"bodybuilder"

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  1. Paolo Cobelli

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    Alright fellas, been a while since i'v been online. Heres a thought provoking question away form talking about our doomed inevitability at war, that's always bothered me a little.

    At what stage in your body building hobby or life style do you thinks it's acceptable to call your self a bodybuilder?
    I'v always wondered this. Obviously there's no right or wrong answer and ultimately it's down to opinion. But what do you think? Where's the bench mark? Is there a bench mark?

    Is it a weight thing? If so how heavy?
    Is it just a case that as soon as you can stick to a full time diet and training plan your a bodybuilder?
    Is that stasis only earned after you compete?
    Is it when you started steroids?
    Maybe it's simply when others see you as a bodybuilder.

    A guy who used to train at my gym used to call him self a bodybuilder. And that's fine, but I thought, visually he was no were near that status. Although he lived the full time bodybuilder life. Diet, training, gear, the whole thing. But he must of had shit genetics and just didn't look that good or that big.


    For me, I'v always been my biggest sceptic. I class my self bodybuilding but I don't class my self as a bodybuilder yet. I'm not sure when or even if I'll get to a point we're, in my head I'm big enough to be a "bodybuilder' but I think I'll get a lot closer if not reach that status after my first show.
     
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  2. Richie_Rich

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    Someone who competes for me personally, if tbey dont compete there just a regular gym goer, might look very good but wouldnt class them as a bodybuilder

    i wouldnt class somone as a footballer who plays in the park with his mates
     
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  3. Rob O’tren

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    The more gear you take.
     
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  5. Sjundea

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    Agree with Richie.
    If you compete you're a bodybuilder, if you live the life but don't compete you're a hobbybuilder imo.
    Like someone who does PL training. You're not a powerlifter but instead train like a powerlifter.
     
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    With all that hyper-toxic Androxine, Pharma aas and hgh you’re running, you must be a pro bb then brah??
     
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  7. Leej

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    I look at it as your bodybuilding so everyone that lifts must be but you have professional bodybuilders that's the way I see it
     
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  8. Jayne Scott

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    Thought provoking question this. I know a few gym goers and part-time steroid users that think that qualifies them as bodybuilders. I also know some fitness & nutrition gurus that class themselves as bodybuilders. It's subjective AF, but IMO bodybuilding encompasses everything - nutrition, fitness, weight training, PED, suppls, and so on. You could be IFBB level or just a regular enthusiastic Joe and still be classified as a bodybuilder if you know what your bodybuilding goals are and you're working towards them.
     
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  9. Richard Dick

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    I agree with the previous posts that competing is what classes you as a bodybuilder, not size or condition.
     
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  10. GhostOf2Can

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    I dunno really. I think if you train specifically to build muscle and you’ve done it past the stage of what is ordinary I think you could class yourself as a bodybuilder. That is in fact what you are doing

    Powerlifters or strongmen would have to compete to call themselves that though imo.
    I train that style of training but as I don’t compete (done a couple years ago) I just say I like to train heavy sometimes I wouldn’t feel comfortable calling myself a PL’er
     
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  11. pukka

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    And yet there are some who compete clearly because their mum told them they look massive and others who’ve not set a foot onstage and yet would easily place in the top six on a National stage.
     
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  13. Richard Dick

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    Totally, but that's the distinction for me personally. Same as there's strong cunts that would easily place for their weight in powerlifting meets but they don't compete so they're not really powerlifters. Just how I see it.
     
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  14. pukka

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    It really is that simple imo.
    If you train to ‘build your body’ you can claim to be a bodybuilder irrespective of your level of development
     
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  15. pukka

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    I think it’s different when it comes to specifically building tissue as I said above.
     
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