Today I have a guest post for you all from a friend that I actually met at the gym. I asked him to write on the topic of women and muscles..what do males think about them? I honestly could care less- as I workout for myself. However, I am curious!
When I was asked by April to write on this topic I was actually loaded with thoughts. But I think now I have a better grasp of exactly what is the best way to put this post together.
First a little about me. Short and Sweet…..I am a current pharmacy school student, have a masters in chemistry, played college baseball at two different schools and a huge advocate for working out. I love to work out in the early morning to not only get my day started, but to avoid all the 5’oclock meat heads, if you know what I mean. I love high intensity interval training to help not only build muscle but shed the fat. I had always been a borderline fat kid when I was young, so now I work super hard to try to always be in shape and never go back to what I was.
But enough about me………….so what do guys really look for? Is it bad to be muscular? And even worse to be a woman?
Well I’m not so sure about that. Muscle definition in the eyes of men is very attractive. To be able to see the lines and tone on a woman’s body is something many appreciate. Now I would be lying if I said that all men liked it, but it’s definitely not something to be embarrassed about. I think the aspect of appearance goes deeper than just having muscles or not. Actually, one of the most attractive traits about a woman is confidence. NOT cockiness….but confidence. Being able to get up in the morning, look in the mirror and know you look great is so self satisfying. Now for some that feeling may only come if they have a six-pack or if their arms are built the way they want. For others it can be so much more.
When you think about a place like a sports and wellness club (just an example) it’s not about being ripped or having huge muscles. Rather it’s about personal well being and the extra exuberance you get from leaving the place. THIS is where the wellness aspect comes in. You exerting yourself in such a way (whether it is big or small) that leads you down the path of having a better overall life. I don’t want to get philosophical but think about how you feel when you take a week off from the gym….……how about two weeks………maybe even three? I don’t about you but I have less energy, I’m cranky and I have less of a will to continue to eat healthy.
I hope I didn’t steer too far away from the topic, but everybody isn’t built the same. One person’s muscular look is so much more different than another. Guys may not dislike muscular arms or legs, it may just be that one woman’s muscular features attract them more than another. So as long as you have confidence that you look good, along with know how much hard work you have put in to get there, than the wellness aspect has taken care of itself.
Personally I feel muscles are very attractive. They add a new wrinkle into an hour glass figure that society has changed over time. So I hope you can use this as motivation to continue the hard work your putting in………just please make sure to feel fulfilled with what you have and will achieve.
Remember that if it was EASY….EVERYBODY would be doing it.
(If you would like me to continue writing a post from time to time, feed April some positive comments and future topics because I would love to answer more)