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What do you consider Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure to be: sport or hobby?
I'm sure we can argue that it's both but let's discuss!
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Its how the individual feels about it. For some its their life. For others its just something to do.
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This kind of discussion can turn ugly quicker than religion thread


Personally I don't really consider it a sport since there is no physical performance during the actual competition. I know posing isn't easy by any means, but physical performance is not the point of the competition, the display of the body is.

With that said, I don't think bodybuilding is less of an activity just because I don't consider it a sport. I can't say I have any rigorous definition of what is a sport either.
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Yeah, this thread is gonna blow up.There are some die hards here and I wanna hear everyones opinion and thoughts on this.
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Personally I don't even bother trying to classify it anymore.

What I do know, is it something I enjoy... and it aides me in making a living.

I don't do it for recreation, so it can't be a hobby.

All in all, it wouldn't matter to me one way or another.

People consider NASCAR driving a sport don't they?
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^^^ I firmly believe race car driving is not a sport. It does require a lot of skill, but absolutely zero athletic ability.
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^^^ I firmly believe race car driving is not a sport. It does require a lot of skill, but absolutely zero athletic ability.
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^^But it's still classified as a sport... so bodybuilding should be as well.

I really don't care enough to argue one way or another though
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I think BB is a sport for those that take it serious. There is strength and conditioning, cardio, powerlifting....it goes on and on. You dont have to be a super athelete to lift, but the better you are the better you become.
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I guess the first thing to do is define both "sport" and "hobby" and see where this "activity" would fall.
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