Is Jeff Rodriguez A Natural Bodybuilder or NOT?

Jeff Rodriguez is a very popular ‘natural bodybuilder’ who has captured the hearts of many aspiring competitors who wish to have his physique one day.

He is aesthetic, detailed and super shredded. Could you achieve that look naturally? Could you be the next Jeff Rodriguez without taking a bunch of pills and injecting your glutes with synthetic hormones everyday?

We would like to tell you ‘yes’ but there are a few points we must go through before doing so.


1.Jeff Rodriguez is called the Frank Zane Of Natural Bodybuilding

Back in the day the bodybuilder Frank Zane was the epitome of symmetry, aesthetics and ‘bodybuilding beauty’. He was not a big guy but was able to win the biggest competition in Mr.Olympia three times, although according to some there were a lot of politics involved.

Well, let’s compare the Frank Zane of Natural Bodybuilding, Jeff Rodriguez, to the real Frank Zane of ‘unnatural’ bodybuilding.

Jeff Rodriguez has the following stats:

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Height: 5’9” – 175 cm;
Contest weight: ‘somewhere in the 180s’; {source}

The real Frank Zane had the following stats:

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Height: 5’9” – 175 cm;
Contest weight: 185 lbs – 84 kg {source}

Conclusion: The natural Frank Zane, Jeff Rodriguez, is as big as the unnatural bodybuilder Frank Zane who won Mr. Olympia three times and competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Mentzer.

2.Jeff Rodriguez looks like a superhero composed in a digital photo editor

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Jedd Rodriguez’s level of aesthetics are on another level. He has striations on top of striations and looks full regardless of the fact that he also spots super low body fat levels.

Just looking at Jeff Rodriguez’s triceps development we see extraordinary musculature. Most people don’t understand how insanely low body fat and thin skin one must have in order to have similar triceps looks. Things that don’t come easily.

The majority of bodybuilder underestimate their body levels tremendously. It’s not uncommon for people to be off by 5-10%. They see a set two pack abs and think they are 12% body fat. Not the case and most would look malnourished at 5% body fat.

Final thoughts

Jeff Rodriguez looks great but believing that one can achieve such massive muscular development and conditioning naturally is a little too ambitious to say the least.

References: 
http://www.exercisebiology.com/index.php/site/articles/jeff_rodriguez_-_the_frank_zane_of_natural_bodybuilding/ /Retrieved on June 03, 2014/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zane / Retrieved on June 03, 2014/

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