I'll probably get negged for these comments. Bodybuilding isn't a sport it's an exhibition as is a beauty pageant or ballet. Bowlers and golfers have more talent in their hands than any bodybuilder to walk the earth in their whole body.
I know the post is not on talent or sport but work.
So I list them this way.
MMA - Boxing about the same.
Wrestling - just a notch down but not by much.
Bodybuilding/strongest man comp. Somewhere around here.
The basis is that most bodybuilders could not perform the training necessary in the other sports but athletes in those other sports have the physical talent, ability or genes
to perform similar type training and do but on a different level. A 300 lbs NFL offensive lineman could out workout any bodybuilder any day in a combo of weight training
and cardio, period. Not even close.