What motivates you?

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 am

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

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by Ausbris » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:51 pm

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.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by CorlessJohnJ » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:51 am

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
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Re: What motivates you?

Post by jackthestrat » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:38 am

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.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by stuward » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:12 am

jackthestrat wrote:...Not everyone is able to train.
I don't agree with that. Here's a video of one of our members.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by jackthestrat » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:46 am

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.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by stuward » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:31 am

Silly me for not thinking of those.
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Re: What motivates you?

Post by jackthestrat » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:41 am

stuward wrote:Silly me for not thinking of those.
Indeed.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by Chimaobi » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:22 am

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.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by KenDowns » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm

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.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by poptart » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:14 pm

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.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by missisphysiotherapy » Thu May 14, 2015 12:40 am

People have different motivations. For me I want to become a prime minister and clean up the black whole.

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Re: What motivates you?

Post by davidsmith » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:01 am

I believe everything happens for certain reason and the urge to know this reason keeps me motivated.

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