Are we actually NPCs?

What's the purpose of going to the gym and building muscle past the minimum?

If we managed to be content with the body we have and just did as much exercise as necessary to keep healthy into old age, we'd have more time to invest in other pursuits.

Muscles don't actually help us with anything substantial, so what's the point of spending so much time and money in getting more than we need?

We could just be conforming with the media's image of masculinity, rather than doing what would be truly reasonable with our time.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    either way we're all fucked so who gives a shit

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the purpose of going to the gym and building muscle past the minimum?
    Uh, you get bigger and better (super useful) and the more muscles you have more testosterone your body makes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >more muscles you have more testosterone your body makes
      I don't think it works like this

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That is how it works. When you build muscle your body also creates the hormonal enverionment to support it - so more test

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          nah

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yah
            If it wasn't so why would roiders lose their muscle once they get off cycle?
            If there's no hormonal enverionment to support the larger muscles they shrink back down
            That's why natty lifting takes so long by the way, your body is making many changes to support new muscle not just building it

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >If it wasn't so why would roiders lose their muscle once they get off cycle?
              Because they no longer have high levels of steroids in their system.
              >If there's no hormonal enverionment to support the larger muscles they shrink back down
              In a natural, muscles get bigger while testosterone stays the same.
              >That's why natty lifting takes so long by the way, your body is making many changes to support new muscle not just building it
              You don't need higher test levels to support new muscle up until you hit your natural genetic ceiling which is ironically determined by your natural test levels.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Then why do you lose muscle when you age gay, because your test decreases. For this reason many old fucks hop on trt. Becsause it helps you gain muscle. Thats why its better to start lifting young and also thats why its harder for older dudes to build muscle

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Then why do you lose muscle when you age gay, because your test decreases.
                That's one reason. The other reason is that the cells of your body age and do not respond the same as when you are young.
                >For this reason many old fucks hop on trt.
                Most old guys get on TRT due to low T symptoms that are not related to working out. Many old guys on TRT don't even workout.
                >Becsause it helps you gain muscle.
                wow, increasing testosterone helps you gain muscle, what a reevelation
                >Thats why its better to start lifting young and also thats why its harder for older dudes to build muscle
                what does all this have to do with the (incorrect) premise that your testosterone levels naturally go up when you build more muscle

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Im not the same anon, but when you lift, test in increased. Squats id the exercise that increases test the most because it works in the biggest bone of the body. more muscle on bone = more test
                When you lift test increases. When test increases you gain muscle. So you have to gain muscle to increase test, and increase test to gain muscle.
                Also your turn to post body. 190cm 85kg

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                please train back

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Your turn to post back

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Also legs

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                i literally can't see your lats from the front bro

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The test increase from lifting weights is temporary, like for 1 hour which is nothing. Also cortisol goes up when squatting which negates the effects of testosterone.
                The other anon is saying that the more muscle your build, the higher your resting average testosterone levels will be.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its fun

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      simple as. makes me feel good and I have fun.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i just train calisthenics for strength and eat whatever i want.
    you guys are insane

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I train calisthenics for longevity, good joints and bones, flexibility, agility, coordination, losing fat and stamina. I'm looking good too hwhehhe

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Daily physical exercise is good for your body, mind, and soul.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The purpose is to be the best version of myself, and to mog others

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i heard they can also give you heart palpitations

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No we.
    If you’re asking this question you aren’t us.
    We do it because it’s fun. Until you stop looking for ulterior motivators it will be are YOU an NPC.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actually I trained my self into an inhuman beast and now I run around the woods at night

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If we managed to be content with the body we have and just did as much exercise as necessary to keep healthy into old age, we'd have more time to invest in other pursuits.
    as if getting IST and succeeding in other areas are mutually exclusive and don't reinforce each other

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      forgot the meme arrow

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone is an NPC including you. We’re automatic robots that think otherwise. There’s no logical possibility beyond magic that we exist as anything more than passive observers of something complex beyond all comprehension
    >inb4 Christian larpers
    >inb4 >ha t’is you who is the NPC! I am not an npc!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stop being so insecure.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >There’s no logical possibility beyond magic
      Bruh reality itself is magic. Explain to me how reality exists at all. It's beyond logic. It's magic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s not magic it’s just utterly complex beyond human comprehension like I said. If you think reality as we perceive it is magic I think that’s just an infinitely small slice of what’s possible and we happen to exist and perceive it; as just one of endless inevitabilities cycling on throughout eternity. It’s not possible that we even have the sensory organs to deal with almost any of it. We have 5 fuckin senses. We can already prove that things exist which we don’t have senses for. Think what’s outside the scope of our possible ability to build tools to detect or decipher. It might as well be magic, but it’s not imo

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >It’s not magic it’s just utterly complex beyond human comprehension like I said.
          So magic then?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I mean I guess it depends on your definition of magic. Not all that long back indoor lighting powered by lightning shot through tubes would have been considered outside the scope of human comprehension. But it’s not magic. We may or may not ever develop the tools to understand it all. In my opinion it’s probably so complicated that humans will destroy themselves long before even scratching the surface so yeah, incomprehensible complex but not magic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lol maybe for you
      >passive observers
      yea my consciousness is totally a passive observer as I drag my corpse to work every day at 5am.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You do that because of an uncontrollable set of preconditions that have led you to do so just like everything you do. Just like me writing this comment to you or having this train of thought. Just by those preconditions leading to you replying to me you have irreversibly altered the rest of your known existence whether you agree with me or not. It’s too complicated for either one of us to nearly wrap our heads around but ultimately every single thing that came before or ever happened to you pre-decided what you did at this point and this action just adds to the pile of things that dictate what you do in future. In my book that’s not free will. You can live with the illusion but whether you believe it or not is already decided. Could change in the future or not depending on the path. I’m not trying to pseud by the way, I just find it fascinating. But if things had gone another way maybe I wouldn’t have found it interesting at all. It’s simultaneously very beautiful and sheer cosmic horror. What seems to be chaos via unknowable complexity. I think it’s just chaotic through our limited scope

        https://i.imgur.com/Ss8AjbU.jpg

        You're probably right

        nice picture saved

        >the golem

        I don’t think you understand that insult

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're probably right

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the golem

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Determinism is a false god.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>inb4 Christian larpers
      >>inb4 >ha t’is you who is the NPC! I am not an npc!

      Determinism is a false god.

      >Determinism is a false god.

      lol maybe for you
      >passive observers
      yea my consciousness is totally a passive observer as I drag my corpse to work every day at 5am.

      >lol maybe for you
      observers
      >yea my consciousness is totally a passive observer as I drag my corpse to work every day at 5am.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Magic is real

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        science is magic

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My fucking god. Fuck off derrida gay

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >muscles dont actually help with anything substancial
    Speak for yourself, Im ugly facially so I have to compensate by having a decent body. Otherwise people wouldnt treat me like a human being.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm goin got answer this seriously. No, npcs don't work past the minimum. Main characters go above and beyond. Example would be Rich Piana.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How are WE the npc's?
    The NPC's of the world literally operate to keep me satisfied in life
    Most of my products are built with cheap labour from NPC's. The NPC's work their monkey asses off to harvest materials for my clothes, my car and items in my house
    Even on a personal level, my job pays well but doesn't even really have to exist. All because generations of westerners built the society i thrive in so I can spend more time on myself and my family

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This, you only need to workout once a week full body to achieve a great physique.
    Also, your test and GH levels will likely increase due to less stress on your body multiple times a week. Multiple times a week training is for roiders and competitive athletes.
    You are just asking for injuries training so much. when you are old your shoulders and knees will be wrecked.
    Training multiple times aa week is promoted because the fitness industry benefits the more times you use their products and services.
    You don't even need to go to the gym, just do some calisthenics for free. You can build a decent physique with calisthenics.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      interesting but i doubt it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      so they got weaker and their plasma levels of those went up because they weren't being used up interesting anon

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >so they got weaker
        It was not significant in the main lifts.
        Anyway this was for 2 weeks, you wont lose anything after 1 week.
        >their plasma levels of those went up because they weren't being used up interesting anon
        so such concept

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >so such concept
          yes because the suggestion was the increase->more gains but really it's no gains->increase. read the last line of the pic.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what would be truly reasonable with our time.

    What would be reasonable? Because honestly nearly everything else can be equated to the same level of bullshit.

    You can pretend people are going to run Fortune 500 companies and that's cool if you can, but most people are just going to smoke weed and watch Rick and Morty.

    Like this whole thing isn't a real argument, it's just a cope so you don't have to lift and just stream some bullshit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Every time someone makes an argument against fitness using the "you can be doing something else" line you just know they gonna end up using that time to CONSOOM more shit instead of doing something productive

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't go to the gym. but i had to climb a fence the other day, impossible if i were unfit. i just grabbed a tree trunk and pulled myself up to the other side.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros, do i look big and strong?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no. more arm and chest

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not bad. Need moar pecs and arms.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the demotivational spammers are getting lazy

    never get high your own supply

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gym rats are the biggest npcs.

    go use that muscle to overachieve as a hobbyist at some type of sport.

    no one gives a shit what you look like if you are perceived as a friendless loser with no drive outside of how you look in the mirror

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's better than vidya and netflix for 6 hours after work, then sleeping at like 3 am.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i have no passion for anything else in life the last few years honestly
    working out is the only thing keeping my finger off the trigger

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Contrary to popular belief, building muscle doesn't take a lot of time, effort or money. It only takes consistency, an understanding of how to eat right and make a workout that is condusive to muscle growth, and be interested enough to continue to learn a bit more all the time for a few years.

    Unfortunately it becomes obsessive for a lot of people, those are the gymcels. However this won't make their muscles grow a lot faster, it could even inhibit muscle growth if they train too much and end up losing sleep due to their obsession.

    While other professional sports are hard at it every weekday, the world's most elite professional bodybuilders are loafing around for the vast majority of every day.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thinking of other people as npcs is one of the more retarded memes on here, get off your high horse you absolute goobers

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >we'd have more time to invest in other pursuits
    this is completely an excuse until you're at the point where you can't pursue other hobbies because of how much you work out

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I workout 20-40h a week so the voices go away unironically.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the purpose of going to the gym and building muscle past the minimum?
    It's just 1 hour of my day, gay. I have 23 more hours to spend doing something I enjoy, anyway.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Time can't be viewed from a utilitarian point of view like that. The hour that I spend at the gym is paid dividends to me in the enhanced quality of life that comes from better health, sleep, mood and fitness.

    >Past the minimum
    The minimum is at least 150min of vigorous exercise a week, according to the government.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I worked in a physically demanding job and I live an active lifestyle, so regular pt ensures that I have the ability to do the things I need/want to do.

    I have no idea why you weepy shut-ins do it, though.

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