B.L.U. Ninja wrote:
What’s the deal?
You see about 10 of them at once in a commercial gym, yet none but 1, and that’s pushing it, even looks like they’ve touch some serious weights. Most of them most likely has some kind of Kin or Exercise Science type of degree.
So why dont they look the part? I’m gonna be taking Kin in about a year and I honestly can’t wait, because I’m choosing something that I love to do and not something I need to take.
There must be a correlation to enjoying what you do and “progressing”, or in this case “getting bigger”, OR for someone who’s not really interested in being big, they should at least look decent dont you think? Or perhaps put some okay numbers?
I’m not hating on “them” but I’m kinda confused in what drives them. Surely if you “work out”, you have to enjoy it. And enjoying it, to me, means you’re putting your time in and progressively getting bigger and stronger. But in most cases, it doesnt seem to work that way.
Any PTs in here? Chime in.
Not a PT but I have worked out in a lot of gyms and I can say that their shapes do vary tremendously. I have to believe that being out of shape has to effect their job skill in someway. I mean how can you teach things that you don’t understand for yourself?
As far as Cressey is concerned however you are WAY OFF! Cressey is a natural ectomorph so he will never look like Dorian Yates but he carries a tremendous amount of muscle for a guy with his bone structure. I mean a tremendous amount. Given the fact that he is a powerlifter and not a bodybuilder I actually find that pretty amazing.
I have never met Mike Robertson so I cannot comment on him but Boyle was at one time a powerlifter who squatted over 500 at a pretty light bodyweight with minimal gear. So in his defense you could say he has a lot of real world experience regardless of what you might think he looks like now. Boyle could probably have a really tremendous physique, based on his powerlifting background, but his only problem is he refuses to lift seriously anymore because in his own words “he doesn’t like lifting if he can’t go heavy”. I think that is a cop out and since he is surrounded by people who don’t have the guts to tell him so what you wind up with is this incredibly knowledgable guy who looks the way he does. The bald head and glasses don’t help much either. Maybe if he had a tan that would help?
I’ve no doubt Cressey carries alot of muscle, and probably looks pretty good with his shirt off, but I wouldnt be surprised if he looked pretty average with a loose shirt on. As far as Mike Boyle, we are not saying anything about what he has done, or how he could look. This is strictly a remark about the ability to obviously tell someone works out in loose fitting, casual clothes.
I used to train with a huge juicer who was reasonably knowledgeable, everyone wanted to train with him, partly because he was a big, loud personality, but also because he was massive, 6’2" 245, and when he wanted to be, lean. People would ask to work out with him, and when they couldnt, refused to work out with me. There is a huge inspirational component to training with someone who looks the part, i.e. looks like a bodybuilder.