Hello. Welcome to Bodybuilding Broscience v.3.0. The claims below may seem outrageous to some of you, but they have been an integral part of the mainstream lifting doctrine for a long time.
1.I should always listen to people who are bigger than me because they will show me the path to ultra-growth.
True and yet false at the same time. Undoubtedly, many big guys hold a large amount of knowledge, but due to various circumstantial factors they may fail or refuse to transcend it to you. Some just don’t know how to train while others are steroid users who refuse to attribute their size to drugs and keep on repeating false concepts (e.g., anabolic window, proper glutamine intake, proper whey dosing, proper rep schemes…etc.)
The fact that someone is big does not mean that his muscle construction methods are optimal. Some guys are muscular solely thanks to their genetics (e.g., frame, muscle insertions, favorable body chemistry…etc.) Usually, those individuals have a higher natural potential.
On many occasions, I have seen people who are more muscular than me thanks to their superior bone thickness. My father is a perfect example – his wrists are 1/3 bigger than mine. Does he know more than me? Of course not. He once told me that bread contains a high amount of protein which is obviously not true.
However, if you want to be as massive as a pro, you have to go to the source and join the army of roid users. Only they can teach you how it’s done.
2.I should eat high carb diets because professional bodybuilders do so in their videos. They are huge, bro. I am getting my arms to 21 inches this year. Mad, bro?
The real reason why bodybuilders rely on high carb diets is insulin – a hormone that many bodybuilders inject to get bigger. You can read more about this topic here.
In general, super high carb diets are not optimal for the average person. You don’t have to keep your carbs extra low, but insane amounts of carbohydrates are definitely not your friend.
3.Unless somebody is as big as Ronnie Coleman, he has to be natural.
Cool story, bro. Have you ever heard of small and big doses? I am almost sorry to inform you, but that’s a real thing. Besides, the fitness industry got smart about the size game. The architects realized a long time ago that regular people don’t want to be as freaky as professional bodybuilders.
That’s why the fitness movement has been receiving a heavy amount of support from the community and the establishment. As a result, the amount of Y.O.L.O (You Only Live Once) aesthetic morons is increasing by the day. Cool, expect that those guys are not natural either. They may be significantly smaller than professional bodybuilders, but the majority of them still take plenty of steroid cocktails.
Simply, put the aesthetic brahs are far from natural.
4.Professional athletes that are tested are 100% natural. It’s all about how bad you really want it. Work hard or go home, loser.
Being tested and being natural are two different things. Many people are tested, but very few are actually natural.
There are two ways to pass a test – trickery and/or political support. You have to be extremely naive to believe that the shows with the word “natural” in their titles are for protein-powder-only-brahs.
5.By lifting kettlebells I am getting all kinds of underground Russian gangsta vibe straight into my muscles. I am 100% not brainwashed.
Kettlebells are a fine tool, but unfortunately, they are also a victim of massive propaganda. The term “Secret Russian training methods” is simply a form of extreme marketing and part of the reasons why the kettlebell community resembles a cult. If you like kettlebells, you should obviously use them, but don’t think that you are superior to others because you hump an iron cannonball with a handle.