Athletic vs Aesthetic, Part 1

Athletic Body Types:

The term “athletic” refers to physical fitness and strength. These types are usually tall, muscular men with strong muscles.

They have a wide range of muscle tone and often sport facial hair or facial tattoos. Some examples of these types include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Lee and many others.

An example of an athlete is Frank Zane. He was a professional boxer and actor from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.

His best known roles were in “Raging Bull”, “For Your Eyes Only” and “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”. Zane died at age 52 due to complications related to diabetes mellitus.

In contrast to the above mentioned athletes, there are other types which are considered less physically fit but still possess great potential. These types include models, actors and musicians.

These individuals may not have the most impressive physiques, but they have shown their dedication to their craft through hard work and perseverance. Some well known examples include Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller and many others.

Aesthetic body types:

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The term “aesthetic” refers to one’s appreciation of beauty. These types are usually shorter men with less muscle tone.

They often have narrow shoulders and a thinner bone structure. Some of these types may lack confidence and are introverted in nature. However, there are some who have made themselves into confident and outgoing people. They enjoy the finer things in life and can appreciate a work of art. Some examples of these types include Frank Zane, David Beckham, Mike Tyson and many others.

In contrast to the above mentioned aesthetes, there are other types which are considered less refined but still possess great potential. These types include doctors, engineers and other professionals.

These individuals may not be the most “beautiful people”, but they have shown their dedication to their craft through hard work and perseverance. Some well known examples include Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, Johnny Depp and many others.

Which type are you?

A common misconception that many people have is that one body type is superior to the other. In reality, neither athletic nor aesthetic types are better than the other. All body types are equal in physical attractiveness. It is our goal to teach people to love themselves for who they are, and not conform to societies “beauty standards”. All humans possess certain traits that other humans find attractive. It is up to each individual to find the person that they feel most compatible with, regardless of body type or personality.

It is our goal to appreciate ALL body types, no matter what they look like. No body is superior to the other.

We hope that you learned something from this website and continue to enjoy your stay here. Remember, you’re beautiful just the way you are.

Physical attractiveness plays an important role in ones life. It is often a factor in social interaction, employment and other opportunities in life.

We all have certain preferences when it comes to the physical appearance of others. This website has been designed to teach you about this topic. Through our website, we hope to increase your knowledge on the subject of physical attractiveness and teach you what types of bodies are considered aesthetically pleasing to the human eye.

Please browse our website to learn more about physical attractiveness.

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