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Motivation for everyone.
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I find most motivation threads annoying, but this boy right here gets me. He is a homeless Filipino, using the light of a local mcdonalds to do homework. Everyone is motivated by the end result, but I'm motivated by those that attempt the climb in the first place. This boy deserves all our respect.
This is the only motivation I've ever saved in these threads.
I understand the sentiment, but these pictures sometimes annoy me.
The reason little Muhammad of Britain doesn't do this probably has to do with the fact that he lives in a 1st world country with light available everywhere. And the reason he couldn't build an airplane all by himself is because he doesn't live in an African village with no regulations on airplane construction, he doesn't have all of the free time in the world since the public education system requires him to go to school for 8 hours a day, and he doesn't have a junkyard of planes that crashed 50 years ago in his backyard.
ill just leave this here
if I wanted motivation I'd ask what your 1rms are :)
>I'm facing such a huge challenge but I won't give up cuz I'm stronk!!!! XD
Do any of you ever get embarrassed by how you think this about lifting weights in an safe, temperature control environment?
I would, but I'm also training for the Arrowhead 135. In order to even show up, you're required to finish a 100 mile race in winter conditions because it will "increase your chance of finishing and surviving." Today, I ran in -30 degrees F windchill. Are you sure you're not
a bit too hard?
jesus, all my reps tomorrow will be for that guy :(
look mate, everyone is going through some shit.
this motivation isn't to get up and go to the gym, pound out a few reps and be done with it.
This is about leaving everything in life behind, the massive struggles everyone faces in day to day life
it might be intense loneliness, poverty, illness
you have no fucking idea what anyone else goes through.
For me, I'm in a real shitty spot working 2 jobs, struggling with depression and the classic
>tfw no gf
it's not these specific threads that get me moving, it's the kind hearted nature of /fit/ that we would even have something like this on the board.
But you probably don't understand any of that.
you've never been in a tough spot in your life right?
yeah, this is definitely all about struggling to get up from the couch and performing some movements with a barbell.
Exercise releases endorphins. "Endorphin" is a portmanteau of "endogenous" and "morphine," meaning morphine produced within the body. Like morphine, it's an opioid, as are heroin, codeine, oxycodone and methadone. Endorphins are also the reason people cut themselves and then continue to cut themselves.
All this shit -- lifting, runner's high, shooting heroin, self harm, opioid painkillers -- acts on the same nervous receptors in the body. It's very literally a natural high, that's comparatively socially acceptable.
A couple weeks back after experiencing a personal betrayal, the first thing I did when I got home was pound some whiskey and smash an OHP PB chasing the dragon. Half an hour later I was fine.
Fuckin, I don't know. Maybe it is depressing, but it's also totally viable and probably one of the healthiest courses of action in terms of general wellbeing.
That is all nice and scientific and well. But it always implies this:
>A couple weeks back after experiencing a personal betrayal
Therapy is something you need when things are going bad or some bad things have happened. I don't lift because something is wrong with my life, that would be sad.
I lift because it makes me happy.