Who got you into bodybuilding?

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    Who got you into bodybuilding?


    I remember when I was a little kid I used to watch Arnold movies all day. I used to idolize Arnold as a kid, I still do. I wanted to be like just like Arnold. Then I started watching Stallone films and recently Bruce Lee. All these guys have been a big inspiration to me and I think if I didn't watch all those Arnold movies as a kid I might have never got into body building.

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    The Staff members of Tryon. A juvenile detention center in upstate NY. some were retired BB'rs, martial arts instructors, bouncers, etc.

    Gained 30 lbs in 8 months. Been a habit since.
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    myself. being 130 wasn't that bad, but after dental surgery and hitting a low of 124 at 5'9" and 29 years old, i realized that if i were to get an infection, or a nasty flu, i didn't have much weight i could afford to loose without massive internal organ shutdown. for me, hitting sub 130 was the breaking point.
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    my dad, he had all the muscle mags and would talk about when he lifted in college during the time when arnold was comin up. i gues he just inspired me to lift.
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    Technically just myself. Issues with anger, that needed an outlet, and the iron seemed to be the least breakable thing. Fell in love, and it has been a great relationship ever since!(with the iron that is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Gears View Post
    The Staff members of Tryon. A juvenile detention center in upstate NY. some were retired BB'rs, martial arts instructors, bouncers, etc.

    Gained 30 lbs in 8 months. Been a habit since.
    Damn dude! The 'rents had to pick me up a coupla times when I acted up. But, I never actually got locked up. So, what'd you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roids1 View Post
    Damn dude! The 'rents had to pick me up a coupla times when I acted up. But, I never actually got locked up. So, what'd you do?
    Sucking pole i believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doogsy123 View Post
    Sucking pole i believe
    Werd! They'll lock you up for that in upstate NY. Problem is, you probably have to smoke some pole to survive once you get locked up.
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    ....Conan the Barbarian, and Major "Dutch" from Predator.
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    I've always been an athelete, played sports through high school and college. But I'd have to say, growing up reading M&F, and seeing physiques like Samir Bannout and Rich Gaspari was a big motivation.
    Think training's hard,. try losing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Gears View Post
    The Staff members of Tryon. A juvenile detention center in upstate NY. some were retired BB'rs, martial arts instructors, bouncers, etc.

    Gained 30 lbs in 8 months. Been a habit since.
    Damn delinquent
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    My ex-gf. No she wasn't working out or anything. She was drinking 5-6 days a weeks, smoking (I was too). On January 1st, I woke up and realized how much I'm f...ing sick of it. I broke up with her in the same day, quit smoking that the same day after 7 years of smoking and went to the gym. The rest is the history.
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    My father when I was 11. I was always big, wrestled in the 180's at 14. So he wanted me to put my size to constructive use. Haven't looked back since.
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