What is bodybuilding ?
Why is it called bodybuilding ?
According to the dictionary the word Classic means high quality , judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind , remarkably and instructively typical.
Synonyms: outstanding , excellent ,superior , first -rate ,authoritative , ageless ,timeless , quintessential , distinguished and paramount .
And when it comes to bodybuilding we find ourselves at a loss , how are these above mentioned words describing Classic apply to bodybuilding world today ?
It seems as there is perpetual race to who is going to be the biggest no matter what the consequences are or will be in terms of personal health and ugly looks .
I do have a question here that a lot of people may have asked before : How big is big ?
And how much more bigger does anyone wants?
It is clear that most of those who want to get big and are in competition level or want to be , do not bother with health consequences after their un announced use of sports performance drugs , simply because they do not know how to train correct and smart without necessarily using light weights .
And as they get enormously big , they all end up looking the same as if they all followed the same training plan .
And even when they pose , they do the same meaningless crab or crunch poses with multiple ugly faces , at that point it becomes a contest on how to get big and ugly and that is a far cry from bodybuilding let alone Classic .
True bodybuilding is all about being healthy , proportionately built with a great result that is [leasing to the eye , not that Bloated look which is nothing but Grotesque , Ugly and Freaky which is a clear demonstration of the use of illegal sports performance drugs which produce an un realistic unattainable look for everyday bodybuilding fan .
When I competed , I used my deep knowledge of Olympic Weightlifting Training , exercise biomechanics . The way I trained made me look as if I was 200 lbs where I reality I was between 150 to 155 lbs .
My fans looked at me and said : I could be like that , that is not unrealistic , I could look like that because it was attainable and could be done .
And here the discussion takes us to another important issue which is the core of Bodybuilding itself .
Bodybuilding is subjective , just like figure skating it depends on how you look on stage under the lights , and not on how big and how much do you weigh.
The judges sit down nearly 15 feet away from the stage with eye level at the floor , so we end up with optical illusion .
It is what the judges eyes allows them to see from that low angle .
As was in my case in my competitions , I always looked bigger than I was without actually being bigger , if you could do the same then I made my point .
Now , take anyone of those big bloated drug infested bodybuilders and watch how they move on stage , first they have no graceful moves , walk with difficulty sometimes , then watch how they try to pose , they do with great difficulty to breath and when they hit a pose they could hardly hold the pose for two seconds gasping for air with stomach puffing up and coming down.
You can clearly say that they have poor fitness and conditioning level , a sign of lack of knowledge of how to train properly .
Just a big block of drug infested bloated muscles .
And now a good number of supplement companies use some of these guys to advertise their products telling innocent readers or viewers to use those products if they wanted to look like that .
To me this looks like a con job or a fraud .
What about asking those drug infested guys to take a drug test and publish the results with the supplements ad , or ask if the supplement line existed when these guys started bodybuilding , it is truly amazing to see clear fraud and a cheat job and continue to pretend it did not exist
Many gym operators bring some of these bloated guys to speak in their gyms to promote the gym business and talk about bodybuilding to the innocent gym members advising them on how to develop their physiques ..REALLY ??? With WHAT ??, may be some tips on how to eat ?
Can any of these monsters provide the gym members with a result of recent drug test to show that at least they are believable ? NO , they do not .
It is just a freak show in the gym to sell some tickets to cope with this unrealistic fee that some of those drug monsters ask for.
It is painfully obvious that today’s bodybuilding is anything but bodybuilding
Classic is the bodybuilding clean way to build health .
Just read again what the dictionary says about the word Classic . I will add : Natural