If we look back in time to when the bodybuilding movement became an international culture, the days of Muscle Beach California in the 50s, we can see the perception of bodybuilding has gradually changed. In the early days the concept of training and building muscles was as far from the mainstream as it could be. Men went to the beach to train an to Spartan facilities with basic gym equipment to do base movements like squats, bench and deadlifts, etc. The goals were to get strong, build muscles and be healthier.
The idea of the fitness lifestyle has swept like the Coca-Cola mainstream train around the world for decades… country by country, city by city. This has meant that a lot of people have moved from the couches and office chairs a couple of hours a week, to go to the local gyms to work out and they have become more aware of nutrition which is positive. However, this fitness train has also changed the roots of bodybuilding.