What is fitness to you? A way of life? A tool for success? An escape? A simple pleasure?

What is fitness to you? A way of life? A tool for success? An escape? A simple pleasure?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    A way of life and a simple pleasure.
    >a way of life
    I dont want to go back to my old fat, lazy, disgusting self. Fitness keeps me in shape, looking good, feeling good, strong, semi confident(I still have mental issues), and I want to compete someday. Amatuer only, no intentions of going pro.
    >simple pleasure
    I genuinely enjoy it, simple as. Cutting sucks but it keeps me disciplined. Bulking let's me enjoy life more, but i still have to keep myself in check. Either way it's fun and I love seeing myself improve.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Great thread and great pic.

    For me it's a way to escape for a couple of hours from the worries I have, to disconnect.
    It's a way of life: I like fitness, I think it's a part of my identity. It makes me feel good about myself, I'm improving physically and mentally through it.
    But it's also a pleasure, feeling the muscles working, and the burn it's simply great.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    fear...im so skinny and my dad is in 40s and is already like a walking zombie also saw my grandpas dead body and its nasty guys
    only god dam thing that matters is health

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, seeing the people you love getting old sucks. Being strong for them is a good motivation.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lifting is a simple pleasure and a way to keep the body maintained. Fitness is something different and encompasses the sports I play as well, so more of a pleasure I think.

    I enjoy it switching brain off and doing work for an hour. Also keeps me looking reasonable and fit.

    I will likely never hit a PB again. I'm in my 30s and lifting is much further down my priority list than it was in my 20s. Still try and get to the gym 3x a week though.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I switch between reinforcement and self-improvment modes as quickly as a metronome oscillates at 5000 bpm

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cope that I will get a gf eventually. God I hope I die in a car crash next time I drive

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It gets better anon. With or without gf.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am happier when I'm actively working on my fitness. Love me some gross foods and beer but always feel like shit the next day.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I cope, I rope, I have no hope

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The end times cometh. I must be ready to throw back the forces of oblivion.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are not meant to do that anon.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift because I'm a 28 khhv and I want to coom in hot 18 year old girls

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it is the one thing in the haze that I can see clearly. I see each step on the road to my goals and I know when to make the next step.

    Everything else is a mess of confusion and aimlessness.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >a way to fuel the fire

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I broke at around... 25. Totally broken hikikomori. Broke out at 27 out of sheer rage. Started to lift a bit but lockdown interrupted. Hindsight, should have spammed bodyweight workouts.
    I lifted before 25 as well on and off.
    I've got a goal of 100kg overhead by any means necessary. Even if it's not a strict press. I could clean and jerk it and consider my goal reached.
    My clean and press is pretty low at around 55kg but I loved achieving that and the feeling I had.
    If I progress, it'll feel better and better. For the first time, I felt worthy.
    I felt worthy.
    I don't have many lifting years ahead of me and I'm trying so hard. I may or may not make it. But I'm not giving up.
    If I do ever reach 100kg overhead, I'll probably lift to look good naked. That was always the original goal, but now it's not the priority.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This pic is so fucking gay. You are a mix of self improvement, distractions, and however you perceive the world. Most of you know what your problems are that NEED fixing and at worst are too retarded/egotistical to ask for help if necessary. IMPROOOOVERS go through all the effort of this meme tier shit only to rot away in a nursing home with 8 kids who barely want to see them and God knows how many grandkids that don't want to see them. Do you worship life or death? Because this gay pic LOVES death.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What the fuck are you talking about retard? Finally a decent thread with no coombait appears and demoralization fags jump on it faster than a dick

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ask me how I know you're a zoomer? You fucking clowns need cartoonish levels of motivation to do shit every generation previously did automatically.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Who cares how they are motivated? As long as they treat their lives with respect and aspire to always be a better man, how can that message be wasted? You’re angry cause of what exactly? Talking shit is warranted from an amount anger, regardless of what you say. Life is extraordinarily better when you act like a mentor instead of a douche bag. You think you got it all figured out though right? Why bother even wasting your brain power on such worthless remarks

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >act like a mentor
            >this is not what the stereotypical douche does on the regular

            >y u mad
            Because I can no longer stand the cringe of "muh hyperbolae white man, sigma grindset, bro i read 20 books a day but don't do fuck all with it, takes the most obvious bait" gayry. Lift weights because it is good for you. That't it. That's all you gotta do. This other bullshit is so fucking gay. Even Zyzz culture was better because he was playing a character with an underlying message. These fucking retards think he was the same person offline and have 0 meaning beyond what stimulates their little ADHD brains at the moment. NTM this shit attracts the worst types of /LULZ/ gays.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I can no longer stand the cringe of "muh hyperbolae white man, sigma grindset, bro i read 20 books a day but don't do fuck all with it, takes the most obvious bait" gayry
              could you point out where any of this has been stated in this thread

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's the physical aspect of my self-mastery.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    me in the top right

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I literally did all this basic stuff in my late teens and early twentys. Current spiritual vibe is half Jeff Lebowski as an arhat and half "And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer."

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm scared I'm going down the radicalization path. I know the world isint right, I am angry, but that doesn't mean i should give up on it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Improooove. Then if you are powerful enough to change the world, they won't call you a radical, they'll call you a hero.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's really hard to change the world. It'd be more feasible to Change yourself and subsequently others around you

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's why I said improve. But if you think the world is sick, your end game goals should include healing the world. Even if you never make it to the end game you should lay down it's foundation in the early midgame. Am I mixing my metaphores here? Whatever.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            No I get it, I understand what you mean now.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had to get radicalized before I could get introspective. Already lost 8 pounds.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Suicide prevention first of all

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to be strong enough to protect what i love

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like to lift the weights. It makes me feel good because i’m bettering myself. and people give me fist bumps when i lift heavy.

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    right now it's about learning and experimentation. i think the human body is fascinating and focusing on improving fitness gives me ample reason to study the shit out of it.

    i got into it for different reasons though. Watching family struggle really drove home how valuable health is, so I started prioritizing it. I struggle with mental problems that put me on disability. But I hate taking someone's money like that and i know it's not truly intended to help me. So I figure I at least owe it to the tax payer to make the most of it and do everything I can to get off it. Better nutrition and exercise should reduce the mental problems and encourage better sleep patterns, while also helping me learn how to be consistent enough to hold a job.

    I've been big on self-improvement since my 20s, but most of my focus was on mental stuff that is vague and difficult to track. Fitness is much more objective, which makes it a better goal, while also giving me direct opportunities to practice and work through mental struggles (coping methods, self-image, negative self-talk, self-defeatism, etc).

    It's honestly the best way to improve yourself. The same challenges that stop you from the success you want in other areas of your life will very likely show up while exercising. And the relative simplicity of it all can give you a really good chance to 'practice' working through it regularly.

    It's a great teacher. Honestly focusing on fitness is the best way to start improving yourself. It's better than most of the advice self-help gurus offer (journaling, meditation, etc. all fine but they don't help you nearly as much)

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rage. I'm just mad.

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >feeling of a pump is awesome
    >healthy behavior for release of dopamine vs immediate gratification pleasures life temps us with
    >look better
    >clothes fit better
    >can wear pretty much anything
    >lower risk of long term health disorders
    >more likely to retain mobility and independence later in life
    >look like a god walking in a sea of morbidly obese and chronically ill people
    >simple tasks like moving furniture are easier, helped empty a friend's apartment and didn't even feel it the next day
    >work is less physically taxing by being stronger
    >gaining muscle mass and lifting regularly increases my TDEE so I can eat more and not worry about packing on fat
    >no type 2 diabetes
    It isn't just a lifestyle, it isn't just a tool, it isn't just a pleasure or form of stress release. Its all of the above, and its an investment that continues to pay out.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice words. Don't you wish schools taught fitness again.

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    One step in the right direction

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i want to hurt people

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I can help them
    Can be escapism too, at least it was a way for me to focus on something else than my fucked up (tho still privileged af) life. Made another 4 years pass, I did get a gf out of it and maybe helped some a bit, although I can't say if I (and she) would have been better or worse off if I didn't go down this path
    Can't change the past though, can only change the present, and learn for the future. Better late than later, it's time to take my life into my own hands
    /blag

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Strength so I can carry stuff easily.
    2. So I don't get weak and frail in old age

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am full on radicalized at this point, i snapped around 7 years ago, 3 of which I spent in jail due to that outburst. I now lift and box to look intimidating and carry a weapon at all times. I was a successful non criminal and now I am successful criminal. Fuck them and their made up laws

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do you make money?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck off, you glow.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I mean he's probably genuinely interested as am I.
          >glow
          This dead meme is so tired

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why'd you go to jail?

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    My view is that your body is one of the very few thinks in life, if not the only one, where you have basically absolute control over it, or rather you have the control of the way you treat what we're you given in the genetic lottery. I know, mental health issues is a topic talked to death on the internet, which ironically watered it down to almost nothing, but as a man, who fucked up a pretty large chunk of my life due to mental instability, I realised, how much of that instability comes down to disliking yourself. So for me, getting fitter meant that I at least somewhat liked my physicial appearance, which was a stepping stone to accepting other things about me, and forgiving myself for other shit I've done. The structure you need to maintain a decent shape brings structure into the other parts of your life, at least it did it for me, as I was living pretty chaotically before starting with this. Also, disregarding what I wrote, I just simply feel better when in shape.

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