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Posing in Bodybuilding Contests


#1

Yes everyone, here is my question.

Should they change the rules where posing in Bodybuilding is changed?

It comes off as a little on the gay side I can tell you that.

Why not have a guy for example, get on a preacher curl machine and then after he is done, flex his muscles? Then he will be rewarded a certain number of points for reps, form, and size of muscles.

Then he can move onto a leg exercise that the judges choose to provide on stage. He is awarded points on how he performs the exercise and also when he flexes after performing said exercise.

I think this would actually make the sport better. You would actually be combining the training aspect of bodybuilding along with how well the bodybuilders look on stage from a physical standpoint.

Thoughts?


#2

Well, bodybuilding is concerned with how you look. Not really with how much you can lift. I don’t really see how performing a certain exercise relates to how well of a physique you’ve developed.

I mean, what if someone didn’t do “normal” lifts yet build an impressive physique? He should be punished because he didn’t do a certain lift? And why should they be judged on form? Form is specific to your purpose, there isn’t really a “correct” form technically and trying to grade someone on it means they have to pick an arbitrary form and everyone just copies that to get a better score.

Plus, you’re comment of bodybuilding being a little “gay” then proposing to have people watch shirtless dudes lift weights then flex afterwards is somehow less “gay”? How does moving a weight before flexing make it suddenly less “gay”? Explain

I think it would be cool to see them train, but it really doesn’t fit in the whole “bodybuilding” definition of “building a body” and then being judged on said body.


#3

WE would see better definition if in fact they were required to lift during their routines. Imagine how their muscles would look even better as they have insane pumps? Yes I know they are allowed to pump themselves up backstage but we all know that it would look even better if say they got on a preacher curl machine and then flexed after.


#4

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
Why not have a guy for example, get on a preacher curl machine and then after he is done, flex his muscles? Then he will be rewarded a certain number of points for reps, form, and size of muscles.

Then he can move onto a leg exercise that the judges choose to provide on stage. He is awarded points on how he performs the exercise and also when he flexes after performing said exercise. [/quote]

Would he also be awarded points for the amount of weight lifted?


#5

No. He just gets points for the size of his pump.


#6

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
It comes off as a little on the gay side I can tell you that.
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Is being gay a bad thing?


#7

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
No. He just gets points for the size of his pump.[/quote]

I see…


#8

Not at all.

But being feminine in a contest that is supposed to be manly is something that should not be allowed.


#9

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
Not at all.

But being feminine in a contest that is supposed to be manly is something that should not be allowed.[/quote]

Being gay is feminine?


#10

No, but pretending to be Dana Linn Bailey is.


#11

I feel as though your ideas continue to shift on this matter. It may benefit you to spend a few days composing your thoughts and then come back to this.


#12

This thread. Lol


#13

They could even get a creepy old guy to come on stage and measure his biceps whaddaya think?

[quote]dt79 wrote:

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
No. He just gets points for the size of his pump.[/quote]

I see…
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#14

Do you think the guys aren’t lifting backstage before coming out for their routine?


#15

I already stated that brother. But they should pump even more on stage.


#16

[quote]Depression Boy wrote:
They could even get a creepy old guy to come on stage and measure his biceps whaddaya think?

[quote]dt79 wrote:

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
No. He just gets points for the size of his pump.[/quote]

I see…
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Sounds good.


#17

[quote]GetSwoleToday wrote:
I already stated that brother. But they should pump even more on stage.[/quote]

did you manage to get swole today?


#18

this is the weirdest fucking thread ever


#19

May I suggest that all the competitors wear rainbow colored capes?


#20

Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but the size of my pump is between me, my girlfriend, and any adult websites on which I may have appeared.