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Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 am
by Oscar_Actuary
Ausbris wrote:Cheesy yes, although I haven't the smallest memory of what the ad was actually for!
it was for Prostate Exams

but hey, whatever motivates you

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:51 pm
by Ausbris
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Ausbris wrote:Cheesy yes, although I haven't the smallest memory of what the ad was actually for!
it was for Prostate Exams
That's an eye opener.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:51 am
by CorlessJohnJ
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Ausbris wrote:Cheesy yes, although I haven't the smallest memory of what the ad was actually for!
it was for Prostate Exams

but hey, whatever motivates you

Hahhaa only you would know that! lol

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:38 am
by jackthestrat
My motivation - was coming to the realization that being able to use your body in athletic pursuits is a sacred gift. The gym is a temple where we are allowed to celebrate and honor the gift. Not everyone is able to train.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:12 am
by stuward
jackthestrat wrote:...Not everyone is able to train.
I don't agree with that. Here's a video of one of our members.


Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:46 am
by jackthestrat
stuward wrote:
jackthestrat wrote:...Not everyone is able to train.
I don't agree with that. Here's a video of one of our members.


Good for that guy. A wonderful example of the strength of human spirit and resilience.

However, at the risks of angering the EXRX "Defiic Wizards of Sagacity" Clique, I disagree with your disagreement. There are people who are unable to "train" the way that we typically mean "train". Here are some examples that quickly come to mind - a) the already dead, b) people in comas, c) people dying of starvation, d) people who are both armless and legless.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:31 am
by stuward
Silly me for not thinking of those.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:41 am
by jackthestrat
stuward wrote:Silly me for not thinking of those.
Indeed.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:22 am
by Chimaobi
What motivates me is that I consider myself a disappointment in far too many areas. So I've got something to prove to myself, and I've found that the one place I might be able to prove it is in the gym lifting weight and getting stronger. There I'll see the improvement I've wanted to see for so long.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm
by KenDowns
All of my motivations are superficial.

First and most important I love the activity of lifting weights.

I am also motivated to gain all of the ripple effects. Lifting heavy makes me desire healthy food which makes me feel good. Lifting heavy makes me sleep the sleep of the righteous dead, which makes me feel good. Lifting heavy gives me a delicious sort-of-but-not-quite sore feeling all over most of the time, which makes me feel good.

So I guess I just like to feel good.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:14 pm
by poptart
Few years ago? Self esteem.

I had been bullied since I was a kid, and my self esteem has been greatly affected. It was only through weight lifting that I can feel like a man again.

Now? I look at it as a challenge to see how far I can push myself.

I want to know how big I can get if I were to really try hard in everything that I do in my life.

Re: What motivates you?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 12:40 am
by missisphysiotherapy
People have different motivations. For me I want to become a prime minister and clean up the black whole.