When it comes to the world of health and fitness, people tend to go in different directions. Either a person will neglect their health and live a sedentary lifestyle while eating a large amount of food. On the contrary, there are also people who will calorie count, watch what they eat, and work out on a daily basis. Affectionately called, “health nuts”, these people strive to live a healthier lifestyle. But then there is a third type of person. This type of person has discovered the art of body sculpting and pumping iron for the purpose of growing and shaping their muscles. We call these people bodybuilders. When we think of bodybuilders, celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger come to mind. Bodybuilders have spent years perfecting and sculpting their bodies. Some people see them as a turnoff, as it looks like they are stuffing pillows under their skin, while other people hail them as gods. Many bodybuilders become celebrities, and many celebrities strive to look like bodybuilders in order to prepare for a role or to make themselves more desirable for work.
The world of bodybuilding is exclusive and isolating in its own right, as only the truly dedicated will spend loads of time in the gym while drinking protein and creatine shakes. There are competitions that are dedicated to the perfectly sculpted body, judging on strength, aesthetics, flexing abilities, plus tanning color. The prize? Prestigious titles, cash prizes, potential modeling contracts, fame, and respect from others in the fitness world. But just because someone has large muscles, doesn’t mean that they are healthy. Lately, there has been a surge of bodybuilders who will take their hobby and dedication to the extreme, resulting in taking steroids and other drugs. Bodybuilding is also very hard on the heart, and it is not uncommon to hear of a body builder who dropped dead from a heart attack.
The internet is flooded with articles and videos with workouts, diet plans, and advice, all for obtaining the perfect body and developing your muscles to the point where your muscles seem to have muscles growing on them. With so much information that can be found online, it is almost pointless to look into a personal trainer anymore, which can be extraordinarily dangerous. If you are considering a career in bodybuilding, the wisest path is to get a personal trainer as well as consult with a doctor to make sure that your health is well enough to take on the challenge.
But with all activities and hobbies, there is such a thing as taking something too far. In this video, are people who took bodybuilding to the extreme, either they died from their training, they were left permanently disfigured, or they continue to pursue their endeavors despite looking inhuman. We call them dedicated, winners, or even crazy. It is a fine line between fitness, looking good, and doing the ironic action of destroying your body from the inside out, al for the sake of being the picture of perfect health.