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Motivation for the Gym
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Posted 9/25/13
I like to be right there in the action laying back on my lawnchair sipping on some ice cold lemonade as my landscaper mows the lawn.
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Posted 9/25/13 , edited 9/25/13

Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

LOL, no... I would rather sit down and work on my keg. Why have six little packs when you can have one big pack


lol wow
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24 / cheesecakes
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I need to work on my stamina, and flexibility
That's all

My motivation would be uh, to not get tired too easily I guess?
And to be able to run back and forth the basketball court like those knb dudes
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I type in "hot fit bodies women", look around a bit, and then hit the gym. I even have a few pictures saved of really nice bikini bodies on my phone to look at when I'm at the gym and feel like quitting and leaving early. That's my motivation...

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I was tired of being lazy, after years of just slacking around and staying in a mental ditch. Decided I needed to change, the gym was the first place and the rest followed.

Every time I look in the mirror now, I just go "Not there yet, still need to keep training".

I will probably never be done, because if I stop going to the gym it would be too easy to just slide back to old habits and once again become discontent with myself.

It's a bit dumb, but I also look at it as if I'm fighting a corruption that I allowed to take root in my body. The less fat I get, and more fit - the less corruption I have in me. When I feel content with myself, I have reached my goal.

It might be never, it might be this year. Who knows, as long as I don't injure myself I will be fine.
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Well, I don't like doing things that take me out of my way in terms of travel. If there's a good workout spot coming home from work then I'll stop by. But since there is none near where I work I say screw it. Point is if you're out and about you might as well take a couple minutes to raise your heart rate a little then go home. You also sleep better at night.
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Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:

If you're like me, then Your free time is practically dominated by the gym, and as I'm sure many of you noticed motivational posters revolving around anime are restricted to Dragonball- Z. Now, I'm not saying that's a bad thing considering that this is the bodybuilder anime, but like with a solid workout, variety is the key to getting just a bit closer to looking like Hugh Jackman. That being said, let's make it a mission to highlight muscly motivation from all facets of the shows we love to help each other make communal gains!



Motivation?
Because why not? The feeling of a good set is what keeps me there.
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I just listen to Hokuto No Ken - Tough Boy XD "I am Tough Boy!"
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My motivation for gym? The hot gym leader.
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My motivation when I exercise is loud hardcore metal. Especially when I'm lifting big weight or when Im going to run long or fast.
It also helps when I'm in a lot of pain. (like in very very cold Ice baths)
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Well you have to pay for gyms... Some people can't afford that. The best thing you can do is run outside or find something heavy to lug around.
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Mmhm, I always feel awkward when I go to the gym and work out, mainly because it seems like everyone at my gym is already fit and in shape and I'm not. Plus, its mainly men that go there and I don't like struggling for anything in front of them.


If you aren't struggling then you aren't doing it right! At least that's the way I look at it but my goal is power not toning... Training should be done at the intensity which 6-8 consecutive reps is all you can do before resting. Then you do another two or three sets at or below that weight (whatever you can do) and NEVER violate the 10% rule! Do NOT increase intensity by more than 10% from week to week or you are asking for injury.
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ChaosLove wrote:

Mmhm, I always feel awkward when I go to the gym and work out, mainly because it seems like everyone at my gym is already fit and in shape and I'm not. Plus, its mainly men that go there and I don't like struggling for anything in front of them.


If you aren't struggling then you aren't doing it right! At least that's the way I look at it but my goal is power not toning... Training should be done at the intensity which 6-8 consecutive reps is all you can do before resting. Then you do another two or three sets at or below that weight (whatever you can do) and NEVER violate the 10% rule! Do NOT increase intensity by more than 10% from week to week or you are asking for injury.



You sound like you're a personal trainer. Any other tips or tricks you have that I could use?
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ChaosLove wrote:


GreatLordBalzak wrote:


ChaosLove wrote:

Mmhm, I always feel awkward when I go to the gym and work out, mainly because it seems like everyone at my gym is already fit and in shape and I'm not. Plus, its mainly men that go there and I don't like struggling for anything in front of them.


If you aren't struggling then you aren't doing it right! At least that's the way I look at it but my goal is power not toning... Training should be done at the intensity which 6-8 consecutive reps is all you can do before resting. Then you do another two or three sets at or below that weight (whatever you can do) and NEVER violate the 10% rule! Do NOT increase intensity by more than 10% from week to week or you are asking for injury.



You sound like you're a personal trainer. Any other tips or tricks you have that I could use?


Nope, just looking to better myself that's all. A great resource though on training and nutrition is http://www.coreperformance.com/knowledge/. This site is run by the same group that runs the Athlete's Performance Institute and these tips are frequently put into action by pro athletes. They do have some customized programs that you can pay for but that is unnecessary as there is plenty of free information to go around.

Just keep in mind that half of it is mental. Don't get down on yourself and even little things such as the way you dress yourself can affect your psyche.
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26 / M / Socal
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Posted 9/26/13
Tai chi guys, developing stronger chi is where its at. Let the chi flow, like water (then attach a a generator, free energy, jk).
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