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What's Up with AestheticsBRAH?

Okay so a lot of these guys imo have some pretty solid physiques like chestbrah and whatever I don’t know all of their names. (not huge or insane, just some guys that look like they lift and are in great shape)

But it doesn’t seem like any of them are causing any waves in the fitness industry, I mean do any of them even compete?

They just seem to take pictures of themselves every day and are idolized on the internet by mostly newbish kids that don’t even workout.

Right?

I was totally ignorant of the phenomenon until that guy The Federalist started making threads all about Zyzz.

What are they famous for?

[quote]rds63799 wrote:
I was totally ignorant of the phenomenon until that guy The Federalist started making threads all about Zyzz.

What are they famous for?[/quote]

this is what I’m trying to figure out.

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:
Okay so a lot of these guys imo have some pretty solid physiques like chestbrah and whatever I don’t know all of their names. (not huge or insane, just some guys that look like they lift and are in great shape)

But it doesn’t seem like any of them are causing any waves in the fitness industry, I mean do any of them even compete?

They just seem to take pictures of themselves every day and are idolized on the internet by mostly newbish kids that don’t even workout.

Right?

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Where are these guys getting idolized? I visit TN, C&P, L-R-B and a few others and never heard of Zyzz til he died. Never heard of chestbrah either.

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[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:
Okay so a lot of these guys imo have some pretty solid physiques like chestbrah and whatever I don’t know all of their names. (not huge or insane, just some guys that look like they lift and are in great shape)

But it doesn’t seem like any of them are causing any waves in the fitness industry, I mean do any of them even compete?

They just seem to take pictures of themselves every day and are idolized on the internet by mostly newbish kids that don’t even workout.

Right?

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Where are these guys getting idolized? I visit TN, C&P, L-R-B and a few others and never heard of Zyzz til he died. Never heard of chestbrah either.
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other than facebook I’m pretty sure Zyzz was pretty well known on simply shredded. I think.

whats C&P and L-R-B?

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:
whats C&P and L-R-B?
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chaos and pain
lift run bang

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:
Where are these guys getting idolized? I visit TN, C&P, L-R-B and a few others and never heard of Zyzz til he died. Never heard of chestbrah either.
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They’re idolized at BB.com.

I phased out my activity on that site, but the formula there is:
Look like you workout + act like a jackass = internet stardom and the admiration of kids who don’t (like to) workout.

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:
whats C&P and L-R-B?
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chaos and pain
lift run bang
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Those site have a different focus, so you wouldn’t have heard of them there. T-Nation has bodybuilders and the like, though from what I see on the forums they’re more interested in educating and improving themselves and not so much simply showing off.

I only heard of Zzyzzz (sp? -lol) when he died. In my opinion, based on what I’ve since learned, the guy found that working out and building some muscle (and using a ton of PEDs) allowed him to act like an ass (self confident?) and get laid. To many of the younger generation out there, that constitutes being a hero. He also made smart use of the internet, which seems to be a trend with this generation, to become known to cyber-folks.

Not that there’s anything wrong with this, people have all sorts of idols and heroes. This thing is though, that to the greater number of people who train, calling someone who has a fairly attainable physique (he didn’t really need the PEDs in MY opinion), hasn’t accomplished anything in terms of the competitive side of the sport, and acted in ways that a large majority of the population would consider an ass, I can see how it would seem silly to call him someone to look up to.

When I started training, I looked up to my friend Scott. He had been training for a few years, was fairly big for his frame at maybe 220 lbs (in my newbie perspective), yet was always humble, down to earth, and polite. To me, that was something to aspire towards. If I were to start posting threads every couple of weeks about how amazing Scott was, and how he inspired more people to train than Arnold, people would tell me I was out of my mind, even though he had an obvious impact on my own training.

To ME, Scott was an inspiration. To other people, he’s no one.

S

Never heard of Zyzz til after he died. Looked up some of his stuff. I find him entertaining, so I understand why people might like him, but people blow this shit out of proportion. He isn’t worthy of hero worship: a “god of bodybuilding” he ain’t.

Went To check out chaos and pain and came back with some good articles and this name Gracyanne Barbosa. And that was worth this whole thread

Jamie Lewis was at my gym, Friday. I didn’t realize it was him, until he was leaving…

[quote]four60 wrote:
Went To check out chaos and pain and came back with some good articles and this name Gracyanne Barbosa. And that was worth this whole thread[/quote]

Check out her Tumblr page …

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/gracyanne-barbosa

Chestbrah? I crack up everytime I hear this…

[quote]MattyXL wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Went To check out chaos and pain and came back with some good articles and this name Gracyanne Barbosa. And that was worth this whole thread[/quote]

Check out her Tumblr page …

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/gracyanne-barbosa

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lol me too!

[quote]MattyXL wrote:

[quote]four60 wrote:
Went To check out chaos and pain and came back with some good articles and this name Gracyanne Barbosa. And that was worth this whole thread[/quote]

Check out her Tumblr page …

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/gracyanne-barbosa

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Damn

Choas and Pain - Jamie
and
Lift Run Bang - paul

write some very good blogs, C and P is a very entertaining read.

Zyzz is looked up to by many because he was a nerdy, awkward-looking kid who managed to turn himself into an interweb celebrity based on his degree of fitness, his 4chan personality and the women he was able to get attention from (and bang, I suppose). His entire persona was, for the most part, an inside joke that endeared him to his target audience not only because of how over the top it was, but also for the results it got him,

For most teenagers looking to get into lifting, particularly the ones who aren’t particularly successful at meeting girls (let’s face it – the majority of teens who get into bodybuilding), getting ripped, partying it up and getting laid is what it’s all about.

Those serious about bodybuilding look up to Ronnie because of what he accomplished in the sport. People who don’t care about weight-lifting don’t give a shit about the juiced guy in the thong with the funny voice.

Similarly, teenagers who want to flip their lives around by getting an aesthetic body, attention from women and a degree of popularity above what most will ever achieve will look up to zyzz. People who don’t care about living that lifestyle for whatever reason won’t really be able to relate.

People like zyzz because he is a testament to what one can do with their lives if they work hard and play the game right. His goals might not have been yours, and you might not agree with the majority of his tactics, but to deny the 180 his life took based on his efforts is crazy.

The rest are pretty much known because of their association to him.