Has anyone ever had any luck getting their non-lifting friends to be as passionate about weight-lifting as they are?
I ask because over the years I've determined that it might be impossible.
I've taken friends to the gym, shown them how to perform various lifts, told them how to eat, even made programs for them - but not one has ever cared to stick to it. And in many cases these were guys who would ASK me to help them. Like, "hey man I totally want to have a physique like yours, I'll do whatever it takes."
I think that with stuff like this (or anything that involves a lot of work, research, time, sacrifice, etc.), you either do it alone or not at all. I really think that if you have to rely on someone else for motivation in ANY area of your life you will ultimately fail - and my experience with trying to help friends get into lifting is just an expression of this.
What do you guys think? Have any differing opinions/experiences?