body building

bodybuilding

[bod-ee-bil-ding]
noun
the act or practice of exercising, lifting weights, etc., so as to develop the muscles of the body.
Also, body-building, body building.


Origin:
1900–05; from the verb phrase build (up one's) body; see -ing1

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body building
 
n
the practice of performing regular exercises designed to make the muscles of the body conspicuous

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