What is your opinion of bodybuilding (as a sport only)?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from Iraq, in:
Religious Authority: 
Ali al-Sistanti
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
What is your opinion of bodybuilding (as a sport only)?

It is permissible in and of itself, but could be forbidden from other points of view, for instance, if there is a danger to life or to the organs. The obligatory amount of modesty must be observed. It is permissible to expose everything except the [male] awra [the parts a man should always cover - from the navel to the thighs] so long as it is not [exposed] before women with the goal of inciting women to forbidden glances.

ما رأي سماحتكم برياضة كمال الأجسام كرياضة فقط؟ تجوز في حد ذاتها وربما تحرم لجهات اخرى كما لو كان فيها مخاطرة بالحياة او بالأعضاء ويجب مراعاة الستر الواجب ويجوز كشف ما عدا العورة ان لم يكن امام النساء وبهدف القاء المرأة في النظر المحرم.