Why do non competitive lifters take gear?

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  1. Why do non competitive lifters take gear?


    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?


  2. Speed of progression. More effective time spent in the gym.
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  3. Some people just love lifting and use it as a hobby, and want to see faster progress. And some people just wanna be big af

  4. What kind of sense does it make for a guy to question why someone else does or doesn’t do something?

  5. Oh and another important reason - speed / duration at which healing occurs. You may find that you have a nagging injury that disappears quite rapidly.
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  6. Why do non competitive lifters take gear?


    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?
    Vanity. To look good naked and to get attention from women. Likes on Instagram and Facebook. There’s no other reason to do it if you aren’t competing. A lot of non competitors use gear because they are extremely insecure. I’ve 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 Joe’s. 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. It’s one of those scenarios where you look at the guy your jaw drops and you’re like “wtf happened to your muscle man!” 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?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by BlockBuilder View Post
    Vanity. To look good naked and to get attention from women. There’s no other reason to do it if you aren’t competing. A lot of non competitors use gear because they are extremely insecure. I’ve 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 Joe’s. 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. It’s one of those scenarios where you look at the guy your jaw drops and you’re like “wtf happened to your muscle man!” 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 think it depends entirely on what gear you’re talking about and what kind of training is maintained, post cycle. Are you describing AAS, or prohormones, myostatin inhibitors, etc?

    Also, your comment about “that being the only factor” seems like gate-keeping and misses a couple of tangible factors mentioned above, such as healing times and injuries. I’ll throw another one in there - natural curiosity. Some of us like to explore the world, gain knowledge and experience things first hand.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Jm88888 View Post
    What kind of sense does it make for a guy to question why someone else does or doesn’t do something?
    I’m guessing, however it could be part of OP’s decision making process and he’s looking for external validation before choosing a path to follow.

  9. Good point. It sounded very judgemental when I read it, but you may be right. My apologies OP

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Jm88888 View Post
    Good point. It sounded very judgemental when I read it, but you may be right. My apologies OP
    I just realised that the original question is flawed.

    OP, why is it that you believe that people who aren’t participating in bodybuilding comps are not competing?

    You’re ALWAYS competing.

    Have you ever noticed you get treated very differently when your physique is on-point? This is why Chad always wins.

    You’re competing with the person next to you when attracting a sexual partner.

    You’re competing with your literal competitors at work, when selling, gaining clients’ trust and closing deals.

    At the most basic level, you’re competing with who you were yesterday and helping your unseen teammate succeed - your future self.

    How you go about all of that is up to you, however I always look for the most efficient and safest route to achieve success in all areas.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by mrhappyoz View Post
    I just realised that the original question is flawed.

    OP, why is it that you believe that people who aren’t participating in bodybuilding comps are not competing?

    You’re ALWAYS competing.

    Have you ever noticed you get treated very differently when your physique is on-point? This is why Chad always wins.

    You’re competing with the person next to you when attracting a sexual partner.

    You’re competing with your literal competitors at work, when selling, gaining clients’ trust and closing deals.

    At the most basic level, you’re competing with who you were yesterday and helping your unseen teammate succeed - your future self.

    How you go about all of that is up to you, however I always look for the most efficient and safest route to achieve success in all areas.
    Bro OP is a notorious troll who has been around here forever with a heap of different accounts.

    The answer to his question is tree fiddy
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by NoAddedHmones View Post
    Bro OP is a notorious troll who has been around here forever with a heap of different accounts.

    The answer to his question is tree fiddy
    Tree fiddy!
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by NoAddedHmones View Post
    Bro OP is a notorious troll who has been around here forever with a heap of different accounts.

    The answer to his question is tree fiddy
    It was about that time.. lol

    Thanks, bro! I needed a good laugh this morning.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by BlockBuilder View Post
    Vanity. To look good naked and to get attention from women. Likes on Instagram and Facebook. There’s no other reason to do it if you aren’t competing. A lot of non competitors use gear because they are extremely insecure. I’ve 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 Joe’s. 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. It’s one of those scenarios where you look at the guy your jaw drops and you’re like “wtf happened to your muscle man!” 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?
    This is the most valid answer. Extreme insecurities! Once they jump on and realize how they look, they're addicted. They want to feel power, feel big, feel alpha, feel dominant. There's nothing wrong with that either. However I would never recommend gear for lack of those qualities. Those qualities are all in the head. Don't need gear to attain any of those. Once they have it though it's a mean cycle. Coming on coming off coming on coming off. Being impatient and skimping or skipping pcts. Skimping on the time between cycles. All for that ego boost. I see it all the time. Especially amongst the teenage and mid twenties age group. Whole new person they morph into. Some into complete *******s. Bigger than life. It's like their key to everything they ever wanted. I don't like it or condone it but hell more power to em'. Sucks when they're close to you though.

  15. if I was to ever use I would use to increase my overall total

  16. There are thousands of men who struggle with depression and use psych pharms when the problem is low testosterone.

    OP your threads make this place suck to visit. Thanks for all your cobtributions and a great reason to go somewhere else.

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  18. I want to use because I had to stop lifting for 5 years due to shoulder injuries. And even though muscle memory is a wonderful thing, I want my shet back NOW.

    5 years is long enough and if I could speed the process up all while feeling like a straight BOSS. Why not?

    I’ll admit that I feel more secure and better about myself when I look better. But that doesn’t make me insecure when I don’t. I have more to offer than the state of my body lol.

  19. 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?
    Cause we can

  20. Quote Originally Posted by BlockBuilder View Post
    Vanity. To look good naked and to get attention from women. Likes on Instagram and Facebook. There’s no other reason to do it if you aren’t competing. A lot of non competitors use gear because they are extremely insecure. I’ve 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 Joe’s. 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. It’s one of those scenarios where you look at the guy your jaw drops and you’re like “wtf happened to your muscle man!” 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 agree somewhat.

    Please take away Instagram, and Facebook

    Love to see how many of these guys would take gear with no one to show.

    💯

    I see 20-22 pump so much gear through themselves, mainly for Instagram likes and to try win a trophy to increase their personal training business.

    Guy at work, just spent 8k on gear. He's 119kg, 6'3. 3-4 years training, and massive as! He reacted well, but says he wants more! He admits he loves attention!

    I remember when I was big, as in everyone accused me of using steroids. Nowadays I'm normal, well somewhat.

    You're also absolutely right about them losing size.
    One of the NABBA boys injuried himself, and lost like 15kg!

    I go to Europe and party for 6 weeks, I come back looking leaner at 1KG lighter with no training.

    Long term pays to be natural. I never got into it for those reasons tho.

    It's rampant down here tho, especially when I go to Europe and everyone is skinny.

    Last time I was in America, I thought everyone was tall and big! 😂

  21. They take it because they feel like it, steroids were not invented for competitive bodybuilders, weather you compete or not is not some magic right to use them. It's a personal preference that only matters weather or not YOU, ME or whoever in question wants to do it and there is not 1 single factor other then the persons choice that means 2 ****s

  22. Oh ya, and TREE FIDDY

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  24. 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?
    To get swolt as a mofo......who cares, lift how YOU want to lift and be happy

  25. 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.
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