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    Someone told me long ago that bodybuilding is a gay sport

    I find that hard to beleive cause many guys I know who work out are straight.But many websites promote bodybuilding as a gay sport so what are your views on this matter?

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    WTF?

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    100% ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    no more than any other sport .................

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    Originally posted by Kid Shred
    100% ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    no more than any other sport .................
    just wanted to reiterate.

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    the real question is the word "sport".

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    It really pisses me off when people say that. It comes from pure ignorance of society toward what bodybuilding is all about. All they think it is about are guys standing in "thongs" and posing nude. It's the same with the reputation that us "musclebounds" or "jocks" or whatever name they apply to people with large muscles are ignorant or stupid, when in reality they only display their ignorance by assuming that. It's just an ignorant social stereotype.

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    Its a sport, period. People can slap whatever labels they want on it but it doesn't change a thing in my view.

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    hell if ballroom dancing is a sport then bodybuilding is a no-brainer.

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    A sport by definition is a competitive activity with a set of rules.

    Does this mean that people such as myself are not taking part in a "sport" while those who step on stage are? I would like to think my dedication and effort should not be undermined because I use bodybuilding as a means of self-satisfaction rather than for competition?

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    I too hate it when people think that I am gay because I support many of the pro bodybuilders.Bodybuilding is supposed to be for increaseing your health and well being.

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    Cool Personally, I think . . .

    . . . that the percentage of gay guys in bodybuilding is no higher than it is among florists, hairdressers, ballet dancers, interior decorators, and priests.
    Wait a second . . .

    Okay, serious answer . . . Who cares? It's a non-issue. Bodybuildng is both a competitive sport and and an art form. And whether a body builder is straight or gay, chances are that he or she could kick the crap out of most other people.

    So what are we going to do next? Question the sexuality of people who go to bodybuilding competitions or applaud when someone flexes well? My first-paragraph joke aside, things are gettin' a little stereotypical, if you get my drift.

    The true question, of course, is why someone who is presumably straight would be reading web sites that promote bodybuilding as a gay sport.*
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    * The answer to which, since it's a rhetorical question, is also, "Who cares? It's a non-issue."

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    Re: Someone told me long ago that bodybuilding is a gay sport

    Originally posted by theron
    I find that hard to beleive cause many guys I know who work out are straight.But many websites promote bodybuilding as a gay sport so what are your views on this matter?
    I know that the following and many of the fans of bodybuilding are gay. That is a given, with the nature of the way the sport is presented..... I.E.

    Men with extra masculine physiques, parading around on a stage with less clothing than most of us would ever think of wearing.

    But most men who participate in bodybuilding are DEFINATELY not gay.

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    Originally posted by ibiza69
    hell if ballroom dancing is a sport then bodybuilding is a no-brainer.
    I agree that bodybuilding is a sport because of the training and physical effort involved.

    And anybody who doubts Ballroon dancing is a sport I challenge them to watch a contest and "attempt" so of the precise moves that the dancers perform at the speed they perform them.

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    Wrestling, boxing, and bodybuilding are the the toughest sports to compete in, IMO. Dieting is a 24/7 job, if you mess up on that, kiss your Sandow good bye...do you see a basketball player shooting hoops all day every day? All sports require physical effort, just some...more than others.

    Oh...you may even throw bicycling in that category. Tour de France....climbing those hills?!?! Ya right.

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    Originally posted by Pete235


    I agree that bodybuilding is a sport because of the training and physical effort involved.

    And anybody who doubts Ballroon dancing is a sport I challenge them to watch a contest and "attempt" so of the precise moves that the dancers perform at the speed they perform them.
    Amen Pete I have watched Ballroom Dancing up close and it's not easy and the athletes trains as if it is a sport.

    And yes the participants in Ballroom dancing are ATHLETES !

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    Re: Personally, I think . . .

    Originally posted by TNT
    . . . that the percentage of gay guys in bodybuilding is no higher than it is among florists, hairdressers, ballet dancers, interior decorators, and priests.
    Wait a second . . .

    Okay, serious answer . . . Who cares? It's a non-issue. Bodybuildng is both a competitive sport and and an art form. And whether a body builder is straight or gay, chances are that he or she could kick the crap out of most other people.

    So what are we going to do next? Question the sexuality of people who go to bodybuilding competitions or applaud when someone flexes well? My first-paragraph joke aside, things are gettin' a little stereotypical, if you get my drift.

    The true question, of course, is why someone who is presumably straight would be reading web sites that promote bodybuilding as a gay sport.*
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    Once again TNT an excellent post.


    * The answer to which, since it's a rhetorical question, is also, "Who cares? It's a non-issue."

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    There has been a lot of posts about gayness lately. What gives?

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    Just like TNT said, who cares? Fuck what other people say!!! You do what you do because you LOVE body building and it's a part of your life now! Are you just gonna quit because of what some people may say or think?

    Screw them, this is what we do!!!

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    Of the and straight and gay BBs that I know, neither type gives a sh*t what anyone thinks of their sexuality.

    Why should you care ? I don't.

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    I say it dosen't matter if you are gay or not bodybuilding is a sport everyone should be involved in.

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    Originally posted by arthurb999
    There has been a lot of posts about gayness lately. What gives?
    Maybe those that have felt repressed in the past are feeling that being open and themselves is finally okay ? (j/k...only sorta though)


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    Listen man people are going to say what they will. Chances are every man in the world has at one time looked at a bodybuilder and said to themselves "wow I'd like to look like that one day." All little kids look up to superheroes and bodybuilers look just like comic book superheroes so what does that say?
    The ignorant people that pass remarks like that are the people who don't have the heart to train like we do. They have no self disipline, but still deep down they wish they were bodybuilders.








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    Makes no difference to me if someone thinks I,m gay because I bodybuild who,s the shallow one there?I have been asked before if I,m gay because I workout my reply "Would you like me to be"It normally keeps their mouth shut!

    Jealousy comes out in different forms for different people

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    Iam very happy to be a BB

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    Originally posted by Canes4Ever


    Maybe those that have felt repressed in the past are feeling that being open and themselves is finally okay ? (j/k...only sorta though
    IMO, being open and themselves has a place and time... like with your friends and family... not on a bodybuilding message board.

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    Originally posted by Billy Boy
    Makes no difference to me if someone thinks I,m gay because I bodybuild who,s the shallow one there?I have been asked before if I,m gay because I workout my reply "Would you like me to be"It normally keeps their mouth shut!

    Jealousy comes out in different forms for different people
    Billy Boy you are one of the most well adjusted people I know. Who would ask you something like that ? Goodness, must be someone that doesn't know you very well.....I would never think you are gay.

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    Originally posted by arthurb999


    IMO, being open and themselves has a place and time... like with your friends and family... not on a bodybuilding message board.
    Whatever....

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    Cool

    Originally posted by arthurb999
    There has been a lot of posts about gayness lately. What gives?
    Damned if I know. Now kiss me, you fool.

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    Originally posted by TNT
    Damned if I know. Now kiss me, you fool.





    That good enough for ya.
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    Originally posted by Canes4Ever


    Billy Boy you are one of the most well adjusted people I know. Who would ask you something like that ? Goodness, must be someone that doesn't know you very well.....I would never think you are gay.
    Thanks Canes I try to be
    The people that ask tend to be those that follow football where they hug and kiss eachother in front of millions of people but that is accepted because its a MANS sport

    Sexuality has no relavance to any sport why should it? I have had people at work ask me because I workout and they think that most BBers are gay.Putting your arm around them and asking for a kiss normally deflates the situation quickly and they feel stupid but laugh about it.I guees the expression "Never judge a book by its cover comes to mind"

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    Originally posted by Diesel
    People label things they do not understand.

    Bodybuilding = Either you get it or you don't
    I agree.

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    What is gay???To me it is just a word and it makes no diffrence to me ether way. All Bodybuilders are trying to do is look good and feel good so the only lables i can think of for us is (DEDICATED AND PROUD TO BE WHO WE ARE)

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    gay or not; nobody wants to stand next to us with our shirts off.

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    Originally posted by jbrand
    gay or not; nobody wants to stand next to us with our shirts off.




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    I thinks some people are narrowminded and jealous. Remember the Mark Twain quote:


    Do not assosciate with people who belittle your ambitions or try to put you down. They are small people. Associate with great people. For they, already having become great, will make you feel that you to can be great.

    Sorry this quote is off a bit, but you get the idea.

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    I would say that I'm very gay meaning Happy to be a bodybuilder!

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    threw my your of training the people at say it's gay are the same people with 30% BF and can't walk a flight of steps.. IMO

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    Same here. I just want to be a bodybuilder. My sexual orientation has nothing to do with the sport.

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    WORD!

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    Originally posted by FRANK WHITE
    I thinks some people are narrowminded and jealous. Remember the Mark Twain quote:


    Do not assosciate with people who belittle your ambitions or try to put you down. They are small people. Associate with great people. For they, already having become great, will make you feel that you to can be great.

    Sorry this quote is off a bit, but you get the idea.
    Damn thats a good quote I have to put it into my signature.

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