Bodybuilding is a form of body modification involving intensive muscle hypertrophy; an individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive bodybuilding, bodybuilders display their physiques to a panel of judges, who assign points based on their appearance. The muscles are revealed through a process known as the \"cutting phase\" - a combination of fat loss, oils, and tanning (or tanning lotions) which combined with lighting make the definition of the muscle group more distinct.

Well-known bodybuilders include Charles Atlas, Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Lou Ferrigno. Currently, four-time winner Jay Cutler holds the title of Mr. Olympia as the world's top bodybuilder.

Articles About Bodybuilding

Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Undercover In Gym, Dupes No One [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Arnold Schwarzenegger went undercover in a gym and fooled no one. The Hollywood action star and former professional bodybuilder wore a black wig and moustache in an attempt to fool gym-goers in Venice, California, but his bulky build and unmistakable accent were dead giveaways of his real identity. (Jan 23)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, CALIFORNIA, HOLLYWOOD, FBI, LOS ANGELES

Hugh Jackman to Sink Claws Again in Another 'Wolverine' Movie - Learn How Hugh Jackman Got His Muscular 'Wolverine' Body

By IBTimes AU

Just when 'Wolverine' fans think the story of Logan, played by actor Hugh Jackman, is over, it has been revealed that there will be a new 'Wolverine' movie coming up. (Nov 06)

MORE TOPICS: HUGH JACKMAN

Meth-Like Compound Detected in Workout Supplement

By IBTimes IN

Researchers have detected unsafe levels of a drug analog in a popular workout supplement. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, NEW YORK

Cristiano Ronaldo News: Receives Praise and Admiration From ‘Terminator’ Star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Schwarzenegger Says Ronaldo’s Abs are Amazing

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo has earned a lot of fans and supporters because of his great football acumen. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, REAL MADRID

Arnold Schwarzenegger Turns 66, Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

By IBTimes AU

The Austrian-born actor turns 66 today! It's shocking to think that the former professional body builder turned Governor of California that is Arnold Schwarzenegger has reached the standard age of retirement, yet he shows no signs of retiring anytime soon. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

As I Lay Dying Singer Tim Lambesis Pleads Not Guilty to Wife Murder Plot

By IBTimes UK

Christian heavy metal singer accused of giving undercover officer $1,000 to kill his estranged wife. (May 10)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, LAWYER, LOS ANGELES

Inside Birmingham's Jihadi Gym: Bodybuilding Rooms Where Two Terror Gangs Trained

By IBTimes UK

Jimmy's Gym used by members of anti-EDL terror cell and suicide bomb plotters - but what exactly went on? (May 01)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, MANAGEMENT

Feiz Mohammad: Radical Muslim Preacher Who Inspired Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

By IBTimes UK

From a childhood of drugs, boxing and bodybuilding, 'Sheikh Feiz' has become one of the world's most controversial preachers. (Apr 20)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AUSTRALIA

Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Mentor' Joe Weider Dies, Aged 93

By IBTimes UK

The bodybuilding champion and entrepreneur brought Schwarzenegger to the United States in the 1960s, and set him on the path to stardom. (Mar 25, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES

Schwarzenegger flexes muscles again in bodybuilding world

By Reuters

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going back to his bodybuilding roots. (Mar 02, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES

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