Disclaimer: I am all for physical fitness in any shape or form.
Having said that...
Sometimes I wonder what's up with our modern society. It seems like we "work out" just to build muscles and "fitness," but what are we getting "fit" for? Are we getting stronger just so we can push/pull/bend ever more effectively on a training machine?
Or is it part of our "showy" culture. "I'll show you mine and you show me yours." I admire a great body (and there are multitudes of better bodies than mine). But what would our forefathers think? Can we chop wood better? Can we lift a bag of seed better? Can we plow better? Maybe, but since we don't need to, why have bodies that ripple beneath tight shirts, unless we are out to impress someone else?
Don't get me wrong. It's a whole lot better than being out of shape. But why build the body if all it will ever be used for is, well, building itself?
(Ok, I'm not stupid. We are building a "chick magnet." )
(Now I'm going into hiding and wait out the counter-attack...)