Bodybuilding as a sport and an art has been around for many decades now. In fact, it dates back to many centuries back when men would build their bodies and then compete in community championships. Usually, the main goal was to attract females and to establish oneself as an alpha male in the area. Today, however, there are other more practical reasons why one may wish to build their bodies. Read on to see what they are.
You have a small frame and would like to get buff
Some people are unfortunate enough to have very small body frames. This could be as a result of many reasons. Examples include poor eating habits, poor health, or even poor genetics. In either case, no one enjoys having a tiny body frame. Such a body characteristic brings with it unwanted attention such as being the butt of crude jokes, being bullied etc. If you have a small body frame, you can change all that and get buff through bodybuilding.
You’re physically unfit and would like to change that
You can also choose to immerse yourself into bodybuilding if you feel that you are very unfit. Unfit people have little body muscle and lots of body fat. Being unfit means that you do not have as much strength or stamina as you should. It also means that your body doesn’t look as good as it should (or can). By hitting the gym and building your body, you can build muscle, shed fat and get fit over a short period of time.
You feel that you need to give your self-esteem a boost
Due to the primal nature of human beings, being bigger comes with a sense of greater self-esteem and self-worth. Having a bulkier body, especially one that has been sculptured in the gym, also boosts one’s self-esteem due to the realization that you can handle yourself in a fight. If you have a low self-esteem and would like to turn the tables around, bodybuilding can help. By getting bigger and buffer, you will feel more confident in yourself and this can help you in other areas of your life.
You have a great frame and feel that you’d be a great candidate as a bodybuilder
Some people are lucky to naturally have great bodies that make them look as if they go to the gym regularly even if they have never stepped a foot in one. If you are one such person, you can take advantage of your great genetics to get into body building. After all, you already have a great physical frame which makes you a superb candidate for the sport. People with big body frames generally bulk up faster compared to those who aren’t.
You have always admired the art of bodybuilding
And of course, it is a great idea to get into bodybuilding if you have always admired the activity. Unlike other hobbies, bodybuilding is not an expensive activity to engage in. All you need is a gym membership and you’re good to go. But most importantly, you get o fulfill something that you’ve always wanted to do for a long time.
Other great reasons to get into bodybuilding include aesthetics and competitiveness.