In my gym, some of the most fit and athletic guys and gals can quote Shakespeare; but the most muscular are much more how Progress Pigment described them.Dan E Kool wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:14 am
I'm surprised that stereotypes like this are still common. A bodybuilder can quote Shakespeare just as well as anyone else. Maybe spend some time in your local gym. I think you'll find that many of the most muscular guys and gals are often doctors and lawyers who aren't lacking in the brains department whatsoever.
And it sounds very naive that you are surprised such stereotypes are still common. Why do people find humor making fun of so-called broscience? Because anyone that goes to a gym has experienced these knuckleheads multiple times.
Why do national gym chains enact guidelines to attract members that discourage typical gym-dude behavior? Because anyone that has been to a gym has been around them and the overwhelming majority don't like them.
If you want Batman to look like a cartoon character, that's fine. But my preference, and seemingly the directors', was that he looked more like a normal, fit man in his thirties.
Guys with 'show muscles' spend an inordinate amount of time maintaining their physiques, in addition to dehydrating and prepping days in advance of photo shoots and contests. Their peak aesthetics are not sustainable year round, so Bruce would just have to hope the Batphone doesn't ring when he's not in prime form.
And besides, many of the best athletes in the world are not the aesthetic physical specimens most men want comic book superheros to look like. The reigning AL MVP, Jose Altuve, is 5'6, 165 lbs. The best hockey player on the planet, Connor McDavid, is an ectomorph (6'1, 192 lbs.).
I would say a good modern day comparison to West's Batman is Tom Brady. 6/4, 225 lbs. and looks like this.