What's the deal with bodybuilders and spray-on tans?

  • manpit209

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    Jan 20, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    I notice a trend that bodybuilders have really dark and awkwardly orange-ish spay-on tans whenever then enter competitions. When they aren't in competitions they are normal colored like the rest of the world. What's the reasoning behind this? Is there a reason why they have to have that tan? I know that shaving the body hair helps to define their muscle but the fake tan just looks really weird. They really look unnatural and scary. It's probably the orangeness...
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    Jan 20, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    manpit209 saidWhat's the reasoning behind this?


    Being tan emphasizes the ripped look but they don't want skin cancer. This is their compromise: fake tan. They look like shit but are slightly more intelligent than ones who tan fo real. Of course people who are naturally tan don't even have to worry about this.
  • tongun18

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    Jan 20, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    The coloring is a bit odd looking but they do because it makes the lines stand out a bit more, makes them look more defined.
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    Jan 20, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    I'd go with blue next time.
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    Jan 21, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    ...it's very Jersey Shore, dude! What's the question?
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    Jan 21, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    Bright competition lights wash out the color in the skin. The tan helps to compensate and makes the definition more visible.
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    Jan 21, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    Enhanced shadows and highlights.