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Is Bodybuilding a Sport?


#1

Hi!
My name is Dave and this is my first post, i just hope you won't get me wrong. I have PLENTY of respect for bodybuilders and I think it's awsome the competition and all the stuff.
I love bodybuilding.
But here is the thing. Is it really a Sport? Are they athletes?

Is posing and dancing displaying a developed physique really a demostration of athletism?
Is it?
I know, I know, I know. What requires to get to the competition, the weight lifted bla bla bla. So? I'm sure most of the girls on a beauty contest go to the gym, but is it a sport?
I mean, the ACTUAL competition, is it really a display of that strength? or a display of a strong physique?
So, what ya guys think. A sport or not?


#2

Good thing you showed up.
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/music_movies_girls_life/competitive_bodybuilding_sport_or_not

We have only discussed this enough times to get us into the "trillionth" range of numbers. Me personally, I lose count after 5 billion.


#3

It depends on who you ask.

/thread


#4

It doesn't really matter.

/thread


#5

No its definitely not a sport

Muhahahahahahah


#6

It's the ugly love child of a three way between art, sport and science. Only problem is no one is really sure who the father is


#7

If you get judged by how you look while you do it, it is not a sport. That doesn't mean that people who do it are not athletes or athletic, but it is not a sport.


#8

I didn't read a word you just said. I'm sure you'll understand why.


#9

I second this...


#10


#11

damn it...no more debates.


#12

Yeah right, just because Wikipedia says so BB is not a sport? Come on.


#13

It says it is both a sport and art.

I could care less. These debates usually only pop up so one group can say it isn't a sport as if that lessens it.

Whatever.

It is what you want it to be.

For me, it is spaghetti.


#14

Haha what a delicious answer.

I liked what this dude PaddyM said in the link you posted:

Offtopic: I like these kind of posts... Keeps me from being bored when I don't have nothing else to do.


#15

Spaghetti with a lot of meat sauce!!!

I agree....who cares


#16

Yup, lol @ that
While I agree with Bodybuilding not being a sport, lol at drawing conclusions from WIKI-FUCKING-PEDIA.

About the English language you sure couldn't.


#17

Lot of Pro x meat sauce eh??? ewwwwwww


#18

test


#19

I'm sorry, but bodybuilding being an art?
aww, c'mon guys.
lol


#20

It's not, but cheerleading is.