Were you picked on in school? Did you want to get big for football? Did you want to impress a girl? Or was it because you wanted to become a rampaging beast?
I'm asking this question to see the hidden side of bodybuilding...the personal side, not the steroid plagued media version.
Me? Th reason i started was because i was tired of bein the typical "skinny" kid. i wanted to be the best, and the biggest. but most importantly i did it to gain respect for myself. i worked my ass off, ive only been lifting for a little less than a year, but when i started i weighed 140lbs, and now i weigh 185lbs. in that time span, ive upped my max bench from 110lbs to 265lbs my curls from 40lbs to 110lbs(reps using e-z bar) my deads from 135lbs to 360lbs. and now, when i walk down the hallway in my school, when people walk into me, i dont bump off of them, they bounce off me. and i gained the respect of my toughest critic...me. being strong is like this overwhelming power to accomplish anything you want and plus, I love the feeling of being able to level any idiot that talks s**t to me!
I just wanna hear some of the reasons why you guys started lifting.
Dont shrug this thread off as stupid, or unimportant. i am really interested in hearing why you guys started.