Thursday, December 3, 2009

Muscle Posing

I do not consider myself to be an expert on flexing muscles and posing despite spending a good 15 minutes doing so every morning when I get out of the shower. I may not be an expert, but I can tell you what I think looks dumb. Pretty much any time someone holds a pose and flexes their muscles it kind of makes me wonder. I can understand an animal in the wild doing so to scare off it's enemy, but it is kind of unnecessary these days.

I have a couple exceptions to this rule. The first is if you are a professional body builder and you make your living by going on stage to show off the results of your hard work. My second exception for when it is okay to get into flexing is if you can beat the crap out of me. Then by all means do what you want and know you have my full support and admiration. Unless someone fits into the two above mentioned categories, I will be more critical of them since they probably do so for attention or because they think a lot of themselves.
There are many different flexing poses to choose from. Of all these different poses, the worst one has to be the Hans and Frans front pose with your hands gripped in front of you like an angry gorilla. If you are going to go to the trouble of performing a muscle pose I suggest you go straight to the coolest one in the book. The "Captain of the Universe/To infinity and beyond" pose as demonstrated by Arnold below. No, that is not me and I'm sick and tired of people always confusing my body with his. I'm afraid If I ever attempted this pose, that lasers would shoot out of my fingers and I'd turn into an intergalactic beacon of coolness.


Kelly said...

I thought you were already an intergalactic beacon of coolness.... My opinion is shrinking after this news.

Eric said...

Hmmm, what time is it you say? Well let me check my wristwatch *flexes arm* here... Ohh, the battery ran down why don't you look over *flexes biceps and points to wall clock* there?
Or maybe over there... *flexes back in the hunched gorilla move and points to bell tower clock*

Eve said...

To infinity and beyond... haha.
Yes, always a good choice. ;)

Jeanne Estridge said...

Do I hear the sour note of roid rage?

Cam said...

Flexing your muscles is a great way to intimidate an opponent. That is about all I can say on the subject without violating the secret code of the luchador.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Ride your silver surfboard proudly you magnificent bastard!