Limited Progression as a natty, it is what it is
Natty = A natural bodybuilder, as in someone who has not used performance enhancing drugs
Enhanced = An enhanced bodybuilder, as in someone who has used performance enhancing drugs
We’ve been lied to for decades on whats naturally attainable with regards to body composition. The vast majority of the population have been brainwashed by clever supplement marketing & not so honest Marvel/DC actors on whats ‘naturally attainable’. Oh and let not forget that gym-bro that swears he’s natty.
It’s understandable though, supplement companies need to sell stock & actors need to keep acting.
As for the gym-bros its not in their best interest to admit they’re enhanced. For a start it’s not socially accepted as its seen as promoting ‘unhealthy behaviour’. No one wants to be shunned socially so it’s easier to deny deny deny! Plus being honest about steroid usage can result in people losing their jobs and thus ability to produce an income…..
Jesus even Terry Crews at 53 & jacked claims natty. Terry loves yoghurt, but Terry also loves gear.
Sadly all of this means that the average Aussie has an unrealistic expectation of whats naturally attainable. When it comes to attainable muscle mass we’re capped by our genetics (aka our genetic limit). Furthermore we’re limited in how quickly we can progress to our genetic limit.
People don’t get jacked fast unless they take gear. And even then genetics play a massive role on ones response to gear. We live in a society where everyone gets a participation award but the sad reality is that were not all built the same. Most of us have average genetics
How much progress can one make naturally? One model thats widely used to estimate progress is the Lyle McDonald Model-
The above table are averages based on an individual who is natural and has their training, nutrition & sleeping on point. If you have great genetics you can progress more, if you have bad genetics you will progress less.
If like myself your genetics aren’t great, make up for it by being the hardest worker in the room!
Peace out fam ✌️
Zac – email@example.com
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