I'm gonna address something that I have never seen addressed here personally at a broad level. What I'm about to say will fall on a lot of deaf ears and once I get around to saying it quite a few forum members who take offense will simply stop reading this and return to the status quo in which they/we exist. I want you all to know that this applies to myself as well, just not to such a large extent- after all I am addressing the issue and speaking on it so I at least acknowledge that the problem exists. I've had this discussion several times in private on surespot with other members, so bro's it's real. It does exist and it might be you guilty of it. I am as well and here is why:
By my own admission I, in the eyes of some, short change myself as far as getting the most out of this life style. I'm about to do what many of us all do... justify it as if it's okay. I'm about to make an excuse, or several of them for sake of making myself feel better about my short comings. EXCUSE #1- My knee's are bad: I turn 46 next month. I used to squat 675 pounds as a teen and I've always squat ass to grass. This also has affected my back (EXCUSE #2). I fell off a cliff in School Of Infantry and landed smack dab on my back- it was roughly 100 foot fall. I went off Mt. Rainer on my Hayabusa as well. A tree to my lower back stopped my further descent down the mountain. Excuse #3- I've been lifting cautiously to preserve my knees and back. Translation: I was lazy and content making excuses to justify my lacking legs. Instead of training around the injuries and finding a means to keep everything up to par I was complacent for a long time, but rest assured I knew it and have adjusted. In six to eight months I'll be balanced out proportionately. Excuse #4- I like to eat what I like to eat point blank. It's true. After serving almost 24 years in the military and eating some of the worst shit in history while at remote locations during deployments doing God knows what I figure I deserve to eat as I want to. I train hard as shit, I'm seriously not fat. However the incorporation of cardio 3x a week would have me looking great. Bottom line I am hard headed and needed to adjust all of these excuses (except #4 because fuck that I have zero plans to compete unless I just find myself at a point where I want to beat up on the tiny locals).
So let's address some of the issues that have been addressed on surespot via private conversations. 1. You can't tell anyone they don't look like a serious weight lifter. Everyone here is magically getting the most out of their cycles... everyone. Only a few of us will admit we are flawed. Many of us post pics wanting our nut sacks to be cupped and massaged; told good fucking job regardless of what the photo says. 2. Some of us have zero fucking business being on AAS. There are some fat fucks, skinny fucks, pudgy fucks, all kind of fucks across the globe on every forum, this one included, that just take the shit because we have some expendable income and want to be on swole status. I've seen it, you've seen it and oddly enough it's them and never us that are guilty. 3. Some of us lie. OMFG, did I just say that? Yep, there are some poser mother fuckers on this board and others that talk the talk and have yet to let us see the walk. If you're gonna be about it, then let us know you are about it. I've seen some guys post up about being 'Bulk Monsters' and they were sure of themselves too... they posted pics and what was seen was not what the fuck was advertised. I know of fucks who give bullshit advice by PM as if they run this, or that and I know that they have deceived the recipient of said advice because everybody wants to be thought of as 'that dude'. Fuck that. Self improvement begins with honest self assessment, not lies. 4. Just because you posted a pic, or ten thousand, it doesn't mean you're a spokesperson for Flex Magazine. I've seen some pics that could crash the stock market if they were advertisements for AAS and they were legal.
So what do we get out of this ugly shit I just posted?? I mean besides 'Fuck 44, he's an asshole'. Be real about shit man. If your goal is to compete in physique and then transition into bodybuilding, then train as a bodybuilder. The physique look will eventually come as you ascend into more mass and get to a point where bodybuilding is a possibility. It takes years and years to get real quality muscle built. Some of you retards think it can be done in six months. Some of you think that because you've been lifting for a decade that you have it all down to a science. There is no improvement without judgement. Ask people your flaws. #120 said I was fat once, cool... I am. If you compare me to the likes of Dylan, Thefederal, RickRock and a handful of others I'm a chocolate eclair with powdered sugar all over it. Compare me to 96% of the guys my age and ten years younger that call themselves weight lifters and I'm having their funerals. Compare me to the guy who called me fat and wait... he has zero room to talk until he can get on my level. When you can be my size and have veins protruding when you're just standing there in your calves, delts and hips then talk shit #120. When you post a pic, maybe you can earn an opinion. Point is I'm working on me and feverishly. So lets stop the excuses and complacency. Let's accept we're works in progress and not kiss our own asses so much.
Have a great day mother fuckers and I hope this helped light a fire in one persons ass. If it did then cool, job done. If not... well fuck it, you get out what you put into this. If you are satisfied with being the dude telling ppl you're on gear and not looking like it... so be it. If this offended you... fuck it. If you need a ego boost, go stand in the mirror and say fuck that black mother fucker 44 (I'm kinda smooth caramel actually). Emphasis on smooth lol. The gym awaits and it needs me to jump start the daily gains. I love myself as we all should... just before you hate on me too much at least give me credit for keeping it real before hoping I accidentally inject Liquid Plumber into my VG.