Alright … alright. I know we have talked about this issue A LOT lately, perhaps beaten it to death - the issue of PTs ripping on bodybuilders as people and their training methods as well.
However, I never thought of this until today - the issue of WHY they do this.
Do they bash on bodybuilders because they had little success when they tried bodybuilding?
Are they jealous of bodybuilders?
Simply like poking fun at us?
What say you?
IMO, they do it because it’s good for business.
Most regular people find the appearance of pro-bodybuilders grotesque, so by attacking them they succeed in convincing the paying customers that they will not end up looking one (which is a great concern for soccer moms and CEOs - who probably represent the biggest demographics for PTs).
Secondly, “grotesque” physiques aside, the general public also perceives pros as narcissistic cheating drug users who aren’t intelligent, so by ridiculing them you succeed in strengthening your relationship with their customers because both have the same ‘enemy’.
Thirdly, let’s face it, guys interested in hardcore bodybuilding generally aren’t the type to hire PTs; so they will not lose any of their business.
Ultimately everything comes down to dollars. Even CT who respects bodybuilding has to keep his physique streamlined if he wants to keep his business up.
That’s just the name of the game.