from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of developing the musculature of the body through specific types of diet and physical exercise, such as weightlifting, especially for competitive exhibition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun exercise that builds muscles through tension.

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  • noun A sport in which the aesthetics of muscular development is the basis for competition.
  • noun dated Work done to construct or repair the body of an automobile.

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  • noun exercise that builds muscles through tension


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  • For those with no interest in bodybuilding, these segments can either be seen as retro silliness (the 80s hairstyles were particularly inane) or just plain nuts (you wind up knowing absolutely nothing about the bodybuilders after spending time with time).

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  • Years later she was competing in bodybuilding and Fitness championships on a national level and winning.

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  • For those who take their iron pumping seriously, however, these bootlegged presentations help keep a long-gone pioneer in bodybuilding media alive forever.

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  • He became interested in bodybuilding in the 1950s and was named Mr. Universe, Mr. America and Mr. Olympia in 1955.

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  • I had been competing in bodybuilding since 1996 and I had done really well.

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  • Muscle and Fitness a few decades ago, "things like chins, clips and calisthenics, but it was when I was in the Army that I discovered the weights-the kind of training you'd call bodybuilding today."

  • The key to bodybuilding is to add muscle to the body and for that you have to fatigue the muscles.


  • It was because, while I am quite happy with the way my body looks, I have never, ever, tried a "bodybuilding" approach to fitness.

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  • If you want to build a "bodybuilding" body, you can lift for separate body parts, and rest 60-90 seconds rest between.

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  • i have helped thousands of aspiring muscle-builders achieve their dream bodies. and i receive emails every single day from people just like you thanking me for the amazing results they've achieved. and unlike the other so-called bodybuilding "experts" who hide behind computers, phony names and bogus back stories ...



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  • This thing looks like it was left in the oven too long.

    December 22, 2007

  • That's unfortunate.

    December 29, 2007