I recommend you watching the “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” movie. If you know nothing about bodybuilding competitions, how the photos are made or the truth about fitness models and steroids definitely check that out.
Here are few quotes from that film:
Christian Boeving was asked what he thinks about people that buy the supplements he promotes.
“If they choose to think that that supplement is the only thing I take to look like that, then so be it, they should be smarter than that.”
Bodybuilders and fitness models take drugs and the pictures are also improved in the Photoshop.
Here are few more interesting things you can hear in the movie “Bigger, Stronger, Faster”:
“I would say that about 80 – 90% I see in magazines is hogwash”
“There are a lot of techniques that I can use to completely manipulate the body.”
“Some before and after pictures can be shot in a same day, I’ve actually done it”
Whole new perspective, don’t you think?
Role models are on steroids
Photos in magazines are manipulated
Crap, everything is a lie!
When I first find out the truth, it has completely shaken my perception of bodybuilding.
I’m glad it did. Because now I can see everything much more clearly.
Most of the guys in the gym think that they can look exactly like them. And without steroids of course.
Guess what they start doing once they have this goal?
They buy a fitness magazine and learn all the new rules that they have to follow no matter what and if not they will never look like their heroes.
They learn that they need to take protein in them mourning, before and after workout and of course in middle of night because the body is in the “starvation mode” right? We cannot forget on BCAA, gainers and creatine. And you can easily get to 200 bucks per months just per useless supplements (apart the creatine).
The best business ever – make “useless crap” and sell it for a lot of money.
According to Natural Products Foundation the supplement industry contributes to the U.S economy more than 60 Billion dollars. I don’t think that anybody can even imagine how much money is that.
Just think for a while, how much money the supplement industries make just by packaging the protein, creatine and coffein.
(If you still think that supplements are magic pills that will give you 30 pounds of muscles, look at that number again.)
Back to the guys that are trying to put on muscles.
After some time they really put some on muscles (and fat as well) and it looks that it is from the supplements.
And the years go on and on. Do you know what happen?
Oh yea, they turn into a “Gym rat”.
The point is that everything in the current bodybuilding industry is ruled by supplement companies and professional bodybuilders who are on the juice. And if you will not be aware of it you could end up pretty badly. I hope you have got a new perspective on bodybuilders and building muscles in general.
So, what is the lesson from this?
Don’t take the professional bodybuilders and fitness models as your role models, somebody you want to look like. Why? Because you cannot look like them. It’s just not going to happen without a “little” help of steroids.