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    Lightbulb Dirty Words in Bodybuilding!

    I have a few bugaboos about bodybuilding I enjoy bouncing off you guys on RX, & one of them is the industry's dirty words. I will mention three that I classify that way & tell you why.

    NATURAL

    I have no problem w/ natural training. It takes a lot longer & requires more dedication, but you can get there in ten years rather than two. What I don't like is people bragging that they're natural (when often they're not), & the idea that there's "good" bodybuilding & "bad" bodybuilding. If someone is serious & wants to go pro, I don't see how they can do it & stay natural--at least, in any federation worth joining.

    BULGING

    I hate the word. It's the most overused modifier in bodybuilding. When I started my website on bodybuilding in 2000, my first vow was never to use the term to describe muscle.

    COMEBACK

    Bodybuilding is a life commitment. Sometimes you're out there & sometimes you're not, but I don't see anyone as needing to make a comeback. If someone is getting back to competition after ten or fifteen years (& I've seen that a lot in the masters competitions), that is fine. Get out there & show what you've got. I say leave comebacks to school or fraternity/sorority reunions.

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    Cruising which usually is guys still running plenty gear lol it is a word I hate and blasting lol.


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    When I was powerlifting there was this one local guy that entered a lot of meets that was all anti-steroid and he always had a t shirt on that said NO DIANABOL on it or some shit like that.Then he would squat about 275lbs. and everyone was like no dianabol yeah no shit.

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    I'm going to flip this thread & mention some terms I like a lot to characterize bodybuilding.

    SHRINK-WRAPPED SKIN

    I just think it sounds exactly like a stage competitor should when at 100%.

    CORRUGATED BACK

    Just sounds accurate for the kind of grainy look that a cinched-in 'builder has who will place high. I am less hot on the term "roadmap veins"; I've heard it too much.

    BEEFED OUT

    I invented this one for a Masters Nationals tape review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stunna View Post
    Cruising which usually is guys still running plenty gear lol it is a word I hate and blasting lol.


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    I mod on two forums and the number of guys who say 'I'm on TRT' when they mean 'cruising' is fkin annoying. Ain't no doc involved in their 'TRT'.
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    CONTINUE

    I hate this word in public discussions almost every time I see it. "Continuing" comes up when people are put into uncomfortable positions & won't admit they have failed to deal w/ something, & will continue to fail to deal w/ it.

    Ex.: "The bodybuilding community regrets the recent deaths of promising young competitors, & will continue to find ways to prevent such deaths from occurring." Yeah right.
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    HE'S (SHE'S, THEY'RE) FAT.

    Being fat is relative in bodybuilding, a world that thrives on ripped, lean, beefed out physiques (at least on stage). Since top competitors make money off-season by showing up for guest posing, meet & greets w/ the pro, & what-it's-like-to-be-me master classes, they will have to appear looking not that good. I didn't mind Mike Matarazzo apologizing for his condition the first time I saw him guest pose, but the third time he did that I realized I would never see him in shape (at that point, he was no longer competing). I'm not knocking Mike, he had his boat to row, but if you're going to guest-pose, it's an issue. Dave Goodin once said that while he was actively competing, he stayed one month out from being in top shape at all time, in case a photo opportunity or guest appearance opened up for him. That is not standard in pro-dom. You have to make it up to the fans in other ways, like Roelly does by getting down in the audience & doing the selfies w/ him in the guesting.
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    Cool

    Do you even lift?

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