The History Of Bodybuilding

Way back when I was young, I was always the same size of everyone around me more or less. I grew up getting skinnier as my metabolism shot up and getting chubby when it slowed down. But even though I was like everyone else, I didn’t like the idea of being normal. I always wanted to be better than everyone in my own way, whether that be developing a super power and becoming a superhero or having some small characteristic that made me shine out among the rest of everyone. I soon realized that that would never happen and that it was a foolish dream until I came across bodybuilding one day. Bodybuilding is the art of taking one’s body and pushing it to its limits, both mentally and physically. To have the ultimate physique is the main goal of every …show more content…
But bodybuilding didn’t appear up on a stage for competitions until the early 1900s when Eugene Sandow, the father of modern-day bodybuilding, grew popular among crowds due to his massive muscles and defined physique. People began to want to be as muscular and strong as Sandow, and during the 1900’s, bodybuilding popularity skyrocketed and continues to skyrocket to this day. One of the biggest names in bodybuilding is Arnold Schwarzenegger even though his last competition was 1980. Schwarzenegger took home first place in four Mr. Universes and seven Mr. Olympias both of which are highly prestigious awards in the bodybuilding world. If you look back to the Eugene Sandow and then look to Arnold Schwarzenegger, you can see how drastic the changes were to bodybuilding over the course of half a century. And if you look farther forward in time to today 's bodybuilders then you will see the astounding change in the physique of bodybuilders throughout …show more content…
Whether it’s online at a bodybuilding forum while looking for the best workout to try to get a wide back, or in the gym with someone to help push you to your limits and keep you eating clean. There is a lot of competition in bodybuilding because that’s what the main purpose of it is all about, whether it is yourself that is your competition or the biggest bodybuilder on the stage winning Mr. Olympia. I myself have made many great friends while at supplement stores or my friends back at Vilonia that just wanted to go workout with me. Even now I 'm in a competition with my friend Bryan. Before he left for basics for the National Guard, I told him that when he gets back that I can lift more than him in every exercise. That is pushing me harder every single day to keep working hard and to continue the grind of building

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