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    Question Who motivated you to get into lifting?

    What motivated you to get into lifting? For me, it was probably my gym teacher in HS, but beyond that, there's been tons of other influences on me. Who got you to get into lifting?
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    Stallone: Rocky and Rambo movies were very popular when I was a kid and BB was a new thing in my country.
    Nobody in real life ever encouraged me, except the gym owner and only after years when results were already there.
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    watching wrestling. mostly the Rock
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Pumping Iron.
    And also that i wanted to change myself and become reborn. Always started lifting in the summer, then life got busy with school and i quit again.
    But now i'm sticking to it and i'm happy that i have.
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    being the weak out of shape kid in class
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    My dad was a bodybuilder when we was young, so that played a role. But mainly I was sick of being skinny.
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    Zyzz srs

    Back in 2012 I watched Zyzz the legacy. I was 14 years old. It's surreal watching Zyzz Return of the king knowing he was alive when it was posted.

    In highschool all the people on the track team who would lift called each other zyzz bruh whenever we would see each other around.

    It got us fired up because all of us thought he was Natty and even the guys in the football team on gear were bulky but not really cut.

    Proper form came from mentors and YouTube videos.
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    Watching wrestlers back in the 90's like Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, and Bret the Hitman Hart. Thought about it, but did nothing until 2012 when I went for a walk down the pier and bumped into a topless guy who was incredibly muscular. He was doing a photo shoot with several other models on the pier, and I was so envious that I convinced myself I could have that kind of body. Although it wasn't until 2018 that I began to train properly.
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    “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but don’t nobody want to lift heavy ass weights!”
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    My girlfriends husband .

    He sucker punched me breaking my nose .I started lifting after that
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    Who: Rachel McClish (posters back in the 80's).. I thought she was absolutely stunning. I knew one day, when fully grown, I was going to take up natural bodybuilding. Linda Hamilton's role in T2 also had a huge impact on me.

    Why: I actually didn't take up lifting until I decided to become a PT. And I stuck with my training ever since (minus a few short breaks).

    What: My own (realistic) perception of success has kept me in the game for over 15 years. It's very difficult to stay motivated if you don't understand your strengths and weaknesses, don't set attainable goals and don't have confidence in yourself (self-efficacy).

    ^ When you know yourself, you can focus on the "doable" and be like Nike- "Just Do It"... and especially when the gyms open tf back up.

    Lots of luck, everyone, moving ahead through all this upheaval and additional stress.
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    at first it was trying to attract girls but now i appreciate lifting for what it is. i enjoy the process
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    My dad laid the kindling and lit the fire by lifting when I was a kid. He's an ex-Marine/Coastie and would compete in amateur physique competitions when he got out of the military. He kept up that intensity into my early childhood, but by the time I became a teenager he had stopped because he started having knee issues from an injury he got in the Marines. He still lifts and rides bike, but only 1 or 2 days a week, and light intensity. When he stopped lifting 5-6 days a week, I asked if I could use his equipment. I initially did it to have some privacy, but he saw me doing "lateral raises" where I looked like a bird flapping and from there he spent time showing me how to do things properly. He used to watch Arnie movies when I was a kid constantly (Total Recall, Terminator, Last Action Hero, Predator...the only one he "hates" is Commando), so I always liked Arnold, but watching my dad speak so highly of him made me respect the man even more. So I've used that respect to keep the fire burning.
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    Not a popular opinion, but wanting to look more attractive to girls motivated me initially. Nowadays I like how I feel when I workout and eat healthy so that is a good enough motivator to keep going.
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    Probably just being so skinny in high school. 5'10" 140lbs throughout got really old so I started lifting halfway through my senior year. I had decent results over a three year period. Then I gave up on any working out at 21 and was complacent up until I turned 30.

    When I started boxing competitively at 30 I starting a new lifting routine but it wasn't my main focus. I was just glad I had some experience to fall back on in the weight room.

    Now that I don't box competitively anymore, my goals have shifting to bodybuilding all the time. I actually feel motivated again because of my younger days doing it and what I wanted to achieve then. Only now I'm smarter and more dedicated to it at 40 than I was at 18. Feels good man.
    Amateur boxer turned bodybuilder...

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    Tony Mandarich on Sports Illustrated and Mandarich play at Michigan State. He was the ultimate bust in the NFL but he mauled guys in college like no one else. Wasn't even fair.
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    I was watching the show "The Arrow" and I saw the main character, (Oliver Queen), use the salmon ladder and his overall physique was something that I wanted. So, after working towards my education for a bit and passing my classes, I went on to workout more and more and I always refer back to Stephen Amell and think, "I'm going to look like that one day!", and that is what motivates me everyday and why I started to lift/workout.
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    In my case, it was primarily self-motivation. However, Golden Era icons such as Arnold, Frank Zane, Dave Draper, Lou Ferrigno, Serge Nubret, and Franco Columbu have sustained my motivation since I started lifting. They're such an inspiration.
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    I lack strength and having recently started doing backpacking holidays, decided that improving strength in my big muscles at least will make carrying a backpack for long periods easier. Secondly, lacking strength and now in middle age, I am concerned that strength and muscle mass will deteriorate as I get older, I don't want to be that guy who struggles to get out of a chair or walks at one quarter of the average walking pace 25 years from now, and lifting weights is a good way to at least maintain strength, and hopefully gain strength, which I think will help keep my mobility further into old age. It is best to think about your twilight years now, it's too late when you get there and struggle to move around because your body has packed in through lack of use.
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    I begun at high school with my geek friends but never got really serious mostly cause lacking knowledge, the real improvement and serious approach came after watching the aesthetic crew for the spirit and greg plitt for the execution.
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