Goal is getting sponsored?
- 08-03-2007, 02:37 PM
Goal is getting sponsored?
I was wondering, how many AM members have a goal of training to get sponsored by a sup company? Whether you train for strongman/powerlifting or bodybuilding/figure, how many of you are trying to make a career out of it?
Im just curious, because I know alot of people that struggle to turn a passion into a career. I give those people alot of credit for their dedication and perseverance. Let me know your thoughts!
- 08-03-2007, 02:57 PM
I would if I could. I do train and eat with the purpose of one day having the physique of a Greek God. I'm 5-11 and would like be at 235 and about 8-10% within 2 years from now. The tough thing about BBing is that there's no money in it unless you're a top pro. A .250 hitter in baseball or an average left handed reliever will make tons more then an average BBer.
- 08-03-2007, 03:13 PM
I'd love to make competitive bodybuilding my career if I can. I'm working on it, but I'm also going to school at the same time(Kin major). If not as my main career, I'd like to compete and have some type of career in the bodybuilding industry at least.
08-03-2007, 03:16 PM
bb-ing is a great sport. The general public just cares about the drugs, nothing else. They also tend to want to see freaks vs. proportion.
I think there are plenty of people here on this forum that have enough passion to do it. There just isn't not a large enough crowd to bring in money.
what really needs to happen is the way it is marketed. Look at WWE. They don't look half as good as bbers but they make lots of money due to how it is presented. That's what needs to be done with mainstream bodybuilding.
08-03-2007, 04:01 PM
I would like to work FOR a supplement company, be in great shape but not necessarily a competitor in either BBing or PLing.
08-03-2007, 04:10 PM
i would love to, but i have to be realistic and realize there is no money in PLing.
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08-03-2007, 04:41 PM
I want to get sponsored for MMA, but not BBing or PLing. The supplement market in MMA is very misunderstood and I want to be at the front on the movement to enlighten my fellow fighters.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
08-03-2007, 04:45 PM
I'm with you bioman, I'd at least like to work in the supp industry or something in the related field, whether that be advertising, office, R&D, etc. just to be a part of the whole game/industry lifestyle in the professional sense would be really exciting and endeavorous for myself.
I used to want to do the whole BB'ing thing but decided that it was just not for me. It's a BIG part of my life, but not my whole life. GUys/women that do compete I admire and respect though. It's just as hard earned/demanding as any other higher paying career IMO. Too bad their isn't a bigger fan base as reaper said.
08-03-2007, 04:51 PM
Yeah, I just refuse to eat that much. lol
Eating 4500 calories of blandness everyday for eternity...notsomuch. lol
08-03-2007, 05:16 PM
Just to help some of you guys out.
I've been there done that.
All of my friends been there done that.
Choose a different path to make money.
Unless your in your early 20's and have super genetics, your not going to get any body to sponser you for b.b.
There is no money in body building and powerlifting.
Even if you own your own store, not a lot of money to be made. In most major cities nutrition stores are corporate.
I live in Houston, most people go to Vitamin shope.
There are some great independent stores, but very few. And these stores can't compete with vitamin shope with vitamins, and sometimes can't compete with vitamin shope when vitamin shope puts a certain brand on sale.
I have a Kins. degree, and it's hard making a living with that degree. Most people train at 24 hour fitness in houston. You can only train these people if you work for 24 hour fitness, which takes half of your pay.
08-03-2007, 05:52 PM
I love bodybuilding and I acknowledge all aspects of it good and bad. If I were to start making it my life, it'll become a chore and a job which has the potential for me to look at it in a negative manner.
I keep it as a hobby and I keep it as something to seperate myself from work and strictly for my enjoyment. Even if there was money to be made in that area, I wouldn't want to give up what I love at the potential of disliking it.
08-03-2007, 06:34 PM
I'd love to have the dedication to be in the realm of a struggling body builder/power lifter lol...I wouldn't mind working for a supplement company in a position to be a part of its growth and to network in the field.
08-03-2007, 07:48 PM
Goal= get a natty pro card and be in a supplement ad....shredded and looking healthy! Health comes first, I want to raise a family and be there for me kids/grandkids!
08-03-2007, 09:00 PM
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Last edited by Rodja; 08-04-2007 at 04:45 PM.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
08-04-2007, 12:31 AM
i had that dream... and then i met my wife! she would kill me if i wanted to make it a living. her dad was a sponsored bb in the early 80's which took time away from his family so shes scared that would happen now
08-04-2007, 12:48 AM
I think the bulk of the US population is about 15-20 years behind on their supplement knowledge. lol
08-04-2007, 05:25 AM
I had a conversation several weeks back and the table of about 5 people(all of which were in good shape and were active adults) and they were discussing creatine and it being a steroid that causes kidney and liver failure in regular doses.
08-04-2007, 08:41 AM
Ive had that conversation as well. You'll get brain tumors and such. Interesting how people will not even want to learn more about something when their knowledge is challenged.
08-04-2007, 11:03 AM
08-04-2007, 11:07 AM
Creatine is a steroid bro.
08-04-2007, 11:17 AM
several units have banned the usage of creatine, n.o. exp, and several other supplements.
08-04-2007, 01:08 PM
08-04-2007, 01:11 PM
Yeah but atleast if you pulse Milk you can get away without proper PCT. With Creatine your 99% shutdown within the 2nd day. There's no way around that.
08-04-2007, 02:37 PM
i knew jay cutler was on steroids! i saw him drinking milk last week!!!
08-04-2007, 02:50 PM
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