Bodybuilding : A Paradigm Of Happiness

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Dombrowsky 1 Derek Dombrowsky Herr Kröesche English 12 8 May 2012 Bodybuilding, a paradigm of happiness In recent discussions of Bodybuilding, an issue has been whether having an outstanding physique can lead to an endless life of happiness. On the one hand, some argue that Bodybuilding can bring out the positivity and confidence in someone. On the other hand, however, some argue that Bodybuilding can lead to neglect of your family and friends and eventually take over your social life. In the words of one expert, “Success rests not only on ability, but upon commitment, loyalty, and pride.”According to this view, it’s important to be dedicated but also have pride in what you do best. Ultimately, BodyBuilding is the best career choice at this time because I am a very dedicated person, but I’m also able to put my responsibilities in front of everything. Bodybuilding has been around ever since the early 19th century. It was promoted by Eugene Sandow of Konigsberg, Prussia. Sandow was known for being able to distort his muscles by using different poses in order to impress his audience of his physique.( After his amazing performances, Sandow was later known as “The Father of Modern Bodybuilding”. This first bodybuilding competition in America took place on January 16th 1904 in Madison Square Garden. It has ever since attracted followers and competitors of all ages. Not to be mistaken with Bodybuilding, “Weight- training/lifting is a similar sport that had initially been used to gain power and strength in ancient Greek societies.”( Weightlifting is a crucial part of every Bodybuilders career, however Bodybuilding is mainly influenced by the use of supplements and muscle enhancers to tone up a person’s ph... ... middle of paper ... ...Cited Robson, David. " - A History Lesson In Bodybuilding." 21 May 2005. Web. 02 May 2012. . "Bodybuilding." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 05 Mar. 2012. Web. 04 May 2012. . Robson, David. " - The Immortal Arnold Schwarzenegger: Insights From Those Who Have Known Him Best!" Web. 04 May 2012. . V. Pro arguments that refute cons -An increase in confidence and better looking physique can actually lead to an increase in social skills as you are more confident when talking to people. VI. Solutions/Conclusion -Body Building can lead to a life of happiness as long as you don’t abuse it and not think about your responsibilities before anything else. - The more confidence and determination you have in life, the happier you will end up being. -It’s always nice to have a good physical appearance.

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