This is the question we posed to our Facebook fans (alongside the above graphic) earlier this month. Knowing the fitness community is very passionate (and opinionated!) we're curious what people think and anticipated a great conversation. We weren't disappointed.
"Everyone of them except the bodybuilders. They are the most non functional images of fitness I can think of. Warriors and athletes don't do body part specific training."
"...compound/multiple joint movements are essential in bodybuilding just as in the same regard a baseball player will do specific training for his shoulder. Bodybuilders are some of the strongest athletes on the planet yet functional enough to move with quickness grace & power..."
"The human body is not that cut & dry, every individual has his or her own blueprint...I admire all 3 of the above male athletes, they are all champions in their own right."
"Most people could never look like a bodybuilder, which at the competitive level is a performing art. Most bodybuilders I have known have athletic backgrounds."
In this regard, it appears the "right" answer is as individualistic as the goals we set. As one fan pointed out: "every individual has their own blueprint." This leads us to ask yet another question: In fitness, is the virtue of having a goal and striving to achieve it perhaps more important than the goal itself? That is, does the lifestyle established while pursuing the goal provide greater (or perhaps longer term) benefit than actually achieving the goal? We'd love to hear from you in this regard.
What is your "ideal picture of fitness;" how does this impact your daily routine,...your life? Regardless your goal, all aspects of your fitness routine are effected: diet, type of exercise, amount of cardio vs. strength training, etc.
At AccuFitness, our goal is to see you enjoy the benefits inherent in both pursuing and achieving your Ideal Picture of Fitness!
Want/Need help in developing "your picture"? AccuFitness has you covered...