Step inside, leave your ego at the door and embrace the mantra of HMG ... YOU vs. YOU. Recognize and address your weaknesses... turn them into strengths.  Decide that you will put forth the effort and make the sacrifices to acheive your goals.  Do not be concerned  with comparing your progress to others, but strive to be YOUR best.  Stay the course, no matter how long it takes, or  how tough it may seem.  Develop a passion for the process and a love for the hardships... This is HEAVY METAL GYM.