Generation X skinny and weak

by Zodiax
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I look at most of the 20 something's and they mostly look like skinny adolescents. I look at pictures of my relatives and those of other people in their younger years and they look solid,built, with six packs.

Look at a 1940s picture full of men. All of them looked strong as hell.

So now everyone is going to be weak and out of shape in the near future. Go generation X, so advanced and ahead of your ancestors.

Srsly why is it impressive to have abs. Abs were normal in my grandparents years .
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    In the 1940s a huge part of the population was either fighting in World War II or working manual jobs supporting the war machine. So yea, they might have bulked up a little.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    By nearly every definition, Gen Xers are no longer in their 20's. You're probably dismayed by Millennials, otherwise known as Generation Y.

    Generation Y all have abs because they consume nothing but kale and coconut water.
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    What happens after generation Z?
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    • Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What happens after generation Z?
      We flip back to Generation A.

      Man, those guys are gonna be so lame.
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      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What happens after generation Z?
      The Apocalypse.

      or

      The Singularity

      (I think those are probably one in the same, though.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Seems like we're all smack in the middle of Generation I.
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          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Seems like we're all smack in the middle of Generation I.
          Was that a subtle jab at me.
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            Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

            Was that a subtle jab at me.
            Not so subtle.
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            • Profile picture of the author ThomM
              Sure do miss the old days when it was the young generation and the old generation. With all these x,y,z, and millennium crap I don't know who's talking about who anymore.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        What happens after generation Z?
        Generation cZ, (cloneZ).

        Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

        I look at most of the 20 something's and they mostly look like skinny adolescents. I look at pictures of my relatives and those of other people in their younger years and they look solid,built, with six packs.

        Look at a 1940s picture full of men. All of them looked strong as hell.

        So now everyone is going to be weak and out of shape in the near future. Go generation X, so advanced and ahead of your ancestors.

        Srsly why is it impressive to have abs. Abs were normal in my grandparents years .
        Yes, don't know what the fascination is about abs, but l suppose it means you have endurance, and it is sexier than a pot belly?


        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        The Apocalypse.

        or

        The Singularity

        (I think those are probably one in the same, though.)
        Or mankind will raise itself beyond physical limitations, and enter into a raised level of consciousness?

        And communicate with aliens, dogs and cats will live together, usual stuff?

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          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post




          Or mankind will raise itself beyond physical limitations, and enter into a raised level of consciousness?

          And communicate with aliens, dogs and cats will live together, usual stuff?

          Shane, you've lived with mankind for, what, 45 years now? Do you really think, in your heart of hearts, that man is capable of a raised level of consciousness?
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  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post


    Srsly why is it impressive to have abs. Abs were normal in my grandparents years .
    Abs have been normal since Adam. Everybody has abs.

    It's just that you can see some and some are hidden beneath blankets of cushy fat, or beneath tummies as hard as rocks that the owners paid good money to build over their abs with fine dining and wining. Or perhaps poor junk food and beer. Either way, those cost money.


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    what about generation Y?
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Seems like we're all smack in the middle of Generation I.
      Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

      Was that a subtle jab at me.
      Excellent. You show promise, my son.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Funny. When I see pics of people in their young 20's - a disturbing number of them are fat and dumpy.

    Nothing abnormal about nice abs. I'm 61 and still have my killer abs. If you're physically active - you have muscle tone. I've been, and lived in regions, where life was physical enough for the residents that the only actual flab you saw was on tourists and new mothers who were still nursing. Seriously.

    If you look at pics of men who are older in their young twenties, they aren't normally beefy. They are gangly thin, their muscle is working muscle. Built muscle is bulky, so farm hands sometimes are a bit beefier just by the nature of their work - but men don't fill out a little naturally until they hit their 30's.

    Thom - exactly the way I feel. Who's X, Y, Z, etc?
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