I literally had to go out of my way to research “the dad bod” specifically. I’ve been seeing a lot of “you have a dad body” comments on places that I didn’t think they belonged, and I’ll admit, I was a bit confused.
Someone specifically confused me when they made a comment about Henry Cavill having a dad body. How the heck could Superman have a dad bod!?
Well, the first stop on my research was the best stop…The Urban Dictionary!
Here’s what they tell us about The Dad Bod:
1. A body resembling a man who lives a sedentary lifestyle, flabby, usually comes with a keg gut. Sometimes can see penis, most of the time cannot. Body resembles his personality; dull, lifeless, and very conservative.
2. Once in shape, but clearly has lost most athletic properties. Best suited for sitting at a desk chair, possibly doing ones taxes.Alex has a dad-body
Now that we have that cleared up for us, the question becomes: Why am I using the Green Hornet as an example? Well, I’m glad you asked. The reason for this is because the dad bod and the Green Hornet both fall under some of the same classifications. They have that “not really sure if they count as a category….am I supposed to like this or hate it…this is kind of funny, maybe I’ll like it for just a few weeks” kind of vibe.
Now, prior to getting to far in depth, I do want to point out that I am not certified as an official dad-bod classifier, BUT I do think I can handle the position. So, let’s talk some more about it.
Do Women dig a Dad-Bod?
Alright, not only am I not certified in the art of dad-bods, but I am also not a woman. Here’s the thing though, through my intense research on the topic, it has been said that they ARE into it.
This could be a little tricky though, as you could imagine, because some women are into fat sloppy rich guys, and hell, we’re trying to be superheroes…
The reason I bring up womens opionion is because it was one of them who started the term to begin with! Apparently Mackenzie Pearson from The Guardian (no, she’s not in Guardians of the Galaxy…) coined the expression when she was explaining that the dad-bod is what women like her love!
Is the Dad-Bod cool enough to be a Superhero Jacked category!?
Heck no, people!
The dad-bod is like the cowards way out in Call of Duty! The only reason we’re even covering it is because I needed to make some clarifications as to what the heck it even is! Can’t a guy get confused without starting rumors about wanting a dad-bod?
But, while we’re on this clarification kick, I would like to also give credit to where credit is due…and Seth Rogan deserves a little bit of it!
Seth Rogan did drop some weight to get into his dad-bod-like character, and we won’t ignore that! If you want to make your initial goal the dad-bod, then that’s fine! Use it as a starting point and then keep on trucking. The goal for Superhero Jacked is to be just that….Superhero Jacked. We want to feel AND LOOK like we’re superhuman.
Yes, that also means our brain function, overall health and longevity! I don’t mean to put you all to sleep, but whens the last time you thought of a Superhero and the first thing that came to your head was groggy, tired, sleepy and lazy? I hope never!
How does one get rid of a Dad Body?
Alright, don’t start losing your mind! We can get rid of that dad body of yours!
Let’s take a look at one of the topic we’ve already covered that falls perfectly into this dad bod category!
That my friends is Chris Pratt rockin’ his dad body before it was even cool, and then after, when he decided to get SUPERHERO JACKED (quite literally, actually) for his role as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Heck yeah I foreshadowed this earlier.
And heck yes I’m noting it here.
And finally, heck yes I needed to spell-check foreshadow…
No, this isn’t an article about Pratts transformation into a Superhero, and if you’d like to check it out you can use any of the links above, but it is fair to note that he dropped 60+ pounds to get rid of his dad bod! So if you’re not ready to start livin’ like a superhero, well then I think it’s time you find a site that encourages the dad-bod!
Am I really kicking all the Dad Body lovers out?
I guess in a way I’m just telling you that we strive for something more then the dad-bod. While Superhero Jacked isn’t a site devoted to elite bodybuilding and being absolutely shredded, we still have different goals in mind. The dad body is like a a middle of the road body, like Green Hornet is a mediocre, wanna-be! That was mean, but clearly the Green Hornet falls under equal classifications and we want you striving to look like Thor, Captain America, or any of the other actual Superhero/Celebs that I’ve already covered!
What are your thoughts on this dad bod kick?
All jokes aside, I’d love to hear what you think about it…