i love exercising. i love lifting. if i miss a day i dont feel right. its an obsession, a passion of mine. i love to lift. period. im obsessed to seeing the subtle changes in my body. eating good food and seeing my performance increase cuz of it. seeing myself hit the heavy bag harder and harder through practice and gains. i can run faster, run longer. i can lift more, lift harder at a higher intensity. i love being sore. i love looking at myself in the mirror seeing my arms get more cut and my whole body just getting morem uscular. i also love how people can look at me and think that i juiced cuz ive made some impressive gains. i love how people say i work out "too much" or that beacuse i dont sit home on my fucking ass watching tv all day eating chips i dont have a life. or how they say i might start to look disgusting when in fact themselves they look nasty. or how girls will say to me you are too muscley and gross yet what girl wouldnt want a guy who looks physically stronger or able then the skinny dude next to me. or i love how my confidence comes off as cockyness to those who lack it. i feel great about myself. i love pushing my body and seeing its new limits. my mind has become stronger. i love the hating people say and think to themsleves oh boy that guys a prick cuz he thinks hes strong blah blah. its also sad to see their own insecurities rise through me. i love going into the gym and adding 5 more lbs to my bench. i love hitting the heavy bag like im going to fucking kill it. girls say i might be getting gross yet thety want to touch me. so all you boys and girls who share this passion...i commend you. this forum fucking rocks despite some of the haters and wise asses on this board. to the rest...thanks again. ive learned that intensity is solely based on individuality.