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Old 08-15-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Who Are Your Biggest Critics?

Folks that doubt your abilities or scoff at your fitness or lifting lifestyle...

Who are your biggest critics and how do they motivate you?
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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My closest friends regularly say "watch your spine man!" coz they are truly concerned for my welfare.

Puny humans. They don't know what I can do. Shit, I don't yet fully know what I can do. So I don't blame them.

But I do sometimes think of them, after I move that weight. It's all about the lift, till I'm done, and then I have a little chuckle.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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- Part-time gym rats who all train on splits with high rep's and scoff at any sets less than 10
- Weak people who are scared of big weights and mock it because they can't do it.
- Non trainers who laugh when I don't drink on nights out so that I can train the next day

Not many people though. Best advice I ever received from Steve was to remove negative people from my life if I want to succeed so I do.

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I often fail, but I keep trying.
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^^^ good one ^^^

I get my biggest motivation from the people that say, "I know this guy that's really big, I mean you're big, but this other guy is 'really' big like a bodybuilder."

For some reason that really gets me going to lift heavier.
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My biggest critics are family members. Many criticize with a roar of silence.

My father-in-law thinks you don't need exercise if you work hard in life.

A lot of stubborn German blood in my family. They don't hug, they don't say I love you, and they have a hard time having fun.
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A lot of stubborn German blood in my family. They don't hug, they don't say I love you, and they have a hard time having fun.
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Externally: The female members of my family: cousins, aunts, even my mom. They tell me I'm big enough and don't need to get any bigger. My aunt regularly tries to pat my stomach and tell I need to lose it.

I just tell them that I like being big and strong and filling out my clothes.


Internally: ME.

As P!nk sings, "Everyday I fight a war against the mirror. I can't take the person staring back at me. I'm a hazard to myself."
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^^^ good one ^^^

I get my biggest motivation from the people that say, "I know this guy that's really big, I mean you're big, but this other guy is 'really' big like a bodybuilder."

For some reason that really gets me going to lift heavier.
I'll agree with this. Everyone I meet seems to know someone who can bench or squat more than me but they never seem to lift any more...

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