People often may consider body building and weight loss as one and the same. With misinterpretation or lack of information, people may join a body building camp for reducing weight. It is important to realize the difference, between the two and consider them, independent of each other. These procedures are quite different in nature but, people consider it one and same.
Difference in the meaning
It is important to decode the meaning of each of the words in order to gain an insight about them. Body building means shaping and construction of body in a particular style, generally rough and tough. On the other hand, the weight loss process deals with the reduction of weight and restructuring of the body, by burning the excess amount of calories in the body.
Difference in action plan and procedure
The procedure for body building is more strict and stringent, when compared to the weight loss procedures. The body building procedures deal with heavy workouts, involvement of heavy equipments, etc. This is a process, which is generally carried out under the guidance of an expert. Body building without guidance of an expert, could lead to severe health problems. It deals with shaping of existing muscles to improve power, stamina, appearance and personality.
Weight loss deals with small amounts of workout and not with too much of heavy weights and heavy equipments. It also deals with exercises, which concentrate on improving inner body system. Weight loss techniques can be performed under minimum expert guidance.
Difference in output
The basic objective of body building is to shape muscles and enhance their strength and personality. But, the basic objective of weight loss is to reduce weight. During the process of body building, a person may gain weight. But, during the process of weight loss this will not happen. Thus, output in case of body building, is a re-defined body structure, while the output in case of weight loss, is a reduced body structure.
Which one to prefer?
Selection of the procedure is done by interest and objectives. If a person wants to show off with muscles, biceps, six pack or eight packs, etc, he/she should prefer body building. On other hand, if a person wants to just implement sober techniques and reduce weight and gain fitness, he/she shall prefer weight loss techniques. In my opinion, people who want to be called real men should opt for body building programs, while teenagers and women should look for weight loss programs.