I know you've all heard it and you all hate it, but I am STEAMING over this right now. A friend and I were talking at lunch just about fitness in general. I asked him why he isn't going to the gym anymore. He's a pretty average fit guy with good natural strength. He told me, "I'm just not interested right now. I'm happy with my body. I really don't want to get too big". Being his friend, I didn't make fun of him or anything. I just sort of laughed and said, "too big?" He says, "yeah, like I can bench a lot right now and I could do so much more so fast, but why would I want to be that big?" He's a very intelligent guy, so I said "you're joking, right?" He says, "No." So I brush it off and we continue our conversation. I told him about a friend who just got a new PR bench at 350 and how impressed I am considering his size/weight. Friend says, "350 isn't THAT much. I could get there if I really wanted to". So I laugh and I say, "yeah you can after countless days of dedicated gym time, dieting, discipline, etc. Sure, I don't doubt you could EVENTUALLY do it. But by that time we would have forgotten about this conversation. His reply, "dude I can bench 225 now. Give me 3 months and I'll get to 350" I roll my eyes, "ok. 3 months. I bet you $50 you can't reach 350 in 3 months" (we are both the betting type so I know he'll accept) He says, "I don't want to get that big that fast. Forget it. I could get up to 300 in a matter of a few weeks." Me: "FINE. $50. 3 weeks. 300 pounds." He laughs and says, "get ready to go to the ATM". I say "only to deposit buddy" I talked to his old workout partner (who was there when he had his last day of working out) and he said the guy can't bench any better than 200 on a good day. I will finally get something out of these bastards who aggrivate me so. Cliffs: Friend said he doesn't want to lift because he doesn't want to get too big. He can currently bench ~200. Says in 3 weeks he can bench 300. I laughed at him. We bet $50 on it.