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    I guess it is somewhere between dedication/sacrifice and having an understanding family/spouse.

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    Sponsorships?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaquero de las nalgas View Post
    Off topic maybe, but I meet a lot of people into bodybuilding, iron man, what have you. They never seem to have regular jobs yet they work out for hours and load up on organic food and exotic supplements. How the hell DOES that work?
    In many of these cases it's one of the following:

    - they inherited a bunch of money or have rich parents,
    - they're good at bumming money off people, or sponging off their family, girlfriend etc.,
    - they work under the table and never pay tax. Think about how much extra money you would have if you paid no tax, FICA etc.,
    - they're involved in illegal drug distribution at some level,
    - they're involved in some other type of criminal activity,
    - and there is of course prostitution. At the pro bodybuilder level this is more common than many people would want to admit.

    Or of course a combination of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewa View Post
    In many of these cases it's one of the following:

    - they inherited a bunch of money or have rich parents,
    - they're good at bumming money off people, or sponging off their family, girlfriend etc.,
    - they work under the table and never pay tax. Think about how much extra money you would have if you paid no tax, FICA etc.,
    - they're involved in illegal drug distribution at some level,
    - they're involved in some other type of criminal activity,
    - and there is of course prostitution. At the pro bodybuilder level this is more common than many people would want to admit.

    Or of course a combination of the above.
    Alongside the people they can bum money off of, in the second instance listed above, there is of course the taxpayer...welfare.

    Looks like you can buy a lot of gym time--as well as a nice car and so on--living that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewa View Post
    In many of these cases it's one of the following:

    - they inherited a bunch of money or have rich parents,
    - they're good at bumming money off people, or sponging off their family, girlfriend etc.,
    - they work under the table and never pay tax. Think about how much extra money you would have if you paid no tax, FICA etc.,
    - they're involved in illegal drug distribution at some level,
    - they're involved in some other type of criminal activity,
    - and there is of course prostitution. At the pro bodybuilder level this is more common than many people would want to admit.

    Or of course a combination of the above.
    I suspect a lot of bodybuilders can get some fairly lucrative modeling gigs as well. I'm sometimes amazed at how much money one can make just standing and being photographed.
    The fool thinks himself immortal,
    If he hold back from battle;
    But old age will grant him no truce,
    Even if spears spare him.

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