Bodybuilding is a game of discipline, self-awareness and sacrifices. People who body build forgo many of the luxuries in life that normal people can afford to indulge in with little sacrifice. Being a bodybuilder is a lifestyle that requires Mental, Emotional and oh, Physical strength in order to succeed. Most people deal with normal everyday issues in a subconscious manner, with little or no thought to the outcomes. Some of these decisions include waking up whenever they want too, rolling out of bed and pouring yourself a large bowl of Coco Pebbles or Honey Bunches of Oats, then making your way over to the couch and relaxing for several hours playing videos games or watching your favorite t.v. shows. Unfortunately for Bodybuilders, these luxuries cannot be affordable when living the Bodybuilder Lifestyle.
Bodybuilders have daily struggles like everyone else, but our struggles come in different forms, shapes and sizes. For most, these may not mean much, but for the typical Gym Rat, Fitness Freak, Power Lifting, Bodybuilder or Whatever you want to call yourself, these should resonate in your everyday struggle to get Big and Swole.
1. Cheating on Your Cut Day.
The guilt of eating the “normal” food that the rest of the human population consumes on a daily basis, and pretty much eating everything in sight. We all know that feeling and many of us have fallen into that trap and given in on a Cut.
2. Fitting into your Clothes
Being a Bodybuilder and all, attaining Swoleness, Mass and sheer muscle is a way of life. Thus, fitting into clothing that is going to restrict movement and mobility is something you deal with daily. No one likes to see a dude with some tight khakis, let alone someone who rips their shirts every time they scratch their back or try to comb their hair. Which brings us to our next point.
3. Having to Buy new clothes
Finding clothes that are proportionate to your mass is something that takes time and patience. After all, having biceps that are 18″ in diameter is no small feat to accomplish, natty or not. On a side note, I wonder how all the Synthol freaks get their clothing over their elongated muscles every time they get dressed?
4. Body Dysmorphia
Yes, the issue every single bodybuilder deals with, the never ending hunger to be bigger than you are. This struggle is real and every bro who sits their, staring at themselves for endless minutes in the mirror knows and has this issue. The constant turmoil your body gives you is your motivation to get bigger and out muscle the mirror and your bro’s. This is a physical, mental and spiritual all bodybuilders need to overcome and deal with on a daily basis.