Is BodyBuilding a sport?

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  1. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

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    Is BodyBuilding/Power Lifting a sport?

    :o My roomate seems to think its not, even though it is in the olympics?
     
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    MyLittlePwny OT Supporter

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    I dunno sport can mean alot of diff. things to diff ppl. Synch. Swimming and that type of stuff is in the Olympics too but I dunno if ppl consider it a sport or not. I see bodybuilding more as a competition then a sport :hs:
     
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    deznutz New Member

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    he said it was an Art. They watched the Arnold movie in english class and now he is writing a paper about how bodybuilding/powerlifting is not a sport because of me.
     
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    bodybuilding is not in the olympics, weightlifting is, there a difference. Thats not really saying much since Ballroom dancing was in the olympics

    It definitely qualifies as a sport to me as it requires specialized skill and athletic performance and is governed by a set of rules (no matter loosely they are followed).
     
  5. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    What's in the Olympics is hardly a measure of a "sport". Watching those kids a few years back win gold in the snowboard halfpipe? Give me a fucking break. That hardly approached the true Olympic feeling caused by Dan Janson finally winning after a few futile tries or the 1980 hockey team. Those golds required hard work, perseverance, etc...winning a snowboard halfpipe gold requires parents that drop you off at the slopes every day when you're a kid, and a lot of money. Sure they're talented, but leave that crap to the x-games.

    OK, [/rant] Sorry bout that.
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    FWIW, synchronized swimmers are largely noted to have one of the hardest training sessions of any sport. Most elite athletes cannot make it through a practice. Let me see if I can dig up some proof of this...

    For starters...

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/04/25/sunday/main551123.shtml

     
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  7. Ilyusha

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    Meh.. that doesn't qualify it as a sport for me.
     
  8. Hpower

    Hpower GO GATORS

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    I don't think so, and it's not in the olympics. If you are reffering to power lifting thats another story
     
  9. princess0fdiabl0

    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

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    its more of a sport than golf
     
  10. nonplus

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    who cares if it is a "sport" or not? it's just a !@#$ label
     
  11. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    if golf is a sport, if ping pong is, if that damn ice thing with the rock and broom is, then why wouldny bb be?
     
  12. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    I think it's a life style, not a sport.

    I also don't think pool, bowling, and ASSCAR qualify as sports :o
     
  13. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    If by bodybuilding you mean the way I do it then yes its a sport and one that takes more dedication then any other. Also the hardest thing you could ever try for sport is to diet down to show level and compete. You guys cant understand it since you have never done it. But just posing completely depleted for minutes on end under 100 lights all day is harder then the training itself. Most people fail on a simple "lose 10lb diet" walk in my shoes for 16 weeks on a real diet... most wouldnt last a day.

    /rant

    PS until you have competed in BB'ing your opinion doesnt matter
     
  14. Jeff Merr

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    Bodybuilding is not a sport IMO, when it comes down to competing, you dont really do anything, you just sit on stage and flex, all your work is done outside of the competition or event.
     
  15. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    are you kidding me...stand on stage depleted and pose as hard as you can (correctly) for 30 minutes at times. You have to flex all muscles in your body at once all the time. Have you ever competed on stage?
     
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    its a sport and a hard one at that. you train for it, you dedicate yourself to it, you put your body through tons of punishment, and you compete.
     
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    Is golf a sport?

    EDIT: I should read a thread before posting :o
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Bodybuilding is a bunch of gay men on stage in a speedo oiling each other up and having gay sex backstage, duh.
     
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    :rofl:

    I am going to show him this thread......i am by no means on the same level or page as purevl or coleman, but i know for a fact, it is a sport....its a sport for life?
     
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    wow, that sounds harder than playing in the NFL for 2.5 hour games, or wrestling for college match after match. Gimme a fuckin break. Im sure its MENTALLY hard to diet and cut and pose etc., but physically? your comparing this to Rugby, Soccer, NFL, NHL etc.? get a clue
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh:
     
  22. Jeff Merr

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    there changed it, competed or not, lets take Ronnie Coleman and tell him to go wrestle for 2 minute matches, take an average person and tell them to flex their muscles on stage, lol. Read the artical about Jay Cutler in FHM, his dad has a pretty good opinion on how bodybuilding is NOT a sport.
     
  23. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    FYI, I played semi pro as a d end. But ok since your the new know it all you win. Not gonna argue you with over the internet.
     
  24. Jeff Merr

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    Good way to spell defeat. The point im making, is that anyone can bodybuild, ask IFBB pros themselves, they will tell you it is 100% GENETICS, now ask someone to be good at a particular "registered" sport, wether a bodybuilder or a normal citizen, such as the NFL, NHL,etc., and it all comes down to tallent and skill and abilities. This is what seperates bodybuilding from being a sport. I mean lets face it, your a guy, fully shaven, oiled up, in a thong, on stage in front of people flexing.
     
  25. Up All Night

    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    Bodybuilding possibly requires the most dedication out of any sport. Not only do you have to work your ass off training, you also have to be constantly monitoring food intake.
     
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