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Old 03-12-2017, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
As an American person who has lived in US, Europe, South America and Asia, I can't think of anywhere that this is appealing. I realize that American women like that, but outside of the U.S., it isn't really that prevalent. Mostly because American is a 'specialized' country where people get into things to severe lengths - i.e. you'll have a culture for everything. Secondly, because the obesity levels are so incredibly high, that weight-lifters counter that, and are an alternative to obesity. The non-obese in the U.S. would be teased as rails or sticks....they are so uncommonly seen. So therefore Americans get into this dichotomy of being either in the obese/fat/out-of-shape category or the 'in shape' categories.

This is significantly different than most of the rest of the world where obesity isn't the norm. (That being said, it is increasing in many places).

If I were to think of a place, maybe Austria, and only because of Schwarzenegger...but even he hightailed it to California well-knowing that was the place for a guy like him.

I have a feeling that maybe parts of Europe..maybe Germany or the UK, perhaps? Maybe parts of Eastern Europe? Maybe? But not so sure.

But, most of the rest of world, particularly Asia (where it is a major detractor and turn-off), its not that common.
You mentioned obesity. The obesity stats show a very high, continuously increasing obesity rate that is near equal among men and women, slightly higher among men. My personal observations are that more women are obese. What I think is happening is that muscular men score as obese on BMI charts. If someone from 40-50 years ago visited today's USA they would be shocked at how big people have become. They would notice women are obese and men are very muscular. They might not know that much of it is steroid induced.
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