How do natural bodybuilders look in contest condition (5% body fat)?
It’s going to hurt! Get ready!
They look like insects that can be taken by the wind. That’s a fact that many are not willing to accept due to the brainwashing and false hope floating in the politically correct world around us. We are convinced that the movies are real, but they are not.
There are many natural bodybuilders who deserve the tag “permabulkers” because they are constantly eating and falsely assuming that the weight they’re adding to their frames is muscle tissue.
Many fatsos believe that they are “just a few pounds” away from stepping on a bodybuilding stage. They see a hairy and blurred 2 pack of abs under the right lighting and began daydreaming that in a few short weeks ultimate leanness will be a fact. The scenario that actually takes place is pretty ironic. After losing those “easy pounds”, the permabulkers still look like fatsos. Most people simply underestimate how fat they are.
Getting super shredded is not a fun process for anyone. Unless you have mutant genetics, it’s going to hurt. Even ectos don’t get a free ride.
Most ecotomorphs have an easy time walking around at 10-14% body fat, but lower numbers are very difficult to reach and maintain. I’ve seen people who are about 5-8% body fat throughout the whole year, but they are usually genetically lean, to begin with. For the majority of the population, maintaining a similar condition seems unrealistic.
When you identify a guy who’s 5% body fat, and yet he looks enormous, you can be certain that he is taking something. Of course, you have to keep in mind that sometimes the photos are manipulated. There many fragile boys who make themselves look bigger by playing with the angles.
Truth be told, most naturals who get lean enough to be in a contest look extremely unimpressive in clothes. They simply disappear. You have to be exceptionally big to look intimidating in clothes.
When true naturals try to get down to a contest lean condition, their families start hyperventilating. “Is he preparing for a movie role as a prisoner of war,” asks mom.
I am sorry, but this is how the mechanism works, especially for people who haven’t reach their muscular potential and have a thin bone structure, to begin with.
At the end of the day, it is what is. For most people, it’s still better to be on the lean side than the fat one, although 5-8% body fat is a little too low. Maintaining a similar condition is difficult and far from healthy. The fitness models that you see in magazines maintain the 5-8% body fat look thanks to drugs and money (they get paid to do it).
And what about you?
What do you get?
Hunger and the “Are you an insect?” look