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    Exclamation The difference between a weightlifter and a bodybuilder

    This morning when I came into work, the security guy at the front desk stopped me and asked me if I was a weightlifter or bodybuilder. I told him I was a bodybuilder getting ready for shows(SPC -update forthcoming). He said it was obvious that I am in great shape but then he asked about diet(was general about that) and was it difficult to get ready for a show. I also told him that being a bodybuilder always means that it is always a work in progress. Those that compete know that we can't hold contest shape forever(I would love to) and it takes a toll on your body(especially as you get older). Anyway, the original jist is this - do you ever get asked are you one or the other, and if so what do you tell people (again there is a difference and the general public doesn't really know).
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    I've never been asked if I'm a bodybuilder but I always get questioned and asked for advice. People just ask the usual diet, workout, fitness, cardio questions.

    It's like I told a small guy I knew a few years ago...
    "If you have to tell people you're a bodybuilder, you probably aren't."
    He worked out on and off and wasn't in very good shape but yet still felt compelled to tell people he was a bodybuilder...
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    Offseason, most people ask if I am a wrestler.
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    I can see that bro, hell you're probably big enough to be a bodyguard for a wrestler!
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    LOL- plus I don't come across as being a friendly person either :-)
    I have done the bodyguard thing here a few times. I don't really like standing around doing anything...
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    i get insulted when people ask me if im a powerlifter
    they couldnt even imagine the time and money that goes into bodybuilding

    MMX keep in touch let me know whats going on

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    One of my clients introduced me to his wife as their "bodybuilder designer." I had to chuckle at that one.
     

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    that's awesome Saudades.

    we just finished working on a video project that we shot for a client that has a retired bodybuilder in it, the guy won local stuff back in the 70's and 80's. My copywriter was describing the guy as "big" to a woman in the office and she looked at me and said, "big like you?" I said no this guy is much bigger than me. she pointed at my arms and said I don't know how anyone could be much bigger than that. Made me smile for the rest of the day.
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    I work in public and private security and when I am in public I get guys that walk up to me and say "WOW man to do you work out?" and the big one I get is classic " I used to look like you then I hurt my shoulder"..

    You used to be 225lbs at 5ft 6in and 10%body fat and now you enjoy being 5ft 11in at 155lbs at 21% bodyfat?

    I'm just a compact guy who looks like a big bald bulldog..lmao..
     

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