why do mma fighter legs look so dyel compared to the upper body? or do i have body dismorphia?

why do mma fighter legs look so dyel compared to the upper body? or do i have body dismorphia?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have body dysmorphia.
    Also they don't train for hypertrophy almost ever. Their focus is strength while keeping their bodyweight down, cardio, and skills

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      For the most part they work more on leg endurance than strength but yeah this

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp, I really wish us fitboys would stop beating ourselves up over unrealistic beauty standards set upon us by the worst people in society.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Based. “Stealthy” roid use by actors/influencers has really fucked up healthy perceptions on what a strong, healthy, athletic body looks like

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You absolutely have body dysmorphia.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    those are dyel
    maybe a athletic type but not a powerlifter legs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      shut up you fat fucking retard

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have body dysmorphia. These guys' legs are jacked.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely body dysmorphia. Most MMA fighters have pretty small muscles everywhere. Look at Conor's chest and abs and forearms and biceps and triceps. Yeah his shoulders look big but the rest of those muscles are pretty small if you were to measure their volume. You just think his upper body looks "huge" because of his low bodyfat %.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're smoking crack.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        The muscles I mentioned in my post are still clearly not "big" in this picture. Like everyone else in this thread is saying, he clearly has not trained for hypertrophy for the muscles I mentioned. His shoulders and lats are big. I'm confused what your point is. Please put a little more effort into your posts.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          post body

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You are smoking crack my guy.

            Post body

            I think you retards are thinking I am calling him dyel or weak because your command of the English language is very poor or IST has ruined your brain. You should re-read my post carefully. Also, I am 100% sure none of you do MMA or any martial art.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              You are insanely retarded.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          You are smoking crack my guy.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Post body

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice 16" biceps

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do mauy Thai, the real answer is 95% of the power from a kick comes from whipping your body, 5% from the weight. The speed is the more important aspect of the force equation than mass here. Aside from this you get tired having big legs, literally fighting with weights on. If you kick is all leg power it will be shit. They didn't let us do <20 reps when we weighted squat

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Whip this.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Chad, nooooooooo

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        man this webm. even the bystanders are kino in their own right. so much kek happening at the same time. the broken buck lols so cute.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine if she stink faced him.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Connor looks DYEL

    ask how I know you don’t lift

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    tfw fit and lgbt boards have the highest body dysmorphia

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The reason women find percieved upper body strength attractive is because it's the best predictor of fighting ability. The best fighters on the planet have tiny legs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      true

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The best fighters on the planet have tiny legs

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Usman still has the better resume

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          look at this. stick legs. it looks wrong.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Big legs aren't necessary for fighting. They are very useful for attracting homosexual men tho

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Usman still has the better resum-ACK

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            what's wrong with his knee?

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's getting sloshed by momentum since it's an area of loose skin.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      IDK, best raw talent wise had big legs.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        His legs are proportional to his upper body imo

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      bones always had skinny little toothpick legs.

      For the pic on the right, his left foot is turned out more, which makes his calf look thicker. His right calf width is obscured by the combination of shadow and black background.

      he still has the same skinny little legs.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gets showtime kicked by a dyel mexican

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The main issues with getting bigger are the diminishing returns against skeletal structure, tendon strength, and speed. It's why Connor was so insanely powerful at featherweight, proportional to lightweight and then against welterweight. He has big hands for a small-ish frame, big shoulders, and a long skeleton (large ape index).

    Strong predictors of power for example, are fist size and distribution of force across the knuckles - these are mostly genetic. Similarly, MMA athletes want strong tendons, flexibility, and speed. An adult leg is so heavy compared to an arm, that the speed is the critical issue. It's why you see more success from snap kicks, calf kicks etc. than high kicks, and why a high kick is so cool to see pulled off. The arc of the leg requires an insane power to weight ratio to swing fast enough to make it likely to connect above waist height.

    So, they don't try and get jacked legs in the way a bodybuilder does. That's all without going into cardio, etc. John Jones is a good example - he's got thin as fuck calves, but his shins are long. The power benefit comes from the tendon size, and his frame. Trying to bulk that up would just be diminishing returns when you have to get through weigh ins.

    Finally, the associated fat loss makes them look big - Connor here weighed in at 170lb, lean and is 5'9 iirc. If you were that size you would also look big. But if you look at forearm to bicep ratio, his biceps are v. normal size for a lifter. Chuck him in clothes and he looks normal. You definitely have body dysmorphia - everyone here probably does to some degree.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jon also deadlifts 5 pl8

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Chuck him in clothes and he looks normal.
      It might be because he's always flexing and wearing tight clothes but he definitely doesn't look "normal"

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Literally looks like a dyel fagboy.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    because they practice the inferior combat sport

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah Sumo definitely has the superior athletes

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Most sumo wrestlers have a lower bodyfat percentage than the average Japanese person.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That is objectively false. On average sumo wrestlers die more than 20 years earlier than the average japanese person

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          No they don't.
          >but it's subcutaneous
          It's still fat and having too much is still bad for you.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think they intentionally want them small, having more weight in your upper body is better, specially that they do extreme weight cuts

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because you need some fat for endurance. Having 5% bodyfat while fighting for 15-25 minutes isn't good

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They train for strength so their arms aren't as bloated. They'd btfo any bodybuilder.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those legs are decently built, you have severe dismorphia.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they are fitting into a weight class and big upper body is a bigger advantage in fighting than big legs. And you totally have body dysmorphia.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need big legs to kick hard. But you do need enough muscle on your torso to throw shots, take shots, and bully in the clinch

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Their Dyel legs will CRUSH you head!

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    they dont train for vanity as you do, they train for power and stamina

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of of fighters cut a lot of weight to be in a weightclass so they need to maintain a certain weight that makes the weightcut doable and because they have to eat at maintenance they don't build more muscle that would get in the way of their weight.
    >Inb4 muscles le bad for martial arts.
    Bot necessarily, low volume and high weight builds strength through neurological adaptations, this doesn't build muscle unless you have a very high caloric and protein intake.
    high volume and high weight (combined with high protein intake and a caloric surplus ofcourse ) builds muscle and strength because of myofibrillar hypertrophy. This is ideal for athletes and what most sports without weight classes aim to train because it increases performance in the most effective way.
    You still need a calorie surplus to build muscle but without it you can still build strength this way.
    Then high volume low weight increases muscle size but doesn't increase strength through sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, this is ideal for aesthetics but not for sport performance because is the type of muscle that doesn't help for performance because the strength remains the same.

    Imagine a electric cable current, the cable itself is the sarcoplasm and the little cabbles inside that pass the electric current are the myofibrillars.
    If you increase the myofibrillars the cable remains the same but you get better electric flow, if you increase the sarcoplasm the cable looks bigger but the flow remains the same.
    It might sound like a lot of info but is necessary to understand why they look like that and how they train.

    Tldr; mma fighters need to maintain the same weight but can increase their strength and performance thought weight training but mantain their weight by eating at maintenance.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also while a lot of fighters look bad fro. An aesthetic standpoint,there is a lot of fighters that do have a lot of muscle mass and look great.

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they aren't bodybuilders so they don't train like bodybuilders.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >is fighter
    >is more strong and jacket than you

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >has 50 lbs more muscle hanging off of him than Adesanya
      >loses to Adesanya badly

      b... bros?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Adesanya is homosexual so Borrachinha wins.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        he was drunk

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