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    Awesome ballet interpretive dance of Bohemian Rhapsody by two talented dancers of the English National Ballet. It's superb work, and achingly erotic. Oh and at 0:35... dat ass :sexface: That guy is so hot.

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    Interesting concept.
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    And at 5:13... what a body. Like athlete swimmers, male ballet dancers seem to have a lithe and agile build that seems far more attractive than all these weight-lifting buffoons who grunt, "Do you even lift, brah?".

    Okay, at this point it's just extended pervy voyeurism rather than appreciation of dance :drool:
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    And at 5:13... what a body. Like athlete swimmers, male ballet dancers seem to have a lithe and agile build that seems far more attractive than all these weight-lifting buffoons who grunt, "Do you even lift, brah?".

    Okay, at this point it's just extended pervy voyeurism rather than appreciation of dance :drool:
    You think male ballet dancers/gymasts/divers get their physiques solely through their sport? No my friend. Lifting weights is what gets them that body. Not lifting up their dance partner.

    (in the case of gymnasts, they'll do pretty ridiculous bodyweight training for hours every week.)
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    No my friend. Lifting weights is what gets them that body. Not lifting up their dance partner.
    That's not true. I used to swim competitively, and my first boyfriend (well, extended fling) was a ballet dancer. We both exercised (running, sit-ups, push-ups, swimming etc) but we weren't gym bunnies. It's very possible to get a swimmers build by swimming, not spending a lot of time lifting weights.

    You can tell because there's a litheness to a swimmers body that you don't see with someone who gets that way by lifting weights. It hits different muscles that those that you get from lifting weights. And ballet dancers are dancing for hours every single day, so they are working those muscles out an insane amount.

    Furthermore, the point was more generally that the kind of body swimmers and ballet dancers get from their regimen is a more attractive and aesthetically pleasing one than someone who just hits the weights.

    Anyway I retract my previous statement if it will avoid a pointless debate.
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    That's not true. I used to swim competitively, and my first boyfriend (well, extended fling) was a ballet dancer. We both exercised (running, sit-ups, push-ups, swimming etc) but we weren't gym bunnies. It's very possible to get a swimmers build by swimming, not spending a lot of time lifting weights.

    You can tell because there's a litheness to a swimmers body that you don't see with someone who gets that way by lifting weights. It hits different muscles that those that you get from lifting weights. And ballet dancers are dancing for hours every single day, so they are working those muscles out an insane amount.

    Anyway I retract my previous statement if it will avoid a pointless debate.
    Swimming won't build significant amounts of muscle at all, it will only help reduce fat around the body giving you a lean appearance.

    To comply with you not wanting a 'pointless' debate, (as if any debate on TSR isn't pointless), I will merely state that the guy in that video; he lifts (weights, in a gym)
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Swimming won't build significant amounts of muscle at all, it will only help reduce fat around the body giving you a lean appearance.
    That's simply not true. Swimming is not only cardio; your muscles are working very hard pushing through a medium (water) that is much denser than air. When I was swimming competitively (along with running, sit-ups and push-ups) I had awesome muscular legs, no weights needed. I did do the pushups but the act of spending hours in the pool propelling your body by way of muscles in your arms does build them up.

    To comply with you not wanting a 'pointless' debate, (as if any debate on TSR isn't pointless), I will merely state that the guy in that video; he lifts.
    Quite possibly. As I said in my new edit, the point is less about lifting overall (i.e. using a gym as opposed to engaging in hardcore weightlifting) than than that (imho) the body swimmers and ballet dancers get from their regimen (slimmer, more lithe, more graceful but still muscular) is more aesthetically pleasing than someone who just builds up their body with weight-lifting. Here's an example;

    http://www.muscleandperformance.com/...h_620x4452.jpg

    or this

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_F5gn2gl6Qu...t+swimmers.jpg

    That's just a personal preference. De gustibus non est disputandem
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)


    That's simply not true. Swimming is not only cardio; your muscles are working very hard pushing through a medium (water) that is much denser than air. When I was swimming competitively (along with running, sit-ups and push-ups) I had awesome muscular legs, no weights needed. I did do the pushups but the act of spending hours in the pool propelling your body by way of muscles in your arms does build them up.



    Quite possibly. As I said in my new edit, the point is less about lifting overall than than that (imho) the body swimmers and ballet dancers get from their regimen (slimmer, more lithe, more graceful but still muscular) is more aesthetically pleasing than someone who just builds up their body with weight-lifting. Here's an example;

    http://www.muscleandperformance.com/...h_620x4452.jpg

    or this

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_F5gn2gl6Qu...t+swimmers.jpg
    Comparing an olympic weightlifter is an extreme example, they have out of proportion legs. Their aesthetic appeal will be limited to the lower weight classes. Swimmers have the advantage of being very lean, as bodyfat obviously is a disadvantage.


    But you gave a bad example anyway.

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    Look at the booty/back on that :sexface:





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    (Original post by hezzlington)
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    Look at the booty/back on that :sexface:


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    The one in the black shorts has a pretty nice butt, the one in the red is on the too muscly side for me (having said that, I wouldn't kick the red one out of bed, obviously ) . But again this really is a matter of taste; I prefer that leaner look. Sergei Polunin is a pretty good example of what floats my boat;

    http://www.theconversationpod.com/wp...aamn-video.jpg

    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3f...i-polunin3.jpg

    (Dang, what a honey)

    Or these lads;

    https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com...8&h=578&crop=1

    Phwoar, check out that butt; the one second from the right.
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    The one in the black shorts has a pretty nice butt, the one in the red is on the too muscly side for me (having said that, I wouldn't kick the red one out of bed, obviously ) . But again this really is a matter of taste; I prefer that leaner look. Sergei Polunin is a pretty good example of what floats my boat;

    http://www.theconversationpod.com/wp...aamn-video.jpg

    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3f...i-polunin3.jpg

    (Dang, what a honey)

    Or these lads;

    https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com...8&h=578&crop=1

    Phwoar, check out that butt; the one second from the right.
    I'll err...I'll just leave this here.

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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    I'll err...I'll just leave this here.

    New pics from the lads of the Warwick Rowing Team! Hawt!

    The second pic of them, at the barbecue, particularly. :drool:

    Have a green gem, sir. Now I need to, err, go and do something else...
 
 
 
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