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    Stereotypes about bodybuilders

    Do you think there is a stereotype about bodybuilders? Not like huge guys, but people with decent muscle on them who you can tell lift weights, not the really skinny ones, but cut and good muscle. Do you think it makes you get viewed as more arrogant and cocky? Do you ever hear people say stuff like "wow you must live in the gym" or "don't you know there's more to life than working out"? Do you think it makes you look vain?

    Just curious. I'm not talking down on BBers by the way since I am one.
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    My ex asked me one time "is that the only thing that you do is eat? You know there are better things to do." Then she stormed off. I was just sittin there with my chicken and we just got back from a good day at the park. I was like WTF?
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    The one sterotype about BB'ers that pisses me off is the one that labels us as "Stupid". If we are so stupid, why is it that we could transform our body into lean muscular sculptures. If it was so easy to tone our body, you would have 90% of the adult population wlking around with ripped abs,arms,huge backs, vice versa.
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    That bodybuilders are nasty.
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    I'm a senior in HS and I really enjoy the rumors...

    "I heard you were on steroids."
    "All that **** you take is gonna kill you."
    "Creatine is seriously bad for you."
    "You take more pills than a drug addict."

    Etc... I personally get a kick out of all of them...
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    My ex-vagina likes to tell everyone Im on steriods.... And obviously we all know the sterotyping that goes along with that!!

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    Originally Posted by Bobby Hill
    The one sterotype about BB'ers that pisses me off is the one that labels us as "Stupid". If we are so stupid, why is it that we could transform our body into lean muscular sculptures. If it was so easy to tone our body, you would have 90% of the adult population wlking around with ripped abs,arms,huge backs, vice versa.
    I think that the people who are out of shape have no idea how much effort it really takes to obtain a bodybuilders physique. They just think anyone can walk in the gym and curl some dumbells over and over and get big. They don't take into consideration the strict diet, supplements, lifestyle etc. So they just think bodybuilders are big idiots that spend all there time at the gym.

    It doesn't help that out of shape people are insanely jealous of bodybuilder's physiques so they belittle them by saying they are stupid. Its a cop out for them. They like to believe that bodybuilders only nurture their body and not their mind. They refuse to believe that bodybuilders do anything besides workout because then they would have to wonder how someone else has time for work, school, hobbies AND WORKING OUT. They try to make themselves feel intellectually superior because they know they are physically inferior.
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    Originally Posted by shibby18
    My ex asked me one time "is that the only thing that you do is eat? You know there are better things to do." Then she stormed off. I was just sittin there with my chicken and we just got back from a good day at the park. I was like WTF?
    you made the right choice by choosing the chicken.

    chicken > girls

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    Originally Posted by tbomb
    you made the right choice by choosing the chicken.

    chicken > girls




    LOL Huge Bump! I can't even talk to a girl who doesn't have a gym membership. If she doesn't appreciate what I do, I forget about her.
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    Originally Posted by *Destiny*
    I think that the people who are out of shape have no idea how much effort it really takes to obtain a bodybuilders physique. They just think anyone can walk in the gym and curl some dumbells over and over and get big. They don't take into consideration the strict diet, supplements, lifestyle etc. So they just think bodybuilders are big idiots that spend all there time at the gym.

    It doesn't help that out of shape people are insanely jealous of bodybuilder's physiques so they belittle them by saying they are stupid. Its a cop out for them. They like to believe that bodybuilders only nurture their body and not their mind. They refuse to believe that bodybuilders do anything besides workout because then they would have to wonder how someone else has time for work, school, hobbies AND WORKING OUT. They try to make themselves feel intellectually superior because they know they are physically inferior.
    reps for this *chick* please!
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    Bodybuilders dont brush thier teeth....
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    Originally Posted by tbomb
    you made the right choice by choosing the chicken.

    chicken > girls

    But.....

    Girls > Choking your chicken

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    Originally Posted by *Destiny*
    I think that the people who are out of shape have no idea how much effort it really takes to obtain a bodybuilders physique. They just think anyone can walk in the gym and curl some dumbells over and over and get big. They don't take into consideration the strict diet, supplements, lifestyle etc. So they just think bodybuilders are big idiots that spend all there time at the gym.

    It doesn't help that out of shape people are insanely jealous of bodybuilder's physiques so they belittle them by saying they are stupid. Its a cop out for them. They like to believe that bodybuilders only nurture their body and not their mind. They refuse to believe that bodybuilders do anything besides workout because then they would have to wonder how someone else has time for work, school, hobbies AND WORKING OUT. They try to make themselves feel intellectually superior because they know they are physically inferior.
    Great answer. Ditto for me.
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    Originally Posted by LatsMakeTheMan
    But.....

    Girls > Choking your chicken

    not always. apparently you've lucked out and never been with a girl who is sexually naive; or been drunk and when you saw her sober the next morning, you had some regrets. heh.
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    Originally Posted by *Destiny*
    I think that the people who are out of shape have no idea how much effort it really takes to obtain a bodybuilders physique. They just think anyone can walk in the gym and curl some dumbells over and over and get big. They don't take into consideration the strict diet, supplements, lifestyle etc. So they just think bodybuilders are big idiots that spend all there time at the gym.

    It doesn't help that out of shape people are insanely jealous of bodybuilder's physiques so they belittle them by saying they are stupid. Its a cop out for them. They like to believe that bodybuilders only nurture their body and not their mind. They refuse to believe that bodybuilders do anything besides workout because then they would have to wonder how someone else has time for work, school, hobbies AND WORKING OUT. They try to make themselves feel intellectually superior because they know they are physically inferior.
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    Sometimes it's a good thing if people are talking about you behind your back.

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    Someone once told me that lifting weights "isn't rocket science." I realize it's not rocket science, but it's not like picking your nose either.

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    I think the biggest stereotype would be that bodybuilders lack a bit of intelligence. Another big one is that all they care about is themselves or hopping from one girl to the next.
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    Originally Posted by Chris Lee
    I'm a senior in HS and I really enjoy the rumors...

    "I heard you were on steroids."
    "All that **** you take is gonna kill you."
    "Creatine is seriously bad for you."
    "You take more pills than a drug addict."

    Etc... I personally get a kick out of all of them...
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    They say this to a 160lb highschool guy?

    Geez.

    Lame!

    Not you, but their reaction.
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    Originally Posted by STUD
    Bodybuilders dont brush thier teeth....
    And lose the 2 grams of protein from last nights steak? Never.


    Mainly the food thing is a stereotype I see. My mum thought that bodybuilders will eat beef raw, and eggs raw 5 times a day.

    My mate thinks anyone who lifts weight and has a bit of size will be slow and laggy in sports, but someone with a bit of fat is perfectly fine, which doesn't make sense to me considering muscle is more compact and smaller than fat.
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    Originally Posted by *Destiny*
    I think that the people who are out of shape have no idea how much effort it really takes to obtain a bodybuilders physique. They just think anyone can walk in the gym and curl some dumbells over and over and get big. They don't take into consideration the strict diet, supplements, lifestyle etc. So they just think bodybuilders are big idiots that spend all there time at the gym.

    It doesn't help that out of shape people are insanely jealous of bodybuilder's physiques so they belittle them by saying they are stupid. Its a cop out for them. They like to believe that bodybuilders only nurture their body and not their mind. They refuse to believe that bodybuilders do anything besides workout because then they would have to wonder how someone else has time for work, school, hobbies AND WORKING OUT. They try to make themselves feel intellectually superior because they know they are physically inferior.
    Well said.

    Some stereotypes:

    1) we're stupid, we only know about physical growth, not mental
    2) creatine and protein powder is dangerous and not natural
    3) if you weigh over 200 pounds, you either take steroids or have the genetics of a god, because as we know no amount of hard work will take you over 200 pounds!
    4) we are arrogant and cocky
    5) we care more about muscles than anything
    6) we bodybuild to make up for other inadequecies
    7) we are incredibly vain
    8) we are all "manly men", sexist, etc

    Obviously all of this comes from jealousy.
    You should always play fair when you have the winning hand.
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    That they are either gay or stupid.
    I think those Tony Little Infomercials have something to do with this.
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    Meatheads, small d*cks, overly narcisistic...
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    That we are stupid.
    Ever see the Malcolm in the Middle episode?

    Half the guys in my Ph.D. program workout regularly. That is also part of the reason they made it to this level in the first place. Bodybuilding taught them dedication and passion for a goal. This same mentality easily translated into working towards an academic goal, however long. I did a Masters degree first. One guy skipped that and went straight into the Ph.D. because he "liked the challenge."
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    I 'd have to say that Body builders are considered arrogant by A LOT of people, I think thats probably the first conclusion drawn by non-fitness oriented people, because these people are not putting forth the effort for physical improvement, therefore believing its about vanity rather than self improvement...... Ignorance is bliss.
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    ya know what though? after reading all these posts, i think about the members of my gym, and there are more than a few stupid douchebags walking around, so i guess ya have to consider where people get these stereotypes from.
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    I saw that one, Scourge

    There are a few kids at school who make jokes about creatine and gesture towards me with a curling motion.
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