How to improve your personal appearence

Having an aesthetic body is one of the most pursued objectives in gymnasiums, but what is aesthetics? How can you really distinguish between an aesthetic body and one that is not? Can aesthetics be objective? Many questions that need to be answered. Let’s start from the beginning.

The human body is unique in each of us, no two are the same and those differences are what make us wonder who has an aesthetic body and who doesn’t or which body is more aesthetic than another. If we were all the same, aesthetics would be meaningless because there would be no possibility of comparison.

What is aesthetics?

According to the Spanish Royal Academy, aesthetics is defined as “Belonging to or relating to the perception or appreciation of beauty”. Therefore, aesthetics refers to beauty, to art. It is not a term that refers to bodybuilding explicitly. Anything can be aesthetic, no matter what. A sculpture, a building, a plant, a tattoo, even the universe!

But indeed, the expression anything also concerns the human body. Each one of us has our own body and each one of us is in charge of maintaining it for a lifetime. And believe me, in the end, the body is the only thing that will always be yours until your last day. Nothing will matter about cars, mobiles, houses, clothes… Not even the pokemons you hunt in the Pokemon Go.

Fortunately, this does not happen, we are all different, we are all unique. Diversity is what makes existence entertaining.

How do we determine if a body is aesthetic or not?

As it is colloquially said “Comparisons are odious” and it is that we determine that a body is more or less aesthetic according to the frame of reference that each one of us has. We create this frame of reference from the people we see in the gym, on television, in magazines… Since the “Destape” phenomenon, the media bombard us with images of public figures with fewer and fewer clothes and this leads to comparisons.

Generally we tend to compare our own body with those references that we have associated. So, if we’re talking about muscle mass, the only factor that determines the amount of muscle mass you prefer or consider aesthetic is the amount of muscle mass you currently have.

Many people who don’t train in the gym, admire underwear models, footballers, actors… Anyone with visible abs and marked pectorals is a beauty ideal for them.

Remember Diego Forlán?

This would be an ideal aesthetic body for the majority of the population. But what happens? That when you start training, you see results in yourself. Now you have more muscle mass than before and then the distance between yourself and your frame of reference has been shortened. Your ideal of aesthetics changes. It’s normal, you’re no longer sedentary like most people, so it makes sense for your aesthetic body concept to change as well.

At the moment you consider another body type to be more aesthetic, a body with more muscle mass, a larger body. Welcome to our world! This will never change, you will always want more and more, you will always have something to improve, something that, from your point of view could make your body more aesthetic. This is good, you always have to have goals, although you have to be cautious as I explained in this article.