How did you become a Jock?

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    Everyone knew about [and was hopelessly in love with] the sexy, smart, friendly high-school jock who went on to get the academic scholarship and the sports scholarship and dated the same girl for 8 years -- who turned out to be gay.

    I believe that the entire premise of this site is that such jocks exist and like to gather and revel in their collective [and unbearably sexy, voluptuous, erotic] jockiness.

    But, and here's my idea: not every jock started out as one of these jocks.

    I started running and doing cardio because I discovered that it's more powerful than the most powerful anti-depressant [this depression shit runs on dad's side] at keeping me away from the razor blades. And I started doing weights after the first guy I loved broke up with me. It was a way of creating an identity for myself [and, incidentally, compel him to review his choices] and it's just become a part of who I am.

    What's your story? Were you always a RealJock? Or did life somehow nudge you here? icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Still working on it! At school I was always pretty nerdy (and still am really) and although I did participate in sports (I did PE at GCSE level until age 16, and was on the rugby team) I wasn't a jock by any stretch.
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    Sep 26, 2011 2:50 PM GMT
    My parents were so critical and pushed me so hard to excel at athletics it was never a choice for me. I loved basketball, baseball and soccer growing up and was pretty good at all 3. When I was still pretty young my parents sat me down and basically told me I had to pick a sport to specialize in and it couldn't be basketball because I was too short haha. So I became a soccer jock, the least jocky of all sports: got the academic and athletic scholarship, then just burned out halfway through college. Now I play rugby and I love it.
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    Sep 26, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
    I wasnt. I suck at every sport I have ever attempted. Which blows because I like playing alot. I am on my companies soft ball team and I am probably the worst player. I dont know if I will be asked back next year. The only thing I have in my favor is that I show up to every game. I was in the ski club in high school. Thats as close as I got. I was good at that. I ended up teaching it.
  • SFjock

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    My story is almost like NCUjock's. I played soccer and baseball growing up and was in love with soccer. I was good at baseball but I am a perfectionist so I would always beat myself up when I didn't get a hit (even though I hit around .500 on a state championship team) so I stopped playing baseball to focus on soccer. I was pretty good at soccer then got hurt twice playing soccer so had to give it up in high school. Then basketball came into my life after the high school coach approached me because I was a big kid (not just tall but can say a little overweight so they saw potential). That where it all began and I fell in love with it.
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 26, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    I guess it was when I was selected out of 9th grade gym to join the wrestling team.
    I guess from there I took on the Jock title.
    I don't consider myself a jock per-say but a real fitness enthusiast
  • ohioguy12

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    Sep 26, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    I don't like the term "jock," but I think the majority of athletes pick up on sports at a young age. Most of the time, parents that are into sports will get their kids into sports, and it goes from there.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 26, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    I was born this way icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    I wasn't. Until....
    Back in high school i was one of those fem guys the jocks always teased and bullied. Little did i (and they) know i have a butch side in me about to come out, lol!
    First i joined track. Did okay on that. Then softball. Boy i didnt know i could hit that hard! Then volleyball. Damn i spiked someones head off! I also joined the ROTC, which was required. I did great! By college i started weightlifting, heavy.
    But i still dont consider myself a jock, even though i do 'jock' activities.
    I'm good being Me. icon_cool.gif
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 26, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    I became a lifeguard at sixteen and discovered I loved wearing speedos.
    I started running cross country and just like how it made me feel.
    I college I became a cheerleader and I loved the attention I got for it. At FSU it was really a big deal and it stareted to change my body. It changed my ego as well.
    The gym became my next safe place and I found out that I got attention form hot guys. I liked it.
    It also helped out on the genetic side that my mom is an amazing athlete and PE teacher.
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    theantijock saidI'm sorry, what was the question?


    Why homos are drawn to activities involving groups of hot men who have to get naked at some point in a large shower room.



    its a mystery.....
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI was born this way icon_lol.gif

    No one is born that way, Todd. You chose the lifestyle. And we know for a fact that your lifestyle can be cured.

    We run reparative therapy centers for jocks, where they are strapped down on comfy couches, force-fed greasy snacks, and made to watch Lifetime movies until they lose their perverted desires to be jocks.

    You can come out of this twisted path you're on.


    LOL, OMG LIFETIME!!!
    HOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 26, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI was born this way icon_lol.gif

    No one is born that way, Todd. You chose the lifestyle. And we know for a fact that your lifestyle can be cured.

    We run reparative therapy centers for jocks, where they are strapped down on comfy couches, force-fed greasy snacks, and made to watch Lifetime movies until they lose their perverted desires to be jocks.

    You can come out of this twisted path you're on.



    It's good to know that there is help for me out there. I tried to pray the jock away, but it didn't work. No one up there seemed to be listening. This has been such a heavy burden. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    I've always wanted to get in shape and play sports, but never had the opportunity to do so. I guess I was always inspired by the men I was and am attracted to.

    Another big factor is health. I see an increasing need to get fit and stay healthy, so I started taking small steps in the right direction.

    I can't say I'm a real 'RealJock' yet, but I'm on my way!
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    I had to get there. I fell in love with weight lifting at 13 when we had to do it for gym class in middle school. The spring after I turned 16, I finally fell in love with cardio and dropped a pants size and did cardio on and off. However, I did nothing really in high school because I had a feeling that it was "too late" (these kids played sports since they were in diapers, meanwhile I was never like that), and then senior year I just didn't want anything at all to do with my high school; I was completely miserable due to conflicts and fallouts with people I called friends. So fast forward to this year and I started playing club rugby. I'm not that great, but considering that I was never an actual jock right before hand, I'll figure it out.
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    I used to hate working out and hated gym class. I finally got my life in order after college and decided to hire a personal trainer. It definitely helped me to get on the right path, but it wasn't until CrossFit that I felt like a real athlete. I started CrossFit in March and have loved every single day of it since. One its taglines, "find your inner athlete" definitely applies to me.
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    Pure saidStill working on it! At school I was always pretty nerdy (and still am really) and although I did participate in sports (I did PE at GCSE level until age 16, and was on the rugby team) I wasn't a jock by any stretch.

    Hey, hey, hey... Wait a minute! There's nothing wrong with being nerdy!

    Nerds can be hot!

    Also, I'd love to play with a friendly nerd! Xbox, that is!
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    Played Football, Basketball, Weightlifting and Track in highschool... Football in college and pro.. Try to stay active in weight room and pickup sports but it's tough with a knee replacement.
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    I wouldn't say I'm a jock but I do like sports a lot. I never played any until college and then it was just ultimate frisbee. After graduation, I became a raft guide and professional kayaker. That's where I learned to like being active and fit. When I moved to DC, I started lifting and doing other sports like running, football, softball, golf, tennis, basketball, crew, and most recently crossfit.

    I'm still a huge nerd. I just don't think I could sleep very well at night if I didn't move around and do something active every day. Sitting at a desk for nine hours would kill me.
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    I joined RJ.
  • chomp

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    Sep 26, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI joined RJ.


    I did too... but I still don't feel like a jock :s
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    I run faster than most boys...
  • stratavos

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    Sep 26, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI joined RJ.


    This. While I enjoy playing sports, I don't enjoy watching them much icon_sad.gif (except for wrestling and figure skating (after doing it for so long))
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    Sep 26, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    I'm not.

    In High School, I went out for track one season so I could come home from school one hour later. I showed up for every meet and usually came in somewhere between last and 3rd from last no matter what event. Another year I got the PE teacher who ran a less "structured"class and she let me go to the universal machine by myself while the other boys played cutthroat basketball.

    Then for decades all I could do was lust for hot men.

    Sometime in the Spring of 2008 my pants would not fit and when I saw what size would fit I was disgusted. ( Apparently I get disgusted easier than some of the fatties who come to RJ and whine that they just. can't. do. anything. to. lose. weight. ) So I quit having a second helping of dinner. Then pasta less frequently. Then small portions at every meal. Then reading the ingredients at the grocery store in order to minimize white flour, white sugar, HFCS, saturated fats - especially hydrogenated oils. Then quit smoking, Then bought a bicycle. Then joined a gym with mostly machines. Then switched to a gym with mostly freeweights.

    I'm STILL not a jock.
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    Sep 26, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    My mom's a nutritionist so me and my brother were raised to be very health conscious and have an increased awareness of what we put into our bodies. She was also our soccer coach for eight years before we hit HS. I wouldn't label myself a jock but I attribute a lot of my fitness and health orientation to her. Heavy lifting I got into freshman year of college after my soccer years were over, I would have gotten into it sooner but lugging all that mass around on a soccer field would compromise agility.