From the pics that I saw, I would have to agree with Ditto that they pretty much look normal, if not average. If I saw any of the people I saw in the pics on the beach, I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that any of them are top athletes. They just look like fit males with normal proportions and a normal BMI and BF percentage.
What's special about this guys bod? Heck, he's skinny.
I mean - these guys are all world class athletes who run a half marathon every game and probably a few in practice a week.
I think they are clearly 'above average' even for their age- which generally tends to be in the 20s- which is about the lowest BMI and BF you'll have your entire adult life.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
The water polo player would definately stand out as an athlete. Not so much with the tatoo guy, he just looks like a normal guy with just a trace of abs, not athletic at all, just not much tummy fat.
OK, well here is my pic -
Not really. But seriously, I don't think that is photoshopped. I've known guys who looked like that. He isn't a huge pro bodybulder looking guy, he just has a low bodyfat percent.
The tattoo guy is David Beckham.
Maybe not the best pic, granted...
I guess I'm just surprised so many think this is "normal."
Given the BMI stats in the U.S., it's impossible. But mass media has obviously distorted perceptions, IMHO.
It reminds me of how an individual with an eating disorder looks in the mirror and *genuinely* does not see themselves the way others do.
"Normal" becomes completely distorted. In that sense, it's *not* "normal," at all.
I only have one thing to add to this.
I hear a lot of folks in here making excuses as to why some people are fat. In my unit we have two guys who both had one of their legs blown off below the knee. Both of them are still very fit and can still out PT probably 90% of the military let alone the civilian world. If these guys can come back from an injury like that and still maintain that fitness level than there are very few excuses that I buy. My opinion but from what I have seen I would bet that probably 95% or higher of the population that are overweight because they have bad diets, don't exercise or more likely both. I know keeping the weight off is a lot harder for some than others, I know I have to work harder than some, but just because something is hard does not mean it's not your fault for not doing it.