wow, dudes were so thin and unmuscular back then. did they have creatine and whey protein back then?
Posted by: Lucas | Feb 8, 2012 8:10:53 AM
Chest hair YEAH!
Posted by: Mike W | Feb 8, 2012 9:05:24 AM
I can hear the director. "Butch it up girls. Keep it angular! No, too much rhythm! Tone it down!" Ah, the 80s.
Posted by: PTBoat | Feb 8, 2012 9:15:59 AM
There are some hundred year old queens at Golds that still wear those short shorts. Blame the NBA for starting the trend of players wearing ladies culottes to play basket ball. They look like a 1920's girls gym uniform.
Posted by: ggreen | Feb 8, 2012 9:36:07 AM
The NBA + urban hip-hop culture--the shorts got longer and longer, and men started to wear baggy tank tops. Today, men are almost completely covered up in gyms and at the beach, but women are expected to wear floss.
Aside from the 80's hair, that was a nice way to wake up. Definitely would motivate me to do some morning workouts of some sort.
Posted by: Dback | Feb 8, 2012 9:55:47 AM
Ahhh, the 80's. Just before I came out. My partner still has a Media Home Entertainment VHS tape with the Chippendales performing a workout of 92 minutes titled "Muscle Motion." Yes, all the hair is still there and the bodies were a bit more sculpted than we average boys, but you could dream, couldn't you?
Posted by: Scott | Feb 8, 2012 10:16:24 AM
I remember my partner and I used to wear different color Dolphin shorts over our Speedos back then. I also took aerobic classes (remember step class?). Neither of us ever were into shaving or clipping from the neck down! 33 years together, no more Dolphin shorts or Speedos, no more aerobic classes, but still have the body hair!
Posted by: Mikey | Feb 8, 2012 10:33:18 AM
In the 90's the medical establishment sanctioned the use of steroids, testosterone, & HGH for treatment of HIV wasting, thereby opening the flood gates. That's why there are so many huge, veiny guys around these days.
Posted by: Grady | Feb 8, 2012 10:35:34 AM
Posted by: sparks | Feb 8, 2012 10:53:47 AM
Young str8 men today are paranoid about shorts that go above the knee.
Posted by: anon | Feb 8, 2012 10:55:59 AM
Let's hear it for booty shorts! The negative attitude most young men today have about shorts that are really short is pure homophobia. I also blame the Hip-Hop culture.