There is information that has been passed down for the last 50 years. Arnold does it, or some other superstar did it and look at him. This stuff must be true, right? It’s interesting whenever a simple question of “why”? is asked on one of these posts of a workout it is usually met with a little defensiveness. You are supposed to just go along with it and say, “Wow, great job”. Most get a little defensive because they really don’t know why.. they just saw some other guy doing it or read it in a magazine. Do you know I have a friend that trained a Ms Olympia competitor and she and he went into Ironman Magazine for an interview and a photo shot and when they asked her what she did for her biceps they decided to scap the article.. Only after my friend decided to make up some outlandish program did they print it… Her
real workout consisted of “standing dumbbell curls twice a week” (boring, right?)..
The truth is none of us will look like the guys or girls on the flex magazine covers. The pros take massive amounts of anabolic drugs and growth hormones. Even if we did that, there’s no guarantee we can look like that. The only truth I learned is that gains can be achieved over long periods of dedicated training coupled with smart diet. There are truly are no short cuts.
Agree with that. It is also a matter of genetics. I’ve been around the bodybuilding world since ’95. I know lots of people who compete. The reality is genetics play the greatest part. That’s not to say you can’t make exceptional advances yourself; however, it doesn’t mean you’ll end up on a magazine or up on stage winning a show. That is a combination of hard work, diet, and genetics with or without supplements.