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Offline timmon

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Re: End of a Sport
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2017, 06:12:04 pm »
The debate on whether Bodybuilding is a sport will continue to cause a break out of debate for ever, I think! Chess is considered to be a sport, that also gets people confused.

I tend to take my lead from the athletes themselves. Arnold Schwarzenegger must be a good starting or even ending point. Everywhere you read about how Arnold went about turning himself into sports icon. Many Female bodybuilders and male will refer to Arnold as the icon, the person they look to for inspiration. He still virtually is bodybuilding. Still.

In one of his quotes he says" "Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach."

In another quote where he is asked if Bodybuilding is a sport he says "My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport."

He goes on. "The unique thing about bodybuilding is that when I compete it is just me on a stage alone. There is no field, no bat, no ball, no skis, no skates. All other athletes have to use equipment, like a football. But I don't use anything in competition except myself. It's just me up there. Me alone. No coach. No nothing."

So, many bodybuilders refer to themselves as athletes, and their art form as a sport. They take their lead from Arnold, and possibly from the Weiders as well. The IOC may have decided body building is not as sport, but there is much convincing still to do to change the minds of many within bodybuilding, so I personally take my lead from the top within the sport.

if Arnie changes his mind, everyone else will probably follow.

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