Vanity. It's a huge word in the fitness industry. If I made a frequently asked question section of fitness, it would start with "How do I get a six pack?" and end with "How do I get my bicep peaks bigger?" Sadly,every answer in my frequently asked question section would be "Who the hell cares?"
A normal person needs to be prepared for anything that live throws at them. Your kid falls over, you need to pick him or her up. Your buddy's moving and needs your help moving stuff, your cat got out and you have to dart around the front yard chasing it. In all those examples, your body recruits several different muscle groups to get the job done in the best and fastest way possible. If you have spent your lifetime training in seated training apparatuses then yea, you may look good and be super jacked, but how well are you going to be able to chase that cat. Life needs "Go Muscles". Beauty of it is, they are functional. And fact of the matter is, functionality can be pretty damn sexy.
These women look good. Not gaunt, starved or frail. Lean, muscular and healthy. Ladies, I didn't leave you out, don't worry.
They look great huh? Everyone of these people have one thing in common. They train to not suck at life. They use CrossFit. Not a bodybuilding routine and not a runners routine, but a functional routine.
So, when the dust settles and the smoke clears, what would you rather have? Functional fitness that allows you to handle life, or stage muscles, that don't really serve a purpose other than something to look at. Show muscles or go muscles, your choice.
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