Exercise means to do a physical activity for the improvement of health and the body. In an over expanding society, this word has been viewed in various lights especially when it is combined with the word cult. The question being asked by society is: is the tribe mentality in the exercise comunity good? Some may argue that being in a supportive group is an essential element of a good exercise program. While there might be reason to believe that, a tribal mentality should not be accepted in the exercise community because it brings antagonistic attitudes and cult-like manners to a certain group.
The observant that believes in Brodism will perform his rituals in the Gym in order to receive enough Gainz to where they are immoral, therefore disregarding any sort of afterlife. Although the practice does not have a sacred text like to other religions, the Bro Scientist Dom Mazzetti teaches the word of Brodism through his YouTube videos so that all Bros believe in a uniform truth. The Brodism Church of Bodybuilding is growing, and with congress’s help it will be able to overcome the oppositions by the
Many subcultures have derived since the beginning of time. They could be classified through religion, culture, style, outlook on life and many other aspects. The one subculture that has grown tremendously through out time is a very hard one to notice as a subculture opposed to a sport. Its said that bodybuilding started way back in the times of great philosophers like Plato who believed that a man should strive for a balance between mind and body and that there should be harmony between the two. Also Plato believed with out a well-conditioned body the mind would ultimately suffer. Taken into aspect obviously someone perused the great words of a historic
“Somebody didn’t sleep through ethics training” (Ayer and Fuqua, 2001). This statement made by an officer in the movie Training Day, best exemplifies a major theme of the movie. Training Day should be shown to rookie officers as an example of how a police subculture can allow officers to abuse power. The movie is an over exaggeration, but provides depth and detail into certain situations officers may find themselves in. This paper will look at the specific concepts of a police subculture that officers may encounter.
For the deviance assignment I decided to break the social norms that are prevalent in the gym while working out. Cal Poly has a very active campus that uses the gym very regularly. The gym has its own set of rules and norms that are followed by everyone. I personally do not spend a lot of time in the gym so to prepare I watched 30 minutes of YouTube videos and read multiple lists of unwritten gym rules and things not to do at the gym.
Bodybuilding is the process that involves development of muscle fibers which is facilitated through special exercises, increased diet (calorie) as well as having the recommended amount of rest. I believe that in the current century bodybuilders have formed subcultures that are very unique in the sense that they have their own values, beliefs as well as traditions that are enshrined within their cultural provisions.
It is also believed that female athletes become objectified in the media as an “attempt to limit female power, thereby reinforcing hegemonic masculinity” (Pederson,2002). Mass media and sports are one of the most commanding hegemonic social institutions and there is a strong link between athleticism and masculinity. It is due to this hegemonic masculinity that women, in many ways are considered inferior to men and treated as if they have no place of their own in sports, where only male power dominates.
Currently, the group that I most often interact with is the Emory women’s and men’s swim team. Around campus, the swim team is known for its “cult-like” habits. We are such a large group that we tend to solely interact with one another and when we are all together, our energy can be overwhelming. As a large group, there are many different influences that separate, but also, bring us together.
Power lifting has been around over a millennium and the sport has been adapted in a lot of ways. It can be traced all the way back to the 19th century, but it's absolutely certain that power lifting originated thousands of years before the 19th century. People have practised power lifting throughout time whether it was with a dumbbell or something else that was heavy and posed a challenge. It was a way of displaying someone's strength and it had an element of competitiveness, which is an innate characteristic and always will be part of the human nature. During the pre-industrial revolution power lifting wasn’t that popular and people had no time to do it due to the nature of the jobs, the work that people did wasn’t very advanced as it was
Starting in the early 1900’s, the Olympics took the world by storm. It soon became the greatest test of athleticism and strength. One of the centerpieces of the Olympics, that is a true testament of athleticism and strength, is weightlifting. Not only does it measure strength but it also measures skill and brute force. Out of all the countries competing, China stands above all its competitors. The greatest Olympic weightlifters reside in China. Lü Xiaojun, an example of Chinese weightlifting domination, is a three-time world champion and the current Olympic and world holder of the snatch in the 77-kilogram weight class. Now, one might ask, how do the Chinese continue to prevail against all competitors in weightlifting? The answer is simple. The five philosophies of Chinese Olympic weightlifting.
A study by Brace-Govan (2004), focused on external factors that attempted to contain the interest and access to weightlifting as well as epiphanic moments during interview sessions. The article concluded that the sense of achievements through weightlifting was crucial to their identity. There were social controls outside the gym where women were judged upon because they were muscular however, it enables them to challenge the idea and prove that they can be strong too instead of conforming to the norms.
Although, athletes are the role models the boys grow up playing sports but when they do not perform in an excellent or right way they are chided as girls in a away to help them perform better. The language that is in the media attributes and reinforces the dominant discourse that males are stronger than females. (Public research group, 2010). In addition, men are expected to have healthy strong bodies and simultaneously on the other hand isolate and seclude themselves from females as to not care how they look. Men that are obese are subjected through oppression as a result of the factor that they do not fit in the masculine stereotype of a muscle built body. Furthermore, young boys are taught this early and consequently reproduce this discourse to discriminate others in school that do not fit in to Western culture's ideology of masculinity. This discrimination of the obese instills a fear on the youth that to be fat is not ideal and is therefore seen in revulsion and hatred. Nevertheless, the discourse implies that genetics do not play a role and that every male can get this perfect body of masculinity in a sense. Therefore, a man would need to endure the journey for how ever long it takes to achieve this. In contrary, this is not the truth a man may go the gym everyday for a number of years and never achieve this form of masculinity because for their body type and genetics is impossible. Moreover, the stereotypes against overweight men at a first glance
The bodybuilding subculture is a group of people who shared their interest and obsession of building muscle. These individuals place a priority on exercising and eating a proper diet the will create the most amount of muscle. Due to the amount of time a bodybuilder spends at the gym exercising along with their similar goals interest in their bodybuilding; bodybuilders end up spending a lot of their free time together and in association with other bodybuilders much more than others.