Bodybuilding is a sport involving physical exercise to enlarge one's muscles to create an aesthetically toned figure. The first bodybuilding competition was organized in 1901. In competitive bodybuilding, participants are lined up and showcase their body or certain muscle groups in specific poses. Bodybuilding started to take off when notable athletes like Arnold Schwarzenegger competed and raised the awareness of the sport during the 1970s. In the early 2000s bodybuilding was attempting to become an Olympic sport, but there was received with controversy around whether or not bodybuilding can be considered a sport.

What is aesthetic bodybuilding?

Aesthetic bodybuilding is primarily concerned with how finely tone the muscles of your body look and how little body fat percentage you have. Aesthetic bodybuilding is more about how your body looks rather than how strong you really are.


How do you start bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding starts by joining a gym and gradually getting stronger by working out with lower weights and moving up to higher weights and reps. Eating healthy food on a consistent schedule to lose body fat and maintain muscle is another attribute.

What should you eat before a morning bodybuilding workout?

The first thing you should eat when waking up is plenty of water, good carbs, protein, and healthy fats. Water in the morning helps digestions and rehydration, good carbs keep you feeling full and stable and protein helps build, repair torn muscles and healthy fats maintain muscle mass.

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Abdominal & Thigh Pose
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Abdominal & Thigh Pose
6’2” | 1.88 m
235-245 lb | 106-111 kg (Contest)
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
111.000
1947.00
721000
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
5’2” | 1.57 m
129 lb | 59 kg (Contest)
May 1, 1968
Denise Masino
157.000
59.000
1968.00
19000
3D
Denise Masino
5’10.5” | 1.79 m
275 lb | 125 kg (Contest)
April 19, 1962
Dorian Yates
179.000
125.000
1962.00
39000
3D
Dorian Yates
5’9” | 1.75 m
212-240 lb | 96-109 kg (Contest)
August 23, 1965
Flex Wheeler
175.000
109.000
1965.00
21000
3D
Flex Wheeler
5’9” | 1.75 m
185 lb | 84 kg (Contest)
June 28, 1942
Frank Zane
175.000
84.000
1942.00
32000
3D
Frank Zane
Front Double Biceps Pose
55
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Front Double Biceps Pose
Front Lat Spread Pose
255
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Front Lat Spread Pose
5’5” | 1.65 m
121 lb | 55 kg (Contest)
September 30, 1957
Gladys Portugues
165.000
55.000
1957.00
17000
3D
Gladys Portugues
5’11” | 1.80 m
209 lb | 95 kg (Contest)
December 27, 1969
Joan Marie Laurer
180.000
95.000
1969.00
83400
3D
Joan Marie Laurer
5’8” | 1.73 m
155 lb | 70 kg (Contest)
February 10, 1971
Lisa Marie Varon
173.000
70.000
1971.00
8700
3D
Lisa Marie Varon
Most Muscular Pose
800
3D
Most Muscular Pose
6’2” | 1.88 m
240 lb | 109 kg (Contest)
August 10, 1964
Nicole Bass
188.000
109.000
1964.00
12000
3D
Nicole Bass
5’9” | 1.75 m
240 lb | 109 kg (Contest)
December 18, 1979
Phil Heath
175.000
109.000
1979.00
30000
3D
Phil Heath
5’6.5” | 1.69 m
129 lb | 59 kg (Contest)
June 21, 1955
Rachel McLish
169.000
59.000
1955.00
8300
3D
Rachel McLish
Rear Double Biceps Pose
10
3D
Rear Double Biceps Pose
Rear Lat Spread Pose
90
3D
Rear Lat Spread Pose
5’11” | 1.80 m
287-300 lb | 130-136 kg (Contest)
May 13, 1964
Ronnie Coleman
180.000
136.000
1964.00
102000
3D
Ronnie Coleman
Side Chest Pose
250
3D
Side Chest Pose
Side Triceps Pose
20
3D
Side Triceps Pose
Lisa Marie Varon | Victoria
Scaled height comparison drawings of Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) compared to other bodybuilders

Lisa Marie Varon is among several retired American professional bodybuilders, wrestlers, and fitness competitors who gained fame in bodybuilding and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), especially WWE Diva. She was called Victoria in WWE and Tara in Impact Wrestling Knockout. In fitness, she won ESPN2's Fitness America Series in 1997 and took second position in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Professional Fitness Card in New York in 1999. In wrestling, she was a two-time WWE Women's Champion and five-time Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Knockout Champion. She also received the TNA Knockout Tag Team Championship once.

Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of around 155 lb (70 kg).

Set of illustrations of Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) in assorted bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Lisa Marie Varon is among several retired American professional bodybuilders, wrestlers, and fitness competitors who gained fame in bodybuilding and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), especially WWE Diva. She was called Victoria in WWE and Tara in Impact Wrestling Knockout.

Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of around 155 lb (70 kg).

Set of illustrations of Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) in assorted bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Lisa Marie Varon | Victoria
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Nickname: Victoria

Years Active: 2000-2019

Birthday
February 10, 1971

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Rear Lat Spread Pose

The Rear Lat Spread Pose is also called the back lat spread or the reverse of the front lat spread. To do this posture: face the judges with the back and feet shoulder-width apart; firmly put your feet on the floor or raise the heel while slightly bending the knees. Remember that your toes should be slightly angled to the sides as you put one foot a stride back while still looking at the judges. With your thumbs on your hips, open your back by pulling the elbows forward or stretching the shoulder blades apart. Aim to show the width of your lats back, size of your arms, glute development, hamstring size, the thickness of your trapezius muscles, and rear calf musculature.

Series of elevation drawings of the Rear Lat Spread Pose being performed by multiple bodybuilders
The Rear Lat Spread Pose is also called the back lat spread or the reverse of the front lat spread. To do this posture: face the judges with the back and feet shoulder-width apart; firmly put your feet on the floor or raise the heel while slightly bending the knees.

Series of elevation drawings of the Rear Lat Spread Pose being performed by multiple bodybuilders
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Displays: Lat width, trapezius thickness, arm size, glute development, hamstring size, rear calf musculature

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Rear Lat Spread Pose assorted bodybuilders

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Front Lat Spread Pose

The Front Lat Spread Pose is about showing off your lat width from the backside of your body. Judges look for chest thickness, front arm and forearm size, calf development, shoulder width, and quadriceps mass and separation. It comes after the double bicep pose and is highly identifiable as contestants are standing arms akimbo. The desire is to highlight the latissimus group of muscles stretching from the lower back to your torso sides. To do the front lat spread pose, begin from the floor with the feet separated apart. Tense your thighs by bending your knees. Your thumbs should be on your hip bones and bring your elbows forward to display your lats.

Series of elevation drawings of the Front Lat Spread Pose being performed by multiple bodybuilders
The Front Lat Spread Pose is about showing off your lat width from the backside of your body. Judges look for chest thickness, front arm and forearm size, calf development, shoulder width, and quadriceps mass and separation. It comes after the double bicep pose and is highly identifiable.

Series of elevation drawings of the Front Lat Spread Pose being performed by multiple bodybuilders
Front Lat Spread Pose
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Displays: Lat width, chest thickness, shoulder width, front arm size, quadricep mass, calf development

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Side Chest Pose

In a Side Chest Pose, bodybuilders aim to show off their chest size and thickness from right or left. Bodybuilders choose to show off a side that would give them more points, but the best practice is to turn your body on either side so that judges get an excellent view. Aim also to display your shoulder, forearm size, arm, thigh separation, and calf development. The side chest pose is one that involves lots of skills to grasp. To succeed, you must learn how to stand on your toes, straighten your back leg, bend your front leg, expel air out of your lungs, and even expand your rib cage.

Collection of drawings of the Side Chest Pose performed by various bodybuilders
In a Side Chest Pose, bodybuilders aim to show off their chest size and thickness from right or left. Bodybuilders choose to show off a side that would give them more points, but the best practice is to turn your body on either side so that judges get an excellent view.

Collection of drawings of the Side Chest Pose performed by various bodybuilders
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Displays: Chest size and thickness, shoulder size, arm size, forearm size, thigh separation, calf development

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Side Triceps Pose

The Side Triceps Pose is about showing off your lateral triceps from the head to the side. Bodybuilders can pose on either side. However, it is better to rotate your body to bare your lateral triceps from both sides for the judges. While in this pose, show off your shoulder and chest size, calf development, thigh separation, side forearm development. To do the side triceps pose: face the judges with the feet a few inches apart; plant the toes on the floor, and back leg straightened. Flex the front leg while lifting the front heel. Use the back arm to grip the wrist front and aim for the small of your back. Your front upper arm should be against your side while the back palm on your rear. Then exhale while tightening the abs, legs, deltoids, and triceps.

Set of illustrations of assorted bodybuilders performing the Side Triceps Pose
The Side Triceps Pose is about showing off your lateral triceps from the head to the side. Bodybuilders can pose on either side. However, it is better to rotate your body to bare your lateral triceps from both sides for the judges.

Set of illustrations of assorted bodybuilders performing the Side Triceps Pose
Side Triceps Pose
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Displays: Lateral triceps, shoulders, chest, side forearm, calf development, thigh separation

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