Ok I know, I know, this is somewhat of a stupid question but I am curious. What motivated you to go to the gym in the first place?
Were you always small and decided you wanted to get big?
Did you want to look good but eventaully strength became more important?
Did you do it to try to impress someone?
Whatever your story is I would like to hear it.
I want to be the biggest dad in any sports groups my daughters get involved with...
Personal success. I want to be great, I want to leave a positive mark on my short amount of time on this earth, and I want to help as many people along the way as possible. The bigger and stronger you get, the more people listen, the most people you succeed in helping, the more successful you become. Just my way of thinking. Plus a good crowd makes me feel the most intense natural high.
I was always the little guy. The smallest out of all my friends. I want my girlfriend and family to feel safe when i'm around. I enjoy lifting a piece of metal multiple times. I also like setting PR's. I started to get strong because of football, and now i do it for personal satisfaction.
Football. I want to be the best I can be.
HEIGHT: 5'9 1/2
BENCH MAX: 255
SQUAT MAX: 445
POWER CLEAN MAX: 205
PUSH PRESS MAX: 205
Started out for football. Now that I no longer play it's just something I enjoy. I'm also a fairly big framed fellow, so it just seems more natural for me to try to put on muscle/look stronger/be stronger.
Strong people are harder to kill. If you are in shape, you heal faster after taking an ass whoopin'.
Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!
That and being able to throw around a 400+ lb. machine for 20 minutes.
Goal = IM 70.3 Racine 2010 (Sub 5 hour)
Ive always been a big kid. Never really cared about being strong but a guy in my class was benching 285@175 when i was benching like..210@275(junior year lol) but, it didnt really bother me at the time...then in september i got introduced to the world of powerlifting. now im by far the strongest kid in my highschool. I want to be bigger and stronger than everyone lol...eventually.(that wont happen, but i still want it lol)
750/425/625/1800 at SPF Georgia State meet on 8/07/10
Started Powerlifting: September 08
A lifelong fascination with brute power.
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To get big and strong. Started off incredibly skinny and wanted to get bigger and stronger. Now its about chasing down goals to prove to myself that I can, and a little bit to the people who told me I couldn't.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
John 15:13 KJB
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"
Because strong is cool.
And if I'm going to get old and fat, I might as well get old, fat AND strong.
Because instinct drives me to.
Weightlifting allows me to satisfy the urge in a constructive planned way with tangible measurable goals.
The other reason is pride, I want to leave my shoes on the platform knowing that in years of training I had nothing else to give, I spent all and gave all being the strongest I can be. Becoming world and Olympic champion or the bottom of the B division is inconsequential, as along as I can look back and know that was the best i could be.
Being a strong teenager means nothing.
My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.
I picked up a copy of FLEX back in 89 (14y.o.)and decided to get lifting to be big! but it was not until 2001 that I discovered powerlifting...so i started at 15, nothing serious,, got from 145 to 180...got stuck at 190 and in 2002 after training like a powerlifter and reading more powerlifting oriented stuff i started to get big again...246 in 2005. had to stop for a while but im back at it again...
5'8" @ 204lbs
2013 Goals (single ply):
"No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." - Socrates
Actually, cuz chicks dig big guys.
It's fun. It just feels good to be strong. Being sedentary is the polar opposite s***ty feeling.
And yes, chicks do dig it too.
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My personal blog/website dedicated to giving answers on the age old question - how to escape the "rat race". I now play guitar for a living!
i want to be strong for many reasons:
a) i am not afraid of a fight to defend a friend/ myself
b) so that i can join the school rugby team (i can dodge, just don't weigh enough and not fast enough)
d) attract girls
e) to look good in most clothes
from mini to mighty... (hopefully), training for athleticism, muscle and confidence.
age: 16 height: 5'11.5" weight:135.8lbs (120lbs start)
Bench: 125 x 1; Squat: 160 x 1; Deadlift: 210 x 1; Total: 495.
well ive never been little, but i want to look better, lose some fat, get better muscle definition. i want to get strong and put up some good numbers. i want to be a better athlete because i have the potential to be. why waste it
266 lbs.(w/adamantium bonded bones)