Why did you start working out?

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    Aug 11, 2015 4:02 PM GMT
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    Pretty much why I did... icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 11, 2015 5:17 PM GMT
    I was bullied all of middle school and high school.
    Being the skinny kid sucks!

    Started working my first year of college.
    I will never be bullied again.
  • AttisXVI

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    Aug 11, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    The guys I'm attracted to are (usually but not always) these:

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    And since I don't want to look like "the bottom in the relationship" to every human we pass when I'm out on the town with the trophy wife, I gotta have a body too.

    Plus I like to look at myself in the mirror.
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    Aug 11, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    Because I almost failed my annual physical exam in 2010 because I was 70 lbs overweight and my heart was borderline atrial fib. The doc told me to either give up coffee or start exercising and eating healthier.

    I can't live without my coffee, so I started exercising and eating healthier. After a few months I shed 30 lbs and loved how it looked in the mirror, so I stepped up the game, got my diet on point, and have keep up the game ever since.

    So, what started as a necessary evil to keep my job, ended up as a lifestyle that I totally enjoy now. Oh and the "looking good in the mirror" part is pretty nice, too. icon_biggrin.gif
  • jeepguySD

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    Aug 11, 2015 7:53 PM GMT
    For two reasons: 1) because I was absurdly skinny (only 121 lbs...see my "before" photo in my profile), had been my whole life, and hated being so skinny; and 2) I've always been attracted to muscle, and figured that if I was more muscular I'd have a chance to attract the kind of man I had hoped for.

    I've succeeded on number 1 because I feel better about myself, though psychologically I still see myself as skinny (though not as skinny as I was) and so still work hard in the gym to get bigger.

    As far as reason 2, no joy. I still can't attract the kind of man that I find most attractive.

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    Aug 11, 2015 8:02 PM GMT
    Because I inherited health risks from my parents such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. And working out keeps those risks in check.
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    Aug 11, 2015 8:11 PM GMT
    I got my ass kicked when I first joined the dojo. I had strength and heart but no speed, reflexes, stamina. Sparring was a bitch until I conditioned myself.

    Now I stay motivated because I enjoy doing mud runs like spartan. Im doing tough mudder in November and one day I will do the spartan deatb race and see if I can survive the two to three days of hell
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    Aug 11, 2015 8:42 PM GMT
    I started to work out because I wanted to look my best (looks and strength). I was in my prime at 25. Now it's been 2 years I dont work out though I've always kept an active life with a physical job, so things have been under control.

    Now I'm thinking about going back to the gym because: my job is not that physical anymore and Ill turn 30 next month. To think i will mantain my strenght in my 30's without working out is stupid and I dont wanna look like some of my friends who suddenly started to look like SHIT in their 30s, No way!!
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    Aug 11, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
    Yes, hotbod and big cock so all the queens can be jealous and talk shit.....Sounds like? LOL




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    Aug 11, 2015 8:47 PM GMT
    AttisXVI saidThe guys I'm attracted to are (usually but not always) these:

    douche-bro-13.jpg


    And since I don't want to look like "the bottom in the relationship" to every human we pass when I'm out on the town with the trophy wife, I gotta have a body too.

    Plus I like to look at myself in the mirror.


    Eat less junk food and more quality protein and you'll get better results....faster!!!

    Protein is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle
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    Aug 11, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    To be more attractive. I refused to have fat sex and did not loose my virginity until I was at a reasonable weight.
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    Aug 11, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    BTW.......with every passing year a mans testosterone will drop and not in a good way!!

    The best way to counteract?? Exercise regularly and to do it with #INTENSITY. Lame petal pushing in the gym will not work. You have to hit it HARD!!
  • Whipmagic

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    Aug 11, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    For me it's more why do I go back to working out. I have tried to quit this habit a few times when I was just too busy or my joints started to act up, but I just didn't feel right. Low on energy, difficulties focusing, and even a bit of depression. So I always returned to the gym. I guess I'm addicted...
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 11, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    Partly to improve my fitness for a job application, but also to lose weight which had been slowly but steadily climbing, reaching sixteen stone by summer, 2006, since an operation in 2000.
    In a year I was down a stone and falling toward my present weight.
    More importantly, though, I liked the way it made me feel and have continued with it.
  • KJayasuriya

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    Aug 11, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
    Simply put - my doctor told me to lose some weight, or your life can be cut short. I had high blood pressure since I was very young and diabetes runs in the family. That along with my own self-esteem made me realize it was time to make a change. icon_smile.gif
  • Webster666

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    Aug 11, 2015 11:18 PM GMT
    I saw the guys in a bodybuilding magazine and thought that I wanted to look more like that, not the total competition look, just more muscular. Working out did wonders for my self esteem and my overall quality of life.
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    Aug 12, 2015 1:12 AM GMT
    I was overweight as a child: I weighed 200 lbs as an 8th grader?! I lost weight by running and good nutrition. Gaining lean muscle mass and losing weight is a simple numbers game. The body abides by the fundamental laws of thermodynamics so if you consume more energy than you expend, you gain weight. You expend more than you consume, you lose weight. However, the quality of your calories, macros, determine what is gained and what is lost because each macronutrient has different metabolic effects on the body.

    My main goals is to gain lean mass through a controlled bulk so I can look as sexy as everyone on this sits XD Lol.
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    Aug 12, 2015 1:24 AM GMT
    So I could kick my Dad's ass...
    then there was Coach Todd, followed by Gunny Mack...
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    Aug 12, 2015 2:29 AM GMT
    1. I was always intrigued with big muscle and crazy strength and power.

    2. I had a bully in middle school.

    3. see number 1 :p

    4. Oh and I was a little butterball back then icon_redface.gif
  • SuperPump

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    Aug 12, 2015 2:43 AM GMT
    I wanted to look good naked and attract good looking guys icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 12, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
    I started working out around age 16-22 because
    i liked to fight and i fought a lot. I came
    down with a severe illness that lasted
    for almost a year draining and weakening
    my body. I started working out again shortly
    before i was introduced to meth by an older
    gay friend which interfered with gaining
    my level of strength back for a while. Now
    at 26 im staying clean and getting back at
    the iron working out. Im not as strong as i used to be. Yet. But i look good.icon_cool.gif

    I'll get there and surpass that level.
    At least that's what im planing.
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    Aug 12, 2015 5:20 AM GMT
    I wanted to make the high school water polo team, and I was running track, which kept me too thin. The polo coach took a chance with me and started me on a lifting and bulking program over the summer. By fall I was ready, bulked up and about 14 pounds heavier. I kept going and made my university polo team as a driver. We were NCAA champions two years and Final Four the other two years I was part of the team.

    The reason I still maintain a very similar work out regime is to look and feel my best as the years keep coming. I'm in almost the same fit condition as I was back in my playing days in the late 70's & early '80's, thanks to continuous work outs and swimming sprints. So even after a little more than 40 years of working out, swimming laps, pumping iron, and all the other things I do to stay in shape, I still get a sort of 'high' each and ever single time I come out of the gym. I get this pump and a feeling that I'm doing all I can to take care of this body (the only one I've got!)
  • Crisistunity

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    Aug 12, 2015 11:09 AM GMT
    Even though my country is the least homophobic in the world (I have the luck to live in Spain, where marriage and adoption have been genderless for a decade, now), several people I know have been attacked in the streets by strangers due to their sexuality, and I want to be able to protect me and my man in case that were to happen to us.

    Also, I've always been out of shape, even when I've been thin, and I want to reach the 30 years mark with the superpower to undress at the beach and not feeling self-conscious.
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    Aug 12, 2015 12:36 PM GMT
    40 hit like a ton of bricks - overweight and at 38 pant size, I decided it was finally "time". Never really worked out, but with the help of a couple great trainers, I quickly shed 40lbs, put on some muscle, and transformed these old bones. Some people asked if I was "sick" icon_rolleyes.gif...others wanted to know what fountain of youth I was drinking icon_lol.gif

    Almost a decade later, I'm addicted to the gym, love lifting and being active, the doc praises my (much better) health, and I still wonder why it took me so long to start. For those of you in your 20's and 30's....keep running, lifting, and moving! At my age, you'll be thankful!
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    Aug 12, 2015 1:40 PM GMT
    I wanted to be treated better, and better looking people get treated better (plus get more free passes in life which far outweigh the detriments of beauty). So instead of complaining about it I did something about it. Since I couldn't get any taller, I started working out. I've been through illness and injury where my weight's ballooned and there's a definitive difference between the way people, from women at the gym to strangers on the street, much less gay men, treat me based on my weight. They're much nicer and more deferential when I'm jacked despite my behavior being the same. I'm no more physically intimidating when I'm jacked than I'm intellectually intimidating when not, largely because off RJ, in real life, I wear clothes.

    Why I keep working out is another story. The short answer - pain management. The muscles are a bonus.