There are several reasons that many people take up bodybuilding as a hobby; for health, for appearance, for confidence, for success in sports or to attract the opposite sex; often though it’s for a combination of these reasons that an individual is inspired to take up the large commitment that is bodybuilding.
The good news is that bodybuilding does indeed deliver on all these fronts, yes you will be stronger, you will be better looking, you will be more confident, you will be better at sport, you will be more successful with the opposite sex, and like all good hobbies you will find it an enjoyable way to spend your time that occupies your hands and gives you focus and a sense of achievement. There’s something highly addictive about seeing your body steadily improve, transforming from something mundane into something others admire.
Unlike many other hobbies however, anyone can appreciate bodybuilding and it requires no equipment and no investment on the part of those taking part. Generally it is considered a pastime for giant hulking men, usually in their mid twenties to thirties, hidden away in a dark room and grunting loudly. This needn’t be the case however, and anyone can enjoy the benefits of bodybuilding; of changing their body from one shape into another over time.
For example, women might enjoy toning their body up by adding a small amount of lean muscle and stripping away their fat. While the image of the female bodybuilder is often one of a masculine and aggressively butch character, when they aren’t in competition condition the extra muscle tone and tan can be very attractive and the process of going to the gym itself will be just as rewarding and cathartic.