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"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."

 

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Poll: Goals?
What is your primary training goal?
Non-Competitive Bodybuilding Non-Competitive Bodybuilding 41%
Competitive Bodybuilding Competitive Bodybuilding 8%
General Fitness and Health General Fitness and Health 22%
Athletic Competition Athletic Competition 5%
Strength Strength 13%
Conditioning Conditioning 2%
Improved Job Performance Improved Job Performance 0%
Fat Loss Fat Loss 5%
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

I thought it might be interesting to see what the majority of people here train for. I think I know what the number 1 goal will be, but am curious about the other numbers.
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STanner

Texas, USA

Where is the "Fitness Model who can pull a decent dead" option? ;)
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rtestes

Mississippi, USA

What about to look good?
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Zenontheterrible

i must be dumb cause i don't know how to vote. But i train primarly for strength, secondarly for looks.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

rtestes wrote:
What about to look good?


I'd consider that "non-competitive bodybuilding"
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james pate

Ontario, CAN

Hi Drew
at this point I am into general fitness, health and strength conditioning. I don't consider myself a none competitive body builder but some folks around me do view me as one.
Regards
James
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

I want to do what I can to fine-tune building muscle and staying lean. The more progress I can squeeze out for myself the better the results I can help achieve with clients. Plus I find training relieves negative stress.

Regards,
Andrew
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kevindill

Maryland, USA

At this point I fall into the general health and fitness group. I've got a bad case of "been there, done that" right now with concerns to training. So I do it because "I should".
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chaire

North Carolina, USA

Drew,
My goal was to place in a bodybuilding contest, took third Sat. night. Not bad for age 51. My goal now is to eat as many doughnuts as possible for the next week.
I will continue to train for health and fitness using Eccentric Edge equipment.
God Bless,
Charlie
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Growl

Great job, Charlie.
What contest was it? Any photos you can share?

Jeff
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STanner

Texas, USA

chaire wrote:
Drew,
My goal was to place in a bodybuilding contest, took third Sat. night. Not bad for age 51. My goal now is to eat as many doughnuts as possible for the next week.
I will continue to train for health and fitness using Eccentric Edge equipment.
God Bless,
Charlie

Great job, Charlie.

-Skyler
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BF Bullpup

Massachusetts, USA

The poll's closed already? What about a mass/weight gain goal? That's mine.
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chaire

North Carolina, USA

The contest was a regional one in Petersburg Va. Pictures and write up will be on John Littes web site mac contraction.
God Bless,
Charlie
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Robert Francis

New York, USA

To do better in THIS workout than the last.
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Trandahl

Tennessee, USA

I'd have to say almost all of the above...

I was training for competitive bodybuilding, but I got sick of the steroid use even among the teen division, so I have since opted out. I thought about doing a natural contest, and I still may. But they are much less common, and much farther away.


At the moment, I am training for non-competitive bodybuilding, which in my opinion encompasses general health and fitness and to some degree strength.
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karma50

Charlie,
Enjoy the doughnuts!
After all that extreme dietary discipline I guess you need a break. I like the Krispy Kreme maple, or double chocolate.

This is one more reason I don't like the whole bodybuilding culture. Everything is about extremes. I'm health and general fitness oriented, and I never knew anything about bodybuilding until long after I took up exercise. What I saw convinced me that weight training was a crazy activity. Extreme everything, including genetic anomolies, extreme diet, drugs, and obsession with appearance.

It wasn't until I found Ellington Darden's Living Longer Stronger book that I began to consider strength training aside from calishtenics and running, which I had done for years.

I think Kieser had the right idea. If you want to make strength training appealing to us ordinary folks who can benefit hugely in terms of function and health, you have to get away from the bodybuilding culture and it's extreme lifestyle completely. It's just too weird.
Griff
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

karma50 wrote:

I think Kieser had the right idea. If you want to make strength training appealing to us ordinary folks who can benefit hugely in terms of function and health, you have to get away from the bodybuilding culture and it's extreme lifestyle completely. It's just too weird.
Griff


Absolutely.

Strength training is capable of providing such tremendous benefits that every single capable person should be doing it. Unfortunately, there are people on the extreme end of the spectrum that can turn what should be a healthy activity into something unhealthy and bizarre. I'm all for natural weight-lifting related competition of any kind, whether it be bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman, etc.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be as muscular, or as strong, or as physically fit as one is capable of. However, there is something seriously wrong with using dangerous amounts of drugs and risking serious, long-term health problems for any purpose.
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karma50

Drew,
Do you think we will ever see a resurgence of Nautilus or maybe a kieser type training company take off here in the US? Or do you think peoples' expectations and goals are too unrealistic and shaped by what they see on TV?

It should be part of a healthy lifestyle and not any more unusual than taking care of your teeth or eating right. I'm all for the competitions for people that want that. My step-grandson is fascinated by the strongman stuff on TV. Now if I could just get him intersested in Math...
Regards,
Griff
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