What do people think about bikinis?
Individual competitors should compete in whichever divisions they want to.
For my personal preference, I find bikini deeply dull (physiques aren’t trained enough for my liking). And whenever you actually attend shows, it is a huge class so takes forever. Completely understand that it’s the most marketable division though, for both show organisers and supplement companies. It’s just a bit too close to a T&A show for my liking.
Women’s physique I think was a really great innovation, and presented an outlet for still very trained but less extreme physiques than seen in women’s bodybuilding. After fitness (I like the routines), it’s probably my favourite women’s division.
Women’s bodybuilding is still great. The physiques are very extreme nowadays, but I can accept that. Sports change. I personally preferred the era from say Bev Francis to the end of Lenda Murray’s reign, but the physiques are quite a bit bigger now. I don’t think it has mass appeal now, but to be fair it has not had mass appeal for decades.
Lots of these things are just decided by money though. Bikini brings in a lot of money, due to the volume of competitors, each paying fees and so on. Even if it’s not my cup of tea, if it makes shows and federations more financially viable then that is a good thing.
Honestly, I hate seeing overweight or not-so-fit people on the beach wearing a bikini. I might sound like an a$$hole but that’s my opinion.
I’m like, “You’re already ignoring the importance of your health why show it off to everyone else, and of all places you have chosen the beach?”
Now, on the other hand, we go to the beach to laugh, to enjoy, and to have some fun. If people wanna talk, f**k them! You’re happy with whatever you have (fit or fat), to hell with people! Including me!
But you know what pisses me off the most in your question?
Lots of people out there have some illness or take some kind of medication which makes them look fat, and they wish they had a normal body with no complications. Those people CAN wish. Because to them it might be just a wish, ’cause it’s either having a good body and maybe dying without medication or having to live with what they have.
But you have a healthy body, why don’t you workout? You wish you had an hourglass shape? You think a genie is gonna come out and grant you this one?
You say I wish, I hear, “I am too lazy to workout, so guys, is it possible to wear a bikini to the beach?”
You can have the most attractive body in the world and it’s not even that hard. Eat healthy, workout, and stop worrying about having an unattractive body.
The key to happiness is in your hands.
Confidence: It’s the difference between the girl with the perfect body in a one-piece bathing suit, pulling at it and thinking she’s not thin enough or doesn’t have big enough boobs – and the girl who people call a bit overweight, but meanwhile, she’s wearing a bikini and guys are saying, “God, she’s sexy.” It all has to do with how you feel about yourself – it’s about projecting the attitude, I’m OK with who I am.
The sight of the first woman in the minimal two-piece was as explosive as the detonation of the atomic bomb by the U.S. at Bikini Island in the Marshall Isles, hence the naming of the bikini.