History Of Bodybuilding

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What is 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 Professional Body Building, bodybuilders appear in lineups and perform specified poses (and later individual posing routines) for a panel of judges who rank the competitors based on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity, and conditioning. Bodybuilders prepare for competitions through a combination of intentional dehydration,elimination of nonessential body fat, and carbohydrate loading to achieve maximum vascularity , as well as tanning to accentuate muscular definition. Bodybuilder may use anabolic steroids to build muscles. The winner…show more content…
The focus was not on their physique, and they often had large bellies and fatty limbs. Eugen Sandow Bodybuilding developed in the late 19th century, promoted in England by German Eugen Sandow , now called the “Father of Bodybuilding”. He allowed audiences to enjoy viewing his physique in “muscle display performances”. Although audiences were thrilled to see a well-developed physique, the men simply displayed their bodies as part of strength demonstrations or wrestling matches. Sandow had a stage show built around these displays through his manager, Florenz Ziegfeld The Oscar -winning 1936 musical film The great zeigfeld depicts this beginning of modern bodybuilding, when Sandow began to display his body for…show more content…
It was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Judged by Sandow, Sir Charles Lawes, and , Sir Arthur Conan Doylethe contest was a great success and many bodybuilding enthusiasts were turned away due to the overwhelming amount of audience members. The trophy presented to the winner was a gold statue of Sandow sculpted by Frederick Pomeroy. The winner was William L. Murray of Nottingham . The silver Sandow trophy was presented to second-place winner D. Cooper. The bronze Sandow trophy, now the most famous of all, was presented to third-place winner A.C. Smythe. In 1950, this same bronze trophy was presented to Steve Reevesfor winning the inaugural NABBA Mr. Universe . It would not resurface again until 1977, when the winner of the IFBB Mr. Olympia contest, Frank Zane , was presented with the bronze trophy, or at least a replica of it. Since then,Mr olympia winners have been awarded a replica of the bronze

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