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For those who also lift: did getting into fitness increase your attraction to muscular women?

Mar 16, 2021 - permalink

Since I was a child I’ve always been attracted to muscular women. I was especially fond of the American Gladiators and the fitness shows that ESPN 2 would air. Obviously, that was long before I got into strength sports. However, while I’ve always had that attraction, getting into lifting myself has made that attraction grow even more.

For example: I would see Olympic lifters do clean and jerks and snatches, and while I would appreciate how heavy their lifts would be, learning the technique behind the lifts really increased my admiration AND attraction even more. Hell, I was ecstatic the first time I snatched 115lbs!

Same with nutrition. Learning how to eat properly and the discipline that goes behind it increased my attraction toward fit women that much more because I am attracted not just to the look but the discipline and dedication that it takes to not just train hard at the gym but also to maintain a proper diet.

What about you? Had lifting increased your attraction to strong women, or has it remained the same as before you started?

Mar 16, 2021 - permalink
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Mar 16, 2021 - permalink

No impact. I like hot women. My attraction to them has nothing to do with my level of fitness.

Mar 16, 2021 - permalink

No.

Mar 16, 2021 - permalink

No, not really. I love muscular women, but I love women of all shapes and sizes. I don't put their "value of attraction" above any other type of woman.

Mar 16, 2021 - permalink

No, not really. I love muscular women, but I love women of all shapes and sizes. I don't put their "value of attraction" above any other type of woman.

Amen!

Mar 16, 2021 - permalink

No, muscular women got me into lifting

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Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

I don't know if it increased my attraction, but it increased my appreciation.

It took me about 6 months to build myself up to the point where I could lift some appreciable weight and was no longer self conscious about what I was lifting. It made me realize a lot of these girls are stronger than couch potato males (like what I used to be).

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

No, I have always been attracted to fit women, and I still am. The great thing about my wife and I deciding to start bodybuilding together is that now I'm married to a muscular woman and we both enjoy admiring their physiques together.

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

gonna be a no from me but lifting has made me feel much, much better about said attraction to muscular females because i'm a top and i get off on exerting my force and power. i love it on others aesthetically but i love it on me most because i actually get to USE it

plus it helps that my love is sapphic - i will view other muscular females less as these imposing and intimidating figures but as equals and friends that i strive to surpass one day. in a fun and kinky way - i don't think a lot of red-piller dudes realize that being "alpha" doesn't mean you need to be an asshole. female power has a softness that makes it special and ridiculously beautiful

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

NOPE

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

Lifting has made me understand the sport more, and the effort involved. It definitely turns me on thinking about just how much effort an FBB has put in to get the muscles they have.

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

Yes. I have always been attracted to fit women, but as I got more into bodybuilding I have gradually started to be attracted to more muscular ladies. My ideal type is the Wellness competition type. Especially the Brazilian girls.

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

Not really, but it kinda makes relationships with people who don't eat every 3-4 hours, abstain from alcohol and sugary foods and workout 5-6 times a week a bit more annoying

Mar 17, 2021 - permalink

Nah it was the attraction that got me into fitness. It’s like the fact they are so big and strong that motivates me everyday. I sometime check this site before I go to the gym to feel motivated

Mar 18, 2021 - permalink

Yes.

I got into lifting about 8 years ago because I wanted to get into shape. That led me into finding out about FBBs through that.

Mar 18, 2021 - permalink

Being a girl I have been attracted to muscular women, since I was a teen. It was the reason to start bodybuilding myself. I wanted to get as huge as they were in the 90ies, and I succeeded.

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink
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Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

No, the other way around :-).

Chainer
Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

Care to share any pictures of yourself? Girls posting pictures of their own amazing physiques is always welcome.

Deleted this comment because it's completely off topic for the thread. Additionally:

  • if that user is actually female this is pretty out of the blue and harassing.
  • if they are not female and just looking for attention, this feeds into their fantasy while also derailing the thread.

Anyway, to answer the topic of the thread: Someone else mentioned this upthread but after starting lifting, I developed more of an appreciation for how much strength it takes to throw around some of the weights that you see women on this site doing.

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

Deleted this comment because it's completely off topic for the thread. Additionally:

  • if that user is actually female this is pretty out of the blue and harassing.
  • if they are not female and just looking for attention, this feeds into their fantasy while also derailing the thread.

Anyway, to answer the topic of the thread: Someone else mentioned this upthread but after starting lifting, I developed more of an appreciation for how much strength it takes to throw around some of the weights that you see women on this site doing.

I apologize, no harassment was meant, truly. I was just trying to show genuine appreciation and admiration for a female athlete.

Mar 22, 2021 - edited Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

Less attractive.

Don't get me wrong, I still see muscular women as more attractive than any other. I was attracted to muscle from a very young age, but didn't start lifting until high school (and only really got decent after college).

However, I learned a harsh lesson: some people just "have it", others don't. I don't just mean genetics. I'm talking all of the life factors that go into one's success in fitness. Genetics, money, upbringing, personality, a support network, and more.

I have below average genetics, a decent financial situation, but pretty much none of the other success factors that most women here have. Compared to other men who lift as consistently as I do, I'm probably in the bottom 20%. Not necessarily horrible - I am conventionally attractive but not to the point where I can be a male model. I am also much stronger and fitter than the average American, and almost all of my friends. I invested a lot of my energy and made profound positive changes to my life. But I just won't ever be at the level of most people in the fitness circles that the women here participate in.

All of that said, my own struggles with lifting have really made me jaded with the fitness community. Women who sponsor supplements or other fitness fads like cupping with the implication that they are the key to success come across as profoundly dishonest to me. I have more tolerance for this now, because I realize they need the money, but I can never shake the feeling.

Some (not all) of the models also come across as incredibly narcissistic now. Every time I see motivational platitudes, I just can't help but roll my eyes. The biggest item on my shitlist is when someone implies that everyone not on their level is weaker willed or weaker in character. That pretty much destroys my image of that person forever. I never read the associated text with an instagram post precisely for this reason. It's 99% of the same overdone claptrap.

Say what you will about talent versus hard work, but I have been on both sides. I was top of my class in two STEM degrees, and not because I worked the hardest. It's really no different from lifting. For some people, it just comes naturally. In the past, I saw muscles on women as a powerful sign of strength of character, confidence, and more. I still see it that way to a degree, but I also see it as a natural physical trait like height, and eye/hair color.

So, in a sad way, lifting has made me lose the naive admiration of the implied character traits of a muscular woman. It's now more superficial instead of being holistic.

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

The other way around. I was a nerdy teenager in high school. I realized I needed to lift weights to attract athletic women. But I actually love it and have been lifting for many years now. Lifting became a core value for me.

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

Less attractive.

Don't get me wrong, I still see muscular women as more attractive than any other. I was attracted to muscle from a very young age, but didn't start lifting until high school (and only really got decent after college).

However, I learned a harsh lesson: some people just "have it", others don't. I don't just mean genetics. I'm talking all of the life factors that go into one's success in fitness. Genetics, money, upbringing, personality, a support network, and more.

I have below average genetics, a decent financial situation, but pretty much none of the other success factors that most women here have. Compared to other men who lift as consistently as I do, I'm probably in the bottom 20%. Not necessarily horrible - I am conventionally attractive but not to the point where I can be a male model. I am also much stronger and fitter than the average American, and almost all of my friends. I invested a lot of my energy and made profound positive changes to my life. But I just won't ever be at the level of most people in the fitness circles that the women here participate in.

All of that said, my own struggles with lifting have really made me jaded with the fitness community. Women who sponsor supplements or other fitness fads like cupping with the implication that they are the key to success come across as profoundly dishonest to me. I have more tolerance for this now, because I realize they need the money, but I can never shake the feeling.

Some (not all) of the models also come across as incredibly narcissistic now. Every time I see motivational platitudes, I just can't help but roll my eyes. The biggest item on my shitlist is when someone implies that everyone not on their level is weaker willed or weaker in character. That pretty much destroys my image of that person forever. I never read the associated text with an instagram post precisely for this reason. It's 99% of the same overdone claptrap.

Say what you will about talent versus hard work, but I have been on both sides. I was top of my class in two STEM degrees, and not because I worked the hardest. It's really no different from lifting. For some people, it just comes naturally. In the past, I saw muscles on women as a powerful sign of strength of character, confidence, and more. I still see it that way to a degree, but I also see it as a natural physical trait like height, and eye/hair color.

So, in a sad way, lifting has made me lose the naive admiration of the implied character traits of a muscular woman. It's now more superficial instead of being holistic.

Exactly. They do it because they enjoy it. Not because it is gruelling, back-breaking labor.

Mar 23, 2021 - permalink

@GeraldManning67 They do put in genuine work, a lot of which they may not necessarily enjoy. Angela Yeo once recounted a story where she was having an exceptionally bad day the gym, and cried when she realized she had her cardio left to do.

I still do admire the work they put in. I just have come to realize it's not the only factor, and that some people let that get to their heads.

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