I’ve always found bodybuilding fascinating, and I’ve loved following the sport, but have never had a desire to compete myself. Recently, I’ve been rethinking that. My basketball career is over and I miss the thrill of competition.
I’ll never be a super high-level bodybuilder (I care too much about my career and relationship with my wife), but I think it could be an engaging leisure pursuit to compete in some smaller local shows.
So, I’d like to ask those who have competed or are currently competing:
- Are you happy you got into bodybuilding?
- How has it affected the other areas of your life?
- Do you think it’s possible to do bodybuilding at a lower level without sacrificing long-term health or harming your relationship/career?
Broadly, I’m just wondering about the pros/cons, based on your experience. I’d especially love to hear from those who are married and make their career/finances a high priority.