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strength777
05-19-2009, 05:45 AM
The fact is that we are here to help you, but the majority of us on here are very serious about bodybuilding and training. It's not just a hobby for us, it's a way of life. We don't stop working out for a few weeks "just because". The gym is our iron palace, we live, breath, sleep iron. We are iron warriors who put our bodies through torturous sessions willingly because we love the challenge.

We are sore 24/7.

We are never happy with our bodies, it is never good enough. We desire to be the best we can be. We get nervous before leg day cause that is the most challenging day of the week. 315 lbs on your back will make you nervous. We don't bullcrap with women, we don't care what people think about the latest headlines. We are there for one purpose and one purpose only, to push iron.

For that one hour, nothing else matters, not the mortgage, not the pending layoff, not the problems at work, nothing. It's not a social event for us, it IS US. We are jerks because we don't talk politics with the fat guy on the treadmill next to us. We are perceived as unbalanced because we appear to be nothing more than meatheads.

We are misunderstood.

As Henry Rollins said, 200 lbs will always be 200 lbs. No other activity/sport gives anyone the chance to challenge yourself on a daily basis like bodybuilding. We are accused of not living it up because our diets focuses on fish/chicken/brown rice. We are told to just "live a little".

This is who we are.



This is my motivation

Shhmmooove
05-19-2009, 05:56 AM
This is my motivation


Solid.

I think everyone can scale this to apply to themselves. To be at the gym for one reason, and one reason only.

strength777
05-19-2009, 06:03 AM
To be at the gym for one reason, and one reason only.

repped

Ironlife
05-19-2009, 06:27 AM
Thats impressive stuff right there, it makes you think how some days i get home from football practice and im absolutely spent, but reading info like this^^ certainly puts things into perspective and is not only insightful but motivational as well, thanks for the post strength!

DopeEfX
05-19-2009, 09:11 AM
To me the Gym is the most honest environment I'm in the entire day. The weight never lies to me. It either tells me yep you lifted me, or you failed, get it next time. Its raw, its natural, and honest. If life was like the gym with no bull**** in between, this world would be a much better place.

Canned_Tuna
05-19-2009, 10:55 AM
I'm f@ck!ng pumped! Sick thread!

cleo26
05-19-2009, 04:23 PM
Definetly really motivational and repped also

iDrive
05-19-2009, 05:13 PM
Part of me wants to print this out and post it all around the gym.
Or put it on a workout T so people STFU and let me work lol

Great post.

strength777
05-19-2009, 05:34 PM
i wrote that one day responding to a post from someone else and it just kind of came right out. No preparation, just straight from the heart man.

TheUnderdog
05-19-2009, 06:25 PM
I just printed this and hung it in my cube at work. gonna read it on those days that i feel like going to get pizza with coworkers.

djchrono
05-19-2009, 10:15 PM
This is my motivation

Great, this is awesome to read and think about it whenever you feel your motivation fading. Will put you in the right mindset :D

TheSoldier
05-20-2009, 07:46 AM
yeah, reppd for a good post

lifting really makes you think sometimes

TheLBM
05-20-2009, 07:48 AM
i wrote that one day responding to a post from someone else and it just kind of came right out. No preparation, just straight from the heart man.

I loved that the first time i read it,, and i love it still.
One of my fav posts of all time

RekaW
05-20-2009, 09:27 AM
Awesome post.
It's one of the most inspirational things I've read regarding bodybuilding.
I've printed it out, and I'm turning it into a wallpaper right now.

Thanks for the motivation.

Reka.

strength777
05-20-2009, 11:47 AM
I loved that the first time i read it,, and i love it still.
One of my fav posts of all time

thanks meng

dunkalicious
05-20-2009, 11:52 AM
where you at brah, haven't seen you in tsection for a while?

good post

blockmonkey
05-20-2009, 12:04 PM
Excellent post I read this at the gym earlier because I was feeling shattered, ended up blasting my legs real good. gonna need a wheelchair to get to work tomorrow now.

BG_1
05-20-2009, 12:11 PM
someone should make that into a wallpaper.

Hench19
05-20-2009, 12:36 PM
very good, repped

strength777
05-20-2009, 12:54 PM
someone should make that into a wallpaper.

reps if they do

RekaW
05-20-2009, 02:37 PM
Here's my current Desktop.
Don't worry about the reps, I did it coz I wanted to.
You could follow my journal though! I could use the feedback....
I put your name in the corner, Strength.

Here is the image, and download the big version below.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2hs4002.jpg

Big Slim DaDDy
05-20-2009, 03:04 PM
Here's my current Desktop.
Don't worry about the reps, I did it coz I wanted to.
You could follow my journal though! I could use the feedback....
I put your name in the corner, Strength.

Here is the image, and download the big version below.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2hs4002.jpg



I'd like that picture more if the dumbells were bigger.

RekaW
05-20-2009, 03:13 PM
I'd like that picture more if the dumbells were bigger.Me too.... I just can't find any good pics!
Link me to some good backgrounds, and I'll wallpaper them for ya.

RekaW
05-20-2009, 03:17 PM
Here's a Dexter Jackson one, coz I had some time on my hands ;)
Big one in the attachment below...
http://i43.tinypic.com/14ukuw2.jpg

RekaW
05-20-2009, 03:41 PM
Aaaaaaaand just in case you couldnt get enough Dexter Jackson, here is another 1.

Sry for spamming ur thread, Strenght_77. If you want I'll make a wallpaper thread.
http://i39.tinypic.com/10z5ylg.jpg

piszczel
05-20-2009, 03:45 PM
Great post, because I agree with it 100%. That's the kind of motivation many people on here need.

avenged7x4lyfe
05-20-2009, 03:45 PM
knowing that everytime i go into the gym i come out a better man
knowing that i will never let anyone outtrain me
knowing that no matter whats going on at school i can always bust loose when im in the gym, once i get there its a whole new world

Andyg37
05-20-2009, 03:47 PM
dam think thats just what i needed for leg day today...i tried telling my friend something similar...i told him i wasnt here to sit and joke around with him im here to do my workout so either stop bothering me with nothing or ask a good question and move some ****ing weights...stop worry about what others are lifting and doing, just turn on your ipod, and get into that zone where nothing else matters except hitting the reps you want to hit and beyond

Big Slim DaDDy
05-20-2009, 03:48 PM
Aaaaaaaand just in case you couldnt get enough Dexter Jackson, here is another 1.

Sry for spamming ur thread, Strenght_77. If you want I'll make a wallpaper thread.
http://i39.tinypic.com/10z5ylg.jpg

I'm not sure about this picture, but I've noticed muscletech photoshops a lot of their athletes pictures HELLA. There was a picture of Melvin Anthony they made look godlike and I lol'd IRL.

Big Slim DaDDy
05-20-2009, 03:51 PM
I need to quit putting it off an get an mp3 player. I'm that guy in the gym that doesn't like to socialize whatsoever and just get in and get out. Theres guys you see in the gym sometimes that you see every day and you nod at each other or say sup or whatnot but never actually talk to them because I dont want to have to have a convo with that dude(s) every workout I have. If I know someone from outside the gym and you see them all the time because they become a regular you have no choice but sometimes you start talking and before you know it 5 minutes has gone by and your next set was supposed to be a few minutes ago and you go FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

ssnipazz
05-20-2009, 03:51 PM
There have been times where I could have used a morale boost, under tremendous pressure from people not agreeing with my cut. This just made me think "To hell with it. I am me and I will do what it takes."

What a good read, seriously.

Big Slim DaDDy
05-20-2009, 03:53 PM
There have been times where I could have used a morale boost, under tremendous pressure from people not agreeing with my cut. This just made me think "To hell with it. I am me and I will do what it takes."

What a good read, seriously.


Well you should only be in the gym for yourself. Its your body. Personally I'm only worried about impressing myself. If other people appreciate my efforts in the gym well I'll take it as a compliment if they give me "props" but at the end of the day my own opinion of my body is what matters to me.

Andyg37
05-20-2009, 03:58 PM
sticky this

samsuperjew
05-20-2009, 06:08 PM
I love the gym, because the iron is an equal oppurtunity employer. More or less, everyone starts on the same level. The wealthy buisness man, and the poor unemployed man are both brought to the same level; and in the gym, can earn respect from their efforts.

strength777
05-21-2009, 07:40 AM
Here's my current Desktop.
Don't worry about the reps, I did it coz I wanted to.
You could follow my journal though! I could use the feedback....
I put your name in the corner, Strength.

Here is the image, and download the big version below.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2hs4002.jpg

repped.

that is now my desktop background

RekaW
05-21-2009, 08:02 AM
that is now my desktop background
Awesome. Happy to see you like it.

-Lucifer
05-21-2009, 12:19 PM
Nice post, Strength. No wait, awesome post!

-Lucifer
05-21-2009, 01:03 PM
Ok, I loved your post so much that I made one for myself.

http://i43.tinypic.com/15r15so.jpg

TTexasTT
05-21-2009, 04:43 PM
this is who we are!




Now rep me for that ****

Teenager
05-21-2009, 05:21 PM
Its really annoying when you go to gym and all you see if people sitting on teh machines and talking. Do what your there for!, then when you dont see results you complain. Train hard!

Big Slim DaDDy
05-21-2009, 05:31 PM
Its really annoying when you go to gym and all you see if people sitting on teh machines and talking. Do what your there for!, then when you dont see results you complain. Train hard!

Or people who put something of theres on a bench and go use something else. God damn it. That **** is not a coat rack or a water holder.

-Lucifer
05-21-2009, 05:40 PM
Its really annoying when you go to gym and all you see if people sitting on teh machines and talking. Do what your there for!, then when you dont see results you complain. Train hard!

I usually glare at them. Does the trick. :D


Or people who put something of theres on a bench and go use something else. God damn it. That **** is not a coat rack or a water holder.

Yeah we have a lot of these tards at my gym too. The worst are those douchebags that keep tons of dumbbells around them and then start doing half-assed reps.

Big Slim DaDDy
05-21-2009, 05:53 PM
I usually glare at them. Does the trick. :D



Yeah we have a lot of these tards at my gym too. The worst are those douchebags that keep tons of dumbbells around them and then start doing half-assed reps.

Worse than that..is when grown ass men well into their 20's use a bunch of dumbells and leave them lying all over the floor when they leave. It's too bad their mom didnt come to the gym with them so she could pick up the heavy ass dumbells and take out her back.

-Lucifer
05-21-2009, 06:19 PM
Worse than that..is when grown ass men well into their 20's use a bunch of dumbells and leave them lying all over the floor when they leave. It's too bad their mom didnt come to the gym with them so she could pick up the heavy ass dumbells and take out her back.

lol.

I don't think I've EVER seen anyone from my gym re-rack the plates/dumbbells, despite there being instructions everywhere requesting members to do so.

Ignorant c*nts.

Sorry for the hijack btw, Strength_77.

BentTheBar
05-22-2009, 11:21 AM
I usually glare at them. Does the trick. :D


I walk up close to them, start breathing heavy and act like im hocking a luggie. This usually gets them out of my way.




---This is an AWESOME post. It gave me the motivation I was looking for...Just a little bump and this did the trick! See you at this summer's shows.

BentTheBar
05-22-2009, 11:47 AM
I usually glare at them. Does the trick. :D


I walk up close to them, start breathing heavy and act like im hocking a luggie. This usually gets them out of my way.




---This is an AWESOME post. It gave me the motivation I was looking for...Just a little bump and this did the trick! See you at this summer's shows.

TheUnderdog
05-27-2009, 12:40 AM
Ok, I loved your post so much that I made one for myself.

http://i43.tinypic.com/15r15so.jpg

reps on spread!

anth342
05-28-2009, 12:49 AM
that was great

-Lucifer
05-28-2009, 08:31 AM
reps on spread!

Here's the Hi-res version btw [1600 * 1200]: http://www.gigasize.com/get.php?d=j8wl9mnddpc

B-Neva
05-28-2009, 01:04 PM
that is an epic quote, I hate seeing everyone in the gym talking to people on cellphones and not putting any effort into their workouts. That's why they look the same as they did last year. Get in there to get er done

"THIS IS WHO WE ARE"

bluemoldycheeze
05-28-2009, 02:08 PM
great motivation thread and those wallpapers sure do help. ;) i got 2x 24"s so nice to see great motivational tips.

Camaro76350
05-29-2009, 01:14 PM
in for preworkout!

Beast Genetics
05-29-2009, 04:37 PM
This is my motivation

Man that's awesome. Most don't understand. My brother asked me after one of my meets "where are you going with this" I responded "where are you going?". He didn't have an answer.

strength777
06-02-2009, 08:39 AM
bump for neone who needs motivation

-Lucifer
06-06-2009, 07:20 PM
Bump.

BG_1
06-15-2009, 03:55 PM
this needs to be BUMPED!!

bigbi21
07-04-2009, 09:30 PM
legs tomorrow!!! bump for all!!!

great thread!!!

jmd92
07-04-2009, 09:44 PM
Best. Post. Ever.

I'm gonna go do some pushups now!

mjgowjr
07-31-2009, 07:51 PM
bump for anyone needing this. I just found this thread and helll yeah.

THUNDERGOD
08-01-2009, 12:02 PM
I first started lifting with my brother-in-law (he was a big power lifter) and after lifting with him for about two weeks I over heard my sister asking him, "How's Jeff doing?" to which my brother-in-law replied, "Fine, but you know how he is... I give him one more week before he quits" Have not quit yet.... That was 1989.

I get the best motivation from people who think I can't!!!!

CFranzen1
08-01-2009, 03:12 PM
Wow, great message! When I am in the gym, I am waging war on my body. I don't care about the looks or what other people think. I'm in the middle of my battle I have yet to win.

This will help me to keep fighting.

Thanks.

strength777
08-03-2009, 08:05 AM
thanks for the words guys

gottalift78
08-03-2009, 08:15 AM
thanks for the words guys

It's nice to hear that others feel the same way about the gym. For me its therapy, I let out all the stress and anger in an hour, I leave it there. I'm a much more stable person everyday because of it. What motivates me is watching the people who don't care and don't try, then bitch about not having a good physique. It just makes me laugh. But its funny that you mentioned that nothing else really matters, which is so true.

ksn240
08-03-2009, 06:00 PM
wow...ive never read that before. but that is exactly the way it is for me...i think ima go hit the gym now

TTexasTT
08-03-2009, 08:33 PM
thanks for the words guys

No problem, beautiful

Mindy1985
08-04-2009, 03:27 AM
Yep great post - feeling like sticking it in the face of all those lazy people who always have some excuse for not going to the gym!

J-Cubed
08-05-2009, 12:50 PM
Great posts! Every drop of blood, every bitter tear, every bead of sweat, WE LIVE FOR THIS.

blkbelt42
08-05-2009, 12:52 PM
What's up bro? Great post.

strength777
11-10-2009, 07:41 AM
Giving this a bump for anyone who needs motivation.

Valenzuelatech
11-10-2009, 08:38 AM
Great post man.

One thing I've always loved about bodybuilding is that it is Truth. it forces you to ask the questions that are so difficult: what do I want? what am I doing to get it? Is it working? There's no way around it. No justifications, no bull**** excuses for failure will ever get you anywhere in this.

TweakedTT
11-11-2009, 01:58 PM
AMEN... Took one of the wallpapers