Despite the fact that natural bodybuilders are by definition athletes who don’t use anabolic steroids and other muscle enhancing drugs, there are many competitors who rely on banned substances to develop the amazing muscular physiques that you see on the bodybuilding stage and in magazines.
Many individuals who present themselves as natural bodybuilders or fitness athletes are doping. Like every other industry, in the world of muscle, there are also elements of the picture that the public is not permitted to see, for the cycle of illusion would end. In most cases, the average fan is not even remotely aware of what’s truly going on behind the curtains where money is divided and war tactics are elaborated.
Naturally, the mainstream media form people’s perception of bodybuilding and lifting in general. When outsiders think of bodybuilding, they immediately associate it with extremely muscular men who have a hard time fitting in a car.
Most people with a positive IQ would at least doubt the natural status of the big guys competing in the Olympia. However, since the naturals are smaller compared to the IFBB pros, people are more inclined to believe the dream before their eyes. Thus, many fake naturals who are taking plenty of drugs remain natural in the eye of the public. Part of the delusion results from our black and white thinking – you are either as big as an IFBB pro or a natural. It’s like people forget that there’s something in-between those two extremes.
The ”natural bodybuilders” of today are getting bigger than former IFBB professionals from the 70s and the 80s. The observed evolution of natural bodybuilding is not based on modern training and nutritional strategies because the natural size and potential of a man are dependent primarily on genetic factors. Lifting weights and protein-rich nutritional plans can only do so much.
For example, a woman that lifts weights will never get bigger than a man who trains with the same intensity and dedication because females just don’t have the testosterone levels required to maintain superior strength and muscle size. You can exercise all you want, you will never get bigger than individuals who have testosterone levels 100 times higher than yours.
The Perfect Illusion
As I already told you, most people know that the Olympia monsters are as natural as a shark in a bottle. That’s why the natties invest all their faith, time, and money in self-proclaimed natural bodybuilders. This creates a rather lucrative opportunity for the world of muscle.
The bodies of fake natural bodybuilders are used to promote muscle enhancing supplements, magazines, training methods, coaches, training equipment as well as everything else that could be sold to the average person on the street. This method works and will continue to work until the end of times.