It builds motor control (the regulation of movement by the central nervous system), which is crucial as it forms the foundation for all types of exercise. Want to be able to do a muscle-up? First, spend the right amount of time bodybuilding to learn similar movement patterns such as pulling and pushing.
It changes your body composition (the percentage of fat, bone and muscle in your body) by creating a ‘metabolic advantage’. Learning new motor patterns can be challenging and, as a result, burns a lot of calories. Therefore, it is a great tool when trying to change body composition. Do so in the form of fundamental movement patterns (squat, lunge, push, pull, bend, core).
It supports living a long and happy life. Bodybuilding does this by directly replicating the demands of daily movements and is relatively low stress on the central nervous system. Put simply; it keeps us fit for everyday life without adding any unnecessary stress. So try not to view fitness as a ‘fix’; instead, use it as a tool to improve your quality of life.