The envelope of the system often changes its color, but the underlying mechanisms remain the same as they exploit constants like the human nature. A poorly planned modification of the main blueprint can cut the juice to the money printer. Hence the old comics selling you push-ups on a chair and chest expanders as a way to obtain arnoldesque pecs are replaced by Instagram posts of gym bros using encrypted text messages to order trenbolone.
Yet the core is preserved. The dealers of hope are still on juice, and the sacred muscle mass which the lifters are chasing is still designed to initiate the ultimate ascension plan. The unaware souls yearning for thicker muscles fibers continue to generate the real profit in both situations.
Those driving principles will remain in place until the end of the industry. New actors will be hired. The image definition will improve, but the plot will remain untouched. The deception will keep spinning.
In this post, I will present 9 lies spread consciously and unconsciously by roid heads non-stop.
1. You will become as big as them if you do like them.
Many kids are still convinced that a perfect emulation of thong warriors’ lifestyle results in insane growth. This belief is common among total beginners and people who form their notions regarding the muscle building industry from mainstream movies, commercials, prejudice and gossip.
Ironically, many experienced men have a hard time abandoning this concept too. Truth hurts. The overwhelming evidence intensifies the pain and makes it even harder to accept the facts. The mind creates a safety bubble acting as a coping mechanism protecting the psyche from the actual reality of the situation. This is a natural reaction.
I’ve seen my fair share of middle-aged men who go to the local gym and do Arnold’s split in the hope to conquer insane heights. They really think that the plan will work… that they will acquire a magical physique that will somehow negate all the oppression and overall nastiness that life throws at you. They do their squats, deads and rows while consuming the right amount of powder protons. Yet the naturals among them look frozen in time.
Obviously, it’s all a lie. The power comes from the drugs rather than an over-hyped and hyper-intellectualized way of lifting weights. Changing splits will not turn you into a monster. You can copy the regime of any professional in the world, but in all cases, it will not add the slabs of meat to your frame that you expect.
2. The pros follow high-end diets engineered to build muscle and burn fat in the most efficient way possible.
People continue to pay for overpriced nutritional regimens. Many kids buy 50-dollar one-page diet plans from fitness models who copy & paste the same meal system to every “client”.
We love following instructions. Orders feel natural in a consumer society that requires you to read labels and comply. Adding another guideline which will allegedly lead us to the desired result seems like an attractive step to the average humanoid.
The sad truth is that the muscle heroes do not follow magical diets. Many cheat and consume junk food on regular basis. They pretend that they are insanely strict for the camera, but in the meantime, their diet rivals that of a rock star who does not know the difference between atoms and carbohydrates. Then, with the help of some “hoaxing”, they come up with a dieting strategy based on whatever study suits their marketing plan and sell it to the brahs trying to forge thicker muscular fibers.
3. Drugs are just the finishing touch.
According to the professors in the gym, drugs are not that powerful. Many geniuses in the muscle sector have produced articles diminishing the power of injections to basically nothing.
“Drugs? They are just the final 5%. All else comes from broccoli and muscle occlusion.”
Successful people often try to diminish the importance of factors they do not control such as genetics and drugs’ anabolism in order to calm down their egos and convince themselves and their followers that controllable elements such as hard work, proper planning and persistence is what got them to do the top.
I finished high-school with a guy whose parents are incredibly rich. They have a construction company that has built many buildings in the city. I would not be surprised if the assets of that company amount to billions. The guy himself is a decent genetic specimen. He is tall and somewhat handsome. He certainly isn’t Brad Pitt, but he has charisma and presence for days. If you are into dry jokes produced by rich kids, you could even say that he has a sense of humor.
Imagine that man trying to score. Whatever he tries will work for him. He would still experience rejections, but this is inevitable. For most of his existence, however, he will bath in attention.
If he writes a dating book, his advice will not work for average dudes because the force behind this guy’s love conquests is not “game” but rather the asset he represents himself. He has good genes, money and status. That is a backbone for success. Everything else is just peripheral behavior and details that hold as much importance as the color of your shoes…maybe even less.
Drugs, just like genes, have essential value. They are not the finishing touch. They are the damn engine regardless of what the mainstream says.
4. They are natural
The percentage of big guys on steroids is so high that one may conclude that virtually all popular muscle heroes are not natural. Yet they keep filling your head with “natty principles” and memes such as hard work and heavy lifting.
They have to do it because hope is the strongest fuel on which humans run. If there’s hope, people would do desperate things and believe the impossible.
This is especially true for young and/or unaware individuals. Experience rather than just age is required to understand some things in life. There are grown men who still believe in fairy tales. I see them everywhere I go. You can tell by looking at the way they walk in the mall. Their body movements reveal everything. They are not questioning the program. They just play the consumer and status game without carrying about anything else in the world.
People often present themselves as righteous. Some believe it honestly, but when it comes down to altering their actions and actually proving to the world that they are, they revert to attitude supporting the status quo.
Ethics professors will feel your heads with all kinds of dramatic dilemmas, but when it’s their turn to make an example, they won’t do anything because it’s all theatrics. Like an actor who does not share one single quality with the roles he plays, they show their true color.
The dudes who keep supporting the lies in the fitness industry are no different. When confronted with the truth they dismiss it as hate speech and hug the mainstream source of lies because it’s popular and earns them points in the eyes of others, especially women. Did you forget? Women do not like haters and conspiracy theorists unless they look like Brad Pitt.
I am almost sorry to inform you for the 1000th time, but the chances that your muscle hero is a pristine natty raindrop are basically zero at this point.
5. The champion would still be the champion even without the drugs.
Many roid users believe that the current champion would still be numero uno even if all drugs are removed from the equation. That’s actually wrong. It’s true that people with great genetics for muscle construction would still shine even without steroids, but the professors forget a variable called – reaction to drugs.
A man can have good genes and base for winning, but if his body cannot tolerate the drugs that he has to take in order to compete he wouldn’t be competitive. In other words, a natural champ may fail to remain at the top once the injections start.
Meanwhile, dudes with otherwise average structural genetics but with great organ resilience and good response to drugs may overtake the brahs whose bodies cannot tolerate anabolic pills.
6. Their training is perfect.
The number one explanation for one’s failure to build huge muscles like the pros is improper training and dieting. I already told you that the pros don’t follow strict diets most of the time. Their training isn’t perfect either. Most do not even have training logs and lift however they feel like throughout most of the season.
They fill your head with bro science theories such as pre-exhaustion and burn sets, but ultimately, they are simply coming up with nonsense which seems legit because the drugs make them big. In reality, their wisdom is no different than business advice coming from a trust fund kid who has never actually built anything in his life.
7. They have superhuman genetics.
The drugs fog the vision of many bodybuilders. They start to believe that they owe their musculature to some mythical gene combination. Yet their genetic make-up is not that special. Most are average men who inject.
There are many delusional permabulkers on steroids too. If they were to lose all the fat and cut the drug import, they would look shockingly small. Their insane genetics would go from hero to zero.
People are reluctant to attribute their success to factors out of one’s control. They want to believe that hard work is the only reason for their results.
8. They do it for health reasons.
According to the mainstream consciousness, the gym is a powerful purifier necessary for the maintenance of perfect health.
“If you are not healthy, just go to the gym, bro!”
Yet almost nobody except old people and those recovering from an injury do it for the health effect. The goal has always been external admiration and increase of one’s worth on the sexual market.
If this wasn’t the case, unhealthy elements such as steroids, diuretics and excessive heavy lifting would not be the norm.
9. They take low doses.
Some pinners are open about their use. Nevertheless, they still lie about the actual quantities of drugs they are taking.
“I am just on TRT, bro!”
In reality, many TRT warriors are cycling multiple compounds.
The motivation? To downplay the importance of chemistry in the muscle construction process.
Nothing Will Ever Change
Humanoids spend most of their lives thinking that constant change is happening.
My boss once said – “We live in a world that constantly changes.” Yet when I looked at him and his entire slave factory, excuse me, company, nothing had changed for the past 10 years – the office had not been upgraded; the salaries were the same apart from minuscule 1-5% increases; the work was similar; his attitude was just as nasty; the policy and growth strategy of the firm were identical to before; his current car was as expensive as the previous one…
Nothing had fundamentally evolved and yet he was saying that the world is constantly renewing itself.
We mistake being busy with progressing. When you are busy, there’s a lot happening, but how much of it makes a difference in the grand scheme of things? People are busy all the time and yet nothing changes.
Social media and other outlets feeding our short attention spans and abusing the “highlight effect” tell us that we live in a world where something new and exciting is happening every day, but this is not the case.
We live in TV series. The episode is different, but the skeleton is the same. 99% of the TV series that you are ever going to watch are technically repeating the same episode over and over again. You just can’t see it because you don’t want to see it. For instance, the popular police films are basically interchangeable. Something bad happens, and the good guys fix it by following the evidence.
Change? Not really. The cars are still polluting the air. The factories producing phones are still banging. The slaves are still pulling the chains. The brainwashing is still going on.
Of course, there are cultural shifts that occur such as feminism, but ultimately, the underlying principles remain.
The same goes for bodybuilding. A movement may gain power and influence the daily events (e.g., 5×5), but the overall structure of the mechanism is engraved.
A real change will not come, my friends.