The Things Us Bodybuilders Do
The Things Us Bodybuilders DoZach BashoreJanuary
8, 2006Us bodybuilders live a crazy lifestyle.
Some call us crazy, narcistic, and even hermits,
but I call it dedication. We even do things that
we don`t realize we`re doing but when someone
mentions it, we get a little humor out of it.
I dedicate this article to the bodybuilding.com
forum members for making a thread that gave me
a little extra comic relief.
When thinking of food,
we think of it in terms of functionality, practicality,
and finally taste, not the other way around. We
have to leave a party or social even because we
have to go eat meal 7. Hell, most of us don`t
even remember the fizz of soda, let alone what
McDonald`s food tastes like.
I`m even starting to appreciate the taste of
water, no wonder my parents don`t understand why
I won`t sit down and have a family dinner instead
of making my own food. When looking at foods,
we look at the protein content before anything
else. We even know the difference between oatmeal,
rolled oats, and steel oats.
Your family is at
the gym and you know everyone by name. When you
hear the word cutting, you think of cardio, not
scissors. Do we miss a workout? Yeah right! We`ll
skip that important business meeting or hot date
so that we can go and train legs.
Then there are the guys at the gym who train
biceps and chest everyday and then you about kill
them after they tell you that creatine is a sterioid.
We don`t workout with friends because chances
are good that we trained that muscle group the
day before. Whenever we see two parallel tables,
we start doing dips, just for the fun of it. Pain
is our best friend, every morning we wake up hoping
to be sore and if not, then we know that we need
to train that muscle group harder next week.
school, people give us strange looks because we
get up three different times to take a leak. Sorry
Mr. Biology Teacher, I`ve learned more about the
human body from lifting than anything you`ve ever
taught me. We have a whole cabinet or shelf just
to hold our supplements because we take more pills
than our grandma who has arthritis and high blood
Our pecks are bigger than most of the freshman
girls` and when we travel, we have to buy two
plane tickets just to be able to fit into the
seats.This article may sound funny to some of
you but it is what us bodybuilders face on a daily
basis. Bodybuilding is a rough lifestyle and is
not something everyone can do. My fellow bodybuilders
understand where I`m speaking from. We are a breed
apart from the rest of the bunch and live in our
own little sub-culture where the outsiders can`t