Are Women Attracted to Big Muscle?
By Christian Duque
Muscle is alluring to all lifters, but each lifter’s motivation is different. Some strive for strength, other are chasing a picture-perfect physique. Many, however, simply want to be attractive. Many lifters want to build an aesthetic physique, because that look will lead to more acting work, more modeling shoots, & more sponsorships. The big question, however, is what look will get you more attention from the ladies. We all know that most men are attracted to the Bikini/Figure look, with some notable exceptions attracted to muscular women, but what about ladies? What do the ladies want?
I have often heard that most women look for security, as well as companionship & tenderness. By security, I don’t stability, I mean protection. Women want a man that can protect them if need be. This is not to say women can’t protect themselves; it’s more of a primitive quality. Many women like strong, rugged, & assertive guys. These attributes don’t require muscle. In fact, some of the strongest guys in the gym, look a lot like the guys you’d see at the local watering hole. Muscle is an added benefit.
Most guys who are ripped, are actually incredibly weak. There are a few, enlightened freaks that have the cuts and have the strength (e.g. those using Trenavar by Tokkyo Nutrition), but it’s still unclear if the ladies like the no-neck, huge lats, and heavy breathing (all the time). The reality is everything in life is about a happy medium. Whether it’s eating in moderation, training sensibly, or the look you choose. Most ladies like abs, they like arms, & and they appreciate a chiseled chest. Sadly, those are the easiest muscles to train. There’s very little glory in tree-trunk quads, a cobra back, or striated glutes. In fact, don’t ever show off your striated glutes – most women will probably find that extremely weird! Lol