Frank Medrano is one of the most popular bar athletes a.k.a. bodyweight training specialists on the Internet. He resides it the U.S. and carries one of most shredded physiques you are likely to see. Frank Medrano made it happen, but can you follow his steps naturally without using anabolic steroids? Can you build a body like his without pinning them glutes?
What do we have here?
Frank Medrano is 5’9″-175 cm and weighs about 160lbs-73 kg. According to the guide for natural bodybuilders, this is pretty much the maximum weight that a 5’9″ male can have at 5% body fat. In other words – the body of Frank Medrano is within the limits, and if you have favorable genetics, you can acquire his mass naturally.
Frank Medrano’s physique looks so attractive primarily as a result of low body fat levels. The question is whether one can be as shredded as him naturally? The answer is yes.
Contrary to popular belief, naturals can get shredded beyond belief. Problem is, they can’t maintain an appreciable amount of muscle mass while being super lean. That does not mean that you can’t look good as a natural – you just can’t be 200lbs with abs at 5’10”. The natural potential is lower.
Does Frank Medrano have the Photoshop look?
Yes and no. He appears out of this world in many photos, but for the most part, he does not jump out of the page as much as others. In addition, he does not possess the typical 3D steroid delts common for roid abusers.
In the photo below, you can see that he does not look that impressive without digital editing, oil, tan and other tricks that make you appear larger than life.
So, can I build a physique similar to the one of Frank Medrano solely by doing bodyweight exercises?
Yes, but your legs will remain on the insect side of the river. If that’s not a problem with you, we don’t see any issues.
However, you can achieve a similar look by lifting weights too. There is nothing magical about bodyweight exercises.
What about his diet, should I become a vegan?
No, you don’t have to be a vegan to get shredded. In fact, one of fastest way to lose weight and get ripped is the low carb high fat diet.
Are you 100% certain that Frank Medrano is a lifetime natural?
You can never be certain. We, obviously, can’t know whether Frank Merdrano is a lifetime drug-free athlete. However, we believe that a similar physique can be achieved naturally – whether Medrano did it that way or not remains a question to which only he knows the answer.