Why do /fit/ white-collar professionals tend to do endurance sports over strength sports? No.62683924 View ViewReport
When you look at the upper-middle class professionals (e.g. doctors, lawyers, academics, bankers) who actually engage in some sort of physical activity, it seems like they drift towards endurance sports (e.g. long-distance running, cycling, triathlons) over strength/combat sports (e.g. powerlifting, bodybuilding, strongman, boxing).
What is the reason for this? I have never really understood why someone would devote 10-20 hours of their week to running, when you could devote a fraction of that time to lifting and get far better returns on your investment - i.e. being jacked will objectively improve your life in the sense that people will treat you better. But with running... what do you get by the end of it? Good cardiovascular health? That can be achieved without subjecting yourself to absurdly long endurance events.
Is it a class thing? Is being jacked seen as primitive/unnecessary in the higher echelons of society? Whereas physical dominance is more necessary for men who are lower down on the social ladder?