Hello guys, My question to you is this... With all due respect to those who do, why do You compete? Why? It's a glorified thing to compete or to place in a bodybuilding or physique or bikini show. But outside the top 8 in the Mr. Olympia in the men's open. And outside the top #2 in classic physique or top guy in men's physique, your earnings will mostly come through a day job. Which in turn will be used to fund you consumingly expensive bodybuilding career. The drug regiment is going to run most pro guys into the tens of thousands per year. Most of them use coaching that is again gonna be a few thousand per year. You got to pay to enter shows in the NPC. And fly to shows in the IFBB and pay for hotel stays ect. It's a very expensive hobby. Sponsors you say? Well if you're planning to make a living off a few hundred bucks a month off of the supplements or clothes they give you than great. But in reality these guys all have day jobs. And the worst part is so many will spend there life trying to be top 8 at the Olympia. Just to look back and be like fuck, now I have sacrificed my health my other career options and probably my family life... What has bodybuilding given back? It hasn't given back. So to those that dedicate there lives to stepping on that stage, why do you still do it? How do you feel about what I said? Thanks to who ever replies. Just looking to collect some insight here.