Let me take a quote from NateDogg on the t-cell “alpha”:
"I don’t care about bodybuilding, and I am not a bodybuilder nor will I ever be. Bodybuilding is great for those that actually do it, but it’s just not my thing.
The T-Cell Alpha is more than just bodybuilding.
Also, if you don’t compete, then you are not a bodybuilder. You may be a fan of bodybuilding, and you may train to build your body, but you are not a bodybuilder unless you get on stage and compete. "
I said the same damn thing in a post awhile back on the bodybuilding forums and it sparked a hissy fit. This in turn started a bunch of bitching from the whiniest of members and started the T-cell “alpha”.
Now all of a sudden one of the likeable long-time members shares my view on that forum and nobody says a goddamn thing? T-Nation has become a giant highschool drama full of cliques.
If you’ll look at my post history, I don’t believe I have ever posted something completely idiotic. Every post has shown great insight or has lead to educated thought regarding bodybuilding processes.
But the act of professional bodybuilding is something I couldn’t give a shit about. Building nothing but muscle without regard for anything else that makes the body asthetic is not bodybuilding to me.
Anyways, I just wanted to point out that this site is becomming elitist joke. Special access forums? really? How about just adding a general fitness or non-competition bodybuilding forum. Or maybe define the fucking forums that already exist clearly and distinctly.
PS. To everyone reading this(even those who are not “alpha”), Good luck with your physical pursuits. You don’t have to want to be 300lbs of pure muscle to want a better body. Having modest goals(movie stars, fitness models, bodybuilders of the 50’s-70’s) instead of the flex freaks(current bodybuilders) is nothing to be ashamed of. And if you want to be a flex freak, good luck. I hope you succeed.