Let me begin by saying I love bodybuilding. Although I currently have no desire to compete again, I still love what competition is about – challenging yourself to be the best version of you possible.
Likewise, I’ve got nothing but love for the NPC (National Physique Committee) who sanctions the best physique competitions around.
So my critique of bodybuilding and the NPC comes from a place of much love :) But with that being said…
There are just too dang many divisions these days!!
Just check out the name of one of the national competitions: NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships…DANG that’s a mouthful!
Back in the day there was Bodybuilding (men’s & women’s)…that’s it.
Then in the late 80’s and early 90’s, a women’s division called Fitness was added. That’s where the athletes are judge on their physique and on a gymnastics-type fitness routine. Ok, cool.