Five Common Expectations And Stereotypes Of Big Muscular Men

People who have that good and healthy looking body trained very hard. I am inspired by those people who possess great discipline and patience. Not everyone can do it, but sometimes we forget their effort and start to assume things upon them.

Here are the common things:


This easily gets at the top of my list. “Big body. small brain.” I remember hearing this terrible statement the first time when I was young. This stereotype is also being referenced in movies, cartoons, and especially in comedy sketches. I don’t know the history of this, but society expects lifters or someone in good shape to have a small brain. I couldn’t agree or disagree to what I have heard before. I asked myself, “how or what is the connection of having a big muscle to the human brain?”

I asked someone why do you think big men equals small brain? I now know that many refer to drugs (steroids). But boy, steroids do not even make you dumb.

Also, a protein shake is not a steroid.


When we see a big man, you think they’re violent that they walk around and just punch someone without reason. Maybe because of movies of big aggressive men always the antagonist. But media can’t be blamed for the depiction of big guys being the villain.

I have met so many bodybuilders & bodyweight fitness enthusiasts who also have big hearts.

Small Penis

There’s really something wrong with us looking at someone with big things. People see big men as having a small penis. Similar to having a big pickup truck. It’s ridiculous that if you acquire something big, the smaller your penis get.

Lesbian (Women)

It’s unfair for the ladies. Bodybuilding or gaining muscle is not only for Adam. How sexist we can be sometimes?

Alpha Male

Sure, many likes to be in great shape, but being tough or a leader is not for everybody. Not all muscled men are the tough guy. We all react in a “fight or flight” situation differently.

They may be tough on the outside, but words can sometimes hurt.

What are your muscular men stereotypes?

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