Sweet Yet Bitter Bodybuilding Competition
By Vishwanthar on General
September 23, 2013
It was another bitter yet sweet journey to the local bodybuilding competition. What I saw was inflated muscles and ego. There was no scope whatsoever for fitness being the primary focus. I thought you lift weights to be healthy and strong. Well, that seemed unreal when I saw the present day bodybuilders. Most of them were chemically enhanced—steroid users. Whether you lose hair, or have tits–gynecomastia, you just want to look big. I seriously don’t know what is wrong with the mindset of the present generation. All they require is instant gratification. Few months of weight training they wish to look like Hercules.
On the flipside, my boys have done it the natural way—no steroid use, whatsoever. Two competed from my gym—Naveen and Prasad. Unfortunately, Naveen didn’t win. He was in that group where one of the sponsor’s gym clients competed. The judges where compelled to book a spot for that man though he was no way even near to Naveen’s physical conditioning. Naveen and few others in his category were victimized. I knew that competitions were rigged, but I was never duped. Well, it now hurts to be in the receiving end.
Prasad secured the second place in his category. It is indeed a feather in his cap, and I am happy for him. I am, however, not feeling great about the competition. I hope and wish that this will be my last visit to bodybuilding competitions. I preach natural bodybuilding, and I don’t belong to these competitions.