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    Default Why do you train?

    I'm talking bodybuilding or other weight training activities.
    To keep it under control, please limit answers to 5 most relevant reasons.

    My answers:

    To gain muscle mass and desirable body for sex appeal (for women, gays can look but no touch).
    To compete with others at the gym I train at (crossfit style).
    To increase my functional strength.
    To improve my overall athletic ability to the maximum level.
    To maybe compete at some sort of sporting activity, maybe athletics (not bodybuilding) at masters level (over 40's) as I do not/have not had the opportunity to compete now.





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    1) My mental health. I have suffered from depression in the past and exercise helped get me out of that black hole. Also provides great stress relief.
    2) Vanity. I have a choice- starve or exercise. I like food to much and being hungry sucks.
    3) I'm good at it. I'm not built for running. Ankles are stuffed and I get impact injuries. But I am naturally strong and have the perfect build for lifting.
    4) Strength. I am super short and having strength makes me feel less vulnerable. Also useful for everyday life. I don't want to be the girl that can't change her own tyre because it is too heavy.
    5) Competition. I like to lift more than others and get a buzz when I beat my own targets.


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    1)To feel good about myself
    2)To keep middle age at bay
    3)To look good
    4)To keep active
    5)I love to learn-at this point in my life about the body,the science of it,diet and nutrition etc.


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    1). Sense of achievement in the long run (personal growth..physical and mental)
    2). To feel good in the short run (the feeling after the a rough gym workout... better than sex!!)
    3). To look good
    4). To be physically more superior (strength, size)
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    1. To get rid of my stick arms and spaghetti legs - to look great in singlets and shorts this summer
    2. The 4 hour buzz I get after training
    3. The confidence strength gives me
    4. Stress release - I love boxing/kicking
    5. Overall health and well being
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    "Why" does not enter my equation. As Oxygen is my life line, so is training. It comes with the territory without a second thought.


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    1984 Age 18, BW 73kg: FS195kg, BS200kg, 162.5 3x10, PC 140kg, C&J 160kg. 1987 Age 22, BW 77kg BS 130kg x20, 120kg x50.


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    same as fadi... I live this... it is a part of my being... hence why i get so emotional over it.


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    Fadi, there must be a reason/reasons why you train.

    We all have to breathe to survive.
    We all have to eat/drink to survive.
    We all have to sleep/rest to survive.

    Training is not necessary for survival in ordinary life.
    So there must be reasons or feelings you have, to choose to train.


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    Quote Originally Posted by modo View Post
    same as fadi... I live this... it is a part of my being... hence why i get so emotional over it.

    Modo, "it is a part of my being..." is a reason.


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    what do you mean?


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