There’s a whole thread over in GAL asking people to express the reasons they hate bodybuilding, complete with an in depth discussion about what a “bodybuilder” is.
I don’t compete, and don’t plan to soon, if ever, because I compete with myself every time I go in the gym, and that’s enough for me.
But for shit’s sake, I’ll say that I lean more toward “powerlifter” than “bodybuilder” or even “figure athlete” because I don’t monitor/tailor what I eat the way the latter two do.
I like what I do because I love to eat, and I’m hungry all the time. I make better food choices than most, but I still allow myself junk food from time to time.
I like looking down when I walk and watching my quad split flex as I do so. (havent run into anything yet, but i probably will at some point)
I like the rush I get while I’m lifting.
I like looking at the loaded bar I’m about to lift and thinking, “Fuck you, bastard. I’m picking you up.”
I like laughing at it after I set it down.
I like the stares I get when I finish a set.
Ok. Your turn.