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 physique’ have millions of views.
People from all over the world came to the site in the hope to find the key to the ‘perfect pussy slaying physique‘. However, can you look like Josef Rakich naturally?
How big is Josef Rakich?
Josef Rakich’s profile on bodybuilding.com says he is 5’10” – 178 cm @ 180 lbs – 81 kg @ 5% BF. This is 10 lbs over the estimation in our guide for natural bodybuilders which suggest that a male at 5’10” cannot naturally achieve a weight more than 170 lbs at 5% BF.
Can I be as 3D looking as Joseph Rakich without using anabolic steroids?
Not really. Josef Rakich, of course, has the Photoshop look which is something only one in 10 billions can achieve naturally. It’s not Josef Rakich’s mass that’s the problem, but rather his overall look.
He has some mass but what makes it even more impressive is the quality of his physique. It’s shredded, 3D and synthetic looking.
How can you have similar technological look and claim to be a natural bodybuilder?
Josef Rakich’s diet is known to be atrocious
Josef Rakich is famous for his IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet. The idea is that as long as you get the needed macro nutrients for the day (protein, carbs, fats) you are fine regardless of your food choices.
That literally means that you can get your protein from Burger King burgers, carbs from ice cream and fats from gene modified cheese and still have the same result as if you were eating organic food.
This may sound nice on paper but it’s not the case at all.
It’s like saying that it doesn’t matter how you make your money – as long as you make the same amount of money, it does not matter whether you are a programmer or a drug dealer. Yeah, right!
Which case do you think is more likely to get you killed? Which one do you think is less stressful? There may be two trains that go to the same place, but one may never arrive.
In order for a true natural to maintain similar body fat all year round as Josef Rakich seems to do, your diet has to be perfect 95% of the time unless you have insanely superior genetics for maintaining leanness. Most people are not that blessed.
To summarize: There are genetic freaks that will be able to get close to Josef Rakich’s size, but most people will have really hard time achieving similar look – shredded, dry, fool – veiny.