sorry, not true...i only just turned pro and never had any prize money...lol
i been making money from bodybuilding for the last 13 years...yes i have my studio and i'm a personal trainer, but i can pay my mortgage every month from bodybuilding.
too much talk about the sleezy side of bodybuilding, trust me...there is an honest buck to be made in this sport.
Agree, same here. I have done well from competing, traveled around the world free, plus more.
It's all in self marketing.
Funny thing is, I have gotten things from this board. Say my suit sponsorship - saved me $2,500 in suits which isn't bad. I've never posted a pic nor really went into my contest history much, but seen dozens of women come and post endless pics of themselves spamming away - thats never the way. Pretty fit women are a dime a dozen in this game, no one is going to see your pic and be overwhelmed and want to sponsor you. You need to have more - a brain for starts.
Same with men, one can do well in this game - but really your physique is only part. Take Chick, people flame him or whatever, but fact is Chick does better then dozens of guys who placed way higher them him - as he has a brain and uses it. People need to get off thinking having some great body will bring them riches, that is only your foundation.