Did it for health reasons when I was in my mid 20's. I weighed 286 pounds and had a 40 inch waist. A year from starting I did my fist contest. Competed at 196 1/4 Light heavy weight and finished 3rd. Went on to have success over the next few years before stopping.
Why I Love it
It just makes me feel better! I also like inspiring other to transform their bodies the way I did!