Recently I was talking to some friends about lifting weights. Now I’m the only guy I know who’s serious about being big and strong in a bodybuilder sense of the word. I’m only young but it is my ambition.
So we were talking and I showed them a picture of Stan McQuay. Now he is not the biggest and most hardcore bodybuilder but the reactions I got were shocking.
“He’s too big.”
“You wanna look like that?”
and even “Ewewewewewew”
This shocked me. I would have thought my mates would be less critical.
So I wonder. Why do we do what we do?
For some people it is for athletic purposes and sport. This would be seen as fine.
But for the rest of us. Those of us who want to look good naked, but don’t want to be a Brad Pitt clone what is our reason?
I tried to explain it and could not find the words. I want to be strong and aesthetic, like all of us, and I don’t normally care what others think but this has got me wondering.
I feel that we have the ability to change our body, to reshape it and to sculpt it in a way. And yet a lot of people reject it and badmouth what we do.
How do you explain to some of these people why what you do is nothing strange or insane. It is what must be done