I will admit it… I used to be into bodybuilding. When I was coming up, I dreamed of looking like Dorian Yates, so I started doing his routines in hopes of looking like him.
So I used to buy magazines like Flex, Muscle and Fitness, etc.
I did the 12 sets per bodypart on a split routine 6 days a week, and YOU NEED TO REST ONE DAY type deal. Oh yes and EAT UP, but be sure to take our WEIGHT GIANER 5000! All that I ever got from it was a headcold.
Those ridiculous routines should come with a disclaimer that if you are not doing some serious shit that they will not work for you. Wait, unless you really believe that all Ronnie Coleman does is “supplements” to look like that? Hey that’s what the ads say!
I used to get amused by the back of the magazines…
The little ads that they had in the back.
They used to show lots of “supplements” that supposedly mirrored the same thing that steroids did. A few times I almost parted with my hard earned money in hopes of getting a pair of guns like Doarian Yates, but I didn’t want to get burned on some kind of scam, so I never went for the “New anabolic agent designed by Soviets that is still legal in the US BUT NOT FOR LONG.”
I used to notice a thing about those ads though…
They used to feature a lot of 900 number ads, that usually featured some scantilly clad, muscled guy who had a towel covering up his private parts. The gist of it was “Call now and talk to hot hunks.” “Hot men in your area want to talk to you.”
Now advertisers know their target audience. This is why you see tampon commercials on soap operas or beer ads on football games and not vice versa.
So there obviously must be a lot of bodybuilders who have ulterior motives for buying magazines featuring semi naked men posing. Hey what else do they do with that posing oil anyway?
But back to the story…
I began to see that bodybuilding was… a crock of shit. Who wants to sit there with a fucking tape measure every month to see if your right bicep has gained a half inch and then cum your pants about it?
Plus the way that they like to stare at themselves in the mirror. It all seems so narcissistic to me; a bunch of men who sit around and stare at themselves in the mirror for hours on end doing those ridiculous poses wearing gay looking speedos, shaving their body hair off and talking shit to one another.
However… bodybuilders do form a substantial part of commercial gym membership, thus they help keep them open. And they are far more desirable than the fat ass hordes whose 38 inch bicep is at a bodyfat of 50% who plague America these days.
So they can be seen as useful to strength athletes.