And again, you refuse to acknowledge that I have argued against this point well enough to make it invalid
Yes, you have argued. But you have not supplied any credible evidence nor authoritative proof to back your “opinions”. Case closed.
And I don’t see your point here. Ok? It sprang out of Cali. Cool. Hollywood gave us a film industry. What does that say for films? Oh wait yes it says nothing for films.
Again, you are missing the point. Hollywood is still very much the center of the film industry. Just as southern California is still very much the center of the sport of bodybuilding.
If you want to become a professional bodybuilder, you don’t typically move to Alaska, or Ohio. Sure, you can train anywhere you want, but the Mecca of the culture of professional bodybuilding has always been southern California and Muscle Beach.
This is where bodybuilding - modern bodybuilding - originated, and this is where many, many an aspiring bodybuilder has gone to pursue their career in this sport. This is where the main publishing houses for bodybuilding are located. This is where the kingpin Joe Weider is located.
Schwarzenegger didn’t move from Austria to Ohio to train to become Mr. Olympia. He moved to southern California. You simply cannot sit here on this thread and tell me that you are unaware of the influence and importance of southern California on the sport of bodybuilding – Otherwise, you would be deluding yourself.
You have grouped bodybuilders as individuals together as perpetrators of this “culture” you so despise.
Many sports have their own sub-culture. Professional bodybuilding is no exception. Case closed.
But the use of steroids (and the abuse of steroids) is not limited to bodybuilding.
Again, you are going off-topic. Bodybuilders will often use steroids to increase their strength. Yes, the same holds true for football, and some other sports that require immense strength. Nevertheless, you cannot negate the fact that many well-known professional bodybuilders have a long history of abusing steroids. Case closed.
If you want to hate on my sport for a particular reason, I will hate on yours for a particular reason.
I have not leveled “hate speech”. Strong, documented, and hopefully articulate opinions. But never “hate speech”. Take a deep breath.
I still don’t see what is wrong with this. You said it yourself, competition purposes.
You know as well as I do that any professional bodybuilder must spend thousands of hours practicing various bodybuilding poses. This is part of the sport. The poses are done in front of a mirror, and each muscle is carefully analyzed by the bodybuilder to look for areas of one’s physique that needs improvement.
This overzealous attention to one’s muscular physique is not only unhealthy, but also can foster narcissism if the bodybuilder isn’t careful.
But it is. If its about modesty, then modesty we shall discuss relevant to sports.
Bodybuilders, by the very nature of the sport, parade around in very tight and skimpy attire during competitions. This is not only immodest but indecent.
Finally, at the end of this long road, you agree with me. Case closed.