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    What Fuels Your Workouts?

    What energy source do you use?

    Is it Anger, Rage, Fear, Frustration, Hope, Pride, Ego , Love etc...


    It's always interested me how alot of people that get into bodybuilding seem to have some kind of issue with either anger frustration or aggression.

    I hear over and over again, "If it wasn't for the weights , I'd be in jail ", or "I would've killed someone by now if I didn't get it out in the gym".


    When I was 13 I got beat up pretty bad and I vowed to myself that it would never happen again and immediately started training with weights, boxing , martial arts, you name it.

    For the 1st few years , I used Anger and Rage as my fuel source (with very good results). Then later, for a while it was pride and ego.
    Now, 17 years later I simply do it out of love . In the beginning, I had the motivation to kill but I didn't have the tools. Now I have the tools but I no longer have the desire to do so. Life works in strange ways.

    Ofcourse every now and then I put up a few pictures of an ex girlfriend and do the good ol' Anger workout.


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    pride, ego, improving how i look, being stronger than most men.. making up for lost time.. it's in my blood dammit! anger sometimes

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    I think if you had to pick a dealy sin mine would be pride for the most part...which I don't consider a sin in the first place.

    I am fueled by the people in the weight room who turn and watch when I do certain movements with heavy weight. I am fueled by women who touch and look twice when you're walking by. I am fueled by the people who ask for help because "you can lift this".

    I am also fueled by the fact that if I learn something new then I can share it with people and hopefully help them get towards where I am today, because I used to be overweight and out of shape too.
    Today I can do what others will not so that tomorrow I will do what others cannot.

    The difference between winners and losers is that winners do things that losers don't want to do.

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    Re: What Fuels Your Workouts?

    Originally posted by vanity
    What energy source do you use?

    Is it Anger, Rage, Fear, Frustration, Hope, Pride, Ego , Love etc...
    Good question!

    I guess it has always been a love for bodybuilding. I still vividly remember the day I first started (and got addicted) to lifting weights. My step-dad's son had a set of those plastic weights in the basement and one night, I think I was really bored, I set up a mirror and started doing some barbell curls. My arms got extremely pumped, and I loved the way it looked and felt. Honestly from that day on I never stopped lifting weights, that was 18 years ago, although I did not seriously lift weights (at World Gym), including legs, back, etc., until I was 17-18 years old.



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    I think what fuels me is a mix of anger, want of a better body, pride, ego... and that warm feeling you get when people complement you on how you look!

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    Manufactured anger, negative comments, ego/pride to some degree on a personal level.

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    it is food u pay for it
    when i look at the mirror...and then
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    discontent at my body
    willling to change my body
    the thought what would they(gals) think of my body
    appetite to burn energy ...
    desire to lift more and more....

    all pumps me up...if someone say of my size, i won't argue or beat him up...instead i will prove myself in gym...

    how wonderful it is for us...when someone genurinely comment on our improvement... this really hits me....

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    Re: What Fuels Your Workouts?

    Originally posted by vanity
    What energy source do you use?

    Is it Anger, Rage, Fear, Frustration, Hope, Pride, Ego , Love etc...

    Anger & Rage all the way, also currently training in SanShou (Chinese Kickboxing - full contact) & JuJutsu (Goshin Ryu)..........

    won't elaborate but have very justifiable rage at the moment

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    anger, rage fear, hope pride.........all of the above. Also add to that list loud music, comeptition with training partners (especially since my training partners juice and I am natrual. So keeping up with them and the weights they are doing gets trickey), and ofcourse, my number one, I get fired up when ever I get my heart broken by a women.........the thought of some of these chicks can really get me fired up in the wieght room.....lol





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    you know folks, i have heard so many people say 'oh, bodybuilders, they are all emotional cripples', blah blah blah, but i guess that in some cases these people might be right......just a thought, admittedly not a great one but hell, i am having some serious sleeping probs, its 0359 am here in London and I hate not sleeping...........ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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    Great question

    #1 reason: the insane PUMP

    all my other reasons....for myself.

    Obviously there are a million reasons, but i do it for no one other than myself. I want to be HUGE. I love the challenge of pushing my self to the absolute pain threshold, and then going further. I love being bigger and stronger than everybody, makes you feel more alive. I love having something that not alot of other people do, muscle. I love knowing that i give each rep of each set of each workout all i got. Next summer i'm doing my 1st show, so i wanna be the biggest/baddest mofo out there.

    I used to play bball in h.s. and did cross country in middle school, and for some reason, i loved the running, defense and practice. I loved challenging and pushing myself in the running drills til i felt like i was going to die. Guess i'm a masochist.

    Most of you guys do it so people compliment you and so you look good in tank tops. Nothing wrong with that, if that's your m.o. Personally, i don't even like when people compliment me. Call me humble or modest, but all i ever see are my weakpoints.

    BB is one of the few things in life that you are going to get out what you put in. There's no team to worry about or anything like that. It's you vs. the iron. I love BB, so i get a lot out of it....
    You're a funny guy, Sully, I like you. Dat's why I'm going to kill you lahst.


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    To be honest..... NFI..... i started lifting when i thought i was getting a bit fat..... then i got some muscle...... now i want more......
    Compete next year..... thats kinda it....

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    during the actual workout, (as if i havent preached them enough)

    PANTERA

    Nothing, and i mean nothing (ex gf's, kids i wanna kill, yankee fans) gets me more fired up than the "Cowboys from Hell"

    (For those of you who don't know them, i highly recommend, they're "audio steroids")
    You're a funny guy, Sully, I like you. Dat's why I'm going to kill you lahst.


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    I get fired up when i get my heart broken by a woman
    thats exactly how i felt and got me going.

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