When you look at this picture, what do you see?
I’ll tell you what I see in this picture, honest and directly:
-First of all, my bare buttocks
-Secondly, my thighs, though barely visible by my caressing of them
-My calves also show up too
If you think that this picture is about showing off my buttocks, then you’d be right, because the only point of this picture is to feature my booty, exposed by pose, slightly hairy (because I shaved some hair on there), and unavoidable to see in the pose.
I’m not afraid to showcase my butt. In fact, I’m very proud of it. Sure, the view of it bending over may not be the most flattering viewpoint, of it, but that’s just an unfortunate consequence. Bending over pushes my glutes, thighs, hamstrings and calves-all of which I work on through deliberate exercise-to their limits
Another pose that gets to the point of what I like about my back view:
I received (and deleted) a comment for this picture on my modelmayhem that read: BOHICA (bend over here it comes again). It was so sad to me that this picture, as much as I like it, came off as an invitation to get fucked in the ass, that I ended up removing the picture from my modelmayhem profile entirely. But I’m showing the picture again here because I like the way my backside is posed, but not because I’m making an invitation. Believe me that I’m straight enough to get 100% creeped out by any *invitation* for back door action, despite whatever people think the poses seem to invite.
For my own personal reasons, I’ve taken a mild break from blogging here in the last few months, but that didn’t stop me from caring about my body or setting up goals for myself. After a bit of a hiatus and looking at myself, it seems like it’s time for some naked accountability.
I’ve always believed that nakedness is the best form of honesty.
In a sense, time has certainly been good to me. I’m definitely much bigger than I used to be almost everywhere. For the most part, that’s the result of effective weight training, in fact I’m certainly MUCH stronger and more powerful than I was a year ago. I can bench press over 300 lbs, and can leg press over 1,100 lbs. That’s not the same as being healthier (I do minimal cardio, for example), though, but it does count for gaining some ground and it shows a visual representation of what’s been gained and what’s been lost.
So, friends, here is my body, circa 2017:
What you’re seeing is a 30+ year old male, 210 lbs, 70″ tall male with a 37.5″ waist and 24% body fat.
If I was asked to describe my 3 best and 3 worst physical attributes, my answers would be
- My buttocks and upper thights
- Upper back
(Positive comments or constructive criticism about my body or certain features are welcome in the comments.)
Having shown and described where I find my physical strengths and weaknesses, the next few images are where I’ve started focusing my exercising through significant changes in my workout regimen:
Shoulders/Back: Grow and make stronger/more defined
Stomach: Ew. Shrink and tone. Six pack not desired, but ab flattening and visible definition is
Butt: Keep growing/toning
Chest/Biceps/Triceps: Continue growing/toning (although I don’t think I’m lacking strength or toning in these areas!)
Calves: Grow (I was recently told I have “runner’s calves”)
Again, this blog is a form of naked accountability for my personal goals, but as always, I’d appreciate feedback/comments of all types. Thank you for reading and accompanying me on this journey.
It was 45 degrees outside when we shot this…
By the time it was all said and done, I’d spent close to two hours in my underwear, or less.
Moral of the story… and it’s ok to laugh… shrinkage is a real thing!