“I can see why regular guys bodybuild; mostly because they want to look good for women and get laid. This is why bodybuilding publications have buffed dudes standing next to hot chicks: the message is “Lift weights, buy our supplements so that you too can bang a chick like this!” Sex is the primary motivator of male behavior and advertising companies use it all of the time.”
In reading this thread http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1276558&pageNo=0, and let me add it’s not the first time I have noticed this, there is a lot of guys that are motivated to train to impress the ladies.No doubt by lifting weights you will be noticed more due to the positive changes it has on your physique but is this really the reason why most men lift?. Just the simple pleasure of reaching my goal for the evening and building a better body for obvious health reasons is enough for me. Training for me is a needed and welcome challenge and it’s something personal.
Don’t get me wrong here, it’s never been a bad thing attracting good looking woman by building a better looking body. I am in a committed relationship and the last thing I am interested in is trying to impress someone else. The reason why I am asking this question is because a lot of guys that enjoy lifting weights are often stereotyped for being meat heads trying to look good to score with the ladies. As far as I am concerned there is a little more to it than that, or am I wrong?