Do you look to others for the perfect program, the perfect rep range, the perfect movements? Do you gripe about potential and slander those who obviously grow? Is your claim to internet fame how much weight you can move for a certain lift? Do you spend a considerable amount of time comparing yourself to others, either favourably or unfavourably? Do you spend time and money looking for the perfect supplement or method or trainer?
Then let me ask you this question: do you enjoy weight-training? I say “weight-training” because most people on this forum (including me) are not at the status of bodybuilder.
I seem to hear alot of anxious people that seem very insecure, always talking about numbers, size, who “must be” using. Though I admit I havent spent time reading the training logs, Id be willing to bet that they contain the steady, monotonous drone of numbers meant to represent the steady march of dull, pointless progress, without much if any reference to any enthusiasm or, dare I say - joy - associated with a workout (unless of course a number went up).
Coz that’s what I hear elsewhere: most people anxious about not growing fast enough, needing that edge, that secret, the magic pill, that will pack it all on now.
And I think that’s too bad. Because it doesnt sound very pleasant, sounds like misguided egos who think they will lead better, more worthwhile, lives somehow if their bicep has a certain circumference.
As the website banner alludes to, this is a pursuit. A pursuit that never ends, where you never arrive anywhere, you just keep pursuing. Why? Because it’s a JOYOUS pursuit. For its own sake. Otherwise, it’s just neurosis, that will eventually burn out this avenue and form elsewhere anew.