so earlier i posted a thread to discuss the good and bad of being standing out as a bodybuilder or just someone larger than the average Mens Health subscriber.
my new topic for discussion is: how the fuck did it get this way?
im a fairly young guy, in my 20s, i didnt live through the peak of bodybuilding during the 70s and 80s. however, it seems more and more people talk about this new craze where the abs are the new back and pecs and the “abercrombie look” is the new “power look”. where did this pussy mentality come from of eating soy and granola? how can we change this and get back to being real human animals again?
i think the movie 300 had a lot to do with it as did the new craze in MMA. i will admit that i myself was affected by it all. i watched the movie 300 when it came out and thought “omg these guys are jacked i want to look like that” i was also training MMA at the time so i was on a mission to stay very lean and just get those abs from 300. to make a long story short i got it out of my head that id ever be competing in MMA and needed to stay in a weight class and also that the type of training/dieting i was doing was not producing positive results and was hurting me.
one day i said fuck it, im always hungry and i just cant take this anymore so i ate, ill never forget that day, i started with something small and just couldnt stop myself from eating. i ate everything in the cold cut section of my fridge then went to the corner store bought 5 dozen eggs and ate a dozen every hour or so along with a shitload of nuts and cheese and whatever i could get my hands on.
i also stopped doing all that gay circuit shit and got with a serious program with a lot of squats deadlifts and pushing myself to failure which i actually enjoy.
about a year later and im up about 25 lbs which may not seem like much but i look a shitload different, especially on my back.
this may be answering my own question but i think what did it for me was some magical moment of clarity when i saw how skinny i was becoming and thought “this is bad, i dont want this” i see 300 now and laugh that i ever thought those guys were impressive.
but then again, where is the next Arnold movie star? why do we have Leonidas? where is the Hulk? why do we have Spiderman? …why do we have Brad Pitt in Fight Club how did it get this way?