Is Josef Rakich Natural Or On Steroids?

| June 24, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Josef Rakich is a natural bodybuilder from New Zealand known for his powerful physique and low body fat levels. His threads on bodybuilding.com dedicated to the achievement of the super shredded body have millions of views. People from all over the world read Rakich’s posts in the hope to find the key to the “perfect pussy slaying physique”. However, can you look like Josef Rakich naturally in the first place? Let’see.

How big is Josef Rakich?

Is Josef Rakich Natural Or On Steroids?

Quality mass, fullness and “muscle pop” uncharacteristic of a natural.

Josef Rakich’s profile on bodybuilding.com says that he is 5’10”-178cm tall and weighs 180lbs-81kg@ at 5% body fat. This is 10lbs over the estimation in the guide for natural bodybuilders, which suggests that a male who is 5’10” tall cannot naturally achieve a weight higher than 170lbs at 5% BF.

Can I be as 3D as Joseph Rakich without using anabolic steroids?

Is Josef Rakich Natural Or On Steroids?

It’s hard to be 100% certain, but is that gynecomastia?

Not really. Josef Rakich has the Photoshop look, which is something that only one in a million can achieve naturally. It’s not Rakich’s mass that’s the problem, but rather his overall look. He is shredded, 3D and synthetic looking.


Josef Rakich’s diet is atrocious

Is Josef Rakich Natural Or On Steroids?

Maintaining similar levels of body fat while eating at Mc Donald’s? All natty?

Josef Rakich is famous for his IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) diet. According to the principles of the diet, the food choices are not important as long as your intake of macronutrients (protein, carbs, fats) remains as planned.

This literally means that you can get your protein from burgers, carbs from ice cream and fats from modified cheese and still have the same result as if you were eating clean food. This may sound nice on paper but rarely works in practice. It’s like saying that it doesn’t matter how you make your money as long as you make the same amount. I guess it’s irrelevant whether you are a programmer or a drug dealer… Yeah, right!

In order for a true natural to maintain a similar level conditioning, his diet has to be perfect 95% of the time unless the person in question has insane genetics.

To summarize: There are genetic freaks that may reach Josef Rakich’s size, but most naturals will have a really hard time achieving a look of that magnitude.

References:
http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/josef_rakich/ /Retrieved on June 24, 2014
image sources by order: www.theproteinfreak.com; www.croatiaweek.com; www.bodybuilding.com

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2 comments

  1. Tanner stauffer

    Sorry but this acessment is not accurate at all. I have been following all of Josef’s social medias for awhile now and I know he spends hours at the gym each day and based on the snaps he posts of his food daily he is the cleanest eater I’ve seen. So I personally believe he is natural and this opinion is invalid based on false accusations. Please use better fact checks

    1. Truth Seeker Post author

      By that logic, all bodybuilders competing in Mr. Olympia must be natural too. I mean…cause their snaps…

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