Any recommendations for inspirational bodybuilding vids or documentaries? I already own Pumping Iron which I watch at least once a month for the last 3 years, got any others that will get me "pumped up"?
It is filled with a ton of broscience but it gives a good perspective over how dedicated/anorexic you have to be to be a bodybuilder.
That seems like a massive time sink and a massive crutch. I hope you've made good progress in those 3 years and not simply watched that movie in hope that it will help you make progress. The motivation has to come from within, picture what you want to look like in the end. Also just youtube or google "inspirational bodybuilding video" you should get a tonne of hits from the get go.
I actually started bodybuilding when I first applied to join the army 10 years ago, I got turned down for being underweight. My uncle took me under his wing and taught me a lot, he had won a few local BB competitions and set me on the right path. I got accepted into the army a year later, fast forward a few years.....
The Military is a real bad environment to bodybuild, I am fit, strong and healthy but lack the mass to be a true bodybuilder. This is mostly due to crap deployments, working environments and shit food. Now I am a high enough rank to not to need to do that crap too often anymore, so I started my beginners routine again, Started with a year of SS. I finished that year and am now looking to expand a little into something more advanced, watching these videos gives me inspiration to keep lifting, stick to my diet and work hard.
I also fail to see how an hour and a half once a month is a massive time sink, most people spend more time than that on the toilet.
I don't have anything against watching body building videos, but I would say research some books on bodybuilding and diet, that will be more beneficial then just watching a movie/video. I've always been on the other side of your spectrum (i.e. a little on the heavy side) and I hear gaining more muscle mass if you are thin takes a LOT of time and dedication, well bodybuilding in general does. But all in all I think that genetics really has the most pull on an individual and will determine if you would ever be at the caliber of a pro body builder. Some of the old classic books by Joe Weider are still relevant today, if I remember correctly Arnold used a lot of his principles.
So..my opinion is read up on everything you can about diet and building mass then keep watching Pumping Iron (great movie).
Just have a look around at the recommended videos to each of these, anything with a significant amount of views will generally be pretty good.
Sorry, guess I misunderstood what your reasoning for wanting a video...it sounded like you hit a wall. Found a couple links to some videos, but they do seem far and few between. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson74.htm
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it's amazing what steroids can do for a bodybuilder, lol
A Zyzz post? What's next? Do we talk about tfw when no gf?
When survival is the goal, it's into the spider hole!
Here's a powerlifting video(I know it's now what you asked for lol), but I loved Dave Tate's speech in the intro. I listen to this before my workouts.
Too fat to be a bodybuilder..
Too weak to be a powerlifter..
Can't post links yet but on YouTube if you add /watch?v=m1qbUT6tues that's a favourite of mine.
I don't know if this is exactly what you wanted but I like it a lot.