I felt like 15 years ago being fit alone meant something for your social cred. Only people who had a social reputation or were athletes lifted weights. If you were fit it meant you had the connects, guidance and willpower to get there. Nerds, weebs and gays were rightfully gatekept and were practically allergic to weights during this time. They were deathly afraid of the big bad gym full of muscly high testosterone men. It used to be a misconception that the gym was only for the normies, athletes and the chads, so weebs were naturally repulsed by the idea to go to the gym. The internet wasn't that rich with information for a newbie to get started on weightlifting at the time compared to now.
Now with the modern internet and self-improoovement shills like that gay pajeet Hamza these same gay weebs suddenly have the confidence to show up at the gym. Routines nowadays are specifically tuned so that even a retard can decipher and apply it to their weightlifting journey, so it's almost guaranteed anyone who applies it correctly will yield gains. Being fit used to be a secret club with having different mentors along the way to show you the ropes and drop knowledge you wouldn't find anywhere, especially not in 2004 internet. Now even a literal low testosterone anime watching sperg can yield gains.
Just look at gay zoomers like picrel with his gay anime wallpapers in his room and his gay lisp. His high pitched voice pisses me off too. Even he's jacked despite how much of a loser he is outside of the gym. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaLtnvKeedw
What the fuck happened to gym culture? Is it even cool to be IST anymore?
No but don't let that stop you. Just don't use the gym as an identity.
didn't read. Go outside, the avg man is pathetic and weak. even just having abs already makes you more attractive than 90% of the male population. Also the key is saying that you got your body through playing sports or just by genetics, normies will believe you
Doesn't matter. Unhealthy fat people are an eyesore
Being jacked is the bare minimum to get dates with women nowadays.
No, and that's (unironically) a good thing. People should be strong, healthy, and attractive. Being fit begets all of that regardless of how 'cool' it is. Moving something heavy up and down with good form isn't 'cool,' and it shouldn't be.
IST just copy and pasted the same threads they posted a day ago and everyone replies like it didn’t happen
It's not the same 50 people browsing 24/7. There's a lot of pass-through traffic of people who only browse a few hours a week
It was never cool society has always mocked fit people as meatheads gym rats and closet homos. You were just in a different place in your life and fell for the trap.
2008 called, they want their millennial gay back.
You really fucking care about being "cool"? Youre just like the gay zoomers you claim to hate. What the fuck are you on about a secret club. Its a fucking gym. Show up and put in your own work and stop consuming this "influencer" shit media.
This has to be bait
Fuck yeah brother. Rock your dbz gym shirt. Strike a Jojo pose in the gym mirror. No one cares!
this guy is a textbook example of male butterface
who cares? the uncool zoomies destroying the gym will get bored an eventually quit. just keep your head down and everything will blow over
peak insecurity, jesus christ you sound like an insufferable moron
I didn't read any of this but people who worry about "is it cool to X" are never and have never been cool
I feel like 15 years ago u were a bitch and u still are. LOL. Worry about yourself
you sound like a big boy bitch. take your meds, old man.
Everyone can still tell who the real gym bros are. That’s why there are so many gymcels, you literally cannot fool women if you have bad genetics, they do have a sixth sense, it’s the mogg meter and it’s never wrong.
Why do you care? Fuck zoomers for poisoning their brains and souls if they follow e-celebs. Good for them if they work out. Focus on yourself, being IST is about you, not them
The perception of Fittness is going through the same phases the a college degree goes through. Everyone wanted it when it was rare and mysterious, now it's a commodity. But unlike a college degree, lifting is 100% useful and healthy and will always be (as long as our biology remains the same)
>complaining about anime posters
Idk man if they motivated him to achieve tangible results, why not?
cuz I have a shitty personality, and not much else to show for it
People here always get it backwards. Good looking people who are healthy as young children are much more likely to be socially included and to do well at sports. So jock types tend to be better looking and more neurotypical thus doing better with women. The fact they have more muscle mass isn't the reason. You can't just lift weights in isolation and believe that will compensate for all these other evolutionary factors. In fact it seems incongruent and creepy to women when a guy lifts weights a lot but is otherwise an ugly loner.
>seems incongruent and creepy to women
lie or pretend to be lazy and clueless
Well yes, it is possible to fake it until you make it but that requires a degree of social intelligence many autist types don't have. My point was just that the whole zyzz culture of lifting weights and then as if by magic becoming attractive to women is copium.
>My point was just that the whole zyzz culture of lifting weights and then as if by magic becoming attractive to women is copium.
yep, there are multiple layers on top of it, its not even funny. Normies have it figured out
>The fact they have more muscle mass isn't the reason.
But it is a huge part of it due to how it allows you to act socially.
>You can't just lift weights in isolation and believe that will compensate for all these other evolutionary factors.
And nobody is so stupid that they think that.
>15 years ago
This means you are 15 years older now. Which means you experienced what you have described in your teens and now you are an adult. When you are a dumb teenager all the personality you need to get attention or praise is to do sports or play an instrument etc. Now that you are an adult it's just a fraction of your personality. Okay, you lift, but can you fix stuff around the house? Do you have an interesting job? Are you reliable as a partner? What else are you doing in your free time besides lifting heavy objects?And so on...
being a big guy is always a plus
being a slim femboy is cool in increasingly larger circles though, yes, but I also think "LETS GO GYMMMM" thing might get you cred somehow as well
I live in western EU so whats cool and not has stayed the same for years here, especially regarding things that gotta do with gender norms (athletic tall boys and slim fit girls) and I realise US has a tendancy to adapt extremes faster, so I feel like you might be seeing "cool" lads with fingerpolish more and shit
I'm 28 now so I do me but if I understand the vibe correctly, and if I was hoping to be cool, I would aim for the middle ground I'd go for being tuned, up the cardio a bit more
>I felt like 15 years ago being fit alone meant something for your social cred. Only people who had a social reputation or were athletes lifted weights
Could it be an age thing? 15 years ago you where (just guessing) 15-20 years old and things like being fit matters more in that age range, just like how being good in video games gives you social cred to in that age while when you are 25-30 nobody gives a shit.
Never was and never will be. Social cred is only increased by being a good athlete/warrior/hunter for which having good genetics is a prerequisite. Of course, in addition to these obvious body qualities, you have to have a good face. No one cares about the loser who tries because our brains make decisions without us realizing it and it has worked for thousands of years so it has stayed with us.
He has great content. I learned a lot from him.
OP is right
the gym is turning into a nerd playground
look at the autistic weebs on this site and others who post shit about LE LIFTING FOR GUTS and LE STRUGGLE and BAKI IS BASED
in the future it'll be the glasses wearing nerds who are all jacked and huge and the chads will stay ottermode
In the future (next 20 years) 90% or more of Western population will be overweight and at least 50% will be obese; and furthermore about 10% to 15% of any Western nation will be of the megaobese planetarian size category. You have problems with the kind of interests gymgoers have, I'm much more worried that before 2050 less than 1 in 10 people will be humansized.
>Chad eill be ottermode
If in ten or twenty years you're not fat and your face is not deformed you'll be Chad or something close. The future of humanity is grim, but you can take advantage of the decline by being better than the disgusting masses by proxy. Just because the Kali Yuga is near its apex doesn't mean you can't revolt against the world.
You're right, but you ignore the drastic trend of zoomer gymcel roiders
the future will be 98% fatties and then another 1% of insane huge roid/sarm addled teenagers with a lifespan of a few years. the remaining 1% of normal people will be a persecuted race, forced to dwell underground
>the drastic trend of zoomer gymcel roiders
You yourself called it a trend
Young people do so something for some time because they're impressionable
There will never be a time where such a huge percentage of the total population will be in such ultra niche such as roided bodybuilder
Let's take current Instagram for example. There are about 50k fitness influencer, and let's say that everyone is on roids; USA population is about 339 mil people; that's about 0.0008% of the population MAX, and not every fitness guru on Insta is American, so the number is even lower; numbers don't lie, and they spell both disaster and hope.
get off the internet gymcel shutin. The average young man is getting fatter by the day. You are still apart of an elite minority.
i for one welcome the roid and sarm influencer master race, helping the rest of us to AVOID MISTAKES
Are you stupid? Obesity rates are still increasing every year lol. It's cooler to be fit now than ever before.
You don't go to the gym to "be cool" kid
And 15 years ago there were already all the info you need on muscle building. It's not rocket science, lift heavy, eat a lot, sleep well.
But yes, a lot more people are big now
The only real issue with all this is teenagers hoping on SARMS and roids while still in puberty because it's a lot easier to acquire them.
More people being into fitness and looking good is a great thing retard