Why do non competitive lifters take gear?

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Wobmarvel View Post
    Stupid question. Why do people who aren't racing drivers want fast cars. Why do people who don't enter pool tournaments play pool down the pub. Why do people with no intention of being in the porn industry get boob jobs. I think its because we are human. Curiosity and a need to have interests and hobbies drives people to do all kinds of strange stuff, some harmless some dangerous. Sometimes the danger adds to the attractiveness. I know someone that does rock climbing and parachute jumps. They don't enter competitions to do it. They pay other people money to let them do it.
    Just let his thread die, he will start another pointless one tomorrow


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  3. Quote Originally Posted by CompeteNPC View Post
    What kind of sense does it make for a guy to use gear if they are not competing nor have any aspirations to do so?
    What does competition have to do with anything? a PR is a PR regardless of if I'm wearing a singlet and have people staring at me while I do it. Strength is strength even if your not in a formal "competition".

  4. Bigorexia for me. I just like being bigger stronger and faster than i can be.

    Why be human when you can be suprahuman?!

    Most people can be one or the other naturally, big or shreded. Not both, you see it in natty bodybuilders on stage. A guy who was 250 off season is 195 competing.

  5. Everyone competes; on or off the stage. Also, There are a lot of benefits to gear (test) beyond muscles.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by BlockBuilder View Post
    Vanity. To look good naked and to get attention from women. Likes on Instagram and Facebook. Thereís no other reason to do it if you arenít competing. A lot of non competitors use gear because they are extremely insecure. Iíve seen some non competing guys who use gear recently come off of gear and omg they look so different. Like night and day. Like regular average Joeís. Everything is gone and they look depressed, embarrassed, etc. one old guy I know stopped using gear and he now looks like a frail old man. Itís one of those scenarios where you look at the guy your jaw drops and youíre like ďwtf happened to your muscle man!Ē Craziest part is that these drastic changes happen within only a few months of being off gear. Why use gear if the end goal is to eventually looking weaker, fatter and smaller than you were before you started gear?
    I'm not insecure about my body, I lifted natural for 20 years. Found out recently I had low test and, since one major reason not to run gear was gone, the whole kill natural production, I use it now.
    It's more about what I want than it is what others see...

    I lifted my whole life to get big and be as strong as possible. Now I just do that on a nother level.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Ase_james View Post
    I'm not insecure about my body, I lifted natural for 20 years. Found out recently I had low test and, since one major reason not to run gear was gone, the whole kill natural production, I use it now.
    It's more about what I want than it is what others see...

    I lifted my whole life to get big and be as strong as possible. Now I just do that on a nother level.
    Why not TRT?

  8. Please don't bump competenpc threads. He might come back

  9. Quote Originally Posted by bigsmall View Post
    Why not TRT?
    I'm on try, that's when I started using gear...
    I don't have to worry about losing natural production anymore.

  10. Some people would like to look a certain way. I suppose itís similar to getting surgery to look a certain way

  11. Because my passion is training and bodybuilding, and gear allows me to do things otherwise would not be possible. I only take testosterone.
    Saying that, I would take testosterone for the health, sex benefits alone and I feel sooo much better on it.

  12. Maybe they have to maintain a certain appearance as part of their job or business (e.g. personal training, model, etc.).

    Maybe they have a job that benefits from a certain level of strength and size (e.g. law enforcement, security, emergency services).

    Maybe they have nagging injuries or diminishing physique and health from advanced age which is greatly alleviated by gear.

    No offence to those that do compete but most physique/strength related sports pay peanuts (Eddie Hall is the strongest man in the world and probably earns less than a moderately successful manual tradesman) and the general public don't give a crap (how many people off the street could name this year's Olympia winner, let alone who was third or fifth runner up?) So really how is competing a better reason than any other to take gear? Unless you're in the top 0.1% and can actually make decent money and recognition at it then really it's not even the best reason by a long shot, in my opinion.
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