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Old 03-31-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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How many of us on this site do body building competitions? I have never done one but just wanted to know who all competes on this site and what you have gotten out of it.
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Rich Knapp is a professional bodybuilder that is a regular on these boards. Emeka is an amateur that competes year-round and his wife does also, though she does not post here.

Sorry for the short list. I don't mean to exclude anyone, these were off the top of my noggin.
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How many of us on this site do body building competitions? I have never done one but just wanted to know who all competes on this site and what you have gotten out of it.
As Tank posted I do. I have done 15 shows in my career. (11 able body pre w/c, 4 w/c class)

What have I learned? Drive and dedication. If you put in crappy knowledge and commitment that the results you get back. No matter if its the lifting or the nutrition.

Many try, but only a very few follow threw, many fail because they can't handle the dieting. So they go to "Power Lifting". (This is not directed to anyone. It just a fact and personal feed back I have been given from 95% of the people that start out preping for there first bbing show.)

Its all about beating your last shows package, you do this, your a winner.

Competitive bodybuilders? Theres not many regulars, E and myself are the most active competitive bodybuilders.
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Did you just say "Powerlifting" in a derogatory context?!?! Why I oughta .....lmao!!!
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Ment no disrespect to anyone. Competitive bodybuilding isn't for everyone. I know that.

I admire the person that tell's me to my face they wanted to do a show but failed at the cutting and couldn't take it, so they made the choice to "Power Lift" This is a honest person. Theres no disrespect or humility in it.

Cutting down is tremendously hard on you and everyone around you. As hard as a death in the family. It's not for everyone.

This is what makes the world a great place. Many options and choices a person can make.

If It makes you feel better gasper, competitive bodybuilding IS NOT a sport, Power Lifting is.

So that makes power lifters athletes and competitive bodybuilders nothing.

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A person who is involved in Athletics (sport),
So by the book we competitive bodybuilders arn't squat. Power Lifters are.
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If It makes you feel better gasper, competitive bodybuilding IS NOT a sport, Power Lifting is.

So that makes power lifters athletes and competitive bodybuilders nothing.
As I have said before. It takes tremendous determination to be successful at both PL and BB. I agree that BB is not a sport, but it's definately competitive. My hats off to anyone dedicated enough to be good at it.
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a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
b. A particular form of this activity.
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