You are greater than the sum of your parts, but you shouldn’t forget to pay attention to each of those parts to create a great sum.
There are lots of options for the person looking to get into shape these days, many of them quite good. From bicycling to swimming to hiking and even yoga, there is a system of exercise for almost everybody. Yet as good as all of these are, only bodybuilding can be used to target specific areas in need of a shape up.
For this reason I am, and have always been, a strong proponent of bodybuilding. Only through bodybuilding can you make specific self-directed changes when you want, to whatever degree you want.
I’ve seen runners with bellies and swimmers with weak-looking legs. To me, exercise is about working the whole body, not merely the heart or lungs or even the abs. To my knowledge, bodybuilding is the only form of exercise known to Man that has the variety you need to create the total package.