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Question Anyone have a fitness role model?

Someone who helps motivate you or aspire to be as healthy as them? Not saying I would ever look like these peeps, just a little outside motivation to get off my ass. Kinda say to myself...well if they can do it... anyone else got a role model?

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I don't have any *fitness* role models per se, since fitness is just a by product my love of competition.

My role models are people like Rod DeHaven who works full time and still can win the Olympic Marathon Trials. Fits family, friends, 40 hour work weeks and 100+ miles running into his schedule each week. Talk about focus. I have trouble keeping everything in focus at 70 miles running a week. He lets me know that it is possible to do 100+ miles a week and still enjoy work and family time.

John Keston, who at 70 can still run a 3 hour marathon (and beat 90% of those 30 years younger then him). If at 70 my azz can still run without a walker I'll be impressed. He didn't even start running until he was 55.

Priscilla Welch, who didn't start running until she was in her mid 30s (after smoking a pack of cigs a day for 18 years and drinking more than occasionally) and ran a 2 hour 26 minute marathon at 42.
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Hey Karen, I wouldn't mind a little "roll" with those models...

On a serious note, my role models are the guys and gals I've come across in the gym that are "on the next level" of my own fitness regimen. I don't idolize an entire persona, I pick certain body parts, ideologies, or habits from real peple. Whether it be one guys monster bi's, or another girls rockin' glutes, or the big guy I noticed drop some massive bodyfat over the last 6 months. These "real" people help me keep my own life in check. I personaly trailed ofter the "holy grail" body on the cover of Muscle & Fitness for too long, depressed that I wasn't "Ahhnold". I haven't given up on getting to that pinnacle, I've just found that a little temperment in my expectations keeps me in a much more positive place. It's hard to get to the top if you keep stumbling up the stairs because you are staring up at a floor that's too far in the distance.

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Hey Karen, I wouldn't mind a little "roll" with those models...

On a serious note, my role models are the guys and gals I've come across in the gym that are "on the next level" of my own fitness regimen. I don't idolize an entire persona, I pick certain body parts, ideologies, or habits from real peple. Whether it be one guys monster bi's, or another girls rockin' glutes, or the big guy I noticed drop some massive bodyfat over the last 6 months. These "real" people help me keep my own life in check. I personaly trailed ofter the "holy grail" body on the cover of Muscle & Fitness for too long, depressed that I wasn't "Ahhnold". I haven't given up on getting to that pinnacle, I've just found that a little temperment in my expectations keeps me in a much more positive place. It's hard to get to the top if you keep stumbling up the stairs because you are staring up at a floor that's too far in the distance.
I hear ya, Aaron. I used to do the same (while trying not to gawk) when I used to go to the gym. Now I workout from home and take things day by day. I stay more focused that way. I think it works better for me. I have learned to set goals everyday and I find myself more successful that way. Thats the only way I can keep motivated and stick through the hard parts (not buying a slurpee when I stop for gas).

My role models are the oppitomy of what I would love to look like years from now. They work on my mind when I want to be lazy or had a terrible day at work.

But I am certainly content with waking up everyday and saying to myself, "Okay, Im going to make time to eat every 3.5-4 hours....Okay, Im going to avoid the breakroom.... Okay, Im going to take all my supplements..." and so on. I find myself happier at the end of the day. They may seem like small goals to everyone else, but baby steps move towards giant leaps, right?

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role models are good. but you have to set goals.. i wanted to be big at one stage. but then you realise.. you can never be big enough... so i decided.. that i want to find the natual limit of my body and hopefully get big enough at the same time to scare children
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and hopefully get big enough at the same time to scare children

I think you are already there Sir. Even the BIG kids.
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I think you are already there Sir. Even the BIG kids.
naaa you just dont understand give me 6-9 months then you will begin to understand
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I think you are already there Sir. Even the BIG kids.
Hell, he scares ME!

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Re: Anyone have a fitness role model?

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