I had an unusual problem with blood clots in my legs as a kid so my parents banned me from any kind of contact sport. My brothers had a high quality (HA! NOT!!) plastic weight set filled with gravel that would leak out of the seams that went up to 160 pounds. I would use them when they weren't around (or they would beat me up) I eventually outgrew the blood clot problem, but was already hooked on lifting. I grew way taller than my brothers and weighed 30 pounds more. They eventually left me alone!!! I have been lifting ever since.
Why I Love it
Bodybuilding is the legitimate fountain of youth. I can still keep up with people WAY younger than me!