Almost every bodybuilder that I have ever met considers themselves “Hard-core” or the most dedicated, knowledgeable, or hardest training athlete in the gym.
Over the 8 years, I have spent in the sport I have been asked many times what does it really take to be successful in the sport?
My answer might surprise you but let me tell you it’s a question everyone has to ask themselves. What’s more, is the answer you give yourself reflects whether you’re a Real Bodybuilder or Just another Wannabee!
Most magazines, scientists, and competitors are quick to point to genetics as the deciding factor. While on the surface there seems to be some truth to this when a person looks deeper into the sport this is not necessarily the case.
In fact, in every contest, I have ever competed in or watched I have rarely seen the person with the best genetics win the show.
I asked my friend, legendary bodybuilding coach Scott Abel the same question about what he believes makes a true bodybuilder successful, and Scott’s answer was pretty quick.
He summed it up in one word… “BLACKWOLF”.
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Winning and success come in many forms and so many people equate a trophy or a title with success.
Considering how many of the top professional and amateur bodybuilders in the world have serious health problems and rather chaotic personal lives it’s hard to equate success with their professional status or their drug-swollen bodies.
That being said, there are a handful of professionals who embody the ideals of true bodybuilding but they are definitely few and far between.
Of course, you have all kinds of guys/gals in the gym coming up with a host of reasons why they haven’t stuck with their diet, followed through on their training schedule, and simply not made the gains they desire.
Although both cases represent opposite ends of the extreme; everyone fits somewhere in between and many are still left asking the question… What makes a “True Bodybuilder?”
While everyone has to determine the answer for himself, my own definition of True Bodybuilding is significantly different than “The Hardcore” Version portrayed in the top Magazines.
Although at one time I aspired to be like the “gargantuan” individuals who grace the pages of the magazines, I had a change of heart once I reached the National Championship Level.
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You see I realized almost the entire competitive bodybuilding scene had almost nothing to do with “Real Bodybuilding”. In fact, it was more like body destruction.
Many of these athletes I was competing with and against, had become consumed by the desire to build massive muscles and resorted to using massive amounts of drugs that damaged their health.
While their physiques and muscles are definitely impressive, they had built them at the cost of their health as well as their personal lives.
I personally consider this to be a psychological condition of disease similar to anorexia or obsessive-compulsive disorder and indeed some psychologists have labeled the condition “Muscle Dysmorphia”.
Many “hardcore” bodybuilders have become so obsessed with competitions, muscular size, body fat levels, diets, etc. that every other aspect of their lives has shrunk smaller than their testes on a 10-year cycle.
I know how this dysfunctional psychology can limit one’s life because for 6 years I went down that path. Fortunately, I turned the corner and saw “the light” so to speak, and recognized that there was a lot more to life than a 20-inch arm.
I understand how the pressures of athletic excellence lead some athletes to turn to drug usage. I am not condoning the act however I simply recognize how athletes rationalize drug usage and get caught in the “machine” of high-performance sports.
Although it seems things are getting worse in the athletic world as opposed to better with the increase in the volume of high profile athletes testing positive for drug use; I believe the increased awareness of what’s going on in sports will eventually change the course of athletics, including what I call the return to True Bodybuilding.
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> 53% increase in reps1
> 40% less muscle soreness2
> 12% improved endurance3
> 60.7% decrease in lactic acid4