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john917v 06-25-2008 09:07 AM

Why do you do it?
 
Hey, everyone. I have been wanting to ask this for some time. Why do you all bodybuild? Looks, job performance, strength, competition-on any level, personal satisfaction, health? I'm not asking this in a negative way, but I am curious. I do it for all of them, except for competition-I don't plan to. Are there any other reasons why you are in the BB lifestyle?
-John

_Wolf_ 06-25-2008 10:50 AM

i used to be a bully magnet as a kid. this changed everything. but then coupled with some martial arts i picked up = me being a better person since it enforced self-restraint and self-control.

ps: i don't bodybuild :D

dave_cshmn 06-25-2008 12:56 PM

someone told me i couldent be as strong at 50 as i was when i was 17 so i proved them wrong now i do it for better health and my own satisfaction

john917v 06-25-2008 01:24 PM

Are you serious, Anuj? What do you do, then, in terms of weightlifting? Way to go, dave!! Did you work out at 17?

_Wolf_ 06-25-2008 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by john917v (Post 59784)
Are you serious, Anuj? What do you do, then, in terms of weightlifting?

I'm serious...I used to be picked on....because I was big and fat...usually kids who are big and fat are the real bullies but I was too "soft" as a person to bully anyone....nothing much has changed...I just know how to go about things differently now :)

As for what I do in the gym....I'm into Powerlifting / Strongman Training / Strength Training....in short: I hate to label what I do..so I'll keep it simple: I train for myself :)

Cradler 06-25-2008 02:06 PM

^^agreed about not calling it BB'ing as that is a different animal...

I strength train (I like it as a nice umbrella term anyway) partially for wrestling and for overall health... I used to be a fat kid too but lifting/wrestling has really improved my self-confidence, and from that I've just become a healthier person in general (more friends, happier, etc.)

MONSTAFACE 06-25-2008 02:09 PM

i lift because i want to be able to roof a feather........................................... ......... take a feather and try to throw it on a roof and you will see what i mean :)

_Wolf_ 06-25-2008 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Cradler (Post 59791)
I used to be a fat kid too but lifting/wrestling has really improved my self-confidence, and from that I've just become a healthier person in general (more friends, happier, etc.)

i'm in the same boat, mate :)

widdoes2504 06-26-2008 09:40 AM

Several reasons I guess, but the most important being the sense of satisfaction I get from achieving a goal. Plus, changing the way I look is a definite bonus.

john917v 06-26-2008 10:10 AM

True, Widdoes. I remember in my "When/how did it start for you?" thread where you tell of your start in BBing. What a transformation!!!


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