The Need To Compete?

Discussion in 'Competing' started by G-G, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Greyphantom

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    no... and I am pretty sure no one actually said that... youre sitting next to a hay stack right :D
     
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  2. Con

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    Nah you missed the point.
    Competition is a way of life a way of thinking and is applied to all aspects of life.
     
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  3. GM-20

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    This quote reminds me about a conversation I had with a guy.

    I was about 23 and thought bodybuilding was life. I was 1 of those guys who carried chicken & rice in tubs, huge 5litre of water, like I was on a crusade to Uganda to feed a family.

    Anyway he said, do you not find it strange you lift a heavy object only to return it to the same place?

    We went back and forth about it and he basically made the exact same point. It was that conversation that made me realise that 90^ of bodybuilding and people involved in it are wank....
     
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  4. TinyTim

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    What if you do lunges though, and finish on the other side of the gym? :think:
     
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  5. Guest

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    On a body
    or the treadmill n go for a run

    Wait wut
     
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    TinyTim Timothy Sprague-Dawley Top Contributor

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  7. Greyphantom

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    ah I see as I inferred from Cons post but implied in mine (see what I did there :D ) I was talking about life in general not as it pertains to bbing etc... its more and more common to have men suppress "male characteristics" as they are now undesirable eg aggression (which is not inherently bad just a trait) and competitiveness etc... in fact my wife hates the fact that I can get pissed at something till it comes time something annoys her then she is all for my "male characteristic" of aggression... so I was in fact agreeing with Con and life in general atm...
     
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  8. Guest

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    Ive just drove the chinese and some fella looked at me at the lights so a fuckin smoked him off bein the fuckin competive bastard that i am!

    Was well worth the speeding fine to show how manly i was
     
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  9. GM-20

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    Dat curve ball....
     
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  10. Little Simon

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    Nope, not for me, lack of competitiveness is probably a weakness of mine.

    Lost count of the various sports trying to "recruit" me, I just don't feel the need to compete to the frustration of a few.
     
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  11. Con

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    Same thing happens to me when i live the high life. Lol
     
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  12. Smitch

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    Get it all the time "you'd be great at rugby". Yeah, I used to be but now don't care and don't wanna get injured cos I'm old.

    Don't need to prove myself, without sounding like a cunt people move out of my way and give me " the nod" anyway. :laugh:
     
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  13. noel

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    I like the personal challenge of competition....

    Agree on the mental side totally and also the reflection of life itself..i.e. everything is a competition in reality...

    But I do it as I like it and have competed in different things for a long time, and in my spare time was training people to compete so it's in the blood


    Another thing which that leads to is I like to lead from the front and whilst I am no where near the front in BB terms...competiting gives you a true understanding of the sport...like anything ...if you have done it to a decent level you have a sense of understanding - you learn something , both about yourself and the sport you are in. To then be helping people prepare/train for a sport it gives you a valuable lesson.....
     
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