Recent comments here about enjoying male shirtlessness and getting irritated by people’s public phobias about it have provoked a few remarks by e-mail, both from guys locally (US) and abroad. Guys running shirtless and getting abusive things shouted at them, for example. Our attitude is – don’t flaunt it deliberately where it is obvious it is not appreciated (don’t go to stores with NS3 signs!) – otherwise, be yourself. Enjoy the body you built, like the guy in the top picture today.
Actually we always run shirtless – in the rain too, and it’s been known in snow. That gives you a ‘feel-good’ factor, too. But we wouldn’t run shirtless through the mall, or anything like that. Basically, the shirtlessness is for us to enjoy, not to piss off other people.
Which said, let’s enjoy some more guys enjoying their shirtlessness!
In the gymnastics hall:
In the weight room:
Outdoor with the other fit guys:
A fantastic display of balance and strength there for you!
At the pool:
In the snowy mountain tops:
And, erm, in the garage showing off to a friend?
(and why not – he deserves to show off those traps…)
Posing for a photographer (no, it doesn’t have to be porn!):
In a hotel corridor (erm, maybe that place isn’t always such a good idea):
In a cave:
…well, you get the idea! Our own shirtless lives (or at least, the years between aged about 16 – 20) are documented here:
A good read, if I say so myself, and you don’t mind the gay bits. Lots about acrobatics and circus in there too (and e-books available).
Of course, if you go right back to the early posts in this blog you’ll realise that I was shirtless with my best friends from a very early age, and nothing changes!
OK, just a few more examples of well-constructed guys:
So, raise your glasses to shirtless guys. Stay fit, and enjoy!