Physical Fitness proves what kind of man you are

Smok1nAce

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Im in my late 20s and have been building my body for almost 10 years. I spend 45min to an hour in the gym every other day. I think natural in my early years all I cared about was getting as big as possible. Now I’m getting to the point where im satisfied with my accomplishment.

When I first started my dad would say that’s something you have to do when your young. And I think he’s right. It is nice to have good body and being healthy is essential to a good life and should be the most important thing anyone takes away from bodybuilding. But building muscle takes a lot of energy yet the reward is very little. You may like it and enjoy seeing yourself evolve. But life energy should be spent enjoying others things in life. When your young you have almost unlimited energy but as you get older your understand your energy is not unlimited and should be used accordingly.

Will you spend all your energy in the gym or seeing what life has to offer. It’s nice to have a great body but to just get bigger and bigger is pointless in my opinion. And to maintain a body really only one day in the gym a week is necessary.

When I first started I wanted to get big in order to defend myself. Then it became a stress reliever. Lots of guys do it for women but most girls like a guy who can hold his own and of course in shape. Not necessarily a big buff guy. Bodybuilding caries over to other aspects of life like building good work ethic and determination.
 

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It demonstrates his self love. But it doesn't paint the entire picture. He also has to improve his finances, set up boundaries, act from his core values, and hold people accountable.

I know many guys who work out just to impress women and they have nothing else going on in their lives. They have become a tool.

Action is not enough. It has to be right-action. Is your intent to increase your will and determination and to make yourself strong and healthy, or is it to gain validation? If gaining validation is your goal, your self esteem will be tied to whether or not you are bloated one day vs another day and how much attention you get. You don't want that. You want your self esteem to be tied to the fact that you have a strong will and determination and that you are consistent in your efforts.
 

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Im in my late 20s and have been building my body for almost 10 years. I spend 45min to an hour in the gym every other day. I think natural in my early years all I cared about was getting as big as possible. Now I’m getting to the point where im satisfied with my accomplishment.

When I first started my dad would say that’s something you have to do when your young. And I think he’s right. It is nice to have good body and being healthy is essential to a good life and should be the most important thing anyone takes away from bodybuilding. But building muscle takes a lot of energy yet the reward is very little. You may like it and enjoy seeing yourself evolve. But life energy should be spent enjoying others things in life. When your young you have almost unlimited energy but as you get older your understand your energy is not unlimited and should be used accordingly.

Will you spend all your energy in the gym or seeing what life has to offer. It’s nice to have a great body but to just get bigger and bigger is pointless in my opinion. And to maintain a body really only one day in the gym a week is necessary.

When I first started I wanted to get big in order to defend myself. Then it became a stress reliever. Lots of guys do it for women but most girls like a guy who can hold his own and of course in shape. Not necessarily a big buff guy. Bodybuilding caries over to other aspects of life like building good work ethic and determination.
Everything you said is spot on, exactly like me, but i'm in my 40's. I started lifting in my teens (to get girls and toughen up) but now do it cause I don't know anything else, it's kind of been with me forever and feels weird without it. Back in my younger days I also tried to get bigger and bigger and even did two cycles in my 20's, but eventually found out that your body is going to be whatever it is genetically intended to be and for me that is skinny. So now, I work on just staying fit and lean. Funny thing is the girls are more attracted to me now than in my 20's...go figure.

When I make a new hire, I seek college graduates, not because I think they are smarter than others, but that they finished something that takes determination. Same principal with people with good bodies; it's not that they're better, it's just usually they have some fire in their bellies and I like that in a person.
 
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