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Old 01-11-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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WHY DO YOU TRAIN?
I train because it's one of the few things in life that I can control. The work I put in yields results. The lack of work I put in takes away results. I know exactly what to expect.

I also train because I like to be big. I like the feeling of people moving out of my way. It's not a bully thing, but now that I'm a dad and husband it's more of a "daddy bear" thing. I like the power to growl and protect the family.

I also once trained for attention. I found out early that women liked the results. That era is long gone now that I'm married, but I still would like my wife to be proud of me when I enter the room.

I train to be Tom Platz. Tom was always my role model, long before the Interwebz and this modern infatuation with squats. I had no clue that squats were "lifting royalty". I just squatted because it gave me big wheels, and allowed be to walk into the shadow of Tom.

Lastly, I train because it is a spiritual experience. I love being alone with the iron, and having no one around. It's my favorite taste of freedom.
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