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Male Version of Figure Competitor?

What’s the male version of a figure competitor?

Seems like the figure competitor category was created to get away from steroid physiques amongst females. Seems like there should be something similar for men.

IIRC, before the Weider’s came along male physique competitions had a lifting component. They should bring that back.

Um…

[quote]Blacksnake wrote:
Um…[/quote]

Gawd i wanted to make a post like this but i didn’t want to feel like an asshole, now i can.

…um…okaaaaaaaay…

180lb guys oiled up in speedos flexing and preening on stage… I think we’ve found something that makes bodybuilding seem unequivocally hetero.

lol

In exile-swede’s post he talked about participating in an “Athletic Fitness” competition. He posted pictures from it and the competitors have bodies that I think you’re talking about.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1478463

[quote]texass wrote:
In exile-swede’s post he talked about participating in an “Athletic Fitness” competition. He posted pictures from it and the competitors have bodies that I think you’re talking about.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1478463[/quote]

Yes, that’s what got me thinking about it. I didn’t find those type of competitions to be any less “hetero” than standard bodybuilding.

Good job, you’ve earned it.

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if i am not mistaken there are weight classes in bodybuilding? along with “natural” comps

[quote]hoosegow wrote:
no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I want to go home, I want to go home, I want to go home now.[/quote]

I need an adult. I NEED AN ADULT!!

[quote]stumpy wrote:
Good job, you’ve earned it.[/quote]

Aaaahahaha!

[quote]tveddy wrote:
hoosegow wrote:
no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I want to go home, I want to go home, I want to go home now.

I need an adult. I NEED AN ADULT!![/quote]

lmao!

I saw this video I can’t find called competitive aerobics. it’s pretty much the gayest thing ever. I’d compare it to a figure competitor except that comparison just demeans women.

I think all the guy is saying is that we should have bodybuilding competitions that actually require the athletes to have a component of proportion and function.

A distended GH belly is NOT proportional!

HOMO…HOMO…

Fasr out, what the hell is with the homo comments, really people, grow the fuck up, thats just sad.

[quote]ElbowStrike wrote:
I think all the guy is saying is that we should have bodybuilding competitions that actually require the athletes to have a component of proportion and function.

A distended GH belly is NOT proportional![/quote]

As far as “proportion” Tony Freeman doesn’t have a Gh Gut and he just won the last Ironman. Phil Heath doesn’t have a gh gut and he is where much of the focus is in bodybuilding lately.

Aside from a few pro bodybuilders like Cutler, many of the other shows have focused on those with more of an “X-frame”. Anyone who even half way follows bodybuilding outside of the once a year Olympia contest would know this. Anyone who doesn’t follow it should probably quit speaking on it as if they know what is going on.

As far as “function”, getting unbelievably ripped doesn’t go hand in hand with showing how strong you can be at your peak. Most people wouldn’t enter a strongman contest with 3% body fat and every last drop of water drained from their body.

Men’s fitness contests are exhibits for male cheerleaders who just happen to lift weights. They aren’t shows of strength. They usually involve a lot of aerobic feats and gymnastics stunts that you will never see in the Olympics.

Physique contests used to have a lifting component.

How that makes them more “homo” than standard bodybuilding contests - I don’t know.

The reason why I brought up “figure competitions” is because they are the only physique contests remaining in north America with an athletic component to them.

No, I wasn’t suggesting that the same events be used and attire be worn.

Forum member, Exile-Swede, participates in such events; and “no” it’s not like cheer leading for men.

As far as not being able to perform at such low body fat % - don’t diet that low.

Again, I’m not suggesting that it replace bodybuilding or even keep the name. It could be its own sport. Kinda like a cross between bodybuilding and power lifting, where guys don’t specialize in either category, but are still very good at both.

Powerlifting and bodybuilding are both offshoots from O-weightlifting.

There is no reason why bodybuilding can’t have it’s offshoot.

Bodybuilding gets one chance at an offshoot.I believe the offshoot is muscle fetish porn. It doesn’t deserve another chance.