Building your body through weight training and watching it transform is fascinating. Witnessing the behaviors of those who display hatred toward your transformation is equally fascinating. Every bodybuilder has or will at some point share in this experience. This behavior is shown by people known as 'muscle-haters'. Simply put, they are the ones who sneer, snicker, roll their eyes and whisper when you walk by. Some are even bold enough to give an outward response toward you. In fact, muscle-haters are as much a part of bodybuilding as lifting weights.
Being the topic of conversations whether negative or positive and building your body can actually work in your favor. When you develop extreme muscle, you will definitely know it because the reactions you receive from others will be very apparent. Society, in all of its years, leading up to this day, have not quite gotten use to bodybuilders; and therefore, they react accordingly. You can be guaranteed the more freakish the muscle, the more intense the stare. That's one way to know your body has definitely transformed.
There are several reasons for the reactions of others. Many of these reasons have more to do with the person reacting than what they are reacting to. It's pretty sad when people have to lift themselves up by putting others down. It only shows how insignificant they must feel unless they can get a laugh out of others around them and have others join in agreement.
To be a bodybuilder, you must develop confidence and if you remain consistent in this lifestyle, your confidence will definitely strengthen along with the development of your body. When you are confident in who you are, especially when building muscle, you will not feel the need to criticize others because the confidence in yourself eliminates the urge to pass judgment.in an attempt to feel better about yourself.
When in the presence of negative behavior, you will find it can be one of the strongest ways to measure your success. It gives you an opportunity to gauge where you are in your development and training. The more backlash you receive, usually, the better you look. The hate only magnifies the insecurities and shortcomings of the other person. However, sometimes, the insecurities and shortcomings are not necessarily aimed at you because you are a bodybuilder. In all honesty, bodybuilding may not be the desire of that person at all; although, there may be something about you that stirs feelings of disappointment within that person.
Whether you are a bodybuilder or not, you can learn something from the behaviors of others around you. If you are confronted with negative behavior and choose to venture past the behavior by taking a deeper look, you will find that in almost every situation, it's not about you, as much as it is about them.