Bodybuilding is a form of body modification involving intensive muscle hypertrophy; an individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive bodybuilding, bodybuilders display their physiques to a panel of judges, who assign points based on their appearance. The muscles are revealed through a combination of fat loss, oils, and tanning (or tanning lotions) which combined with lighting make the definition of the muscle group more distinct
Is it OK if I try Oxford?
• noun a person who strengthens and enlarges their muscles through exercise such as weightlifting
–noun a person who practices bodybuilding
body building [uncountable]
DSO an activity in which you do hard physical exercise in order to develop big muscles—body builder noun [countable]
Definition: [n] someone who does special exercises to develop the musculature
Anyway, "we guys" don't care what you think!
Tim, I actually understand where you are coming from. I wasn't trying to fool anyone.
My point is just that I think bodybuilding should be more "inclusive".
If a bodybuilder is a big, fat in the offseason, smelly protein farting, steroid taking, bloated, synthol injecting, big baggy clothes wearing, selfish, one dimential guy....then I don't want to be called a bodybuilder anyway.
But if a bodybuilder also includes the healthy, clean eating guy who tries to add a bit of muscle through the lifting of weights, then yes I am one.
PS: I think that Tiger Woods was a golfer when he picked up his first golf club at the age of four.
^^pain is in an evil mood nowadays
though i gotta admit it is pretty hilarious the whole scherade
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
Interesting discussion. Two things that people seem to be forgetting - since when was bodybuilding considered a sport? It's male physique modelling :) and secondly I thought to be considered a Professional Football or Basketball player you had to get paid to play? How many guys who compete as bodybuilders get paid to compete?
The "sport" of bodybuilding is played out in the gym not on a stage. No-one gets paid to train unless of course you have a supp contract.
This is one of those discussions that doesn't have a definitive answer.
Tim you said you're a cabinet maker by wiki's definition but your mate who is a cabinet maker would think you're just a hobbyist. The activity is the same, the difference is one gets paid for it and the other doesn't.
There are many levels of competition, being a professional is just the "elite" level.