I started with calisthenics because I saw the big shredded six pack flaunting calisthenic guys on Insta and YouTube. Wanted to be sexier so that’s how I started.
Turns out they were fake natties who skipped legs. Still I got a decent upper body base through pull ups and chins with added weight. Wasn’t until later that I started doing body part splits that I began squatting, push/pull/legs and then full body stuff. I had a housemate who was into Powerlifting and so i got put onto that. It spiced things up and so far has contributed to more Hypertrophy actually. And here we are. That’s my training history I guess
Somewhere along the way the gym became my chill time and less so about looks and sexiness. It’s not exactly like relaxing but it lets me zone out things from outside the gym and live/lift in the moment. Kinda like a fucked up form of meditation
Also a social thing at times. I’ve met lots of great people IRL and on here. I was at one small non commercial gym for a bit with a great community and it’s nice to get in workouts with mates and drive to the best gyms in state with like day or casual passes.