42 PM

They're welcoming us back!

by Anonymousreply 216June 13, 2020 9:14 PM

Look like that

by Anonymousreply 217June 13, 2020 10:30 PM

Oh yeah

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by Anonymousreply 218June 14, 2020 5:04 AM

Goals here

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by Anonymousreply 219June 14, 2020 11:35 PM

It looks so hot

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by Anonymousreply 220June 19, 2020 1:02 PM

It is attractive

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by Anonymousreply 221June 19, 2020 1:44 PM

Fanboys

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by Anonymousreply 222July 31, 2020 2:45 AM

Bump

by Anonymousreply 223August 12, 2020 11:45 AM

They get so many followers and likes

by Anonymousreply 224August 15, 2020 7:56 PM

To look like this? Hells yeah!

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by Anonymousreply 225August 25, 2020 2:29 AM

Work hard

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by Anonymousreply 226September 2, 2020 1:51 AM

I was high with a bodybuilder friend once and i talked about how it was kinda messed up that we eat other animal's muscles to grow our own. he went vegan after that and said "never again. those are their gains bro, not mine"

by Anonymousreply 227September 23, 2020 2:24 AM

I was lifting weights in the 80s, which wasn't considered normal at the time. It wasn't common to see built men at gay bars, yet. I wasn't a bodybuilder, but my muscles were big. I was noticed when I walked through the bar's front door, some even stared at me. I'd wear a tee-shirt and guys would pinch my nipples, which were prominent on my pecs. Eventually someone would pull the shirt off of me. My package would be groped.

Honestly, I didn't mind it. I went home with a couple of guys who used their hands on me. I had to give up lifting weights twenty years ago, too many injuries sustained with the wear and tear of muscle. I regretted watching my body get smaller. Now, I'm happy with my average 60-year-old body. I had my moments; they are nice to remember. I still enjoy looking.

by Anonymousreply 228September 23, 2020 2:56 AM

R209 this is pretty much my physique - though I really would like to be bigger. I've not done injectable steroids before but I am considering it.

by Anonymousreply 229September 23, 2020 1:07 PM

R229 Damn boy, we should really hook up! I bet you would destroy me! You should not use steroids!

by Anonymousreply 230September 23, 2020 1:11 PM

My gym crush told me is taking SARMS

by Anonymousreply 231September 23, 2020 1:29 PM

R231 I have tried SARMS before but they didn't agree with me, and I felt like my nipples were getting puffy so I didn't finish the course.

R230 - why shouldn't I use steroids? I think a lot of people have a lot of misconceptions about steroids. Like anything, they can be abused/misused but there are ways to do them more safely, and like anything they have risks. It makes me laugh when people judge steroids but they smoke or drink to excess, which are way more harmful. Pretty much every built guy on Instagram is on roids, it's not a magic bullet but it sure does help when you are training hard but not seeing the results you want. And no, in before the usual comment 'it shrinks your dick' because it doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 232September 24, 2020 6:02 PM

Why jeopardize your health?

by Anonymousreply 233September 24, 2020 7:10 PM

R233 you could say the same about literally anything - you have to weigh up the risks vs the rewards and if you decide that the rewards for you personally outweigh the risks, then why wouldn't you do it?

Why do people go skydiving? They could die.

Why do people smoke? They could get lung cancer.

Why do people drink alcohol? They could become alcoholic.

Why do people drive cars? They could die in a car crash.

Why do people do steroids? They could develop health issues from steroid use, yes, but they could also develop the body that they want. Risk vs reward.

by Anonymousreply 234September 25, 2020 9:32 AM

Certainly

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by Anonymousreply 235September 27, 2020 4:17 AM

Marine muscle, yes.

by Anonymousreply 236September 27, 2020 5:05 AM

Dedicated

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by Anonymousreply 237November 11, 2020 5:17 AM

Gains for the bruhs

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by Anonymousreply 238December 29, 2020 4:08 PM

My most muscled friends don't actually spend that much time in the gym--maybe 45 minutes/day.

I never understood why people spend hours and hours at the gym for the same result

by Anonymousreply 239December 29, 2020 4:41 PM

Attraction

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by Anonymousreply 240January 30, 2021 2:43 PM

Aesthetics

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by Anonymousreply 241February 6, 2021 8:14 PM

Here's a bodybuilder (Arthur Peacock) at 40 and 80 (I think he's about 85 now). He actually looks BETTER at 80! Certainly the only 80-year old I've ever seen that I might want a fling with. Somehow he's avoided even having sagging skin.

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by Anonymousreply 242February 7, 2021 1:23 AM

No more being picked on

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by Anonymousreply 243February 15, 2021 12:55 AM

've had three girlfriends who've said they don't want to be seen with me publicly because they think I make them look fat by comparison, past FWBs don't want to sleep with me anymore because they don't feel attractive enough

R105, were you already bi at that time or did your interest in guys come later?

by Anonymousreply 244February 15, 2021 3:20 AM

Have gyms always been gay hookup spots?

by Anonymousreply 245February 16, 2021 3:11 AM

This thread makes me miss the gym.

by Anonymousreply 246February 17, 2021 5:10 PM

What about non-steroid supplements and watching your macros. Doesn't that work?

by Anonymousreply 247February 19, 2021 5:24 PM

I was very lean when I was younger but decided to bulk up. Supplements. Hours in the gym. Looking back now at 55 I wish I had stayed lean.

by Anonymousreply 248February 19, 2021 5:55 PM

Why so R248? I'm not too far from your age and was thinking I need to go for more bulk.

by Anonymousreply 249February 21, 2021 12:30 AM

Does bulk just get cumbersome in old age?

by Anonymousreply 250February 21, 2021 10:23 PM

I'd have thought some bulk was beneficial in old age as it keeps your bones and joints strong, but overdoing it would probably be detrimental.

Also, guys who are older and really ripped/shredded end up looking even older and their skin looks worse, I think bulky is better from an aesthetic perspective too.

by Anonymousreply 251February 22, 2021 1:46 PM

I think being thin and defined with muscles from regular lifting and cardio is ideal. If someone is having to force themselves to eat dramatically more calories and protein to maintain the muscle it doesn’t sound healthy long term to me.

by Anonymousreply 252February 22, 2021 4:39 PM

What about muscles that aren't shredded or jacked. It's the low bodyfat that doesn't age well right?

by Anonymousreply 253March 3, 2021 1:47 PM

R239: People with inefficient workout programs often waste a lot of time in the gym.

by Anonymousreply 254March 31, 2021 4:48 AM

I'm 60. I workout (run or gym) for at least an hour every day. I get laid CONSTANTLY by hot guys half my age. And I'm a bottom.

It's worth it.

by Anonymousreply 255March 31, 2021 5:56 AM

R255 can one bulk up to regain lost muscle mass after the age of 60?

by Anonymousreply 256March 31, 2021 12:26 PM

R255 muscle daddies are all the rage, good for you!

by Anonymousreply 257March 31, 2021 4:37 PM

What's the daddy age range before someone is decrepit?

by Anonymousreply 258March 31, 2021 4:48 PM

Prob well into the 80's or early 90's.

by Anonymousreply 259April 1, 2021 10:28 PM

Yes, to get this type of fanboys

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by Anonymousreply 260May 24, 2021 2:03 PM

R255 Stop stealing my men!!

by Anonymousreply 261May 24, 2021 2:28 PM

I'd love to get destroyed by R260!

by Anonymousreply 262May 24, 2021 2:30 PM

Hells yeah!

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by Anonymousreply 263May 31, 2021 5:14 PM

The must important muscle is mussy muscle

by Anonymousreply 264May 31, 2021 6:52 PM

Explanation

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by Anonymousreply 265June 3, 2021 12:37 PM

fitness is worth it, no one needs big muscles to be attractive....oh and will someone kill the tiktok troll?

by Anonymousreply 266June 3, 2021 12:48 PM

Muscles definitely are viewed by a lot of people as attractive today

by Anonymousreply 267June 3, 2021 1:29 PM

R265 Damn, what a big Black guy!

I find tiktok and its members so weird.

by Anonymousreply 268June 3, 2021 1:39 PM

What’s so weird about him? There are countless guys like him

by Anonymousreply 269June 3, 2021 1:54 PM

Connotes dominance

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by Anonymousreply 270July 17, 2021 2:47 PM

This is why I have always preferred the lean, fit, and hairy body type. It is more natural, healthy, attractive, and attainable.

by Anonymousreply 271July 17, 2021 3:32 PM

Naw. I like the Hot swole smooth aesthetics bros and male fitness models

by Anonymousreply 272July 17, 2021 8:08 PM

To look like this, yes

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by Anonymousreply 273July 28, 2021 2:27 AM

Hells yeah

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by Anonymousreply 274August 19, 2021 3:22 AM

Dang

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by Anonymousreply 275September 2, 2021 12:42 PM

It's worth it to stay slim, to be fit and to eat a clean diet. It's not worth it to dedicate a disproportionate part of your life to the gym; it's definitely not worth it to exercise to the point of chronic injury or even disability, or endanger your health with steroids

by Anonymousreply 276September 2, 2021 1:02 PM

Very worth it

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by Anonymousreply 277September 3, 2021 1:14 AM

Vaughn Walker is goals

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by Anonymousreply 278September 12, 2021 1:49 PM

Die young and leave a buff corpse.

by Anonymousreply 279September 12, 2021 1:58 PM

Everything is temporary.

Aging is the art of learning to lose and let go of what you have. Today, people lose their minds doing everything they can do be timeless sculptures instead of living, aging beings. It's very sad.

Adolescence is very hard for most people who go through it. It's the process of changing from a tadpole to a salamander. We all accept that it happens and move on from it.

But now, no one sees middle age and later years as another transformation, but as a disease to be combatted and conquered. It's really a kind of collective insanity, no different than if preteens had surgeries to keep their bodies looking like children forever because maturity is an unacceptable option. That would be insane, right? But people do exactly that around age 30.

by Anonymousreply 280September 12, 2021 2:09 PM

The buff 70 year olds in my gym are hot. Ripped abs in retirement. I love it!

by Anonymousreply 281September 12, 2021 2:35 PM

[quote] Are Muscles Worth It?

depends, how much are you paying the escort?

by Anonymousreply 282September 12, 2021 2:40 PM

Stop 🛑

by Anonymousreply 283September 12, 2021 2:45 PM

I think they’re worth it. I am 39 this year. I’ve been working out regularly for 20 years now. I’ve been heavier and I’ve been leaner but I must say your life changes DRAMATICALLY when u commit to getting ripped. Hotter guys, more money, etc.

I don’t really have a problem with aging because younger guys are totally into a muscular guy that’s a bit older. I’m about 70% done with the Covid weight I gained and I want to get ripped again for 40. I had the best body of my entire life at 36 so I know it can be done again.

I’ve now hit the zone where I’m at that “final 10” to get shredded and I’m already seeing the difference in quality of guys, attention, etc.

Anyone who says that muscles and being in shape don’t matter doesn’t have muscles and has never been in truly peak form.

by Anonymousreply 284September 12, 2021 3:57 PM

I stopped going to the gym for 17 months during the pandemic. I worked out at home with weights and bands, but I didn’t heavy weights. I lost comsidreanlr muscle. Just two months back at the gym Lifting heavy, I have gained a lot of muscle and my body composition has already noticeably changed. People are giving me compliments about my physique again, and I feel so much better and stronger.

by Anonymousreply 285September 12, 2021 4:00 PM

Men naturally wanna be Alphas

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by Anonymousreply 286October 9, 2021 11:09 PM

Muscles are always worth it because they improve your appearance. We all know that (in addition to helping you get laid) it leads to hirings, promotions, clients and agreements. People like good looking people. So yes it is worth it.

by Anonymousreply 287October 9, 2021 11:37 PM

Male attention

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by Anonymousreply 288October 10, 2021 6:34 AM

R288 this video is so true! Orientation is irrelevant, men always admire another man with muscles (usually more than women do).

by Anonymousreply 289October 10, 2021 11:26 AM

Education

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by Anonymousreply 290October 16, 2021 4:45 AM

Not natty

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by Anonymousreply 291October 16, 2021 1:40 PM

Boom

by Anonymousreply 292October 16, 2021 4:58 PM
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