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Old 02-04-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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I am pretty muscular and only workout on light weeks. Mine comes from heavy lifting at work. It just happens. Am I gross bulging? No, but they are pronounced and you can see them. Especially in the act of using them. If you can lift two hundred plus you are pretty lean and will see them. Clinch a fist and they pop. They never give me any trouble at the doc. In fact they are glad because like I said, they had all fat women before me and it made it very difficult to do their job.
I'm sure they don't look like the grotesque displays of "manliness" I've seen.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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I'm sure they don't look like the grotesque displays of "manliness" I've seen.
No, not gross, just muscles and broad shoulders. I don't do it or have them to show off. I need them to do my job. It is funny when you go to the gym and some guy who has been working his tail off for months doesn't come close! lol I feel bad for him, I really do! lol Stop looking though man. You are weirding me out! lol
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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I had an ex GF who liked this. Is she in the minority, or do alot of women like this?
Generally such veins only pop when one is exerting oneself, as in working out at the gym. I don't thing most guys, even those that are muscular, have "bulging veins" normally. Are they visible? Yes. The less body fat, the more visible. And since I prefer a guy that is in shape, consider me to be in the "like" crowd.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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I think its more about looking fit and muscular (not too much, somewhere along the lines of a male model). Bulging veins is probably attractive if its part of looking fit, not when its because your SUPER SKINNY or look like you take steroids.

I think most girls would find this: http://soci313bourdieu.webs.com/male-body.jpeg a good balance between muscular and cut, but not steroid looking. I know alot of girls like the "V" lines where the legs and the hips connect on a guy.
Yep. Looks great to me.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:31 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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I think its more about looking fit and muscular (not too much, somewhere along the lines of a male model). Bulging veins is probably attractive if its part of looking fit, not when its because your SUPER SKINNY or look like you take steroids.

I think most girls would find this: http://soci313bourdieu.webs.com/male-body.jpeg a good balance between muscular and cut, but not steroid looking. I know alot of girls like the "V" lines where the legs and the hips connect on a guy.
Thats a good link. My body isn't far off that, just need to tone my core a little more. Its a work in progress.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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To take those pics, do bodybuilders lift a few first? I know muscles pop a bit after weightlifting; I tend to grope the manliness after my husband does his bench presses.

I donít know any bodybuilders so I don't know. I've seen some televised contests where they pose and stuff. Is everybody in the back, pumping iron so their muscles pop?
Hypertrophy is what they they're shooting for.

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Since I'm a proud owner of a vagina, I'm going to go out on a limb and say "not jealous".

I'm not uninformed. I simply stated what *my* experience was in *my* life with the people *I* know who are serious athletes.
You are uninformed. You exposed yourself on that front when you insinuated that you could distinguish between users and non users simply based on appearance. Unless you were personally **** testing these athletes you claim to know, you really have no idea who was or wasn't on steroids.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:49 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Arghhh hardcore bodybuilding is a joke. So unfunctionable to living a normal, productive life. Then again for many its an addiction, we all have those.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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no, not gross, just muscles and broad shoulders. I don't do it or have them to show off. I need them to do my job. It is funny when you go to the gym and some guy who has been working his tail off for months doesn't come close! Lol i feel bad for him, i really do! Lol stop looking though man. You are weirding me out! Lol
lol!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Arghhh hardcore bodybuilding is a joke. So unfunctionable to living a normal, productive life.
I always wonder how they wear regular clothes. I guess a tank top and stretchy shorts would fit, but what about a suit? What do you wear to a wedding--how do you wear a button-up shirt when your neck is a foot across?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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My son is a competitive bodybuilder and personal fitness trainer. He has the bulging veins, but only when he's "on cycle" and preparing for an event. Otherwise he looks normal. When he buys a suit it has to be altered because his arms and thighs are larger than a suit his size would normally accommodate.
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