Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction?
The world of bodybuilding has grown to incredible heights over the years. Yet it is still a sport that is widely misunderstood. The mainstream public too often dismisses what bodybuilders do with negative stereotypes filled with misinformation and age old prejudices. Here are a few major stereotypes that are often used – and evidence that they are nothing but ancient myth.
Bodybuilders Are Brainless Meatheads
“Working out pumps blood to the muscles and away from the brain – thus bodybuilders are unintelligent.”
Many times when the non-weightlifting public sees a bodybuilder, all they can see are the muscles. Images of Neanderthals immediately come to their mind. Yes, while an intense workout unlocks the animalistic urges inside of us; it doesn’t prevent thinking on a daily basis. But don’t take my word for it. Here are a few pro bodybuilders educational background:
Frank Zane – BS in Education from Wilkes University
Ronnie Coleman – BS in accounting from Grambling State University
Phil Heath – Degree in IT and Business Administration and now the president of his very own supplement company.
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Oh and then there’s Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was, you know, the Governor of California for two full terms.
Look there will always be smart and dumb people – but their passion has nothing to do with it. At all.