Ever stop to think about it ? What drove you to start risking your health in the first place ? Vanity ? Performance ? Power ? I never really thought about it till someone asked me today...
I had to think about it for a while.
I first started using gear so I could be as close as possible to my childhood dream. Ive always wanted to be a super hero. Gear is as close as I can get. Childish maybe, who cares. Every man wants to be the ultimate protector, just try to deny it.
As long as in the back of my head I know that my body is capable of recovering from the horrible abuse Im putting it through, Ill keep going till nothing works anymore. Its a mental safety net to allow you to just decimate shit.
When I cant force function anymore is when I stop.
GH peptides and steroids is mental insurance to workout how I want to. I never had any specific goals for competing or anything.
Is it the most efficient or best way to workout ? Probably not, but its what I want.
Ive passed out numerous times in the gym and on the track, eventually you just drop.
Building that strength, mental toughness and ability to force function is more valuable than anything else in my opinion. What if you had to carry your family out of a burning building, fight a wild animal, roll a car off your wife, etc.
Isnt stuff like that why you train ? In the back of your mind, dont you just look at that barbell and think, if I can lift this, I could carry my wife forever no matter how tired or injured I was, she would just feel like a backpack comparatively.
I always carry knives, I have a CHL, I carry often, I wear steel toe boots most everywhere, I drive an 80s 4x4 diesel built like a battering ram I keep a decent chainsaw and a sawzall loaded with demo blades, an decommissioned Airbottle, mask, and jacket, a surplus flack vest, an AK47 reproduction, a 357 mag and a 12 gauge in it. Ive built myself into as close as a superhero as I can be. Im trained as an EMT and II firefighter (how I worked my way through college), working on getting my paramedic certs if I can ever get the course work done, difficult with my real job, and I keep a very well, maybe somewhat illegally, stocked med kit.
Ill never be helpless or ineffective, Im a heavily armed off-road firefighting, assault ambulance. Most of my buddies have similar rides and loads, a few marines and army boys, theres another EMT and a full paramedic in the crew. The Paramedic has a pretty big brush fire truck on his land...
Between about a dozen of my close friends we are basically a trained and equipped firefighting infantry unit with assault weapons, 3 medics, assault vehicles and a firetruck.
Yes I live in the country, yes I'm a little bit country. I started using steroids because lets be honest...steroids are very American.
God Bless America. Welcome to Texas.