Bodybuilding: Sport Getting More Popular?

August 21st, 2007 by Paul Johnson

I’m sure you have read the studies that 60% of the public in the U.S.A is overweight. Many countries around the world are also getting fatter as they adopt our lifestyles. However, I believe Bodybuilding is actually growing in popularity.

The public is getting fatter and as a result, they are looking for radical ways to change their body. They realize that the mainstream ways of getting in shape do not work well. Sure they can lose the fat by starving themselves, but they will look skinny fat and the weight will come back. The internet has also allowed information to flow freely, making such topics such as bodybuilding more accpetable. Before the internet, it was a thing you only talked about between people in the Gym. I think also Arnold Schwarzennegar becoming Governor has helped increase it's popularity.

While bodybuilding has made some great strides in reaching new people, it is still full of misconceptions and rumours and misunderstood by most. The Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest used to be on ESPN. Not anymore, yet they have the hot dog eating contest. I guess they want couch potatoes to feel better about themselves? ESPN would also rather gossip about steroid use among athletes.