OGGIES…..IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS…DANIEL CRAIG LEADS OFF THE CORE OLYMPIC RELAY AND MICHAEL PHELPS FINISHES OFF THE PRETENDERS…THE SHORT TERM REIGN OF THE EMACIATED “HEROIN ADDICT” MALE PHYSIQUE IS OVER…PECS AND ABS, HEALTHY MALE PHYSIQUES ARE BACK…THE FOLLOWING EXCERPTS ARE FROM THE “THESCOTSMAN.COM”….
“For the past few years, female attention has been focused on spindly men with concave chests and lanky limbs, accentuated by the skinniest jeans. Think Pete Doherty, Johnny Borrell, Noel Fielding or that upside-down toilet brush of a man, Russell Brand.
There have been hints that pecs were on the brink of a comeback ever since 2006, when Daniel Craig emerged from the sea in Casino Royale wearing tiny, powder-blue trunks, showing off a chest like a whisky barrel and shoulders that could pull a cart. But the cult of the skinny boy prevailed – until now.
This week, actor Jake Gyllenhaal was photographed in full beefcake mode on the set of his new film, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, having packed on muscle for the role. Fellow actor Matthew McConaughey has been busy jogging topless past packs of paparazzi, his muscles toned and tanned.
It wasn’t always so. We have seen the silhouettes of women featured on the covers of men’s magazines change frequently over the years, from pneumatic Pamela Anderson types in the early Nineties, to the small-breasted Kate Moss waif, then back to a softer, more natural physique. But women are equally fickle about men’s bodies, of course.
In ancient Greece, where a bulging physique was prized, athletes competed naked and statues boasted well-sculpted muscles. Armour was moulded into an enviable torso shape, regardless of the body underneath it. Bigger was most definitely better, especially if it intimidated the enemy in battle.”