There are a number of very good gyms near me and I know a few lads who are really into body building and are constantly lifting weights just to get big and powerful. I have witnessed before a bodybuilder beating the shit out of a guy with kickboxing and wrestling training who was, apparently, a very experienced martial artist. This bodybuilder just hit him so hard and then over powered him and gave him a real kicking on the ground. I think it's a a common thing to say skill beats size and whatnot but in a basic street fight you can't argue that if you're massive and bulky and strong you are going to have a really big advantage over people. also looking big will mean people tend to think twice before starting on you. I'm also joining the marines soon and want to be big and strong for my training and for the respect from my corporals and my fellow recruits. What are your opinions on body building though? Are there any points to keep in mind or factors to include due to me starting training soon?