Doesn't bodybuilding seem a bit gay?
Sorry, I just began with that foolish statement to try and attract the attention necessay to get repsonses.
It might seem that this question belongs in the "building a better body" section of the forum, but it seems to me prior to the subject of that section: I want to know why people pursue bodybuilding, not how.
I ask for several reasons. In reading through several other threads in this section of the forum, I noticed that people here do try to give people meaningfull advice about more than simply their manner of weight training (sets, reps, exercises), and I find myself needing motivation, one way or another, with respect to bodybuilding---
I am generally much more interested in building maximal strength, but, in the course of such exercise, I have built a body that some find impressive. I also find that I enjoy this build, and sometimes wish to train to augment it (finally turn that 4 pack into a six pack, actually focus on arms, etc.). The problem is that I do not trust that this desire to improve the look of my body is good; It often seems vain, and it often seems unnecessary. Many peole mention attracting the oppositie sex, but I have noticed that most girls are impressed enough with just a decent body (which I already have), some are disgusted with bigger or more ripped bodies, many of the girls most attracted to me for my body are stupid and worthless, and finally, for every girl who will start flirting with me at a bar simply based on how I am built, there is probably another one who will not talk to me b/c she assumes I am a meathead. So I really doubt sex is the answer.
Thus, again I ask, why someone should bodybuild, or at least, if you have bothered to read my long-winded post, why do you body-build (of course powerlifters and others are welcome to reply if they have something relevant to say)?