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    I Lift For Fun

    Ok so, after reading a lot of posts and learning a bit about the community here I find myself different. It seems like most of you guys take lifting as if it were a job, or something that should be done with over-criticism. I lift because it makes me feel great, when people ask me why I am so happy and they just can't get excited over anything I say it is mostly because I work out. Do you guys get the same joy out of just banging weights around and yelling with your boys like I do? I know many will read this and think, "Just because I write stuff down and count Grams doesn't mean I don't have that same fire I do when I first started". Obviously I am impressed by the pictures,videos, stats of the lifters here. Just trying to get some information on how you view yourself as a lifter.

    Just to be clear I LOVE LIFTING, THE BEST MEDICINE IN THE WORLD IS A BARBELL!
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    I dont believe you or your stats.
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    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 179 lbs (Bulking) up 19 pounds !!
    Age: 19

    BP: 225 lbs
    Squat: 305 lbs
    DL: 345
    **Currently away from the gym due to working up north, but still eating like a horse.**

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    I have a feeling this thread might not go so well....
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    I remember 16 year olds from high school that were ridiculously strong. They were in the 1200 lb. club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Mac0123 View Post
    I dont believe you or your stats.
    You Don't Have to, They are My Stats. Yes, I am the strongest kid in my school, but I live in a 30,000 people little town in Maine so that may not be so good. I was just wondering what peoples mind sets are when they lift. I lift to get a rise out of it, and to be better at football obv. but some people act like it is a chore.

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    p.s. I will try to get pics of lifting up soon

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    Nope, sorry, a lot of people on this forum lift like it's a second job. That's why we have some of the best lifters here.

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    I personally know a family of power lifters where the 15 year old son out-deadlifted his dad at a meet (500lbs) and I saw the video with my own eyes. There are some very young, strong people out there.
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    No one's paying me to lift. No sponsors. No meets. No shows. No football.

    So, I must be doing this for fun.

    But if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. I take my fun seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpr View Post
    Nope, sorry, a lot of people on this forum lift like it's a second job. That's why we have some of the best lifters here.
    true dat
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    Lifting is like a job for me. A job I love. I am even starting to take a financial interest in it. There's nothing wrong with treating it like a job.


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    Naw, not really "fun" the results are fun. It's kinda' job like. Just a shame to waste your youth and not ever be what you could be... ok, now i sound like an army commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip.66. View Post
    p.s. I will try to get pics of lifting up soon
    Ha ha, alright i believe you, thought you were just another troll. But i agree with you i just like lifting, i look forward to my next session in the gym every time i finish. And the results are fun to.
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    Weight: 179 lbs (Bulking) up 19 pounds !!
    Age: 19

    BP: 225 lbs
    Squat: 305 lbs
    DL: 345
    **Currently away from the gym due to working up north, but still eating like a horse.**

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    I love lifting! Always have. Its a fun hobby that takes alot of hard work!

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    Just wondering what my fellow lifter's motivations were. Good to know that even that people who do get paid for lifting still love it.

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    If people didn't love it, they wouldn't do it.

    But when you become a competitive athlete (like many of the people on these boards) then you've got to take it more seriously. Some people do like their jobs y'know. And obviously people love doing what they do well!

    Me, I just lift for fun, to keep me fit and healthy and to enable me to eat what I want.

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    ive never competed or looked into it because my numbers are still so low but the pay cant be high enough for anyone to spend a few years lifting weights to try and get that money. idk i could be completely wrong because like i said never looked into any contests.

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    I got into lifting mostly because of football and didn't really like it all that well. But, soon enough I got addicted and basketball has been pissing me off a lot since i can't lift quite as much. Oh well, At least I get to down!

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    I love lifting as well, and my day isnt complete without some form of exertion. That being said, I treat it like a job. Quite simply, it forces me to be accountable for ALL my actions.

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    i used to have the 'lift for fun' feeling, but now i realize its much more serious than that. like others, i view it as an obligation to lift four times a week, so i can become what i want, huge! sometimes its not fun. sometimes its boring, repetitive, cold, painful, you all know. but so is life and so are most peoples jobs, so we still gotta keep doin it!
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    I began lifting for football, and then it was fairly enjoyable but I would never really say fun; it was a chore. Now, just lifting to lift I have a great time.

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    i haer that vrolok. i had to follow a stupid routine for football, and me and a few buds just hated it. now that were done having to follow that BS, its great to be able to lift and know/do whatll make us the best!
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    Lifting is MUCH more fun than dieting, thats for sure.

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