Thread: Testoterone Driven Alpha Male?
09-06-2003, 08:34 PM #1
Testoterone Driven Alpha Male?
Whats up boys and girls. I have a question and a rant for all of you, so here it goes. Do you ever feel big enough?. People tell me all the time that I look big, and they keep telling me that I keep getting bigger. But I never feel like it's enough. I feel like i'm always looking for more. I'm dying to be 200lbs or more. I'm only 5'7 but i'm 180-185lbs. I weigh more than most people that are like 6 or 7 inches taller than me. I am also lucky geneticaly. Despite being short I'm very broad shouldered and barrel chested(I took a chest measurement yesterday and it was 46inches). My point is no mater how much praise I get, I still feel like I could be bigger...better....have more strength. When I go out to club or a bar I always have a good time, looking to hook up and bang hot girls(sorry ladies, If any of you are reading). But I also scan the scene looking to see if there is any one who is as big, or bigger than me around. It's like some kind of alpha male wolf thing with me, especially lately. Where I want to be the most dominant male around and establish my precence. So what do you think?, am I some egotistical alpha- male,
am just looking to be better and improve myself. Let me know if any of you have ever felt this way.
09-07-2003, 01:33 AM #2
There aint nothing wrong with being the Alpha Male, as longest you love yourslef and not inlove with yourself.
09-07-2003, 02:36 AM #3
Yeah I have the same problem; I think every guy involved in bodybuilding does.
09-07-2003, 04:54 AM #4Originally Posted by Sonnie
good point Sonnie.
09-07-2003, 08:16 AM #5VET
Originally Posted by dutchboy
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09-07-2003, 08:23 AM #6
It's somewhat of a phenomenon among male fitness enthusiasts, referred to as the Adonis Complex. We never quite view ourselves as big enough, lean enough, or powerful enough. You are by no means alone in this, I'd heavily wager most of our boys on this board feel the same way.
09-07-2003, 11:16 AM #7Originally Posted by KeyMastur
09-07-2003, 02:50 PM #8
agreed bro....same way here, and ya ever notice if ya see another big guy or a guy ya know that trains, ya always sorta give a little head raise like "hey Bro yeah i know ya train, so do I" I notice it alot when im out and about shopping or whatever,its like a special code amongst all BB's, maybe thats the complex thing Rambo is talking about, but im on the same page as you bro when it comes to all that............
09-07-2003, 04:25 PM #9Originally Posted by Contender
i have made some good friends from just introducing myself since my physique does much of the talking for me when it comes to training. talking about BBing with a random dude at a bar two weeks ago produced a training partner that not only shares similar juice interests, but also is almost on par with me strength wise. difficult for me to find that outside of my football player friends who i can't train with.
as far as hard feelings go, i hate gaining control of a room only to have someone else walk in and steal the thunder. thats when feelings of jealousy arise and help me push myself in the gym twice as hard so that i won't feel that way again. its a cycle that never ends...
09-07-2003, 07:41 PM #10
We're all the same bro!!!
09-07-2003, 11:01 PM #11
and here I thought I was the only one who felt like this...
09-11-2003, 08:21 PM #12Originally Posted by mass junkie
09-11-2003, 08:54 PM #13
I have the same prob. You'd think bulking at 5'7" (almost ) and at 251 I'd think I was big but I look around and Im like "I think that guys arms are bigger than mine" my friends like "ya..... maybe bigger than half your arm". We all got it and it keeps us driven. I think even pros.... no expecially pros have these thoughts. We'll the ones who arent arrogant.
09-12-2003, 12:57 AM #14
I really want to get into this one day, read some actual research, because i think it's comparable to cases of anorexia, in that we see ourselves through a different lens than others do. Pretty much the only difference is that our "illness" is contsructive.
09-12-2003, 01:08 AM #15Originally Posted by rambo
09-12-2003, 03:05 AM #16
It's without a doubt that as a bodybuilding community we try and adress some of these issues. I say things to myself that if I heard anyone else say to me would result in their asskicking. I look at myself as constantly, fat, small, flabby, weak, and I am never viewed like that by others. Being the best built guy in the room doesn't satisfy me at all. I know that others would switch bodies with me in a skip and jump, but at the same time i don't believe that. I never seem to be able to escape this Pigetian cycle; I will never be lean enough, never big enough. And although this drives me to the gym and out of the fridge, there are times that I truly wish i was oblivious to the way I looked, and to the fact that there are waaay to many high GI carbs in that apple i would kill to eat. I wish i could be happy being fat, i really do. But instead I have become a narcissistic version of my old self, and although it's undoubtedly changed my life for the better, I really wonder what it's like on the other side. I actually envy people who are the opposite of me. And I'm starting to wonder when it is going to become destructive. And then other times it seems like the entire thing is paid off threefold when a girl tells me she can't fit her hands around my lats, or throws a fit about the fact that her hands barely fit on one head of my tricep. Or the fact that my build strikes other dudes with envy or respect or fear or whatever it is. But then i look back again at what I've given up. At times i don't see much difference between myself and a skinny girl that is constantly picking the froth off of her skim mocha latte to avoid the calories. It just seems to be the life I'm choosing, and for the moment im content. For the most part I'm simply waxing on, rambling...
09-12-2003, 11:09 AM #17Originally Posted by rambo
09-12-2003, 01:38 PM #18
Rambo........Bro you hit the nail square on the head with that last reply.....Christ its freakin scary Bro, i think we all got it bad........lol
09-12-2003, 05:30 PM #19
That quote is so damn familiar talon, where is it from?
09-12-2003, 07:16 PM #20Originally Posted by KeyMastur
-- clocky baby
09-12-2003, 07:56 PM #21Originally Posted by rambo
09-12-2003, 09:32 PM #22
Just to keep you all updated, Weighed myself today at the Gym 190Lbs.
Hell yeah baby! I'm gaining more and more. 200lbs here I come!. Sorry for ringing my own bell Guys
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