Crotch shots, gym fails, and other fitness photo faux pasBy: Emily Chau and Jennifer Weaver
Let’s face it: the fitness photos in magazines don’t match up with reality. At best, they’re filled with picture-perfect models that don’t resemble our sweat soaked, post workout selves. (Get breakthrough results in just 1 hour a week with these workouts)
At worst, they’re plain ridiculous. In the spirit of good fun, we’ve rounded up some of the most groan-worthy photos of the genre. We bet that one of these 15 fitness images will make you cringe.
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Okay, we’ll give the girl props for her scissors leg side crow, but frankly we’re more distracted by her cracked out grin. And tell us, why is she doing yoga on top of a weight lifting bench? Yep, still trying to figure that one out.
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No amount of gym-induced, feel-good hormones should ever convince you that jumping on some siding and tapping into your old cheerleading days is a good idea. Plus, that guy’s eyes seem to be drifting in a dangerous direction.
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We’re not sure which part of this photo is most awkward: orange-oily skin, his weird posture, or the bulge down below. But we do know one thing: Speedos have seen better days.
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Did the photographer catch her in the middle of a dance break? The headband, leg warmers, and neon outfit complete this worst-of-the-’80s look.
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Her weights could be too heavy or she could have gotten a whiff of something unsavory. Either way we can definitely feel her pain.
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We feel like someone ought to lend her a hand to get un-stuck. Let’s skip the reminder that sometimes we look as awkward as we feel in yoga class.
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Behold, the butt shot.
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The makeup! The impractical earrings! Not sure about the rest of you, but we don’t go to the gym for cardiovascular striptease.
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It’s hard not to notice the wedgie this woman is experiencing. We’d also hate to be on the “tail end” of this photo if this wacky pose made her squeeze out a butt burp.
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There’s a whole group of photographers seem convinced that ladies hit the gym in their skivvies and heels. Sorry, most of us sweat in t-shirts and sneakers like the rest of you.
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Sure, it’s more fun to work out with a friend than alone, but file this under partner poses that we’ll never do.
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At this angle it’s unclear if this woman is balancing on her shoulders or if she’s just broken her neck. Even worse—an unflattering rear view that’s impossible to ignore.
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Oh yes, the burn! You have as much chance of toning your arms with these three-pounders as you do lifting your coffee thermos. Extra points for the sexy face.
We might be willing to forgive her outdated exercise apparel, but her spirit fingers make for one hilarious photo.
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This woman is trying to bring sexy back—and it’s not working. Her attempt to use this piece of workout equipment gets a major FAIL.
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