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Your Physical Sacrifice

I’m sure many of you here have multiple sporting/physical hobbies/passions. And simply not enough time/energy to pursue them all …

So what did you have to sacrifice in order to change your body? I don’t mean “giving up the junk food” or “eating better.” I mean more along the lines of “I had to give up running” or “give up boxing.” Or did you find a compromise?

Personally, I made no gains when I was playing soccer, hockey, boxing and judo. Its all out for the next six months. And for the first time ever, I’m putting on weight and gaining strength.

Do we miss those activities? Sure, but I guess its part and parcel of reaching this goal, isn’t it?

That was my sacrifice, what are yours?

I gave up:
Rugby :frowning:
Drinking
Going out midweek
Bread

volleyball, the sudden increase in bodyweight I think led to knee pain from all the jumping.

sleep, probably my joints later, not helping my back that’s for sure… umm Warcraft?

I didn’t sacrifice any food.
But I can’t play basketball everyday, so yeah…fuck

Track team. I considered doing it, but realized that it is counterproductive, as I lose 10lbs every track season, and i’m trying to bulk.

[quote]Blaze_108 wrote:
Track team. I considered doing it, but realized that it is counterproductive, as I lose 10lbs every track season, and i’m trying to bulk.[/quote]

Yeah, I have that problem; proper bitch isn’t it. Especially as I love most ball games, and all of them require a shit load of running.

I gave up walking at a normal pace. Its a cardio session getting from my truck to the gym thats only 40 feet away.

I didn’t give up anything. Was inactive before starting to lift.

The hobby that demands the most of my passion is lifting…

But I fit every little bit of everything else that I can when I can (outside of school + work):

Hunting
Going out (incl. drinking)
Scuba Diving
XBOX 360
4X4 trucks

Sleep (the one that is most lacking)

[quote]Growing_Boy wrote:
I gave up walking at a normal pace. Its a cardio session getting from my truck to the gym thats only 40 feet away. [/quote]
Might wanna do something about that.

MMA

I gave up hot abbs and being small. Cut into my paintball playing. I am a bigger target now.

Cable TV
MMO’s
Going out drinking
all my medium and large T-shirts

the thing I miss most…my ignorance

Did You Know? There are some people who look at a plate of food and DON’T calculate the macronutrient ratio?

-Sab

Good thread:

Booze, cuncha… well I’ve not applied lately in hooking up with chicks, Kung Fu training when I started lifting (gained about 20 pounds after kung fu). I gave up thrower training, starting to take online advice from Chad Aichs (reasonably stupid), but I preferred deep inside to go for competitive bodybuilding.

My budget isn’t really high right now so I prefer to have my whey than to go out with friends. For me, I have found that there’s and inverse correlation between time going out with friends and muscle growth; the less social life I have, the more time I have for my body.

I gave up playing softball and basketball, I had been playing in leagues for many years, and loved it, I had always trained, but my love for sport changed, and training is all i think about doing…

I don’t wanna sacrifice a day of training for anything…

As i got older i started to enjoy a more individualized sport.

getting pissed every weekend.

Golf.

I’m sure there’s dozens of Black Widows in my bag by now.

During the week I’d go to the range and work on the swing and play with buddies on the weekends.

Now it’s training during the week and resting on the weekends. I bet my swing would look like shit right now.

Basketball in the spring/summer and football in the fall/winter. Then just being more responsible about getting proper rest, so drinking and what not less frequently on the weekends, and I stopped hanging out late at night with people during the weekdays to stay consistent with lifting.

The last two I’m happy about, because my life is much better off for it.

My wife. Best choice I ever made.