By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer|
Society tends to focus on women and the pressure they endure to look a certain way.
But do men feel the same way as women when they see a man with a chiseled body?
Absolutely, at least for me.
“I feel pressured, not being the biggest guy in the room (gym), it can be very intimidating sometimes,” said student Tomás Solis.
When I was younger, I was a big kid. Some call it chubby, some call it husky and others may call it chunky.
Today, I am still a big guy.
I go to the gym daily and I am very athletic.
But when I am working out and see a guy with a six pack of abs and biceps of gold, I do get a little flustered.
In Hollywood today, it is all over the big screens. They give us the glimpse of what a male perfect body supposed to be.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” lead Chris Pratt was once a chunky nerd from the television show “Parks and Recreation.”
For his lead roles, he cut the weight and gained the muscle and eventually became number 2 on People’s Magazine Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.
If you cannot cut the weight, Hollywood has no problem generating that perfect body with computers.
However, I do not think of it as quite a negative thing.
It seems like today, everyone focuses on the appearance of women more than men—their troubles and struggles of having a perfect body.
Men do not commonly talk about these problems, but they do exist.
I know I am not the sexiest guy out there with a nice body and rock hard abs.
I will not lie; I want that too.
With 2015 being the so called year of the “dad bod,” I think 2016 is the year of being in shape.
I feel with the high use of social media we see these perfect bodies daily. In response, going to the gym and being healthier have become a norm for many men lately.
I look at the positivity that this “perfect body” social media gives us; it drives a lot of guys to live a healthier lifestyle.
“When I see someone with a six pack (abs) and I am over here eating a cheeseburger, I feel bad,” said Solis.
It is said that it takes 30 days to make something a normal thing in your life. Social media looks to help those build that habit as well too though.
Nowadays, living a lifestyle to gain that perfect body is made easy. Meal prep and workout programs are shared all over.
Rather than feeling intimidated by the images of the perfect, chiseled body, men should use it to drive us to get to a satisfactory level in our lives.
We do not have to get to a point of rock hard abs and perfect golden biceps, rather a place of self-satisfaction—whatever or wherever that is.
And with summer right around the corner, what a perfect time to have our own perfect bodies.
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