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    Why do you do it?

    Lifting, whether it be bb or powerlifting.... Why do you do it and how do you keep your motivation /discipline?

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    It's my Lifestyle.........I've been through alot of health complications in my life and I want to stay in shape and have direction and structure. I feel sick if I miss the gym like something is wrong lol.
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    I like being able to lift heavy things.
    Looking good is just a perk that comes with it.
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    My debilitating napolean complex

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    I like looking good. Being able to lift heavy things is just a perk that comes with ot.
    For motivation: I truly enjoy the physical sensation of resistance exercise. Proprioceptive feedback is almost like a massage, and it's relaxing to focus on the muscles, feeling the contraction and slow eccentric phase. The gym is like a playground for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octaneforce View Post
    My debilitating napolean complex
    How tall are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octaneforce View Post
    My debilitating napolean complex
    This^^

    I'm 5'6" but I'm Italian, so that's like a 6' regular person. What we dagos lack in height we make up in temper and personality.

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    I just can't stop putting up a fight with physics. I have to lift and max out, and I just have to hit PRs. It is an alternative channel of reality that I live in, alongside reality. If I keep winning the fight in the alternative channel, I have the motivation and lust in reality to do what I want.

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    For the pain and the gratifying feeling of exhaustion at the end of a good session.

    I have literally nothing else left I like to do so I abs need it as a distraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinmuscles View Post
    I just can't stop putting up a fight with physics. I have to lift and max out, and I just have to hit PRs. It is an alternative channel of reality that I live in, alongside reality. If I keep winning the fight in the alternative channel, I have the motivation and lust in reality to do what I want.
    Interesting way of looking at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SocioMachiavelli View Post
    How tall are you?
    5.5 and PISSED about it. Lol jk im a pretty happy dude. but hornbuckle is right us little ginnys are lunatics. And short girls like me so i cant really complain

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.hornbuckle View Post
    This^^

    I'm 5'6" but I'm Italian, so that's like a 6' regular person. What we dagos lack in height we make up in temper and personality.
    “Regular person” lmao bro im crying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octaneforce View Post
    “Regular person” lmao bro im crying
    Please bro, watch this please.

    https://youtu.be/YMqMKxJJYvY

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.hornbuckle View Post
    Please bro, watch this please.

    https://youtu.be/YMqMKxJJYvY
    Omfg imagine he did that stand up today. So spot on

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    I want to be the biggest

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    It's nice being the one in best shape in any situation


    But, wait - I forgot, looks don't matter
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    Here is the thing:
    When my (ex)GF and I meet, we were both skinny. 4 years later we were very fat, and I wanted a skinny girlfriend. So I thought, if I lose weight and start working out, she will get jealous and do the same. Didn't work, she just got self conscious and started feeling bad about her self. But I really got into it and enjoyed it, it is a major stress relief in my life.

    I kept asking her to go to the gym with me to, "keep me company." But she knew it's because she was fat and needed to lose weight despite me denying that was the reason. Then she would get angry and bitchy. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    Here is the thing:
    When my (ex)GF and I meet, we were both skinny. 4 years later we were very fat, and I wanted a skinny girlfriend. So I thought, if I lose weight and start working out, she will get jealous and do the same. Didn't work, she just got self conscious and started feeling bad about her self. But I really got into it and enjoyed it, it is a major stress relief in my life.

    I kept asking her to go to the gym with me to, "keep me company." But she knew it's because she was fat and needed to lose weight despite me denying that was the reason. Then she would get angry and bitchy. Oh well.
    Its such a shame when women let themselves go. Just a little excercise is all it takes to make a chick smoking hot and not to mention healthier. A big reason i refuse to get married is because i dont wanna get stuck with a fat wife while im still killing myself at the gym.
    Phew, this complex is turning me into an douche
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octaneforce View Post
    Its such a shame when women let themselves go. Just a little excercise is all it takes to make a chick smoking hot and not to mention healthier. A big reason i refuse to get married is because i dont wanna get stuck with a fat wife while im still killing myself at the gym.
    Phew, this complex is turning me into an douche
    It's a shame when men let themselves go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    It's a shame when men let themselves go!
    Yep! Its even worse bc its soo much easier for us to bounce back than it is for women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octaneforce View Post
    Phew, this complex is turning me into an douche
    Well, knowing is half the battle, lol. No disrespect intended, I thought it was funny as heck, lol.



    I do this because I love hearing the following things repeatedly from others:

    "I'm glad you have the time to go do all that, but you have no idea how stressful my life is".... I'm a single father with three daughters full time and a super aggressive job... Whatever.

    "I'd go but I don't want to get all huge and stuff"... Right.

    "I used to work out too ya' know, but when you get to be our age it's not healthy to be all muscular".... Uh, yes it is.

    "All you do is eat chicken, how boring".... Usually said while stuffing an entire pizza in their face.

    "it doesn't matter, once you get over 35 or 40 it's impossible to put on muscle anyway.".... Allow me to prove you the Fk wrong.

    And then my personal favorite....
    "I respect that that's what you choose to do with your time, I choose to be at home with my family which is more important... ". What you really mean to say is you want to take your fat ass home and sit on the couch and watch Big Brother.

    Life really is all about choices...

    Best,
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    Stop over-thinking, simplicity facilitate many things.
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    I do it honestly cuzz I lived 27 years as a short 250+ lb obese human. I enjoy being able to see my penis. I'm sorry I know there's a woman in this thread, but I guess I was sick and tired of being the fat kid/guy all my life.

    Worst part is body dysmenorrhea, I see nothing but blubber in the mirror. Even when I was 15% or less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m.hornbuckle View Post
    I do it honestly cuzz I lived 27 years as a short 250+ lb obese human. I enjoy being able to see my penis. I'm sorry I know there's a woman in this thread, but I guess I was sick and tired of being the fat kid/guy all my life.

    Worst part is body dysmenorrhea, I see nothing but blubber in the mirror. Even when I was 15% or less.
    Same. Everything except the penis but I've heard that sentiment from a guy friend who lost 100 lbs (5'9, 270 to 170 and ripped)
    Same on the fat kid, and body dysmorphia
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