In all gay honesty, what motivates you to work-out ...and be 'seriously ripped' and all?

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    Jan 24, 2008 6:52 AM GMT
    This has reference to the recent post "Can having a beautiful body be a bad thing???" http://www.realjock.com/topic/88595/
    An episode of Will & Grace comes to mind when Will got busted by Grace for drinking some "milkshake for bulking up". She teased him by saying something like "you wanna get big muscles so you can have all the muscle guys come to you..."icon_razz.gif
    Anyway, I just "workout" (does dancing to death count as cardio workout?) to enable me to EAT EVERYTHING AS I PLEASE.
    Even if I like to be well-defined and all, I feel like I'll miss out on life by spending too much time attempting to get all muscley and "seriously ripped". So, in all goodness-to-gayness honesty, what is your motivationicon_question.gif
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    Jan 24, 2008 7:26 AM GMT
    zimatar"you wanna get big muscles so you can have all the muscle guys come to you..."


    Exactly that. icon_redface.gif

    Seeing guys here, who didn't always looked as good they do now is the ONE big inspiration for me to push on.

    Basically my mantra:

    "Hot men" repeated ad nauseaum
  • GQjock

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    Jan 24, 2008 11:29 AM GMT
    Everybody has the genes to get somewhere along to a point
    some guys... and I hate em
    look fabulous without much work
    For me to look like that I would have to change a lot of my lifestyle
    ..either that or use some chemicals I don't wanna use
    but right now I'm happy where I am
    ,,, and no one's complainin' icon_wink.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 24, 2008 2:49 PM GMT
    I like the results. I look better now than I did even a year ago.
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 24, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    I like to feel good, I like to feel capable, and I like to move heavy objects.

    Also, I like to look in the mirror and think, "Hey, I'm sexy! That's neat." (Yes, I'm a dork)
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    I like to feel good. Everything seems to fall into place when you are healthy and take care of yourself. It shows people that you know how to be dedicated and keep a balanced life. That's just as hot.

    (And it's nice to look good naked!)
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    zimatar saidThis has reference to the recent post "Can having a beautiful body be a bad thing???" http://www.realjock.com/topic/88595/
    An episode of Will & Grace comes to mind when Will got busted by Grace for drinking some "milkshake for bulking up". She teased him by saying something like "you wanna get big muscles so you can have all the muscle guys come to you..."icon_razz.gif
    Anyway, I just "workout" (does dancing to death count as cardio workout?) to enable me to EAT EVERYTHING AS I PLEASE.
    Even if I like to be well-defined and all, I feel like I'll miss out on life by spending too much time attempting to get all muscley and "seriously ripped". So, in all goodness-to-gayness honesty, what is your motivationicon_question.gif


    Because if you're gay and don't have a beautiful body nobody will love you.
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 24, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    I love to look good naked.

    I love muscles.

    It's good to not have to worry about guys telling me that they won't sleep with me because I'm fat. LOL

    I love the compliments.

    I just love burning fat.

    I'm going to Pride in Miami and DC and probably NYC this year... maybe even Southern Decadence in New Orleans. And no, I'm not a whore. Well... maybe just a little bit. LOL
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 24, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    Chasersprize said[quote][cite]zimatar said[/cite]This has reference to the recent post "Can having a beautiful body be a bad thing???" http://www.realjock.com/topic/88595/
    An episode of Will & Grace comes to mind when Will got busted by Grace for drinking some "milkshake for bulking up". She teased him by saying something like "you wanna get big muscles so you can have all the muscle guys come to you..."icon_razz.gif
    Anyway, I just "workout" (does dancing to death count as cardio workout?) to enable me to EAT EVERYTHING AS I PLEASE.
    Even if I like to be well-defined and all, I feel like I'll miss out on life by spending too much time attempting to get all muscley and "seriously ripped". So, in all goodness-to-gayness honesty, what is your motivationicon_question.gif


    Because if you're gay and don't have a beautiful body nobody will love you.[/quote]

    That is NOT true! One of my friends LOVES big guys and is not into inshape/muscular/skinny guys AT ALL. There is somebody for everybody. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:44 PM GMT
    I want to look good in and out of my clothing and compensate for my lack of height. Also, as I get older, being strong makes me feel attractive (which also makes me a dork).
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    Cure, it must be working. I'd have guessed you to be 6 feet tall.
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Honestly, I workout to stay fit, be healthy and maintain an active nature.

    In college I started working out to lose weight - I'd ballooned to 215lbs and had saggy moobs. About 2 years into my working out and seeing some nice results, I started to become bored with just running and lifting weights. So I started pursuing yoga, biking, etc. But through this, I think vanity remained my motivator

    Then I had a nasty mountain biking accident.

    I spent 4 months going to work and then going to bed. Chiropractors, x-rays, PT, etc. I really got into yoga then, at my Chiro's encouragement.

    From there, all my working out and fitness became about health and wellness. I never wanted to be stuck in the bed like that again. While it's nice to be fit and trim- looking - and have body features that other men compliment - it's all just gravy. I like to be able to go out and on a whim run 5 miles and go hiking without ever worrying about being sore, etc.
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    Jan 24, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    McGay, honey, oh how you talk!
  • geebus

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    Jan 24, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    It feels that extra bit flattering when someone (be it guy or girl) cruises you and you know you worked your ass off for it. ^^
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    I workout and run because it's a large part of my lifestyle not necessarily because I want to get ripped. We can abuse our bodies over our lifetime or srive for our optimum performance physically and mentally by being active. And also, lots of guys here on RJ are inspirations to do just that
  • neon4u

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    Jan 24, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    First, is the way I like my appearance when I see myself naked or in swimwear. Next, I stay motivated when I hear a compliment about my physique. Lastly, I find the body is like a machine... treat it well and it will treat you well. It also takes on a wonderfully sexy shape.
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    Its like any other thing we do. Nice to see the outcome of what you worked so hard for. Fitting into size 29 at my age doesn't hurt either...lolicon_biggrin.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 24, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    I love how much I've changed since I started working out. I mean ... I've come A LONG way since that first day of weightlifting class September 1996. I love seeing the progress.

    And a tiny part of it is that I want to look better than when my exes last seen me. I get off on shocking them!

    "Oh yeah. You could have had this, but guess what? You cheated! Sorry!" icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
    My motivation for working out comes from wanting to enter middle-age with a healthy body, since it gets much harder to fix things later in life. I also want to be able to continue to throw my body around without fear on the mountain/ball field/hoop court/mtb trail/etc..

    This part will be unpopular and probably in the minority, but I only want a strong body with decent proportion. I don't ever want to be ripped, and find that look to be a big turn off when meeting other guys. That look takes a lot of work and sometimes odd chemicals, and so it indicates to me a set of priorities that I personally don't consider important in life. In short, their neuroses wouldn't match (or even mesh with) mine. ;-)
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    awesome question. Short answer for me: to look good naked. Long answer: to drive my bf crazy and build my health and confidence. And to not look like my three older brothers who have gotten the beer belly! icon_razz.gif
  • jarhead5536

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    Jan 24, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    It used to be purely to look better naked, but then I turned 40, and you can fill in the rest. I have to work my ass off to look as good as I did ten years ago, because if I start to let it go, I might not get it back, and there are health considerations for guys my age that matter now...
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    Jan 24, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    about 70% of my family is obese. I workout and try to live a healthy lifestyle to help promote my future health. Its scary but I need to think about. If I can imprint some of the good habits now while I am young hopefully they will last as I age.
  • in773guy

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    Jan 24, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    Ha! what motivates me....let's see, in no particular order...of shallowness...
    Hot summer days and the beach with my shirt off playing volleyball
    Hot summer days at Market Days or Pride with my shirt off
    Oh and showing off to the boys that didn't want to stay with me...hehe
    In reality I play a butt load of sports and I want to keep playing for a long time.....medium weight high reps for an athletic body....no bulk, need movement. lol
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    Jan 24, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    For me the decision/motivation is easy. Genetically, there are two options: a early dirt nap or a healthy life style. The men in my family historically do not live to see 60. icon_sad.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 24, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    I also do it because my family (on both sides) are pretty much over weight and my immediate family isn't really active at all.

    I don't want to have a heart attack in my 50s nor get heart disease.