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.
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.