Body Building is the art of sculpting a muscular body via resistance practices and trainings, rest and diet. At the level of competition, it is all about influencing the panel of judges, who are locating for the most balanced physique.
Body-building participants perform a series of well-trained poses designed to show case their physique and body to the best level. An excellent pose can make a difference between losing and winning. They are needed to perform 7 compulsory poses: front double-biceps, front lat-spread, side chest, back double biceps, back lat-spread, side triceps, and abs and thighs.
The power and strength has no concern related to bodybuilding unlikely with that of weightlifting. The judges are only seeking for competitor with best overall shape and size, with the emphasis on 4 segments: muscularity, definition, proportion and symmetry.
The audience keenly waits for the final posedown, with the top participants sharing the stage for the final period before the results are declared. The posedown has no concern with the final scores. It is generally an opportunity for the bodybuilders to give one last performance for the most fascinated audience.
The most popular former bodybuilders are: Charles Atlas, Steve Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
In the year 1948, the Health Culture movement was initiated for the 1st time at Lahore city with the Bagh-e-Jinnah Health Club as the main hub of activity. In the year 1952, the 1st competition for the selection of Mr. Lahore was organized. Soon after this competition, another competition for the selection of Mr. Punjab was arranged at Standard Hotel Restaurant, the Mall, Lahore where Mr. Mehmood Namudoo, a world champion in bodybuilding and weightlifting, also provide demonstration. In the August 1952, the Pakistan Amateur Bodybuilders Association was established with the late Mr. Justice M.A. Soofi as its 1st President. The first ever contest for Mr. Pakistan was organized at the Burt Institute of Lahore in the December 1952.
In the month of December, 1963, Miss Joan Hunt (Miss Britain 1952) was welcomed by the Pakistan Amateur Bodybuilders Association to act as a judge of the 2nd yearly competition for the selection of Mr. Pakistan. Participant from Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Quetta, Karachi and Dacca participated in this contest.
The 3rd yearly contest for the selection of Mr. Pakistan was also arranged in Lahore. The 4th yearly contest for the selection of Mr. Pakistan was also held in Lahore and was presided by Mr. A. Muhammad Jan, President, PABBA. Total 55 competitors participated in this show.
Since then, the yearly competition for the selection of Mr. and Junior Mr. Pakistan are being arranged by the PABBA every year. The fifteenth annual contest for the selection of Mr. and Junior Mr. Pakistan was organized at Peshawar and the seventeenth annual Mr. and Junior Mr. Pakistan contest was organized by tile Capital Zone Amateur Bodybuilders Association at Rawalpindi city on 24 November, 1967.