Month: May 2015


Dad Bod


I had a Dad Bod way before it was cool. All that’s required is some casual mid-week beer drinking, a relaxed attitude toward exercise and a fondness for Mexican food. Sure, I go to the gym. I even do 3 sets of 12 on the Ab Crunch. But 3 sets of 12 on the Ab Crunch make-not a set of wash board abs.  My brother can tell you that.

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret I’ve been keeping under my hat for years. What’s required to achieve a Patrick Bateman body is not worth the effort. Just think of the sacrifice! No sleeping in. No fried chicken. No second dinners. No lazy Sundays. No midnight snacks. No boozy lunches. If giving up my Joie de Vivre is what’s required to look like Christian Bale, then I’m cool with mediocrity.

Patrick Bateman

And now, as if by magic, MY pounch has become cool! Where once sex appeal meant  six-packs that could grate metal and biceps the size of tree trunks, now a cuddly torso and a fury little tummy is all that’s required, according to a blog post written by Mackenzie Pearson, that has since gone viral.

The concept was an immediate hit with regular looking guys, who took to Instagram to show off their Dad Bods. The account “Collegedadbods” has been quietly gaining momentum since the beginning of this year and has now become a fully-fledged homage to average guys in all their glory.