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2018/08/08 14:06:39 (permalink)
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For those of you on here that still lift

Why do you workout?
 
I might be getting on in years but I still approach my workouts with this type of mentality.
 

 
Lifting has been apart of my life for so long now it's become as much spiritual as it is physical. 

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    GOVINDA
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 14:08:56 (permalink)
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    For the buzz, health and well-being, what’s not to love ?

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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 14:40:20 (permalink)
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    Its the only time I switch off from everything a bit like meditation

    Dbam comes, spouts some ****, DBAM goes.
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 14:59:36 (permalink)
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    I'm into the results more than the process. I still get a buzz in the gym now and then but that excitement to get to the gym and lift wore off years ago, most times it feels like a chore and if I could take a pill that produced the same exact outcome I'd be sitting on the couch watching television instead.
     
    I also would not associate high level bodybuilding with health and well being at all. The forced feeding, the drugs, the sort of training that's usually involved, none of it is healthy. I mean it's healthier than being at the pub on your 7th pint every night but what isn't.
    post edited by Uriel - 2018/08/08 15:01:23
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 15:18:18 (permalink)
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    I joined a different gym not so long ago, and the first thing that struck me (compared to my old gym) was the amount of people in there that "just show up".
     
     I really cant work out why they are in there. All good intentions, but just don't make the effort. 
     
    One in earlier, using two pieces of kit up but spending most time texin.
     
     
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 15:49:12 (permalink)
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    I love training as much as any results. I totally forget about everhthing in the gym. Im focused and im as intense as i can be. I cant lift as well since i fcked my back so i havent trained in a 'proper' gym for like a decade. Its definitely not just a physical thing. I was skinny as a kid and was desperate to be,bigger. I was obsessive. I accept it now and ill never stop trying to improve. Even if its by 0.1% per year!!!
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 16:22:22 (permalink)
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    Health/vanity - as I get older I think it’s important to maintain a reasonable degree of strength/muscle and keep body fat down.

    I don’t enjoy training at all anymore if I’m honest. I’ll probably never hit a proper PB again so it just feels like going through the motions. Also have a lot of injuries that make it difficult.

    Even though my gym is 10 metres away (garage trainer) I still struggle to motivate myself to go out there. So many other things I’d rather be doing tbh.
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 16:25:03 (permalink)
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    I joined a different gym not so long ago, and the first thing that struck me (compared to my old gym) was the amount of people in there that "just show up".
     
     I really cant work out why they are in there. All good intentions, but just don't make the effort. 
     
    One in earlier, using two pieces of kit up but spending most time texin.
     
     


    Same here, new better gym but there’s these guys who just seem to walk about with a shaker in their hand, impressive looking but still, where do they train ?

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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 17:12:56 (permalink)
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    Metal and physical health.
     
    I love the appetite I develop and enjoy my food so much more and gives a reason and meaning for eating healthy.
     
    Training is 8-15 reps and has been for a few years, feeling the movement and muscles much more
     
    A good read here for men over 30. I'm 33 now and feel slowing down and been careful is the way to go long term.   
     
     https://www.t-nation.com/training/lifters-over-30-need-to-get-real

    Follow the evidence wherever it leads - Socrates


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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 17:37:09 (permalink)
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    I haven't made 30 yet (although I've been lifting for nearly half my life come to think of it!) and I already relate to the feeling of being old and "worn out" and just going through the motions without expecting much more real progress. I've been quite a bit bigger and stronger than I am now and it's not looking likely that I'll get back to that point because when I start pushing hard I quickly end up completely exhausted or injured.
     
    The mileage does take its toll and when you don't see things moving forward it's hard to stay motivated.
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 17:54:28 (permalink)
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    Wait till your 47 lol, I was only thinking earlier of the issues ive had to put up with lately, shoulder annoying as hell, left bicep, tendonitis in left ankle, and im hoping its tendonitis in right hand and not arthritis....moan moan moan.
     
    Truth is, you have to be realistic. I concentrate more on diet/ fitness/conditioning than heavy weights lately and without blowing my own trumpet (well maybe), im in better shape than most folk in the gym, train harder than most folk in the gym, and im stronger than most folk in the gym (should I be assed)
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 18:00:22 (permalink)
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/08 20:49:36 (permalink)
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    For me mental as well as the physical aspect, it's actually quite spiritual for me.  It's an extended part of my meditation nowadays in that I will meditate for an hour and then once that's done go train allout.  Once you're in that zone when training, then there's nothing else quite like it.
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 04:39:20 (permalink)
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    I'm very much with SeanR on this. Some lads I'm reading about sorta believe they're washed up at bloody thirty lol.

    I'm 53 so far. I work nights and fatigue and fitting my training in when I'm not busy with stuff at home such as DIY or picking up grandkids from school is my main bugbear. Time.

    When I do manage to train I put everything into it. I don't slack by resting too long between sets. I get on with it and I work out 3-4 times per week for at least an hour each session.

    True, my weights are less than they were but I make up for that by doing more reps. Deadlifts and squats were discarded long ago as I see no practical reason to want to get physically stronger anymore. I can still make some small gains but my main aim is to maintain my decent enough physique, retain as much strength and fitness as possible until natural wastage occurs due to the ageing process. That will be inevitable someday but I try not to go there. Keeping the belly flab down by sticking to a reasonably good diet is essential as well.

    Plus, the gym is for some "me time", which is my escape.
    post edited by Floydy. - 2018/08/09 04:51:13
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 07:23:16 (permalink)
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    I'm 34, still haven't hit my peak yet.
     
    Hope I will lol.
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 07:37:17 (permalink)
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    Nail. On. Head.

    “It ain’t all sunshine and rainbows”
     
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 08:52:08 (permalink)
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    I want to be strong, and to look good naked!
     
    Also its a massive stress reliever for me, it clears my head, and I usually come out of the gym feeling really positive again. I can go into the gym feeling like ****, and come out feeling much better.
     
    Im currently 32, and I know I haven't reached my peak yet, but I put that down to mainly not training as well as I could have for the first 10 years. If I could do it again I can guarantee that I would have been an adonis by 25, with fitness model contracts being offered left, right and centre. Maybe.

     
    1 Rep Maxes:
    Squat - 155kg / Bench - 107.5kg / Deadlift - 200kg / Strict OHP - 77.5kg
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 09:01:50 (permalink)
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    Nail. On. Head.


    If it wasn’t for the gym keeping me focused, I’d easily be 60 stone, waiting for the fire brigade to cut me out of my house!
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 09:10:24 (permalink)
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    ANIMAL
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    Nail. On. Head.


    If it wasn’t for the gym keeping me focused, I’d easily be 60 stone, waiting for the fire brigade to cut me out of my house!



    Same here mate. Praise be to the iron Gods!!!

    “It ain’t all sunshine and rainbows”
     
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    Re: For those of you on here that still lift 2018/08/09 09:40:56 (permalink)
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    Look good
    Healthy body
    Healthy mind
    Longevity in life
    Something to do
    Me time
    Like mixing with like minded people
    Enjoy the process
    Enjoy the results
    Enjoy the structure/routine it gives to my life
    Enjoy being the strongest bloke in the staffroom/family gathering/insert here any social gathering outside of the gym
    Enjoy having the best body in the staffroom/family gathering/insert here any social gathering outside of the gym
    Enjoy having something to learn/read about/watch videos on
    Enjoy prepping food
    Improves positive habit mastery
     

    post edited by MrReps - 2018/08/09 09:42:02
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