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Taking a photo with a FBB

cgsweat
Nov 11, 2021 - permalink

Let's say you're at a bodybuilding expo or competition and you have the chance to take a photo with a FBB.

  1. Are you standing apart or are you pressed against her?
  2. Do you wrap your arm around her?
  3. Where does your hand go, or do you "hover hand?"

Unfortunately I don't go to events, so I can't provide any experience of my own. So this is me asking out of curiosity. I'm not sure how much the responses will vary, so I think it will be interesting to see 🙂

cgsweat
Nov 11, 2021 - permalink

And to clarify, it doesn't need to be restricted to female bodybuilders. I just use the term FBB loosely to include any muscular women at these events.

Nov 11, 2021 - permalink

So, is this purely about hypothetical scenarios and what people might do, or for people who have actually taken a benign photograph with a FBB?

Nov 11, 2021 - permalink

I've done this countless times. There may even be pics of me with some muscle chicks on this site. The thing is don't overthink it, and just do what she does. What I mean is, there have been plenty of times where the girl puts her arm around me, and I mirror the act. Other times, they just stand next to me not touching. If "no touchee" then I do a pose, like a flex, hoping for her to mirror the pose so I get a flex out of it. The oddest pic I have is with a FBB that I knew somewhat well, but she always acted odd around me. The most recent pic we are standing apart with enough space for another person to fit between us, and she is leaning away with a big grin. I've never seen her do that, and I figured she had some weird boyfriend and moved on.

I DO NOT hover hand. That is weak.

cgsweat
Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

So, is this purely about hypothetical scenarios and what people might do, or for people who have actually taken a benign photograph with a FBB?

I'm more interested in people who have actually taken photos with FBB's, although "if I could, I would" scenarios are also fine. I would prefer users distinguish between reality and fantasy though.

Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

Maybe it's because we're older, or because we are a couple, or because we are bodybuilders too, but every time we take pictures it's always arm around. We don't even think about it anymore. Whether they are close friends, acquaintances, or someone we just met its always like that. I think it's pretty common among bodybuilders.

cgsweat
Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

The oddest pic I have is with a FBB that I knew somewhat well, but she always acted odd around me. The most recent pic we are standing apart with enough space for another person to fit between us, and she is leaning away with a big grin. I've never seen her do that, and I figured she had some weird boyfriend and moved on.

Maybe you forgot to shower that day? 😅

I DO NOT hover hand. That is weak.

Agreed... I'm sure there are people out there who do, but are unlikely to share here. Kudos to those who are honest at least.

cgsweat
Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

Maybe it's because we're older, or because we are a couple, or because we are bodybuilders too, but every time we take pictures it's always arm around. We don't even think about it anymore. Whether they are close friends, acquaintances, or someone we just met its always like that. I think it's pretty common among bodybuilders.

Certainly when they feel a kinship, that helps for a more friendly picture. Always nice to see you and your wife doing well, damagecontrol 👍

Holy moly, I don't think I've ever seen a bottle that big!

Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

Ha! It was a Christmas gift. She makes it look smaller than it really is!

Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

I've never taken a photo with an FBB, but I have done so a few times with some of my favorite musicians. I think the main thing is to just be friendly and respective. If she puts her arm around you, you should be ok doing the same. If not, then keep your distance.

Not everyone likes getting touched by a stranger. Remember that such undesired touching just cost New York state its governor.

And don't forget there's social distancing to be considered these days, too.

Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

If she's on a stand or booth, watch what others are doing. Generally though, you can get in and put an arm around her, get the photo and you're good. If you ask her to flex as well, some will oblige happily.

fp909
Nov 12, 2021 - permalink

yep def arms around shoulders, or hand hanging on the traps. waist only if they hit the waist first. usually its a wrapped arm and flexed other (unless i'm posing with them)

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