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09-03-2003, 02:21 PM
At what point does a woman stop being a "regular exerciser" and become a bodybuilder? Is it when she puts down the pink dumbbells and picks up a real barbell for the first time? The first time she makes the conscious decision to add something to her body (muscle) instead of always trying to lose? I know I want to get into bodybuilding, but want to know when I can call myself a bodybuilder without being laughed at. :-)
09-03-2003, 02:36 PM
Bodybuilding is basically "body sculpting." Weight training and diet manipulation to add muscle and definition.
Bodybuilding competitors are judged by criteria set up through the organization they compete in. The women's criteria changes constantly and the judges are different in their opinions so we never really know what "bodybuilding" is supposed to look like. Even now if you go into a competition smaller than a "juicer," she is going to win because she has more mass. Yet they SAY they don't want that any more????? :( Frustrating!
I could go on forever and everyone has an opinion (as you will find out). Most bodybuilders have a more muscular and defined body compared to people who just want to stay healthy.
? Good question!
09-03-2003, 02:45 PM
Bodybuilding is a liftstyle. Some compete, and some don't. If you train for muscle size, eat properly, take part in cardio, then you can be consideded a bodybuilder. Many have goals and are always expanding them and trying to improve bodyparts.
If you want to get into bodybuilding, compete in a show. That will give you a taste of the strick lifestyle. ;)