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Bodybuilding

Use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature

Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's muscles by muscle hypertrophy for aesthetic purposes. Bodybuilders are mainly focused on physical appearance. In professional bodybuilding, competitors appear in lineups and perform specified poses (and later individual posing routines) for a panel of judges who rank them based on symmetry, muscularity, size, conditioning, posing, and stage presentation. In their preparations, bodybuilders try to achieve maximum muscular definition and vascularity by elimination of nonessential body fat, enhanced at the last stage by a combination of extracellular dehydration and carbo-loading.

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