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  1. bodybuilding, anaerobic exercise, muscle building, musclebuildingnoun

    exercise that builds muscles through tension


  1. bodybuildingnoun

    A sport in which the aesthetics of muscular development is the basis for competition.

  2. bodybuildingnoun

    Work done to construct or repair the body of an automobile.


  1. Bodybuilding

    Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's muscles (muscle building) by muscle hypertrophy for aesthetic purposes. It is distinct from similar activities such as powerlifting because it focuses on physical appearance instead of strength. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In professional bodybuilding, competitors appear in lineups and perform specified poses (and later individual posing routines) for a panel of judges who rank them based on symmetry, muscularity, size, conditioning, posing, and stage presentation. Bodybuilders prepare for competitions through the elimination of nonessential body fat, enhanced at the last stage by a combination of extracellular dehydration and carbo-loading, to achieve maximum muscular definition and vascularity; they also tan and shave to accentuate the contrast of their skin under the spotlights. Bodybuilding takes a great amount of effort and time to reach the desired results. A bodybuilder might first be able to gain 8–20 pounds (4–9 kg) of muscle per year, if lifting for seven hours on a weekly basis. However, gains begin to slow down after the first two years to about 5–15 pounds (2–7 kg). After five years, gains can decrease to just 3–10 pounds (1–5 kg).Some bodybuilders use anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to build muscles and recover from injuries more quickly, but competitions sometimes ban using them because of the health risks or considerations regarding fair competition. Despite some calls for testing for steroids, the leading bodybuilding federation (National Physique Committee) does not require testing.The winner of the annual IFBB Mr. Olympia contest is generally recognized as the world's top male professional bodybuilder. Since 1950, the NABBA Universe Championships have been considered the top amateur bodybuilding contests, with notable winners such as Reg Park, Lee Priest, Steve Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger.


  1. bodybuilding

    Bodybuilding is a physical and performance sport that involves intense and regular exercise activities, where individuals, known as bodybuilders, work to build, increase, and maintain musculature through specific types of workouts, nutritional plans, and at times the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The goal is often aesthetic with an emphasis on symmetry, conditioning and defined muscle groups. Bodybuilders often compete in professional competitions where they are judged based on their physical appearance and muscular development.


  1. Bodybuilding

    Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive amateur and professional bodybuilding, bodybuilders appear in lineups doing specified poses, and later perform individual posing routines, for a panel of judges who rank competitors based on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity, and conditioning. Bodybuilders prepare for competition through a combination of dehydration, fat loss, oils, and tanning which make their muscular definition more distinct. Some well-known bodybuilders include Charles Atlas, Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Lou Ferrigno. Currently, IFBB professional bodybuilder Phil Heath from the United States holds the title of Mr. Olympia. The winner of the annual Mr. Olympia contest is generally recognized as the world's top professional male bodybuilder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bodybuilding in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bodybuilding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bodybuilding in a Sentence

  1. Beth Mandyck:

    I was aghast that there was no women’s bodybuilding, if there’s a category for men, why can’t there be a category for women?

  2. Rene Campbell:

    My bodybuilding journey made me realize that I needed to do things for Rene Campbell.

  3. Clive Standen:

    It’s nothing too crazy, most of my stuff is cardio and circuit training. It’s not traditional bodybuilding.

  4. Nick Tumminello:

    Most people are in the gym to do bodybuilding.

  5. Rafaela Lamprou:

    It started with men who were interested in bodybuilding, they say it is good for building muscle mass. But then I started to get enquiries from men with fetishes. Now I breast-feed on demand.

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