I have never done weight training. My sifu today told me to watch this old Pumping Iron movie though, and said there are a lot of great lessons in it. "Pumping Iron? That old Schwarzenegger thing? Huh?" I thought he was joking. Anyway, hello 1977 haircuts and pants. The drive these guys have, amazing. Simply to keep going when things are difficult. I keep cracking up at the crowd, how much some of the chunky slobs get into it. Is this like the TUF-noobs? The guys who are "all about Ultimate Fighter" but who have never actually spent a single day in the gym? They might read a book to "learn all the moves", but have never rolled with a real blue belt? These crowd guys seem so out of place, juxtaposed vs. the guys sweating in the gym. But these bodybuilders in the movie. It's like this strange 70s cult, like they were all about to drink the Kool-Aid (if that Kool-Aid was made of success and winning). Like they enjoy the struggle of their life, because they are defeating it with every rep. "The king of the hill... the king of the hill can only go down." "Or stay up." Freaking wisdom, right there. Wisdom, John Matrix. I find it very interesting how Ferrigno seems to HATE every second, but he keeps going. Detective John Kimble, however, seems to love every minute of his training. He says every rep is like cumming. The Hulk seems to be hating everything, even as the cheetah is licking his leg. And Harry Tasker seems to walk around like he's already won everything, like he knows everything he is working for is going to come to fruition. Even when he's scheming and planning to mess people up, Dr. Victor Fries simply seems like he loves every second of his life. "The last repetitions... divides the champion from the one who is not the champion.... I have no fear of feinting in a gym. It doesn't matter 'cause it's all worth it." And these guys are competing... competing in something that is completely intangible. A judged event, but they compete as if every maneuver is an ippon waiting to happen. "If you want to be champion you cannot have any outside force come in and effect you... If someone steals my car outside of the tour right now, I don't care. I can't be bothered with that." Dutch then talks about not even going to his dad's funeral, because that may have set him off of his path to victory. He just said he was busy. And then moved on to win. In the end, the Incredibly Hulk gets third, and Douglas Quaid gets the title. Poor poor Bruce Banner.