- Jun 2, 2008
Yes, it's actually someone else quote used to make a point.Never mind. Copied the link and pasted into Google.
Interesting piece. I like where she states, "“Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it’s by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.”
i train only to compete. and have trained for this reason for nearly 10 years.
i tried training just "to be healthy" and i was not motivated enough to really stick with my routine and diet so my physique started slipping...
maybe one day i can train "just for me" but right now what motivates me is the stage.
Training with competition in mind is the only way to ensure that I stick consistently to my nutrition/training plan. I'm 4 weeks or so into my offseason and single-mindedly looking ahead to next year. Focusing on the stage ensures that I will bring as much progress as possible next year.
I must have a goal otherwise I could not be bothered.
So are all of you [any any ohers that wish to chime in ] that replied really saying that if BB competitions did not exist you would not train and diet just for the love of it for yourself?Just because I love it. And to have a better chance to attract the kind of women who demand a lot of their partner, aside from the usual.
My long term goal is to have 220lbs of LBM. That would put me at around 235 at 5% BF. So, my version of "Big Enough", even ripped up, is not big enough to compete at 6'2". It's not enough to have any luck competing against today's massive guys.
Dunno if I could even achieve that kind of mass to be 280 - 300lbs, or what it would look like if I did. And I think being that big would run counter to my other goals.
I'm not saying that I wouldn't train. Training is a huge part of my life, competition or not. I began training without competition in mind and I would still train if I didn't compete, but I can assure you that without competition, there is no way in hell I'd spend half a year at a time dieting down to a sub-5% bodyfat level. I would continue training as a hobby, and my diet would stay clean, but it's not likely that I would be where I am right now.So are all of you [any any ohers that wish to chime in ] that replied really saying that if BB competitions did not exist you would not train and diet just for the love of it for yourself?
Do you all only train for the love of competing? If it is just for the love of it, then why get upset if you do not place or win as you expect?
When you love something, you do it out of enjoyment right? Is it enjoyable to let some other people's JUDGING that may be faulty due to politics, etc.,...define you and how good you are or how good you look, or all the hardwork you did to be able to get on stage?
There are so many times I go to shows and so many people disagree with the judging, and you see competitors getting depressed and upset...why let someone else's opinion bother you?
What do you think you can improve to get the progress you seek?I started cause I lost 20lbs on vacation cause I couldn't stomach the food. Felt so great after and uplifted confidence, I continued.
But now I haven't really gone anywhere. Been a complete 360. I need to make some damn progress.
Where do I start?What do you think you can improve to get the progress you seek?
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