Your looking at it from the wrong frame of mind, from a person that lives it,
What oneforship was getting at is...
what about the guy who lives the lifestyle but sucks at baseball? He lives the lifestyle but he's surely not a baseball player.
Because of bodybuilding's association with health, people seem to have this whole A for effort concept towards bodybuilding where long as you "Live the Life". News flash theres a whole lot of people running around who think they "live the life". I don't care about anybodies life, if I look at you and my first reaction isn't "damn he must be a bodybuilder" I just don't think he should be classified as one. Of course this is my opinion which is the point of the thread, I just felt the need to argue the lifestyle point as necessary.