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The process of developing the musculature of the body through specific types of diet and physical exercise, such as weightlifting, especially for competitive exhibition.
(Weightlifting) the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous
the developing of muscles and physique through exercise, weight training, etc.
bod′y•build`er, bod′y-build`er, n.
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|Noun||1.||bodybuilding - exercise that builds muscles through tension|
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
weight gaining - bodybuilding that increases muscle mass and body weight
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