There is too much emphasis on the obvious benefits of lifting iron.
Yes, you get jacked and look absolutely aesthetic when you take it seriously, eat healthily, etc.
Nothing wrong with achieving those things but these results fluctuate throughout your life. Eventually, your muscles will become smaller, your vitality will decrease as you get older.
Old age aside, there are periods where you lose motivation, simply lack the time and effort, or become injured which sets you back months from where you started.
When you lose your peak aesthetic form and PR strength, it could have a depressing effect when you compare yourself to that time.
But bodybuilding is more than that.
Bodybuilding is an ancient art. A gift from God.
No matter who you are, where you are in life. You can walk into any gym and just pick up the weights to pull you up from whatever state of mind you´re in.
If you can´t think your way out of a situation, you should simply pick up weights.
There is no better way to gain mental clarity than throwing iron around.
You´ll become familiar with consistency and grit.
A quick fix in bodybuilding doesn´t exist, not even for our friends who use steroids. They still need to hit the gym regularly to maintain their physique.
In business, you could be getting no results for months until you suddenly rake in sales from your previous efforts. Not in bodybuilding. Results are incremental and you must maintain the gained muscles 24/7 through a good diet and sleep.
You don't have to be top 1% in Olympic athletic performance.
But you should master your fitness routine to reach maximal genetic potential.
Yes, your current lifestyle affects how you're children turn out to be. Obese people have been shown to pass on negative genes to their children. Jacked people pass on good genes.
Read Dr. Rhonda Patrick's stuff on epigenetics. Don't take every word as infallible as she wrote but she's right in a general sense on epigenetics.
Don't trust any beliefs you hold when you're skinny or obese.
Automatically, you'll shape your beliefs around your physical prowess. Not entirely but it plays a big factor whether you're right or left wing. Or even beyond that.
When you're big and strong as a man or fit and beautiful as a woman, you'll be able to resist globohomo propaganda much easier.
Optimized sexual life
Do I really need to explain?
Even if you're a boomer in your 80s, you can and should be looking jacked and beautiful. Many cases have proven this!
A healthy sex life (NOT FORNICATION) is key to a strong marriage and that is key to a strong nation.
Being closer to God
Fitness life either makes you more prideful or more appreciative of God's design.
Just think about how perfect your body is.
You can sculpt in any way you wish within 3-6 months. You must do the work but never forget who gave you the canvas.
I expect you to maximize your body's potential.
If you read this, you're on the right path.