What's everyones motivation for working out?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 10:35 AM GMT
    I notice a lot of gay men hit the gym and it just seems to me many. May feel the pressure to look good. I work out cos I like feeling good about myself, my career as an actor demands I'm fit and yes- I want to be attractive to guys.

    What are the reasons you guys work out?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 10:58 AM GMT
    To be HUGE!!!

    Seriously, to be the biggest and best I can be. I love the way it looks -- I love the way I feel -- I recognize that there's still work to do, but I love doing it! For me, the gym gets me in touch with the physical side of myself, which I think we have to develop as much as the mental and spiritual sides of ourselves.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 11:06 AM GMT
    I couldn't agree more. One has to be holistic. Mind, body and spirit.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 12:27 PM GMT
    Mine is just to stay in shape and toned so I usually end up doing more cardio than weightlifting besides I love to run too.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    Health reasons, I am a Type 2 diabetic; and quite frankly, I would like to look good naked! icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    Mainly for fitness, but also so that I can look in a mirror nude without wincing.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    I wanna look good naked.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    i wanna be bigger.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I like muscles on my men. It's only fair to provide reciprocity to someone looking for the same. icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 2:50 PM GMT
    SEX. Sex is so much better when you are in great shape.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    To mentally and physically feel good about my self and to look good for my partner too
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    In all honesty, I started working out because my job was so high stress and I am so hyperactive that I needed to work off some energy.

    When I dont train regularly, I have a hard time managing my stress. My primary motivation is that when I am lifting weights, especially going heavy, I feel more like "me" than at any other time, anywhere.

    Size, looks, etc... they really dont matter to me.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    relieves stress, work on getting toned, makes me more attractive, and i luv myself more when hitting my fitness goals hehe.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    I'm a dancer is have to look fit.
  • CuriousJockAZ

    Posts: 19129

    Mar 05, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    Because staying in shape is a whole lot easier than getting back into shape
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Aside from the minor reason of "when i look in the mirror i want to like what i see".. another minor reason is because i was sick and tired of being scrawny... I have another reason that's the main reason and is semi-childish one so i won't put that out there. But that being said, it's the main reasons why i started and want to get bigger.

    Everyone has a reason icon_smile.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    I stretch my arm daily (I am addressing a problem of tone -- the muscles cannot relax properly, so they are in constant tension.

    I work it with a weight one day then stretches the next. Intense hand work and grip every two or three days (that is not muscular so much as working neural pathways).

    A session lasts one hour (with about another 1/2 hour of stretches and isolations.

    Because I lack sensation on the left half of my body, I have a tendency to collapse posturally to the left.

    Most of my exercises are geared to restoring correct posture, increasing my awareness of that half of my body.

    For safety reason I do not do any strength work with my left arm as I do not have a grip. My right arm is as one would expect, inherently larger than my left so i do not do anything on the right to increase that disparity.

    I work for flexibility, and fitness

    II had to give up running too because I kept falling, not being able to "feel the ground" under my foot as i would run. It made no sense to me but it kept hapening over and over. I stopped trying after a bad fall where I ended up a bit bloody (not good when I amon blood-thinners).

    Just to get my left arm to hang by my side naturally without this constant muscle contraction that inexorably draws my left arm into a dinoraptor posture.
    is an as-yet unrealized goal.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    Makes me feel good, inside and out. It also keeps me young. Exercising and eating well is the fountain of youth.
    -Michael
  • tuffguyndc

    Posts: 4437

    Mar 05, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    i do not want to look like any of the men in my family. plus, i feel great after my workouts
  • NerdLifter

    Posts: 1509

    Mar 05, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    Personally, my muscles literally feel like they are 'iching' to be worked hard if I haven't weight lifted in a while. Plus, I feel great afterwards; feels so satisfying.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    icon_question.gif
    KingRobertBaratheon saidI like muscles on my men. It's only fair to provide reciprocity to someone looking for the same. icon_wink.gif


    What he said.

    And so I can eat all the crap I like and still fit into my uniforms
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Keeps my outsides and "insides" functioning properly.

    As I get older, I realize how important it is to feel good. Working out and exercise is great for your innards as it massages all the organs for proper functioning. ...... plus I like to think I look half-decent.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    I don't want to look like my father, when I reach his age; overweight, with no muscle tone/definition at all. All he does is sleep, eat, and work. And he wonders why he is on so much medication.
  • KnuxNole

    Posts: 219

    Mar 05, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    I love to work out to stay healthy, but I don't do any muscle work, only cardio to stay in good shape.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 05, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    Being healthy, young, and look good