When you ask someone the effect that bodybuilding has had on their lives, you should be ready for a plethora of answers. Bodybuilding is more than just an activity where you go to the gym and try to look the part, it is more about who you are, who you want to be, and when you look back, you can see who you were before and smile because you are a better person. In short bodybuilding is about transformation. There is so much that you can benefit from bodybuilding. Most of the time when you mention something about the effects that bodybuilding has on someone’s life, a lot of people might shy away because they do not know what to think. Many others will immediately answer alongside the health benefits which are widely acclaimed, while a good number will talk about the confidence boost. To be able to understand this concept, there are three questions that you should ask yourself whenever someone poses this challenge to you. You have to understand how bodybuilding has affected your life, the greatest benefit that you achieved, and the worst effect that it had on you. These three questions pretty much sum up all there is to know about the effects of bodybuilding on you and those around you.

I was inspired, so inspired to build my body into this amazing individual whose body was more like what I saw in the movies. I wanted to become the next Bruce Lee, and nothing was going to stop me. Even at that young age, nothing would stop me. Perhaps it was because of the desire to become one of the most revered persons on big screen back then, or maybe it was because I was a young man, and really wanted to be a hit with the ladies. I kept at it and at some point I got distracted by a lot of the stuff that gets to young people, but in some funny manner I still kept coming back to keep on training. Soon martial arts became my thing, and I started realizing that the human body can change to any form and adapt to do anything as long as it was willing, as long as the individual had the determination to do so.

Soon after I hit the gym again and I have to tell you, this was one of the toughest challenges of my life so far. I came to realize that I was limited not because of what I was not able to do, but because of what I thought was impossible, yet when I kept at it, impossible was nothing. At that moment I realized the most important effect that bodybuilding had on me; I understood the difference between impossible and the perception of impossible, and how badly the perception can cloud someone’s judgement of what they believe in. Since then I went on to change my perception of things in life, the way I saw things was different from the way everybody else saw things, and I guess that is what has brought me thus far.