What is your #1 flaw when it comes to this lifestyle?

Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    What is your #1 flaw when it comes to this lifestyle?


    Not mentioning genetics or anything like that what would you say is something that you could improve yourself on by changing(something that holds you back) for example: compulsive eating, work schedule, small appetite, diet etc.

    Id have to say mine would be smoking cigs and drinking on fridays.

  2. CDB
    CDB is offline
    Registered User
    CDB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,545
    Answers
    0

    Poor eating. Has always been my problem. I like food God damn it, and I like portions bigger than my damn hand. I eat healthy foods, but I eat a ****load of them, especially lately.

    Intermittent fasting seems to be a good approach because I get to eat a decent meal and just have to control the time frames. Have been doing it for the most part for the last week or so and it seems to work. And it's just easier psychologically to be able to eat something decent in a decent portion. I love eating healthy foods, but I can't stand eating small. Especially when I see my friends suck down a pizza a night and not put on any weight, and they don't workout regularly. ****ers.
  3. Registered User
    Australian made's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  213 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,160
    Answers
    0

    Definitely the booze and sometimes e's . I have cut down a fair bit from 2-3 days heavy drinking to one day of maybe 5 or 6 beers, usually a sat night. I find it hard to keep myself amused if i dont go out cos i know all of my mates will be out drinking. Doing it sobar is tuff, i will cop it so badly i end up staying in watching a dvd or something, but you cant do that every weekend!! diet on a wkend tends to slip a bit as well....
    •   
       

  4. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    Definitely the booze and sometimes e's . I have cut down a fair bit from 2-3 days heavy drinking to one day of maybe 5 or 6 beers, usually a sat night. I find it hard to keep myself amused if i dont go out cos i know all of my mates will be out drinking. Doing it sobar is tuff, i will cop it so badly i end up staying in watching a dvd or something, but you cant do that every weekend!! diet on a wkend tends to slip a bit as well....
    E? hahaha i just stopped that. I just started dating a girl and so i dont hang out with my firends that do drugs but more just her or my friends that just drink. It would be better if she didnt drink as well but oh well. THing is if i go out and dont drink ill always get the "hey, why arent you drinking" thing. ANd im known as one of the bigger drinkers so it just doesnt seem right. FOr the most part ill stay home to try and avoid drinking. 17aa's help me stay away from the alcohol too. With smoking i hear people gain weight when they quit and that could help with my goals not to mention breathing better.
  5. Registered User
    Australian made's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  213 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,160
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    E? hahaha i just stopped that. I just started dating a girl and so i dont hang out with my firends that do drugs but more just her or my friends that just drink. It would be better if she didnt drink as well but oh well. THing is if i go out and dont drink ill always get the "hey, why arent you drinking" thing. ANd im known as one of the bigger drinkers so it just doesnt seem right. FOr the most part ill stay home to try and avoid drinking. 17aa's help me stay away from the alcohol too. With smoking i hear people gain weight when they quit and that could help with my goals not to mention breathing better.
    i have a few bottles of AX SD and PP and one of the reasons i havent touched them is due to the long break from hte booze i'd have to take. like i said ive cut down big time but sometimes on a friday arvo id kill for a cold beer! Doing an Epi cycle end of sept after my wkend in Munich Beerfest then i'll def kick the beers for 2 months or so.
  6. Board Supporter
    200wannabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    39
    Posts
    471
    Answers
    0

    Time / organisation to prepare lots of healthy meals in advance! Oh and getting to bed on time.
  7. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer82 View Post
    I have sex too much, uses up all my test.
    thats why you supplement on other sources of test.
  8. Never enough
    Board Moderator
    EasyEJL's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    46
    Posts
    31,868
    Answers
    0

    work + wife + kids... never enough time in a day to accomplish everything. That and damn anabolic minds, thats eats up an hour a day
    This space for rent

    Phenadrol Log http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...-hell-did.html - AMAZING fat loss results so far
  9. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    Rodja's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    23,133
    Answers
    0

    Not enough $$ to optimize my diet. I also have an addiction to one of the mom and pop pizza places in town.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys
  10. Registered User
    Iron Warrior's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  265 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,329
    Answers
    0

    I tend to do a little bit of drinking on the weekend during football season. Not crazy stuff but about 1 six pack on Sunday's and sometimes Saturday's.
  11. Registered User
    jjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Age
    26
    Posts
    6,539
    Answers
    0

    Maybe a little too obsessed.. I just want to achieve the perfect physique, and sometimes forget about the rest.
  12. Registered User
    ItsHectic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,607
    Answers
    0

    Preparing foods, I buy everything packaged when I can, really makes for some poor food choices when you gotta eat healthy. Today for breakfast I had a slice of bread that had poppyseeds in it, 4 teaspoons of olive oil which happened to drench it, and 100grams of steak cooked under a so called grill with no seasoning what so ever, I still feel a bit sick.
  13. Never enough
    Board Moderator
    EasyEJL's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    46
    Posts
    31,868
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer82 View Post
    oh please, you're on here way more than 1 hour
    damn, you caught me
    This space for rent

    Phenadrol Log http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...-hell-did.html - AMAZING fat loss results so far
  14. Registered User
    Trauma1's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Age
    35
    Posts
    15,444
    Answers
    0

    ETOH......tough to kick during football season.....
  15. Registered User
    Irish Cannon's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"   lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    27
    Posts
    12,615
    Answers
    0

    Keeping on the diet is the hardest part. There is always something to screw it up. Not to mention I love to travel and keeping on a diet when you're out of town for a quick weekend is always hard.
  16. Registered User
    haiz69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Age
    26
    Posts
    1,920
    Answers
    0

    Diet is easy for me....

    Smoking Mary-J I really like though.
  17. Registered User
    cranny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    44
    Posts
    49
    Answers
    0

    Mine would be eating way too much. It's been a constant struggle after my competition 3 wks. ago. I'm eating fairly clean but I stay hungry all the time lately. I'm telling you it's almost as bad as my pre-comp. diet 4 wks. out. My wife calls me the peanutbutter monster . So far I've put on 11lbs since my comp. I'm slowly getting a hold on it.
  18. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    I have a problem eating alot too but it is required for my goals. When it comes time for me to cut....Oh Boy! ill need alot of help lol, ive never done it before being an ecto. Drinking just has me feeling like im pissing away my gains, literally.
  19. Registered User
    ReaperX's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  .5 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    7
    Posts
    6,489
    Answers
    0

    Even though I like to drink, the cost to benefit ratio is greatly skewed.

    When you drink you pretty much do everything against muscle gains, not to mention, you feel sick, and if your like me, even the next day all your lifts suck. Drinking basically ruins the entire next day for me. If I do drink I don't plan on lifting the next day.....
  20. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    Even though I like to drink, the cost to benefit ratio is greatly skewed.

    When you drink you pretty much do everything against muscle gains, not to mention, you feel sick, and if your like me, even the next day all your lifts suck. Drinking basically ruins the entire next day for me. If I do drink I don't plan on lifting the next day.....
    answer the freaking thread question damnit! lol.
  21. Registered User
    ReaperX's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  .5 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    7
    Posts
    6,489
    Answers
    0

    Hm, I'd say diet. I think it is safe to say that 99% of the people here struggle primarly with diet since it encompasses what....80% of bodybuilding ?
  22. Registered User
    RenegadeRows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,672
    Answers
    0

    Makes me want to sleep often
  23. Registered User
    sublimejeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,685
    Answers
    0

    I would say drinking.. although i cut it down to once every week or two and don't have much, my muscles always feel dry the next day during my workout :/
    Get your FREE RIPPED GUIDE

    www.newstarathletics.com/rippedfree
  24. Registered User
    xjsynx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    93
    Answers
    0

    Diet. Mainly binging. I diet then go off on carbs.....
  25. Registered User
    MiKeY ReSp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    257
    Answers
    0

    I would have to go with pistonpump and say the fact that i smoke cigs and drink occasionally.

    Other than that, i would say my big flaw is putting things into perspective. I often get so obsessed or prioritize bodybuilding that it compromises other areas of my life. I thoroughly enjoy bodybuilding and it will be part of me forever. It has taught me discipline, patience, goal-orientation, and makes you healthier....but the lifestyle that serious bodybuilding demands often makes it hard to enjoy some of the "normal" aspects of life. Being a young guy, it's not always easy
  26. Registered User
    Alpha-male's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    97
    Answers
    0

    Unhappy


    For me I would have to say diet is the hardest. I work really hard to try to stay lean and gain lean mass. Sometimes I feel like giving up being lean and just bulk up and focus on mass gain and eat whatever the hell I want. If I get a taste of peanut butter it's OVER; I feel like eating the whole jar. Most days it's easy to eat clean since I just eat the same sh1t every day I don't even have to keep track of calories because I already know the nutritional facts of eat thing. Some days I feel like eating junk food or going out to a restaurant and eating a tasty meal and other times I phuk up like last night's 11pm trip to shoprite to buy junk. So it's a weekly struggle. I must stay lean. :bb:
  27. Banned
    Travis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,966
    Answers
    0

    Diet is easy for me. Party girls are by far my biggest weakness. Basically hawt girls that want me to come out and party all night vs getting a good night of sleep. Often times this leads to drinking, then to missing a gym session the next day. I love women more then I love taking care of myself...
  28. Registered User
    neoborn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,409
    Answers
    0

    Mirror time ....sheesh...just too much.
  29. Registered User
    ITHURTZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    610
    Answers
    0

    diet and cardio. I dont eat healthy as I should all the time, and when I cut I dont do cardio to help aid in the diet. Im trying to change that this winter.
  30. Registered User
    LiftNDestroy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    35
    Posts
    453
    Answers
    0

    Diet, though I'd say I eat clean 90% of the time. However when I cheat, I go overboard making me feel like I wasted a weeks worth of dieting. However I don't ever stray from my diet for days and weeks at a time like some. That and preparing my meals. I work 60 hours a week and most of the time I'm too lazy too cook, trying to change that. That and just plain cardio, hate doing it BUT most of the hot girls in my gym at 6AM are always doing cardio!
  31. Registered User
    motive's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    743
    Answers
    0

    my job... its hard to have time to train and eat properly and when deployed its almost impossible
  32. Recovering AXoholic
    Board Sponsor
    thesinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    10,063
    Answers
    0

    Confidence (or lack thereof) is my fatal flaw.
    Athletic Xtreme Rep
    Bob@athleticxtreme.com
    IFFI
    Ask me about the Athletic Xtreme Product Line
  33. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    Confidence (or lack thereof) is my fatal flaw.
    hey, a small pee pee will do that to ya
  34. Registered User
    motive's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    743
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    hey, a small pee pee will do that to ya
    been checking men out in the locker room again pp?
  35. Registered User
    neoborn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,409
    Answers
    0

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to motive again.
  36. Jet
    Jet is offline
    Registered User
    Jet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    341
    Answers
    0

    Partying, without a doubt.

    It's hard not to get trashed in college, I usually try to keep it to a few beers but before I know it
  37. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    AE14's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12,355
    Answers
    1

    mine is easy, never enough time for my wife. it is costing me dearly now
  38. Registered User
    Minnesota's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  300 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    192
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    Confidence (or lack thereof) is my fatal flaw.
    I feel your pain.....I too lack in the confidence part. Having dozens of female "friends" doesn't get me laid. I don't drink so I never get liquid courage. I'm thinking of a video I just saw..."I just got my haricut so i'm gonna get laid"..."Jagerbombs...Jagerbom bs...Jagerbombs"
  39. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Answers
    0

    if anything bodybuilding has given me more confidence.
  40. Registered User
    Australian made's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  213 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,160
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    if anything bodybuilding has given me more confidence.
    has definitely got me more attention! :bb3:

    i just hate the questions fom everyone at work when im in the kitchen having a shake "whats in that, why do you take it, why would u wanna get bigger, does that even work" blah blah blah
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-22-2012, 09:50 AM
  2. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-14-2008, 01:12 PM
  3. Replies: 63
    Last Post: 12-08-2007, 01:44 AM
  4. What is your biggest problem area when it comes to training?
    By Dwight Schrute in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 152
    Last Post: 08-02-2005, 09:29 AM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-02-2004, 10:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in