WHY do you do what you do?

Why are you lifting THAT much weight?
Why do you run THAT far?
Why are you eating THAT?

Weightlifters, powerlifters, crossfitters , runners, triathletes, physique competitors (etc.) often get asked these rhetorical questions, as if the answer is self evident (ie, you shouldn’t be doing that).
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Can you imagine if we all stopped training at the exact point that allowed us to minimally function in the world?

I know this is a noble goal for some, but many involved in the world of fitness enjoy the competition and perseverance that it takes to achieve a physical goal outside of just functioning in our day to day lives.

The goal of running a marathon, deadlifting 400 pounds, or finishing something that takes dedication and focused hard work is an end in itself. The satisfaction received from setting and then achieving a fitness goal is the “WHY”.

So the answer to those initial questions?

BECAUSE I set a goal and it feels great to reach it.

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