How long have you been gymming, and what got you into it?

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  1. Benigma

    Benigma OT Supporter

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    Simple question.

    I was off an on at a couple of gyms in the past, but was never that serious about it. I moved states, and after speaking to a friend who was really into it, it re-motivated me. I joined a gym 6 months ago and haven't looked back.

    For me I was look at increasing all round fitness and strength as I look at getting back into playing some sport again next year.

    How bout you?
     
  2. PEnGUiN188

    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    When I looked down at myself trashed sitting alone at a party gettin no pussy and realized im a fat fuck.

    Now at 11%bf. Eating right, and 24hour gyms saved my life, thanks Oprah!
     
  3. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    I was never a fat kid. Always very thin, and very weak. I was a high level middle distance runner as a teen, and got injured - therefore all potential scholarships got scraped. (I had offers at [email protected], UCLA and Michigan). I biked for a few years later, and liked it - but dropped it when i went to college and started smoking pot and drinking too much beer. I continued to get weaker, and fatter - to the point were i was 160 with 10'' arms and 22%+ bodyfat.

    Fast forward to last winter. Got invited to a destination wedding. Wanted to look good for a beach vacation this past summer. Within no time, I fell in love with it - also realizing that at the age of 27, I haven't been active in almost 10 years. I realized that if i don't make this a habbit soon - then it's only going to get worse.

    I feel in love with weight training, and pushing my body to levels I would have never expected I can reach (and seeing muscles i've never had before develop -such as lats, delts and triceps helped).

    I've never been half this strong - and I know i've got a long way to go, but i'm loving every minute of it.
     
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    i started spending time and money in the gym to get more pussy, that investment still hasn't paid off yet :wtc:
     
  5. ZACKMORRIS

    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    I've only been going to the gym for 8 months. I started going because I was sitting around basically doing nothing all day. I've never been fat, nor even what most people would consider overweight or chubby. Now 8 months later, I weight the same as what I started at, except I'm much bigger.
     
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    started about a year ago, went for a couple months, and quit going for a few months. been going regularly now for 6 months.

    being a fat ass is what motivated me. looked back at my senior pictures and said what the fuck happened.

    now I'm in probably the best shape I have ever been in. i love going!
     
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    I don't want to look like my brothers and don't want to die early like my dad. I've been doing it for about 7-8 years
     
  8. Mass

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    been working out since summer of '00, cant even remember why I started now
     
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    5 months

    i was bored
     
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    High school sports, which lead to weight training.
     
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    plus attention from women :eek5:
     
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    tired of being the fat one amongst my friends. tired of low self esteem and being a weak fatty. :/

    i've been going for a year and two weeks. Long live the iron.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    gymming for about 5-7 years. 6 of those years were to get down from 500lbs to 250s. Been serious about the big 3 for about a year now, maybe a tad longer. Now I'm up 25lbs and the strongest I have ever been in my life.
     
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    About 4 years i suppose. Got into it to look at naked dudes in the locker room. No homo.
     
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    I've been lifting seriously for about two years now, but I lost a bunch of weight about four years ago just doing cardio and light lifting at the same gym. Prior to that I took the weight lifting class in highschool but I wasn't really into it. What actually got me in the gym years ago to lose weight initially was a girl :rofl: Then two years ago I came back to finish what I started and I find the better shape I'm in the stronger my desire reach my goals.
     
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    Been lifting since mid 2005...I was a fat fuck, 5'11 @ 238lbs from sitting around playing counter strike and eating bowl after bowl of cereal until 4am while drinking mountain dew.

    I always wanted to lose weight but never could stick to it. Then a friend started coming with me to the gym, and like every other hobby I became obsessive about it...eventually it became part of my routine and I have stuck with it since.
     
  17. Frank Dux

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    What got me into it? Life...

    And even as a young kid I admired jacked dudes and wanted to be one.
     
  18. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Been working out at home for just about 3 years now ... After my wife and I split I had lots of free time and I started seeing this chick who had a huge ex so it seemed like the right thing to do. LOL.
     
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    Horsedick told me to man the fuck up and start lifting. Got addicted like everything else i've done in my life (coke, pot, pills) got my life on track and i never foot bad now.
     
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    almost 3 years of consistent, serious training (which means the time i've been doing squats and deadlifts)

    i got into it because i was an underweight weakling. i started just doing sets of 50+ pushups and situps in my room every night, then did the whole bench+curls+machines bullshit, before finally realizing i'd have to man up and do squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, etc. in order to get strong.
     
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    :rofl: thats how I started really taking an active interest in size, just bored.
     
  22. danewreed

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    one of those PYP threads...got a suggestion to hit the gym and lift, before that I just went to the gym to play basketball for hours :rofl:
     
  23. sandor3kgt

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    Hey me too, except I don't have any brothers.
     
  24. Aspirin

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    awesome stories:cool:

    been lifting for 2 months. Dont wanna be a fat kid anymore. Its my last year of school and my last spring break ever in March, so i wanna have abs for it for the first time in my life.
     
  25. SugarCoatedSour

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    Was bored at the time and my buddy said I should lift with him. Been lifting since summer '06 now and have probably missed a few days here and there off my set routines.

    That and I was 130lbs @ 5'9" starting and got up to 170lbs at one point. Sitting at 160 right now, since I'm trying to lean up as best as I can. :hs:
     
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