How much of Ancient Greek/Italian Renaissance Sculptures do you think were idealized?

How much of Ancient Greek/Italian Renaissance Sculptures do you think were idealized? Is it really impossible for an ancient greek to look like modern weight lifter?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    IMO the fittest ancient people probably looked like surfing bros, kinda ottermode

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >surfing bros
      thats just a stage in life. they get fat after.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just look at any fit tribal culture

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They were based on studying the human body, and are generally attainable. The statue of David is the quintessential beautiful and attainable physique for instance

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lol, if someone on here posted his body and had a legit ancient greek statue body, he would be called dyel.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I look like a greek statue but with less muscle and bad proportion.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How much of Ancient Greek/Italian Renaissance Sculptures do you think were idealized?
    I believe the exaggeration was limited to perfecting muscle bellies for aesthetics/symmetry's sake
    >Is it really impossible for an ancient greek to look like modern weight lifter?
    Not at all

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Average height of the men in this picture is 5'6/165cm. I genuinely believe that men who were taller than 5'11/180cm and swole have never existed prior to the modern era with its cheap and plentiful calories and easier protein intake. Ancient Greeks were probably even shorter.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Ancient Greeks were probably even shorter.
        >Angel's anthropological studies of Greek skeletal remains give mean heights for ancient Classical Greek males of 170.5 cm or 5' 7.1"
        Ancient Greeks seem to be exactly in the same height range as the men pictured

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I genuinely believe that men who were taller than 5'11/180cm and swole have never existed prior to the modern era with its cheap and plentiful calories and easier protein intake. Ancient Greeks were probably even shorter.
        American education.

        People generally ate more calories and protein in the past. MUCH more. They also weren't much shorter. An inch or two at most, especially compared to (the rather short) modern Americans.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but he said "before the Modern Era"
          >The Modern Era, also known as the Modern Age or Modern Period, was a historical time period that spanned the years 1500 to 1945.
          The naval diets you posted are all from the early Modern Era. It's also not clear how representative they are of typical diets of their day, though that's besides the point.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I started typing out pretty much this same response but more brutish and blunt. Well said anon, could not have said it better myself

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm of mediterranean roots and I look like this at 5'8 eating the bare minimum

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most of them aren't BBer jacked though?
    Just some decently toned muscle and bf so low it's nicely defined

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    George was jacked and all but this has got to be one of the worst pictures ever taken

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How much of Ancient Greek/Italian Renaissance Sculptures do you think were idealized? I
    Not much, if you see them irl, they look well-rpoportioned and fit, but not unrealistic at all. In fact, their body fat is a tad on the higher side.

    It's really just uneducated Americans thinking that a body like a Greek God unrealistic, at least if you are reaosnably young and healthy.

    What I find mroe surprising is that nobody, to my knolwedge, ever measured those statues, what their circumferences are and such. Biceps, waist, chest, etc. in spite of that being super fricking important.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The "ancient Greeks" were an aristocratic elite. The people you see in statues didn't have any problems obtaining food. They weren't the average inhabitant of the country.

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