I lift weights because ...
- 02-07-2004, 12:47 AM
- 02-07-2004, 12:53 AM
i am able to do everyday things a lot easier.
I am a lot better to look at.
IT MAKES ME HAPPY.
helps me have a positive outlook on life.
will keep me healthy (possibly live longer)
keeps me outa trouble
- 02-07-2004, 12:58 AM
I was gonna put health down, forgot, damn
02-07-2004, 12:58 AM
Because I used to be a skinny beanpole in high school. Now, when I go home on leave, the high school ppl are like "goddamn, what the **** happened to you?"
2 hours in the gym per day
500 grams of protein a day---15 bucks a day
40 grams glutamine, 10 grams creatine--2 bucks a day
various testosterone manipulators--1 buck a day
having arms the size of their head--priceless
02-07-2004, 01:00 AM
02-07-2004, 01:01 AM
that would fall under the vanity option,Originally Posted by Beelzebub
thats alot of protein
02-07-2004, 01:05 AM
yeah, i suppose it would. my wife calls it a psychological problem associated with bad high school experiences. hell, i dunno, but that's why i do it.
02-07-2004, 01:15 AM
Personally, I want to scare people. 0_0
edit: Well...after thinking about it, I just want to be big. Like, walking down the street and people say, 'I dun wanna mess with that dude.' That kinda thing.
02-07-2004, 01:30 AM
yeah, that too. i like that look i get. of course, the bald head and tats help.
02-07-2004, 10:37 AM
#2Scaring people- nothing feels better then when people respect you.
#3Health - lost a ton of weight - put on a ton of muscle
02-07-2004, 01:08 PM
I lift because i was fat ugly and weak, I refuse to be any of those ever again...
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02-07-2004, 01:09 PM
suprise, suprise, looks like vanity is the leading answer, so far,
in retrospect I could have broken down vanity into subcatagories know that this is probably the main reason anyone gets invovled,
* scarring people
* to look better for myself
* Impressing people
* feeling big
02-07-2004, 01:09 PM
arnorld said something to the effect that the pump was the best high
02-07-2004, 01:20 PM
I like pain and really making myself sore
02-07-2004, 06:32 PM
02-07-2004, 09:27 PM
I lift because I've engrained it into my brain and it has become a part of my life. Not lifting would be like not showering, or not eating.
I lift because while every other guy is out drinking his way into being a fatass with a pair of tits, I'll be building the power to put him in his place when he gets too cocky.
I lift because looking in the mirror and being happy with what you see on a constant basis really boosts your self-esteem.
I lift because I remember the feeling I got when I saw that huge sonofabitch walking down the street, and want to spark that feeling in others.
I don't lift because of it, but it does motivate you to keep lifting even harder when girls get wide-eyed when you walk into the room.
02-08-2004, 01:13 PM
I lift for health reasons, the chicks that come along are just a perk..
02-08-2004, 02:36 PM
I lift for chick reasons, the health that comes along is just a perk..
02-08-2004, 03:14 PM
i think it helps put my aggression into something positive instead of me beating some guys face in, and the fact that no one talks **** cause im to damn big.. haha.
also the fact that i will never be skinny ripped handsome guy, so ill just be huge guy that could break you in half. haha
02-08-2004, 03:43 PM
How can you say you lift for health if you use androgens? Just a thought...
02-08-2004, 04:22 PM
Androgens can have a therapuetic(sp) effect, in moderate amounts they are healthy.. If not, HRT clinics wouldn't exist..Originally Posted by westniles
Besides, I've been training for almost 14 years, and one real cycle of actual AAS, my appearance and bloodwork say I am indeed healthy..
02-08-2004, 05:20 PM
02-08-2004, 08:48 PM
02-08-2004, 08:49 PM
Some of us call that lubricant...Originally Posted by Jergo
02-08-2004, 08:55 PM
I lift because someday I wanna be like pete.
02-08-2004, 10:03 PM
"Becuase when I get a "pump" it feels like im cumming. So im cumming in the morning, and in the afternoon, and when im walking down the street...its great"
Honestly, the best part of lifting is self satisfaction, and the addictivness of it. When i first started lifting SERIOUSLY i only weighed 155lbs. I was a bitch....NOW, im more than twice the size. Its one of the most rewarding, self gratifying sports, (or hobbies) someone can get into.
Plus, yes...scaring people is great. Honestly, when you have size, no one ****s with you. Just becuase of the way i look, i surpass so much bull**** when when i go out to a bar or at a party. All those people that talked **** to me when i was 155 and NOT lifting wont even look at me now....bitches.
02-08-2004, 10:17 PM
I lift because if I didn't the bar would crush my chest.
Anybody else have a fear of dieing under a bar? I'd hate that because I know SOMEBODY, wife, mother et al would be saying "I just knew this would happen."
I've gone from a skinny yet doughy 155 to a solid 183 in 4 years. I can't imagine not lifting and going back to that size again. Call it bigorexia but I like it!
02-08-2004, 10:20 PM
LOL! Classic.Originally Posted by Jergo
02-08-2004, 11:17 PM
02-08-2004, 11:27 PM
i never feared about dying under that bar, but i did see a guys knee blow out when he was squatting 700lbs and that tramatised me...now im scared to put any serious weight on when i squat
02-09-2004, 02:00 AM
Because my wife is a Kung Fu pro and my strength cancels out her speed.
Except for the joint locks "ouch"
02-09-2004, 11:47 AM
I do it because to me it's like a drug,the pump is like cocaine I love it.I get a natural high after a workout....I get a euphoric feeling when im in big and muscular and in shape...I also think the feeling of self confidence is extremly high.....
02-09-2004, 12:29 PM
I began lifiting cause my pops bought me some weights when I was 15 and because my football coach made us. I kept lifting because it became an addiction. Oh yeah, the chicks are a bonus too.
02-10-2004, 08:30 PM
I lift because McDonalds has yet to come out with a low carb Big Mac value meal.
02-11-2004, 06:55 AM
Because I'm shallow and want to look the best I can
02-11-2004, 04:35 PM
Well you're not as pretty as me so lift harder!
02-12-2004, 03:37 PM
Small man's syndrome, as in I was 5'6" 95 lbs. entering high school.
Fat boy syndrome, as in at one point I was 5'8" 195 @38%bf.
02-14-2004, 10:13 AM
i lift because all the o ther cocksuckers in the gym are trying to make me look small. That i can't allow. I know what their goal really is and there is no way in hell they will make me look small in there. to hell with them and everyone else in the gym. its a conspiracy i tell you. even the girls are out to make me look small. well it wont' happen..screw them and their goal. the only thing that will look small is well...the bigger i get the smaller a man i appear to be when it comes to proportions
02-14-2004, 11:37 AM
Sounds like a personal problem to me bro.Originally Posted by 2gcorey
02-18-2004, 04:30 PM
Sometimes I do like the pain, it hurts in a good way because I know I hit it right! At least that's what I tell myself as I let out a string of expletives when walkking up/down the stairs after squat day.Originally Posted by Matthew D
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