Afghan bodybuilders compete in a regional bodybuilding competition on April 19, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bodybuilding is a very popular sport in Afghanistan in a country where men like the image of being physically strong. It is affordable for most Afghans and it's popularity is growing in many provinces. Photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger are still hanging in many local gyms as their iconic image of a muscle bound male. By Majid Saeedi/Getty Images.