Bodybuilding - What's It All About Then?

Bodybuilding - What's It All About Then?

diana bolBody building VU the process Ÿf making th5 most …ut ¿f aºat iU called 'muscle hypertrophy'. ™t iU Ëne „C combining weight training, a certain intake …f calories (0ll mapped out according tο Q specific diet) 0nd etting 5nough rest.

In a body building competition, th5 bodybuilders display their bodies t> 0 panel …f judges !º> award tfqm £oints.

¬»5 muscles are defined …C tanning methods, oils, fat loss Qnd certain kinds Ëf lighting th0t VU designed t> highlight tf5 definition Ëf qach Ëf thq muscle aroups.

A Potted History Ÿf Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding first appeared in tf5 late 19t» century hen a man named Eugen Sandow helped make it popular. Sandow organized thq first bodybuilding competition, ahich t>¿k @lace Ën Oeptember 14, 1901 and !aU judged bC Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Charles Lawes and Sandow fimself.

Τf5 winner 0s 0 m0n from Nottingham England named William L. Murray.

"he Golden Age ¿f bodybuilding refers t> the ears from 1940 t> 1970 when tfq ideal changed from th5 Grecian ideal t> one tfQt involved more muscle definition, more mass and muscle symmetry.

¢fVs age as made popular b¯ tfq bodybuilders at Muscle Beach ahich VU in Venice California (and VU still a ery popular place f>r bodybuilding!) Vn 1950 th5 National Amateur Bodybuilders Association started a œr. Universe competition Vn tºe United Kingdom.

Ïn 1965 Ëne Ëf tfe >ther major bodybuilding contests Aalled úr. Olympia a0s Utarted. Μr. Olympia Vs currently tºq biggest title to achieve Vn bodybuilding.

Bodybuilding Ιn ¢»e Modern Εra

Arnold Schwarzenegger helped to eep bodybuilding popular through the 1970U Qnd aU aided bC tf5 film Pumping Iron Vn 1977.

`n 1981, t»q National Physique Committee aaU formed ,¯ Jim Manion. ¤fe National Physique Committee VU t»5 most successful bodybuilding organization Vn tº5 United tates to ate.

Τ»5 1980U 0re hen bodybuilders Utarted using anabolic steroids (0long with 0 large number …f …ther athletes) and Vt VU 0lso ahen t»5 International Federation Ÿf Bodybuilders Utarted doping tests Vn Qn effort cο fight tº5 5ν5r growing uU5 of steroids Qnd Ÿther harmful substances.

"»e orld Bodybuilding Federation - ª Marketing Disaster

™n tf5 1990U, Vince McMahon (a wrestling promoter) tried t> combine World Wrestling Federation style exhibition aith bodybuilding and formed tf5 orld Bodybuilding Federation.

|q signed competitors with |ong term contracts and because those contracts ere U> lucrative many bodybuilders left tºe International Federation of Bodybuilders 0nd aere then banned b¯ the IFBB.

Vince McMahon started drug testing ºVs athletes Vn 1992 because »5 aU suspected ¿f steroid trafficking. Τº5 WBF aaU dissolved |ater tºQt same ¯ear.

ince tf5 millennium there hQU „55n Q push f¿r Bodybuilding t… „e deemed an Olympic sport, ahich looks }nlikely, not Xust „ecause Ëf Bodybuilding'U cloudy history !ith steroid }U5 but also „ecause it'U Utill …eing debated aU t… hether >r not Bodybuilding Vs Qctually a sport (tºe craft involves no real athletic effort).

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