AKON…Why Women Find This Guy Sexy As Hell!

October 8, 2007

Akon is the man right now…seriously! He is an incredibly talented musician…but beyond that, all of the hip young women that I hang out with love this guy. Many people claim that guys like this wouldn’t be able to attract women if they weren’t famous…with Akon this simply isn’t the case. He is in great shape, has created a funky look, and has a very solid presence. It is easy to put down successful people and discount their accomplishments…but I’d rather learn from successful people like this.

Akon Fitness
(Akon is seriously stylin’…he obviously doesn’t want to blend)

Do You Think Akon Would Look Better With 30 Pounds More Muscle?

I really don’t think it would be possible for him to achieve the same look if he was a “big” guy. He would have a whole different “vibe”…although he would look alright, I bet less women would find him attractive. He achieves a funky look by remaining slim and toned.

Is Akon Slim Because He Can’t Get Any Bigger?

This is a funny idea that comes up on a lot of sites. Many people in fitness believe that all guys would get as massive as possible if they had a choice. This is simply not the case. I guarantee you that Akon could easily pack on 30 pounds of muscle if he wanted to, but he is a wise man…he knows that would ruin his look.

More an More Muscle Does NOT Mean You Will Be More and More Attractive

Read theses names…Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Colin Farrell, Ben Affleck, David Beckham, Ashton Kucher, Jared Leto, Will Smith, etc…What would these guys look like if they packed on 30+ pounds more of pure muscle? I guarantee you that they wouldn’t look as good! I’m not denying that there are several guys with more muscle that women do find attractive, but for the most part they like guys who aren’t too big to wear dress clothes, normal jean, etc.

Akon is Especially “Dialed In” Because He Seems Like An Interesting Guy

Obviously looks aren’t everything. The great thing about women is that they are more forgiving about looks, but you should give yourself the best chance of meeting a great woman in the first place by putting your best foot forward. If you are one of those rare guys who do look better a bit bigger, then go for it…but for most I would recommend a slimmer more natural size with good muscle definition, just like Akon.

You Know I Gotta Throw on some AKON and Snoop!

(This song has been played a lot, but still good…an instant classic)

Note: Is SNOOP the biggest crossover artist ever? No matter what music people listen to, whether it is rock, hip-hop, techno, 80’s, etc..most people dig Snoop!

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yavor October 8, 2007 at 2:40 am

Thanks for continuing to inspire, man. My number one goal now is to get a small waist. I continue to train with weights, but alo do sprints and lost of jump roping now.

In fact I got to 3min intervals on the rope already.
I also got me an mp3 player in order to make jump roping less boring.

Rusty, I look forward to your posts every day.

p.s. Sean Connery in the old James is also a good role model (though nowadays people would say he lacked muscle). He used to be a bodybudilder, but in the 007 movies he looks great in clothes cause he is just athletic and slim.

yavor October 8, 2007 at 2:42 am

I meant Sean Connery in the old James Bond movies…

admin October 8, 2007 at 9:42 am

Yavor,

Yeah…Sean Connery was definitely a good role model back when he was Bond. The main thing is that he was toned, but looked great in a tuxedo…drinking Martini’s, playing Bacarat, and meeting beautiful women in Monaco.

Good Call!

Rusty

Jonneh October 8, 2007 at 3:00 pm

“Many people in fitness believe that all guys would get as massive as possible if they had a choice.” — Yeah, no thank you. Haha.

john October 9, 2007 at 9:56 pm

Evidence that supports how much women love bodybuilders

john October 9, 2007 at 9:57 pm

john October 9, 2007 at 9:58 pm

rusty, i can’t embed that, but you can, click it, it’s histerical!!!

admin October 9, 2007 at 11:04 pm

John,

I’ll embed it when I get home…after I watch it (I’m at work on a break).

As long as it doesn’t make me “enemy number one” with the bodybuilding community I’ll put it up.

Rusty

Okay John…I embeded the link for you because I think everyone will be amused by this! This is SUUUUUPER Cheesy, but in a good way…that actress is a terrible at acting…the music they play when he freaks out kills me. I think you have a good understanding of the “entertainment factor” that I’m shooting for on this blog.

john October 10, 2007 at 8:35 am

It just supports that women find bodybuilders cheesey…she calls him a gorilla

Magnate October 10, 2007 at 6:55 pm

“This is a funny idea that comes up on a lot of sites. Many people in fitness believe that all guys would get as massive as possible if they had a choice. This is simply not the case. I guarantee you that Akon could easily pack on 30 pounds of muscle if he wanted to, but he is a wise man”

Three quick things, getting big is hardly a yes or no choice.

1) You don’t decide one day to get more massive and then all of a sudden have it happen. Nobody wakes up with 5lbs more LBM on their frame. Stop perpetuating this idea.

2) Easily pack on 30 pounds of muscle if he wanted to. Are you kidding. The body has a limited ability to repair and build muscle (most research shows 2-3lbs of muscle per month).

3) “I really don’t think it would be possible for him to achieve the same look if he was a “big” guy. ” Of course he wouldn’t have the same look if he was bigger. By definition he would LOOK different. What was the point of this? I can go and up my fiber intake and look a lot different tomorrow than I do as I am writing this. I can go carb load tonight and look a lot different than I do right now. If he put a hat on he’d look different for crying out loud.

I would write a lot (specifically in regards to the comments to this post) more but it’d probably be censored.

Scott October 10, 2007 at 8:58 pm

Speaking on behalf of the lean/skinny dudes, I honestly believe that women definitely go for guys with the “cut” look rather then the 250 lb. “knuckle draggers”. But I might be a little biased 🙂

admin October 10, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Magnate,

You always “push the edge” a bit when it comes to comments, but I kind of like that. I will sometimes delete a sentence or two if it pokes fun at someone who leaves a comment, but for the most part I leave the comments intact.

I don’t feel I’m perpetuating the myth that it is easy to gain muscle. I know it is hard to gain muscle. That being the case…there are a lot of guys who “choose” not to be big. If they did decide to be big, they would have years worth of hard work to get there. I guess saying that Akon could “easily” pack on 30 pounds of muscle is a bit of an exaggeration and I’m glad you pointed that out. It would take a while for sure.

Now will you quit picking on me and drink some milk and build some muscle! Just kiddin’ buddy…I do like your input on my articles. I really am not trying to drive you nuts with every post. We know that building muscle is a bitch (and expensive…your milk bill alone has to be out-of-control).

Rusty

admin October 10, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Scott,

See that is why I have your link over at “Other Recommended Websites” in my sidebar. Only two sites have “made the cut” and yours is one of them.

For the readers: Scott is a full-time dating coach for men (AKA Pick Up Artist). If you are interested in meeting and attracting women, his site is a complete “best of” site for meeting and attracting women.
http://www.undergroundattraction.com/

Go to his site and comment ask questions, etc…his site is very similar to mine in that he welcomes and answers comments.

Magnate October 11, 2007 at 4:49 pm

If only the US government would stop paying dairy farmers to milk the cows less and less I could spend less than $30-$40 a week on milk.

Just want to add that using your body to attract women is silly to begin with, as you somewhat pointed out – Women are far more forgiving when it comes to physical appearance than men. They typically base attraction off of other factors, or at least prioritize them differently. So with regards to the comments on “women not finding bodybuilders attractive” I can only say: no bodybuilder cares. Getting the occasional glance from a woman in a bar is not enough motivation for a truly massive individual to keep pushing their body to it’s limits, it is not their primary goal or concern in the gym.

Shocking, I know, that someone is in the gym for a reason other than checking out the spandex clad cardio bunnies or to get those rippling abs that they might have a chance to impress some girls at the beach with once a year.

Bodybuilders (I obviously don’t speak for the entire community [if there even is one] on this, but I know that for most true bodybuilders it is true) have different priorities than the lean & cut guys do (from what I know of my lean & small friends / fellow gym guys). They build their body for other reasons than you, so stop assuming they need to have a body conducive to YOUR goals instead of theirs.

For the record, I started at 119lbs 5’8″ 3-4% BF. I believe the term used to describe this body is “manorexic”. I had the best abs of my life, and the best definition. I also was eating once every day or 2 and was constantly tired and sick (never doing another rigid weight class sport in my life because of this). Now I am closer to 10% BF (Fattest I’ve ever been that I can remember) and 180lbs+ at 5’8″ (depending on when I measure in the day of course). And as purely anecdotal as this is, my body is now more attractive to the opposite sex than it was before. Take that for what it’s worth (Hint: It’s about the same value as all the claims of lean and small guys that they are more attractive.)

admin October 11, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Magnate,

My site is really just geared towards men and women who want the leaner “Hollywood” look. There are tons of other reasons to lift. I just wanted to narrow my site down to just this goal. I really don’t have time to cover all aspects of lifting.

It’s cool if you want to get big…no worries. There are a lot of sites that give really good advice for that. I didn’t see one that focused on the group of guys and girls who just wanted to be slim and toned.

You have accomplished a ton gaining that much muscle and it takes serious disclipline…I really do respect that. I really just wanted to gather guys and girls who have different goals than that and discuss great strategies to stay slim and toned.

Rusty

Magnate October 11, 2007 at 6:45 pm

I am not intentionally attacking your goals, sorry if my post sounded that way. I am just attacking the posts like this

john said:

It just supports that women find bodybuilders cheesey…she calls him a gorilla

These assumptions are what angers me the most.

#1 being that you assume I care what some random script from a 1970s soap opera or movie or whatever says about Arnold.

#2 that you assume I or other bodybuilders care what most women like regarding a man’s body.

#3 that the post I quoted above makes the assumption that bodybuilder’s motivation is women and that his post makes it sound like we have the wrong goals to land that objective. that’s not the case more often than not, and after making all those assumptions I have no problem sounding like I am attacking those that launch insults at me and other bodybuilders.

Worst grammar in any post I have ever made? I think yes. Capital letters be gone!

Phil October 12, 2007 at 12:47 pm

At 180, 10 percent bf you are still lean with what the creator of this site classifies as a “hollywood” body. I don’t understand what the argument is about.

I agree with you 100 percent about women being more forgiving than men about body image. If your not overweight, with average muscle definition and no bones sticking out you are considered attractive.

Magnate October 13, 2007 at 12:22 am

At my height, 185 is classed at nearly obese (BMI of 28 or so). 30 is Obese. I am bulkier than the “hollywood” look from what I can gather from this site’s definition of it and intend on going much further too.

admin October 13, 2007 at 12:52 am

Magnate,

5’8″ at 185 and 10% body fat, you are pretty darn muscular. I have a friend who is 5’10” and 185 and around the same body fat and HE is pretty darn big and can lift some serious weight.

You are certainly much bigger than most of the hollywood guys, and that is cool because I know that is your goal.

Rusty

john October 16, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Magnate said:

I am not intentionally attacking your goals, sorry if my post sounded that way. I am just attacking the posts like this

john said:

It just supports that women find bodybuilders cheesey…she calls him a gorilla

These assumptions are what angers me the most.

#1 being that you assume I care what some random script from a 1970s soap opera or movie or whatever says about Arnold.

#2 that you assume I or other bodybuilders care what most women like regarding a man’s body.

#3 that the post I quoted above makes the assumption that bodybuilder’s motivation is women and that his post makes it sound like we have the wrong goals to land that objective. that’s not the case more often than not, and after making all those assumptions I have no problem sounding like I am attacking those that launch insults at me and other bodybuilders.

Worst grammar in any post I have ever made? I think yes. Capital letters be gone!

In defense of my comment: Bodybiulders are still striving for a “look”. Arnold justifies why he does what he does by posing! He didn’t do a back bridge and hold it for 25 min..he didn’t do a handstand pushup on his finger, nor did he perform any other feat of human performance. Bodybuilding is a sport driven by aesthetics. I have never seen a bodybuilding comp that involved nothing more than a posing routine. So if it is not about looking a certain way, then what is it?
Fitness?
The sad truth, Magnate, is that you are only as good as what you can do, not how you look–and bodybuilders, which you claim to be one of, are definitley not the most conditioned athletes in the world.

Tim October 28, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Rusty and others,

I’ve been reading this site for a bit in order to gain an understanding of your approach. I commend Rusty’s idea of developing a website in order to help people reach the “lean” look. I see much talk of hollywood bodies and sex symbols. That’s great! Looking better is an admirable goal that, done properly, leads to better health and lifestyle choices.

However, I am dishearted by the bias. Fight club Brad Pitt (What about Troy?), Ryan Reynolds, Sean Connory, Richard Gere, etc. Sure, they aren’t fat and of course in better health than most. And they are oo’d and aa’d over. But you forget other hollywood sex symbols with much superior muscular development – Vin Diesel, Usher, LL Cool J, The Rock, 50 Cent, Tom Welling (Smallville) and the very much acclaimed men of 300.

There are so many uninformed people out there in regards to what it takes to achieve their ideal body. Ironically, at the root of it all, is a desire to *build* their *body*. Bodybuild. I said it. What many are afraid to do for fear of becoming ‘too big’. How come they don’t know that by abstaining from weights for a while (not to mention good nutrition )and doing cardio they can shrink down? Misinformation. Not the full truth being told.

What if they were encouraged to bodybuild (which involves gaining muscle rapidly) until they reached their target muscularity, and then maintain it along with a desired fat %? That makes sense, getting there as fast as possible (which is a lifestyle change, and those stick) and then holding or even improving if desired. Us reasonable bodybuilders also laugh at the fools who slam weights, hog equipment, and look dumb. We also laugh at the 3-5lb dumbellinas and dumbellinos getting nowhere – it goes both ways.

admin October 29, 2007 at 12:05 am

Tim,

Good points for sure. Yeah…I know there are guys and girls who probably want to get bigger than the focus of this site. Fitness is such a wide topic, that I really wanted to narrow it down to just getting lean.

Certainly those other actors have great physiques. I just wanted my site to focus more on the slim and lean look. I do emphasize a bit of strength training on a low calorie diet with a focus on cardio. If an untrained person gets stronger, a bit of muscle growth is inevitable…it just won’t get out of control since there is a calorie deficit present.

I understand your points and focusing on building muscle and then getting lean is an approach that works well, it just isn’t the approach I focus on on this site.

Rusty

Eric Jones October 30, 2007 at 2:29 am

Different strokes for different folks.
Let’s all just get along with each other.

When I go to a site, I am looking for something. Sometimes I found that I went to the wrong site, so I “tune out” by going somewhere else. Like changing the chanel on TV. But if someone were offending me on that site and I could respond, I would. I don’t feel that Rusty is offensive at all. He even guides people who are not of his mindset to other more appropriate sites.

It is a tough balance for a site admin. They want to maintain freedom of speech for the posters, while keeping a certain level of politeness without losing the entertainment factor. I think Rusty is doing a good job in this regard.

Ideally, people should define their objectives and focus on the achievement of those objectives. The objective at this site is to achieve a lean athletic (toned) look. I think that is correct.

Rusty- Perhaps you should put your mission statement on your home page or site banner. That might alleviate some of the misunderstanding. The current page heading (The Fitness Blackbook: Advanced Tips Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Know About) is vague and will attract many people who do not share your objective. Thus, some will post negative comments.

I respect all people that are trying to improve themselves.
Disagreeing, but accepting and understanding differences is key to respecting others and communicating without creating barriers.
Communication is the gateway to knowledge and growth.

Beauty will always be in the eye of the beholder (including the person looking in the mirror).

Respectfully,
Eric Jones

admin October 30, 2007 at 5:29 am

Eric,

Yep…you are correct about my tagline, I’m actually going to do a major website overhaul in the next month or so…I will change the “advanced fitness tips” to something more appropriate for sure.

You are correct about being a site admin. I moderate all comments, so they won’t show up permanently until I “okay” the comments. There are some people who can’t express their opinions without being extremely negative…those comments will never get okay’d by me.

I want this to be an entertaining blog that teaches and motivates people to achieve a slimmer look than what most sites focus on. I try my best to send people to the proper places if they want to get bigger.

Eric…your comments are well put…I appreciate someone who understands what is is like to be a site admin. Do you currently have a website? If you do, feel free to give a quick description…I’ll approve the comment, so you will get a bit of additional traffic to your site.

Cheers!

Rusty

DownSouth November 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm

It looks like fellas are gettin’ way off the topic, but on the topic of Akon you gotta search youtube for the video where he’s on stage and some lil’ white dude throws a cup of beer at him. Akon starts TRIPPIN and tells whoever it was to get on stage. The kid gets on stage and Akon walks up to him, straight old school WWF Guerilla Presses his ass over his head and throws him back in the crowd. I started really likin’ Akon after that. I’d post it but my college blocks Youtube out…..

Syrai November 13, 2007 at 8:29 am

Okay, still on the subject: do girls like bigger or smaller guys, I’m a girl so I guess I’ve got a say in this 😉 LOL.
Akon really doesn’t do it for me, which has nothing to do with his body actually. Has more to do with his face and attitude. Thing is, I did agree with the whole; girls like leaner guys-thing. However….. I just tuned in to the new video from Craig David: hot stuff (let’s dance). He never really was a small guy but he got totally big recently! And to be honest: me like!!! I liked him smaller, but I even so like him bigger. So I guess I can close this discussion, bt saying that it really doesn’t matter all that much 🙂 I guess being happy with the way you are, whether that is big or lean, is the most attractive any time.

Love, Syrai

admin November 13, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Syrai,

Great comments…we know girls are WAY more forgiving about looks and that girls like many different shapes and sizes. Just tying to help guys achieve the look that women prefer more often than not. I also believe that people should have a high self-esteem and be happy about themselves.

Rusty

Owen October 1, 2009 at 12:41 am

That’s a really cool aprartment she’s got.

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