Physique contests used to have a lifting component.
How that makes them more “homo” than standard bodybuilding contests - I don’t know.
The reason why I brought up “figure competitions” is because they are the only physique contests remaining in north America with an athletic component to them.
No, I wasn’t suggesting that the same events be used and attire be worn.
Forum member, Exile-Swede, participates in such events; and “no” it’s not like cheer leading for men.
As far as not being able to perform at such low body fat % - don’t diet that low.
Again, I’m not suggesting that it replace bodybuilding or even keep the name. It could be its own sport. Kinda like a cross between bodybuilding and power lifting, where guys don’t specialize in either category, but are still very good at both.
Powerlifting and bodybuilding are both offshoots from O-weightlifting.
There is no reason why bodybuilding can’t have it’s offshoot.