‘No body destruction’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks young bodybuilders have a toxic approach to sport

In the 50s and 70s, bodybuilders looked impressive from top to bottom. The uniqueness of their chiseled physique, followed by an elegant poise, was a spectacular sight for the fans in attendance to watch. But, things have come a long way since then. The use of boosters in the sport of bodybuilding has become the norm, and people are often unaware of their harmful effects. Arnold Schwarzenegger once explained the differences between new age bodybuilders and previous generations.

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The use of steroids is threatening for everyone while training rigorously to keep their body in the best shape. Focusing on related issues, Arnold outlined the differences.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger puzzled by new age bodybuilders

The side effects that come with enhancers are a major problem these days. To his surprise, most bodybuilders haven’t participated in bodybuilding events. Significantly, steroid abuse is a vital issue in sports. More and more people want to get in shape and look incredible with the naked eye. Arnold spoke about the same and talked about a message he wanted to send.

“It’s getting the message out to tell people that it’s called ‘bodybuilding’, not ‘body destruction’. We don’t want to destroy the body, we want to build the body,” said Arnold, who became puzzled by the state of the sport. He continued, “You want to develop health, fitness, agility and all those things.”

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The side effects that come from using steroids are dangerous because they cause life-changing problems. Complications of a “bubble gut” are prevalent among most bodybuilders as it gives an awkward image while bodybuilders pose on stage.

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What is bubble gut?

When you look at bodybuilding photos from the mid-90s, most people see bodybuilders with V-shaped builds. However, things have changed. By now, the appearance of a bubble gut seems unmistakable to most bodybuilders. Swollen midsections are common these days, and using insulin and human growth hormone with a high calorie diet is why this happens.

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Although not steroids, there is a reason why most bodybuilders get bloated bellies when competing. As for Arnold Schwarzenegger, he wants bodybuilders to focus on the fitness side of things. Being in good shape is imperative for the well-being of bodybuilders, and Schwarzenegger wants them to remember that for their future as well.

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