You're not using enough drugs to ever come close to looking muscle bound.
If someone on Ask Metafilter said "Hey guys, my goal is to get my bachelor's but I don't know in what so I've been switching my major every 8 weeks and taking classes in everything, what should I try next" would everyone say "Hey, keep trying shit, you'll get there eventually!" Or would they say "Perhaps it's time for you to chill out and figure out what you want, then focus on that for a little bit"?
But because you are wasting your time if you are not doing the most efficient and effective exercises.
Anyway, re cardio and women: this article by a more mild-mannered writer argues that most women will have a difficult time losing fat from cardio unless they're training at it intensely for several hours a week.
"Fuckarounditis is a behavioral disorder characterized by a mediocre physique and complete lack of progress, despite significant amounts of time spent in the gym. "
Whispery Kid: I see dead people.
Bruce Willis: In your dreams?
(kid shakes his head)
Bruce Willis: While you're awake?
Bruce Willis: Dead people like in graves? In coffins?
Whispery Kid: Walking around like regular people. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dead.
Unless the gym culture is very different where you are, I would suggest that most members don't traverse the Nautilus machine/free weight divide, which means that there actually is a physically separate space with associated attitude (not necessarily unjustified) about which of these is for "serious" gym goers.
I think it is clear that, even if it is a look you have no desire to achieve, his physique lends itself to the idea that he knows what he's doing.
It sounds like you're suggesting that he might have an eating/working-out disorder?
If I want to achieve something, I heed the advice of people who are better at it than I currently am.
You people assume that strong people are steroid-filled idiots while you are smart, and therefore you must naturally know more than them even if they've been involved in strength sports their entire lives. You assume everyone fit is probably distorted and mentally unbalanced because you are so used to being surrounded by the "jocks R dum" groupthink. You are so wrapped up in your insecurities and bigotry about the simple act of lifting weights that you have no conception of how deeply your ignorance runs.
You compared weightlifting to an eating disorder twice, and you said it was narcissistic and shallow.
You've given the impression that you're personally offended by this guy's blog post, you've attributed to him both issues and bad motives that are not present in his article ("they have no business at all implying that other people have less of a right to be in the gym than they do"),
"I See Weak People"
In my dreams? No. In gyms? Yes. Walking around like regular people. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're weak.
The afflicted are everywhere; the Shape Magazine-reading receptionist who greets you at the gym, the 135-lb skinny-fat PT who tells you that deadlifts are off limits, the bandana wearing bro in the cable-cross machine and the guy with entire day devoted to "abs". All of them suffer to varying degrees of the debilitating disorder known as fuckarounditis. Yes, even you might be among the afflicted. Today you shall find out if there is cause for alarm....
Finally, there are those who are all but lost and for whom there is little hope of a cure. Unfortunately, these people will probably never read this. They are too busy emulating the latest bodybuilding pro, doing the Biceps Blaster routine, or rolling around on a Swiss Ball somewhere.
How can you tell if you are suffering from the fuckarounditis? Ultimately, it boils down to your results and whether your progress is reasonable relative to the time you put in.
2) the negative reactions from people in this thread savor of ignorance, projective resentment, and hurt feelings, but are largely unwarranted because the poster was not talking to you if you aren't engaged in the problems he identified;
That's not projection, that's my opinion
which you have confirmed. And yes, as I said, it's personal.
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