What is the point of body-building? Why do people do it and what are the benefits? And please (like some people) don't assume that bodybuilders have no intelligence. Thanks. This question roots from curiosity.
Answer by Razor512 · Dec 01, 2011 at 02:26 AM
There are many reasons.
Some get paid to do it (great extrinsic motivation)
Others feel that it will improve their chances of getting a girl or guy
Some like intense workouts because it causes the body to release natural pain killers where if enough are released, you can get high.
some may consider it their life's work, or a major project, kinda like how you see news reports of people spending years building a scale model of a city out of toothpicks or some other random thing.
And some probably have nothing else better to do.
Answer by Yogi · Dec 01, 2011 at 03:17 AM
Your answers lie here: "Bodybuilding is a form of body modification involving intensive muscle hypertrophy. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive and professional bodybuilding, bodybuilders display their physiques to a panel of judges, who assign points based on their appearance."
Answer by Drmgiver · Oct 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Stay healthy, fit and "in shape", and generally feel good about themselves. It conditions your heart, your lungs, your body and your mind. You live a longer, healthier life! Not to mention it makes you look great! You should start!
Answer by dunfiddlin · Oct 11, 2012 at 09:03 AM
It is an addiction pure and simple. No matter how intelligent some may be it is palpably irrational behaviour in which the reward is transient, abuse of 'supplements' is endemic, and the use of steroids epidemic.
Answer by lasaboy · Oct 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM
It can be an addiction, a lifestyle, or just something you like to do, myself I was into Karate (full contact) for many years, so building up my body was a plus and I lived for it, my wife reckons she wants the guy with the six pack back, I am almost 60 and stopped doing all of it in the mid 80's after a bad car accident, the discipline taught me heaps, especially how to handle pain, but then so did the army, it all depends on what is important in your life, I met my wife doing Karate so when I could not do it any more, she became the most important thing in my life, the exercise was a transition stage to now, if I had not been doing all the exercise I would not have met the women who has been the drive in my wife for 30 years. Oh and the guys who get into steroids and such, leave their brains out of the equation the moment they start
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