History of women’s bodybuilding

There were fit women before. In Ancient Rome you have pictures of women lifting weights and that there were no fancy washing machines and any other contemporary equipment to ease work back then so women would be more physically active before. Somewhat moreso than most people realise especially when it comes to laundry and sometimes toilet flushing.

There’s no doubt that there’s growing female participation in every athletic activity as well as their historical counterparts, be it football (soccer) or weightlifting and sprinting. There were certainly female archers, swordswomen and polearms users especially in Japan. Bodybuilding’s an interesting example.

To be fair, one can observe similar changes in the selection of physiques in every sport like football, tennis and gymnastics especially with the latter selecting narrow-hipped shorter women. Bodybuilding’s another example starting with people who could pass for today’s fitness and bikini models.

Some early female bodybuilders would fit right in with contemporary bikini divisions but it’s inevitable that there’s a growing number of female bodybuilders with builds as we infamously recognise it to be.

The impractical of certain jobs

I elaborated in a prior post on why certain jobs will become impractical and useless due to the lack of humans. In addition to the difficulty of giving robots human like sapience and cognition, declining birth rates and restriction on immigrants make certain industries uninhabitable. The big elephant in the room is that humans develop more slowly than dogs do so despite increases in longevity it gets harder to find more dog breeders in the future.

As a result, the developed world would have to contend with growing populations of stray dogs. Not to mention countries with declining birth rates are kind of regretting not having children in a way. That human children are a better investment due to that humans mature more slowly and live longer so there’s enough time to form a bond with them. Without enough children being born and immigrants being adapted, certain jobs like dog breeding will become vacant forever.

The funny thing

The funny thing about doing anatomy is that everything isn’t always what it seems to be. While building muscle can alter bone density and structure but there’s almost always going to be a body type that can naturally respond to muscle building real well.

You can tell it not only from bone thickness but also from skeletal type and natural mesomorphs, when fairly fit, have balanced physiques perhaps moreso with a protuding ribcage. A natural ectomorph that bulks up a lot give the illusion of being bigger than it really is.

It’s telling that the ribcage is not as protuding that it makes the rest look bigger. Kind of amusing how some people who are naturally muscular who still exercise but don’t do bodybuilding have very aesthetic physiques. Some ectomorphs who exercise a lot whilst bodybuilding can become freakishly and unexpectedly large.

It’s the illusion that makes it look bigger or smaller than it really does.

Animation in my lifetime

Considering Japan’s declining economy coupled with China’s rising economy (and those of their immediate neighbours) one could see the latter becoming the former’s successor. I’ve seen a lot of convincing anime style fan art from China so that makes it really likely. Also just as likely are The Philippines and Indonesia. We even have anime studios over here!

While The Philippines and China are both Japan’s logical successors, Western countries like America are already rivaling Japan in graphic, mature animation and African countries are catching up in making globally recognisable productions if stuff like Supa Strikas and Bino and Fino are any indication.

Not that Japan’ll be entirely forgotten but rather its own animation and comics industries have become museum pieces. Just as the Philippines and China have become the new anime aesthetic hubs, America becomes the new adult animation hub as Ghana and Kenya become major animation hubs by surprise.