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How true is this statement?

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2015/01/26 22:18:18 (permalink)
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How true is this statement?


Deep down I think every single person who takes up any form of weightlifting does so because they think it'll make them some kind of bad cat who shouldn't be messed with... it's kinda pathetic but you can't deny it and personally this is the reason I do it as well...

 
Taken from this thread on BB.com http://forum.bodybuilding...thread.php?t=140830921
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/26 22:22:05 (permalink)
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LOL I'm sure for a lot of people it is done to obtain a degree of self confidence and within that scope will be a degree of wishing to display a physical sign of 'dont mess with me' especially in the younger generation.

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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 00:11:02 (permalink)
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For this man it worked








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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 08:34:00 (permalink)
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Whoa could've broken his back there!
As above this is more so true of the younger generation. Although when I started it was just to stop looking like I was on hunger strike lol. But older guys generally do it for themselves rather than trying to be the biggest baddest guy in the gym. imo of course
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 08:52:12 (permalink)
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It could be said of many martial arts etc.

 
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 10:37:36 (permalink)
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What about those wanting to attract more of the opposite sex, or just sexual partners in general? 

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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 11:18:41 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby JoshHardcastle 2015/01/27 21:53:58
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Dont read any ****e on BB.com its such a ****ty website imo. Also not true. I didn't take up lifting because I wanted to be a bad ass I took it up because at 19 I was 5,8 and about 11st dripping wet and getting absolutely smashed to bits on the rugby pitch. 

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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 11:30:22 (permalink)
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For me originally it was for self confidence. I was 5ft 11 at under 9 and half stone when I started out. Now its more about fitness and health and a bit of self respect to look decent.
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 11:30:22 (permalink)
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For me originally it was for self confidence. I was 5ft 11 at under 9 and half stone when I started out. Now its more about fitness and health and a bit of self respect to look decent.
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 11:33:15 (permalink)
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for me it was to overcome depression, benefit my rugby career and to scare away future suitors from attempting to date my daughter. 
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Re: 2015/01/27 11:57:33 (permalink)
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Not a mission of this with me. I freely admit that I have no aspirations of being a badass. I told a mate of mine at the weekend who wanted to get me into boxing that in the unlikely event I would land a punch I'd prob say sorry immediately. Just not my personality.
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Re: 2015/01/27 12:14:53 (permalink)
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My motivation has always been to look good naked. Never given a second thought to what other men think of me but then being 6'6" means I've never had any issues about being perceived as small or weak. Also I grew up in an environment where violence is not required - I've never been in a fight, never been started on, struggle even to recall ever seeing anyone have a scrap. So being perceived as big or hard doesn't enter into my thinking.
post edited by CheekyChappie - 2015/01/27 12:19:38
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Re: 2015/01/27 13:58:28 (permalink)
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I doubt that most of the women who start hitting the weights do so with the thought of, "If I do this I'll be able to square up to any tosser who slaps my arse and punch his f*cking lights out". 
 
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However, it was a WELCOME side benefit for me, (and I imagine for the vast majority of the dudes here) in that the added 4 stones of muscle acts as quite a deterrent to most miscreants.  It gives me a confidence which slips into my general demeanour and body language, telling potential adversaries to move on to easier pickings.  I walk this Earth with an easier, lighter step, despite it being heavier.  :)
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Re: 2015/01/27 14:44:30 (permalink)
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100% not true as weightlifting is a sport.
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Re: 2015/01/27 16:09:45 (permalink)
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it's never true because the statement says:
 
 every single person

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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 16:25:51 (permalink)
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In my experience, getting bigger has the opposite effect. When I was younger, bigger and in better shape, i used to find people were sizing me up much more than they did before so to train for people to " not mess" with you, would be a mistake imo

  




 
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/27 16:59:54 (permalink)
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A too general statement to be meaningful.
There are as many different reasons as there are individual body builders. 
Personally it was due to a promise I made to myself to get stronger and healthier after narrowly getting away with a Motorcycle expedition from Dakar to Timbuktu. Stuck in the dessert with the bike half buried in the sand again I realised that I was not as fit or strong as I thought I was.
Since then I  have enjoyed the overall benefits that come with taking an interest in one`s strength and health.
As I age I have become more interested in maintaining as well as increasing strength and health.

Ignorance: Reassuringly Expensive.






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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/29 23:21:22 (permalink)
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No, I started training because im poorly endowed. I started martial arts to be a badass and now I am, so look the other way before I bite yer face off! 
Ps , my anger issues are in no way connected to me having a tiny penis.
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/30 06:40:57 (permalink)
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My motivation is purely to keep strong and fit for as long as I possibly can, I find being physically strong and fit is beneficial to my overall well being and helps enormously with virtually all aspects of life.
 
As for the "being hard" bit, I have always being capable of defending myself regardless of the age/size/weight I have been, in my opinion fighting has a lot more to do with speed/aggression than bulk. As said in other threads there's plenty of skinny guys who spark out the big fellas. That said, I have NEVER started a fight or struck first.

 
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Re: How true is this statement? 2015/01/30 06:58:07 (permalink)
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Getting mugged by older boys or 'gangs' was very common in my area growing up. So I started as a way of looking after myself. Looking good was a nice secondary effect and something that I became more interested in with time.

Now I just really enjoy getting stronger and improving technical skill in Olympic Weightlifting or other areas of training.

Body Weight - 83kg 
Bench - 145kg
Squat - 190kg
Clean & Jerk - 129kg
Snatch - 98kg  
 
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