In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America, and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.
Bodybuilding is one of the greatest and oldest sports in the world. It makes you healthy and in good shape. As a bodybuilding beginner, it gives you a lot of confidence, and the coolest thing about bodybuilding is it fits everyone: that means whether you are 20 or 50, male or female, you can do bodybuilding beginner workouts and build muscle, lose fat, gain weight, or just get in shape. However, it could turn to be one of the hardest sports in the world, if a bodybuilding beginner expects to hit the gym today and wake up next morning became like "Schwarzenegger"