Monthly Archives: February 2015

Physiques Achieved Without Steroids Yes, believe it or not the title is correct.

For quite some time, readers of the site have been asking me to show physiques achievable naturally without steroids more frequently. While I’ve already posted some examples, I decided to add another brief summary article revealing builds that can be reached without drugs. 1. Jung Ji-Hoon a.k.a. Rain  Note: For those wondering this is what 6-7% BF looks like […]

Why don’t Olympic weightlifters do low bar squats?

The low bar squat has become very popular over the last 10 years. In commercial gyms one can often see beginners occupy the squat rack for 45 minutes in order to do some weird looking bending with their back almost horizontal to the ground. I am quite familiar with similar training, and once upon a time I […]

Gymnastic Training and Hypertrophy: Bodyweight Is Not Always the Best

Two male gymnasts used to live in my home building. I had the opportunity to indirectly examine their progress when I was a child/teen. Unfortunately, at that time I didn’t know much about training and was not very interested in the ‘pumping muscles’ movement. I was about 120-125 lbs. and at least 5’10” tall. I was […]

Are Olympic Weightlifters on Steroids? Of course, they are.

On this site I have written a lot of posts on steroid usage in bodybuilding and powerlifting, but there is another sport which is also part of the golden trinity of drug based physical activities – Olympic weightlifting. Olympic weightlifters rely on steroids just as much powerlifters, albeit they probably do not reach the absurd amounts […]

Real Life Stories from the Gym | Genetic potential and steroids

About a year ago, I wrote a guide presenting how big naturals can get without steroids. I spent the last few days reviving old memories, and I had the opportunity to follow the steps that lead me to the conclusions outlined in the table. Sorry. Nothing has changed. I still believe in the same numbers, […]