Why do young people start bodybuilding?

why do young people start bodybuilding

It is difficult to give a specific answer to this question. For example, the world-famous bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger made athletics the meaning of his life. It is well known that in his childhood, the famous actor and athlete was a very withdrawn child, influenced by his despotic father. As a result, bodybuilding was his only solace, giving Arnold the opportunity to earn the respect of those around him. Lou Ferrigno is no less a prominent figure in bodybuilding than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The famous athlete and actor Lou Ferrigno suffered from congenital deafness, making it very difficult for him to pronounce simple words. Bodybuilding gave him the opportunity for self-realization. Lou Ferrigno spent several hours a day in the basement of his own home, where he had an improvised gym. It was these meticulous and systematic bodybuilding sessions that allowed Lou Ferrigno to earn millions and become a famous actor. Every aspiring athlete starts bodybuilding for different reasons. The journey of the Australian athlete Lee Priest into bodybuilding is also interesting.

Lee Priest was born into a sports family on July 6, 1972. Many might think that the desire to engage in sports was inherited by Lee, but that is not the case. As a child, Priest admired Superman, and after his mother sewed him a costume of this hero, Lee decided to become like him. At the age of 13, Lee Priest began working out in the gym. The first teacher of this outstanding athlete was his grandfather.

Just a few months later, Lee Priest became the winner of the “Sydney Bodybuilding Classic” show in 1986. At the age of 15, on his mother’s initiative, Lee Priest participated in and won pair competitions. Lee’s development in bodybuilding progressed so rapidly that by the age of 17, he earned the right to an IFBB professional card after another victory in Australia.

Standing at 163 cm tall, Lee weighs 129 kg in the off-season and 102 kg during competitions!

Lee Priest is often seen by the cameras wearing his favorite superhero costume, Superman. It’s no surprise that he has a tattoo with the letter “S” on his shoulder.