Why all the hate for bodybuilding? I see it come up in lots of threads and every time bodybuilding comes up there is a huge amount of disdain. Yes, I understand that this is an MMA forum and not a vanity forum but hear me out before you flame. I read tons of threads on "How do I add muscle?", "How do I lean out and keep muscle?", "What should I eat to gain bulk/muscle/lose weight?". These are all bodybuilding topics. Then I read all kinds of mentions of bodybuilding muscles just being "for show" and not functional strength. Admittedly powerlifters have an edge on bodybuilders as to overall strength. But barring that, muscle is still muscle. Lifting for bodybuilding does not make for a weak athlete. I think the reason I've gotten so worked up over this is that I by no means see myself as someone who is strong overall. Nor do I see myself as strong pound for pound. I've worked out with too many people who are both of those things to delude myself into being that egotistical. Yet a lot of those on this forum with such a disdain for the bodybuilding are stil playing catch-up to this supposedly inferior training style. To some degree it comes down to "show me the money". I don't see the vast majority of those that are so anti-bodybuilding acheiving the results of those that lift following a bodybuilding style of training. Ok, you've heard me out. Flame away.