I had an interesting conversation with some guy in the gym the other day. I was working in with this one guy, fairly big guy himself, great physique about 230 id say.
and then this other guy comes up and begins asking us workout advice he says the one thing that always makes me cringe when people say it. he said "yeah man i dont want to be big or anything just to be lean" now i understand not everyone wants to be the next ronnie coleman, hell i dont. But i do want to be big, i want to fill out my clothes. i want my muscles to bulge and be big and look big in clothing.
Now ive learned not to dwell on things like this anymore and leave each person to there own thing. But when the guy walks off the guy i was working with said something very interesting.
he said "thats a ****ing cop out" i looked at him and i said yeah man but u know not everyone truly wants to be huge. he said yeah i understand that but its easy to achieve that. its hard to get in here and bust your ass for muscle. he said its easy to be on the elliptical for 30 mins than slave under the squat rack for 5 rough sets. its easier to do pec deck than lay on the bench and move some heavy weight. and by saying you dont want to be big and bulky is a cop out of your possibilty of failure. they are scared to work and fail and or not succeed.
he went on a rant for a while which i might add was very interesting to listen to. his main point was that sure not everyone wants to have the freakishly huge body to walk across the stage but anyone with a physique thats worth admiring has to work for it and he views the phrase "i dont want to be big" is a safe cop out to hard work.
in an essence i saw his point, due to the fact i cant fully type out his rant word for word really doesnt do justice to the points he was bringing up.
So what do yall think about this phrase "i dont want to be big"
ive always thought a long the lines of what the guy was talking about so he was pretty much preaching to the choir by talking to me...
in the words of Dave Tate "when people say to me I dont want to be big i tell them dont worry about it because you wont"
what are yalls take on this phrase when u hear a person say it in the context of working out??