View Full Version : Why do you work out?

04-19-2009, 06:25 PM
Whatever reason you had to start, why do you do it now? Note- this will be similiar, but not exactly the same as polls I will post in the general and womens sections. I am posting multiple polls as I suspect the reasons may vary, and this way I think it will be easier to interpret the data. If you answer 'other' please specify why. Have fun!

04-19-2009, 06:37 PM
The reason I started, and the reason I continue is because it gives keeps me grounded & gives me structure w/in my life to challenge myself. The rest are byproducts.

04-19-2009, 07:55 PM
My work requires a reasonable level of fitness. I supervise train and work with men and women half my age and need to be able to keep up.

04-20-2009, 07:38 AM
I feel its all of the above for me.:D

04-20-2009, 10:29 AM
Because I want to be the biggest M'fer in the room!

Honestly, though, for respect....not in my size but for the dedication and artistic talent it takes to achieve a beautiful, muscular body. Respect for the accomplishment. It would take a whole lot less work just to stay healthy and fit.

04-22-2009, 10:20 PM
All except for the last 2.

04-23-2009, 12:52 AM
I started out when I was a teenager, so of course it was for girls and gaining muscle. Now, it's just to stay in shape.
I really do admire the people on here who work hard and compete though.

04-23-2009, 07:40 AM
At a couple of months away from 66 (phew that's hard to say) I keep at it for many reasons. Mostly to keep up with the younger guys on the job. (construction). And to stay younger, and enjoy the looks on people's faces when I tell them, "No, I'm not 52". That's the best part. lol

04-23-2009, 08:49 AM
I continue to do it because I enjoy it. Yeah, I've got all the other vanity reasons as well but if I didn't think it was still fun I'd have given it up long ago.

04-23-2009, 12:09 PM
I"STILL" work-out because I have a 5 y.o. daughter that is going to be dating someday!!!!

04-23-2009, 05:30 PM
Started out 'cause I wanted to better at soccer, now I realised that on my level I don't need that really. But now I'm hooked on getting bigger and stronger, 'cause I want to challenge myself.

Dr Pangloss
04-23-2009, 07:35 PM
i have to work out to feel good about life.

The Thinker
04-23-2009, 10:39 PM
I selected all except to attract the opposite sex. I've been married too long to care about other woman.

In all honestly, working out makes life me feel great. If I am out of the gym for any period of time I get depressed.

Another reason is I am scared to death to look as old as some of the people I grew up with. I refuse to let myself look old because I didn't take care of myself!!!!

04-23-2009, 11:08 PM
If I didn't compete I probably would not. It sure doesn't make me feel better, hell I am sore frickin everywhere!

04-23-2009, 11:11 PM
to be a freak monster n look unhuman it will take 3-4 more years but i will get there