The Ancient Art of Bodybuilding – Nightlife – ABC News

Greeks and Romans had their ideals about body muscularity and symmetry and created the early version of bodybuilding. It’s been around for millennia. Suzanne Hill spoke with Nigel Bartlett, an author and journalist who, somewhere about 40, decided to take up competitive bodybuilding seriously. Also, Mariah Stock, a fitness blogger and enthusiast and a onetime competitive bodybuilder herself. Joined also by Dr Mair Underwood, an anthropologist from the University of Queensland, particularly interested in where bodybuilding fits into our contemporary culture.