Fake Natural Bodybuilders Have The “Photoshop” Look

If it looks too good to be true, it was probably made in Photoshop.

One of the things that differentiate true natural bodybuilders from the fake ones is that the latter look made in Photoshop. The Photoshop looks consists in having a dry, muscular, full and lean physique. The skin of the athlete is very thin. As thin as the skin on the back of your hand. This equals unbelievable definition. There are visible striations all over the body and the individual looks like an anatomical chart. The deltoids of the bodybuilder are full and round. This is very hard to achieve for a true natural, especially when the body fat levels are very low.

By nature the body does not want to go into this mode. It does not want to be dry (dehydrated) and super shredded. It’s considered dangerous. Being 5% bodyfat is a condition that is almost impossible to maintain as a natural all year round. Yet, professional fitness models and fake natural bodybuilders do it all the time. Competitors like Jeff Seid, Simeon Panda and Lazar Angelov claim to be super lean {5%} all the time. Similar state is not only hard to maintain, but also dangerous. The “health” in “fitness and health” has been neglected since day one. The only health that is worshiped in fitness magazines is the health of the human ego. That’s what the industry is trying to feed you with – false perceptions.

Why the body doesn’t want to be 5%? It’s just not practical. Would you burn all of your money just to save some space in your wallet? Exactly. You have to save some money for that rainy day when the boss will suddenly decide that it’s time to cut his losses.

We are living in a crisis, remember? Our bodies were preprogrammed to survive, not to impress the judges. Therefore, there are higher priorities than being an anatomical chart.

The fake natural bodybuilders rarely understand that and quite often end up being hurt due to their narcissism.

Another trait part of the Photoshop look is fullness. Natural bodybuilders do not look full when they are very lean. The muscles are depleted and they just look smaller. On the other hand fake bodybuilders rarely lose all of their fullness. Their diet may not be perfect, but the drugs make up for it. Of course, it would be foolish to believe that steroids users cannot look depleted in contest condition but it never happens to the extends observed among naturals.

Have you ever noticed that the six pack abs of the fitness models look very deep and sharp? True natural bodybuilders have harder time looking like that. In fact, it never happens. You will never meet true, lifetime drug free, natural bodybuilder who has deep, razor sharp abs and  doesn’t look like an anorexic person. Period.

There is a common misconception that unless you are as big as Ronnie Coleman you are not on steroids. People need to learn that you can be 135 lbs and still be on steroids. There are small doses and high doses.

Fake natural bodybuilders are not only on one steroid. They take a variety of compounds in order to look Photoshopical. Taking one drug will not give you that hard and dry look. It’s a chemical war, just the guns are smaller.

If a person weights 180lbs and starts taking “the right drugs”, after a year he may still be 180 lbs but he will look like a completely different version. The body fat will be low and the quality muscle mass will be right in your face. The individual will have striations and basically a Photoshop look. The after version may have the same numbers on paper, but the ratio between muscle and fat is changed in favor of the former. More QUALITY muscle, less fat.

To summarize: if a natural bodybuilder looks composed in Photoshop, he is a fake one.


  1. Thomas Oliver

    What about lazar novovic and frank medrano. They claim not only natural but 90 percent calisthenics 10 percent wieght lifting and are huge as well as deep and shredded.

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