BodyGroup Of The Month - November 2009: The DO WORK Crew!

The Do Work Crew is a group of people that have a 'no nonsense' approach to reaching their goals through hard work, dedication and zero excuses. Find out more.

The cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." So what's the secret? Why are groups so powerful? The answer lies in their social dynamic!

  • Group members often have the same goals.
  • They motivate one another.
  • They learn from each other.
  • They become a family that provides support when times are tough and entertainment when things are good!

Group Members Often Have The Same Goals; They Motivate One Another; They Learn From Each Other.
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Group Members Often Have The Same Goals; They
Motivate One Another; They Learn From Each Other.


-> Build Success:

    Having the right social network can define success in any endeavor that you pursue. After all, a man is judged by the company he keeps. Someone who shares your goals can help you overcome any adversity.

    Finding that person, however, can be just as difficult. A BodyGroup can connect you with people who can mentor you, challenge you, and exchange ideas that you might not have come across otherwise.


-> Help Others:

    You, in turn, can help others on the same path. By acting as both student and teacher, keeping an open mind to new ideas and different methods, you may be the catalyst to the success of your group. Helping someone else with their goals can be very rewarding, and oftentimes, we benefit just as much by helping out.

    BodyGroups are a great way to ask questions, learn, and make progress in a fun and positive environment! No matter what goals you have in mind, don't do it all alone—join a BodyGroup and find all the support you need, any time, all the time.

    Joining a group is quick and easy! Find a group that matches up with what you want to do, check them out, and join! Then it's just up to you to contribute and communicate.


-> Start Your Own Group:

    What if the group I am looking for doesn't exist? Maybe you can't find the group you were looking for. That's ok, because you can start your own group, and then invite others to join you! You can even start and be a member of multiple BodyGroups. If having one circle of friends is good, then more is better!

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BodyGroup Of The Month

With the obvious benefits that come from being in a group of like minded people, Bodybuilding.com has decided to highlight some of the best BodyGroups. Once a month we will give a salute to a BodyGroup that displays the benefits of people coming together with similar goals. Our first BodyGroup Of The Month features an ever growing group of highly motivated people, The DO WORK Crew.


Vital Stats

Group Profile: the_do_work_crew
Group Founder: Bdubdiesel
Date Founded: March 16, 2009
Number Of Members: 710 (as of 11/03/09)

Some Of The DO WORK Crew's Members!
Bdubdiesel Redheadlaw7 Hermtheworm

Group Description:

    Doin Work was established in Jackson, New Jersey in my high school. Growing up in sports and in life when some one was pushing them self pass their limits to accomplish something they were Doin Work... That last rep with 315 on the bench when you swear you can't get it up but you do that's Doin Work... When it's 4th down and inches on the goal line and you stuff the run that's Doin Work... When you're on that last 1/4 mile of a 5 mile run and you sprint it out that's Doin Work...and most of all when some one tells you, you can't do something and and you do that's Doin Work son...

Group Commitment:

    We Do Work Like We Got Hit With Overtime...

    Everytime You Do Some Serious Work Post A Comment On It In Here For Us All To See

    Put "Do Work Crew" In Your Goals On Your Page

The Do Work Crew is a group of people that have a "no nonsense" approach to reaching their goals through hard work, dedication and zero excuses. It's not only about the results in the gym but the results in life that one can gain through hard work and dedication. Our members are dedicated to "Doing Work" in every aspect of life to achieve their goals.


[ Q ] Why did your founder start this group?

    I started this group because ever since high school sports, "Do Work" was the slogan we all preached in the gym, on the field, and in the classroom. No excuses, give it a 110% and do work by any means necessary. I thought it would be good to share that kind of drive and motivation here on BodySpace.

The Do Work Crew's Founder Bdubdiesel.
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The Do Work Crew's Founder Bdubdiesel.


[ Q ] What have been the results of starting this group?

    People are becoming more motivated than ever to reach their goals through hard work, drive, and commitment all while being held accountable by the group and by the simple words that echo in their head "DO WORK". The crew is currently over 680 people and is continuing to grow every day. Guess the word is getting out if you work hard, you can achieve your goals.


[ Q ] How do your members use the BodyGroups feature?

    The members in the crew use the group for advice, and for answers to questions they encounter with their training and diet. Also, there's a large amount of people in the crew that share how their workout went each day. They tell everyone how they busted ass that day and can't wait to do it again tomorrow. We are always helping and showing each other that any goal is reachable as long as you're willing to put in the hard work involved.

FEATURED BODYGROUP
The DO WORK Crew BodyGroup!
We DO WORK 365 days a yr plus the 2 a days haha.

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[ Q ] If you could feature 5 members of the group, who would they be?

    1. Sparklinpunk379

    Why I Joined The Do Work Crew

      When I first walked into my gyms weight room, I turned right back around and went back to my normal cardio routine. Since I was intimidated by the buff men and embarrassed of looking like a fool, I stuck to the training method that I knew best—until I realized it wasn't working any more. Like many other women that I know, I was becoming discouraged with the multiple diets that I had tried and knew that I had to leave my excuses behind me. As a member of BodySpace, Bdubdiesel and other members of the DWC took me under their wings and provided me with the sense of encouragement and the drive I needed in order to transform not only my body, but my spirit. The members of the crew have always had a "no excuse" approach when it comes to giving your all at the gym and getting in the last rep, and for that I will be forever thankful.

The Members Of The Crew Have Always Had A 'No Excuse' Approach To Giving Your All At The Gym.
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The Members Of The Crew Have Always Had A
'No Excuse' Approach To Giving Your All At The Gym.

    How It Helped

      Over the past year of my fitness journey, my biggest challenge has been dealing with family members, friends, and co workers who have tried to sabotage all of my hard work. I turned to other members of the Do Work Crew in order to find a community of individuals who are passionate about making fitness not only a part of their lives, but their entire lifestyle. Members of the crew have been a fantastic motivator for me! Whenever someone says they are having a horrible day or about to throw in the towel, everyone provides encouragement and support. I can honestly say with all of my heart that the DWC has provided me with a sense of empowerment that has given me the strength and courage to take on the next phase of my journey and step on stage for my first figure competition. I know the DWC will be with me every step of the way!

FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Sparklinpunk379
Sparklinpunk379 Sparklinpunk379
Quote On The DO Work Crew:
Theres nothing to it but to do it. DO WORK!
Sparklinpunk379
Sparklinpunk379's Progress.

    2. Redheadlaw7

    Why I Joined The Do Work Crew

      After being active on Bodybuilding.com for a few months, I started making real progress in both my weight training and body recomposition goals. One of the members of the Do Work Crew came across my BodySpace profile, and suggested that I look into joining the Do Work Crew as it appeared I had been, "Doin Some Work!" I immediately checked out the group and its goals and was truly inspired by what this group of people had accomplished. So, of course, I said "Yes," I would be honored. Soon enough I was welcomed into the "Do Work Crew" by it's founder BDubdiesel. It didn't take long for many of the Crew's members to stop by and drop notes of encouragement. I immediately felt at home with these people and dropping in to say "hello" to everyone has become an almost daily occurrence. I love to let everyone know how I'm progressing, and I likewise enjoy seeing all of the work that everyone else has been doing.

One Of The Members Suggested That I Joining The Do Work Crew As It Appeared I Had Been, 'Doin Some Work!
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One Of The Members Suggested That I Joining The Do
Work Crew As It Appeared I Had Been, 'Doin Some Work!

    How It Helped

      The Crew keeps me motivated and inspires me to keep working harder and harder so that I can keep posting up my gains. The Crew has definitely kept me accountable, and it's accountability that has kept me on track and motivates me to keep pushing harder and harder. It is a privilege be part of such a wonderful online family.

FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Redheadlaw7
Redheadlaw7 Redheadlaw7
Quote On The DO Work Crew:
Thank you for everything, BDubdiesel, and to the hard working Crew!

    3. bmd332

    Why I Joined The Do Work Crew

      I joined the Do Work Crew not long after joining Bodybuilding.com and BodySpace. The first time I saw the group, I knew it was for me, for the simple fact that this group motivates each other, always helps with any questions you have, and is there to pick you up when you hit the wall and need that extra push to DO YOUR WORK! Bdubdiesel has created the perfect group for people that want results and be held accountable by the other members. The first thing I do when I sign into Bodybuilding.com is go directly to the DWC group and see how the crew members are doing and let them know how I am doing. The last thing I do before I head to the gym is check the group to get my motivation level at 10/10...it works!

Bdubdiesel Has Created The Perfect Group For People That Want Results.
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Bdubdiesel Has Created The Perfect
Group For People That Want Results.

    How It Helped

      The DO WORK CREW has helped me get through a hand injury that sidelined me for 8 weeks, which could have totally thrown my plans to compete out the window. The crew never let me get down and kept me pumped for my return to training, and still does to this day.

FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: bmd332
bmd332 bmd332
Quote On The DO Work Crew:
If you are not doing work with the DWC...you are not reaching your full potential.
bmd332
bmd332's Progress.

    4. Hermtheworm

    Why I Joined The Do Work Crew

      I joined The Do Work Crew because the name of the group struck a cord with me, as it closely aligns with my philosophy of working out. I am in the process of making a career change to endeavors in the fitness industry, among them becoming a personal trainer. I go to the gym every day now, sometimes more than once a day, and I consider my workouts to be my job I.E. work. I say to myself, "It is time to go to work.", or as we say in the Do Work Crew, to "Do Work". Instead of a briefcase, I have my gym bag. I punch in and "Do Work." Diet and rest are important as well, which is why we never punch out. "Doing Work" is a 24/7 thing.

Instead Of A Briefcase, I Have My Gym Bag. I Punch In And 'Do Work.'
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Instead Of A Briefcase, I Have My Gym Bag. I Punch In And 'Do Work.'

    How It Helped

      Reading the posts by others about how dedicated and eager they are to "Do Work" is both motivating and inspiring. I take that mindset into the gym, and it pushes me to work even harder. I know there are other like-minded people out there who are "Doing Work" and I don't want to let them or myself down. Once you make a post about how you are going to "Do The Work," you feel obligated to follow through and walk the walk after talking the talk. That gets me more amped than all the coffee in the world.

FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Hermtheworm
Hermtheworm Hermtheworm
Quote On The DO Work Crew:
Other folks go to the gym and play around. Not us. We do work.
Hermtheworm
Hermtheworm's Progress.

    5. Flyboyjustice

    Why I Joined The Do Work Crew

      I joined the Do Work crew for motivation in turning my life and health around. I was extremely overweight, about a year and a half ago I started using BodySpace and then I joined the Do Work crew.

I Joined The Do Work Crew For Motivation In Turning My Life And Health Around.
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I Joined The Do Work Crew For Motivation
In Turning My Life And Health Around.

    How It Helped

      Along my journey and transformation there were plenty of days I did not want to go to the gym! But I would roll out of bed in the morning, turn the computer on, and log in to BodySpace and the Do Work crew page. I'd read the posts and sure as taking a energy drink I would wake up and get hyped up to do battle in the gym! Not only did Do Work Crew hype me up but, they also made me laugh in return and I was in a great mood to go to the gym, there are some funny people on the Do Work crew but they take fitness real serious like I do!

FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Flyboyjustice
Flyboyjustice Flyboyjustice
Quote On The DO Work Crew:
If you're not willing to do work then don't even bother going thru the doors at the gym! It's an attitude that u need to bring to the gym. Again congrats you deserve it you put in the work and yotanau did have a hand in my transformation thanks.
Flyboyjustice
Flyboyjustice's Progress.


[ Q ] How would you explain the intensity level of Do Work to somebody that is a novice in the gym? Is there a certain attitude? A state of mind? An aggressiveness?

    Extremely high intensity. That's one of the main focuses of the group. If you're not going to train with 100% intensity and drive, then there's no point walking through those gym doors. We walk in ready to DO WORK and give it our all every rep, then bring that philosophy back home and use it to help us with our diet. Our state of mind is: to chase perfection, you must leave all excuses out of your life, and train like it is your life.


[ Q ] In what way has motivating other BodySpace users, given you the ability to push yourself to new levels?

    Ever since I started personal training when I was 18, I knew I loved fitness and helping others. This crew is no different. Helping other people achieve their goals and make changes in their life through fitness has been the greatest gift I could ever receive. It motivates me to not only practice what I preach, but to also try and show people that with hard work and dedication, no wall is too big to climb, or even run right through.

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[ Q ] If you could give the first piece of advice to any new person that has decided to make a positive change by going to the gym, what would be the very first thing you would tell them?

    Nothing hard is ever easy, and nothing easy is ever as satisfying. Get ready to Do Work the hard way, and enjoy all your accomplishments that come from it.


[ Q ] How do you think the Do Work mentality applies to your personal life and how has it helped?

    The Do Work motto has always been there for me. In high school ice hockey, every time in the 3rd period when I could barely feel my legs, I ran that slogan through my head to keep them moving till the game was over. In the weight room every time when I think I'm on my last rep, I find that extra drive in telling myself "One more rep, DO WORK". It helped me the most in my life though when I was in a serious motorcycle accident in November of 2007 where I broke 9 bones, tore 4 tendons, and had reconstructive hand surgery on my right hand. The doctors weren't sure if I'd be able to even write my name again. While being depressed from having my right hand almost taken from me I got a hold of myself by saying, "It's DO WORK TIME." I fought back by going to the gym and doing everything I could with out using my hand for 4 months. Once hand rehab started (which was the worst pain I ever went through in my life), I used that slogan a lot, and knowing that if I didn't do work and get through the pain of rehab my hand would never work again. I guess you can say Doing Work has never gotten old for me. That drive has always been there and it is now stronger than ever as I strive to reach my fitness and bodybuilding goals.

The Doctors Weren't Sure If I'd Be Able To Even Write My Name Again.
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The Doctors Weren't Sure If I'd Be
Able To Even Write My Name Again.


[ Q ] What do you think are the top five reasons members are drawn to the Do Work BodyGroup?

  • Camaraderie - having others go through what you're going through to reach similar goals.
  • Motivation - to always have people ready to help you when you're down or need a kick in the ass.
  • Inspiration - To watch others give it their all and watch them achieve results through hard work will inspire anyone.
  • Hard Work - some people such as myself are just drawn to others that love to give it 110% in everything they do in life.
  • Accountability - Knowing that if you're part of the Do Work Crew, you've got over 650 other people doing work and repping that lifestyle so you owe it not only to yourself but to us to DO WORK!
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[ Q ] Why should members of your group spread the word to check in on your group page everyday?

    Because everyday you'll find motivation and inspiration to go be the best you can be with no excuses. Everyday members are talking about how hard they worked and what they did that day to better their life. We go hard, so come see if you can hang!


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