How do you stay motivated for the gym?

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    Feb 15, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    Im sure we all have those days where we just cant seem to get motivated.
    Lets share our motivation so we can hopefully motivate each other!

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    Feb 15, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    I don't want to be fat and lonely and I want to have great buttseks with hot guys so thats why I go to the gym. K. Thankx bye.
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI don't want to be fat and lonely and I want to have great buttseks with hot guys so thats why I go to the gym. K. Thankx bye.


    The problem with this motivator (nothing wrong with it) is that it may take a very long time to look hot enough to hot guys, so what are you going to do in the meanwhile?
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    Seeing people's progress on this site is pretty good motivation to make some of my own...
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    So that I can forget I am growing old alone for a while.
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    I don't want to get fat again.
  • JackDoyle

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    Feb 16, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    I have no motivation in me which is why I'm still a scrawny boy icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    I pick some sort of physical related event that will give me motivation to keep at it. A few years ago it was a "Biggest Loser" competition at work. Now in September I'm doing a half marathon. Usually what i find is when you stick at it for long enough, it just becomes routine and you actually enjoy it. For example I used to hate running, but now it's my favourite form of cardio and love to do it.
  • camfer

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    Feb 16, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    Live an active life so when you don't want to go to a gym,you can do something else that's fun and active.I haven't been in a gym in years. Yet I am still in good shape. Gyms aren't really necessary, depending on your goals.
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    If you're a Real Jock, and have true athletic experience, you work out at the gym because it feels good, looks good, and helps you perform better at whatever it is.

    If you're on the lazy side, not a jock, then, you start out doing it from vanity / fear of being ugly and, with some luck, that evolves to the above.
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    I throw up after I eat so I don't ever look like chunkystud

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    Feb 16, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    camfer saidLive an active life so when you don't want to go to a gym,you can do something else that's fun and active.I haven't been in a gym in years. Yet I am still in good shape. Gyms aren't really necessary, depending on your goals.


    Everyone should under go weight bearing / resistance exercise to increase their lean muscle mass, and keep their bones in good shape.

    Being thin does not mean you're in shape, bone-wise, or cardio-wise. If fact, without exercise, you can succumb to sudden death because you don't realize you have advanced heart disease.

    Doing HIIT, or rapid weight training, or playing soccer, basketball, or hockey, as they should be played, will increase your cardiac threshold. It's a critical part of any wellness plan. As few as 7 HIIT sessions, ever, can immediately change your EKG. As few as 7. HIIT is critical in cardiac health, if you can do it.

    While stuff like running will keep you thin, it's high impact, and often leads to life long pain from those injuries.

    Also, being thin doesn't protect you from type 2 diabetes. Only resistance training can do that, in as little as three sessions per week. The anaerobic exercise burns the sugar crystals up (lowers your A1-C), increases your glucose tolerance, and increases your insulin sensitivity.

    I'm afraid you may be a bit deluded, actually.

    In fact, AHA (American Heart Association) says that sudden death is MORE probable in runners. They aren't quite sure why, but, suspect it's from ongoing heart damage.
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    Feb 16, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    It boosts my self-confidence and I like the attention from the results. Sometimes I feel more like I am addicted to the gym rather than needing motivation.
  • camfer

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    Feb 16, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Well, I hope I'm not deluded, and I do appreciate your concern. I have a farm and move heavy things around all the time. I'm on my feet all day. I hike up steep mountains at altitude and go rock climbing for fun. I get "resistance training," but not by pushing iron in stinky buildings. I get cardio without running. If anything, I'd probably be healthier if I rested more.
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    Feb 16, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    I watch the hottest porn a let it stab my ego.
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    Feb 16, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    The secret is to take motivation out of the equation. Do not work out because you're motivated! Work out because you have to, in the same way you have to brush your teeth.

    Once working out is a habit, you're never trapped by mood swings and excuses.

    You must go to the gym. When you get there, shut the fuck up, stop playing with your fucking iPhone, and get on with it.

    Does music keep you motivated? You're an idiot. To any dedicated body builder, that sounds as stupid as needing jock jams to ease you into dinner.

    Do you pick your gym attire based on anything other than hygiene & comfort? You're an idiot. Stop using your gym as Project Runway for Meatheads. Stop with the ridiculous slow strip tease. For gods sake, stop wearing knit winter caps in summer. You don't look like a serious body builder; you look like a dumbass trying to set his Bieber hair (the young Bieber, not the current lesbian look).

    I've seen how much weight you lift. There's no reason to squeal like a rutting pig when you bounce those weights off your chest. You're an idiot who thinks working out means moving shit from here to there with a fucking sound track. Why do you hiss through your teeth when you breathe? Did you learn that in breathing class? Do they seriously have breathing classes, and you're worried about motivation for the gym? Where'd you find fucking time for a breathing class?

    Get to work! You only get a day off when you literally don't have time to brush your teeth.
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:28 AM GMT
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    Don't hold back!
  • Travis_g15

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    Feb 17, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    NathanielG saidHey guys,
    Im sure we all have those days where we just cant seem to get motivated.
    Lets share our motivation so we can hopefully motivate each other!




    My Motivation is looking at pictures of extremely hot men... lol always makes me work harder icon_smile.gif
  • thatirishbast...

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    Feb 17, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    Knowing I'd be the first to die in the Hunger Games.
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    Feb 17, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    I always remember I friend of mine when I was lax at the gym saying to me "hai manga into un pallo di basket?". Translation: did you swallow a basketball? Lol
  • Travis_g15

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    Feb 17, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidKnowing I'd be the first to die in the Hunger Games.


    Haha omg thats awesome!
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    Feb 17, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    What motivates me is the high I always get when I'm coming out of the gym after a good workout. Also - - just looking in the mirror when I pass one - - and seeing that I'm in better shape than almost any guy I see my age. I know that sounds self-serving, but it's true so much of the time.

    Starting out as a skinny kid who just ran, swam and rode my bike, I never lifted weights until high school water polo coaches taught me how. I started filling out and toning up - what a difference. I'll never - ever stop staying in shape. Truly - - - - I see guys half my age who look like Hell - - - druggies, smokers, slouching along with their pants half down their asses. What are they going to look like at 54?
  • jim_sf

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    Feb 17, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    If I work hard in the gym, then I can play better rugby. Simple.
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 17, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 17, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    A good workout makes you feel and look awesome. You do have to change it up to avoid boredom and certainly to continue to achieve goals. I know people at my gym, I'm a board member... always a great time!

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