Well Gents, heres a sneak peak behind the curtain at hypnoso's life. Growing up I was more then a troubled teen, In and out of Juvenile hall, and group homes. At 17 I committed some armed robberies, when the police came to get me I had 2 kilos of cocaine and 1 kilo of heroin. I was sentenced as an adult to 23 years in the Department of corrections. Being that the armed robberies were deemed violent I went strait to a level 4 closed security yard, As a 17 year old prison life was tough. I was 6 foot 135lbs. Over my first several years It was constant b/s fight go to the hole, get out, fight go back to the hole, I even got heavily into heroin. Occasionally I would hit the weights and have no clue what I was doing. Eventually I wound up catching another case and adding 3 years onto my sentence. So now Im in a level 5 "supermax" at 21 years old. AD Seg. Well I began going crazy in my cell all alone, no human contact. So eventually I decided I would start taking my rec time. "which was nothing more then going to a plexiglass bubble attached to the side of a building, with a pullup bar in it. I began doing pullups every other day, pushups body squats lunges you name it I did it. Body weight exercises.
2 years later I was moved out of ad seg back to a level 4 yard. With a whole new demeanor. I hit the weights with a passion, and ordered as many bb mags and books as I could, I couldn't learn enough, From the Arnold encyclopedia to every know BB mag out there. Books on nutrition. As the years continued to tick away, I was moved to lower and lower custody levels, Where access to yards and weight piles was actually a daily possibility.
Learning about bodybuilding inspired me so much, I realized I like learning and got a college degree through corrispondance courses. Business management. Instead of dealing with the politics on the yard. I was either on the weight pile or in the library. Weight lifting literally saved my life.
13 years later at 29 years old. I was finally released from prison. My passion and dedication have only grew more intense. Once I could go to nice gyms with real weights, I knew instantly I could not ever go back to prison. I focus all my time working, and working out, "and of course 13 years without women, Women seem to take up a lot of my time also. :)
Why do I post this? To say there is no right or wrong reason to get into bodybuilding. This sport is one of the most intense disciplines there is, from a diet regiment that seems crazy to some, to our grueling sessions in the gym. There is nothing that takes more dedication and commitment, because you will never realize your full potential. We can always learn and grow within this sport.
Bodybuilding literally. Saved my life, and I thank all of you who took the time to read this.