bulldog: I’ll readily admit that if I did have stretch marks, I’d probably feel the same. I’d be proud of them. I re-read what I said, and it didn’t really come out the way I wanted. What I should have said was more along the lines of: The muscles/strength are the goal, whatever comes with that is ancillary and relatively unimportant. Something along those lines. I like ya, don’t want to come across negatively towards you. My comment was more towards Jarvan and the way he addressed it. I think I’ve literally never had a problem with your perspective.
Jarvan: yes, Jersey is forever tainted by the likes of Snookie and the Situation.
Neither of us train for aesthetics. I just think it’s a nice side effect of the hard work I put in, but if you’ve followed me at all, you know my goals have nothing to do with looks. So we’re in the same boat there. And at the end of the day, if I was given the choice between having stretch marks and not having them, with the same physique, I have a hard time imagining that I would choose the stretch marks. Just how I see it, I have no idea if that’s how you would.