Anabolic steroids have been around for a long time, and over the years, their use has increased; even more people today are using them.
Steroid use has caused many deaths around the world and many people to feel under pressure to take steroids in order to achieve a physique just like their idols.
Well, let me just remind you that this blog post is not about building muscle quickly, because if that’s what you want, then you will better off visiting some other website.
I teach people how to build muscle without the use of steroids or unnatural substances. I have absolutely nothing against steroid users, I just prefer drug-free bodybuilding, that’s all.
I have never taken steroids and I don’t think I ever will, although I have been accused of taking them by a lot of people.
That’s okay though. I accept it as a compliment.
People are very quick to assume that someone is on the juice, just because their body is in much better shape than the average person.
My hard gains came from over 12 years of working out and learning what works and what doesn’t. I’m not saying that it took me over 12 years to get in shape, but let’s just say I learned how to crawl before I could actually walk!
Yes, I made a shit load of mistakes, but I learned from them as time went by.
And sure enough, through daily lifting and eating properly, I eventually transformed my physique. If I can do it, then so can you! You just have to stick to your workout goals.
If you want something bad enough, you have to be prepared to work your butt off to get it. Nobody significant in life will be handed to you, useless you work for it.
If something doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you!
I know I’m not huge like a lot of bodybuilders and if I did use steroids I’m sure my body would look just as good as the pros. But that’s not what this post is about.
It’s about how you can attain an impressive physique through hard work and a clean diet. No shortcuts, no cheating, just hard work and dedication.
I’m going to keep this as simple and straightforward as possible so that even beginners will learn what it takes to go out and reap similar results to mine.
Doing this naturally, how is it that some people can achieve this look and some people need to cheat?
Most pro bodybuilders will tell you it took them years to get in shape. Building muscle takes hard work, both in and out of the gym. There is no magic pill or drug that’s going to turn you into a genetic freak overnight.
Forget about it!
That’s why most beginners give up quickly. They might train hard for about six months to a year, and when they fail to get the body they desire, they start hating on – “natural bodybuilders”, out of sheer jealousy or frustration.
I always laugh when I read comments on social media with guys mocking other guys because they have better physiques.
If only these doubters and haters were there to experience the amount of effort “natty’s” have to go through in order to look the way they do, maybe it would shut them up and possibly inspire them to do the same.
Drug-free bodybuilding – can you build muscle naturally?
Yes, of course. All you need is a proper weight training program, nutrition, and the determination to succeed regardless of any obstacles.
You don’t even need to take supplements if you are getting the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats in your diet.
Don’t believe in the lies and what the false gurus want you to believe on the internet. Most of them are just out to sell you their crappy products and empty your pockets. So be careful!
There are very few companies who are honest and reliable. I’m not trying to make false claims like most of “the false gurus”-do. I just keep it simple and try to teach you what has helped me get in shape.
I just try to give you what you need to know, without all the unnecessary BS, just keep it simple and try to teach what I know has helped me get in shape.
Hell, you don’t even have to take my advice, but at least, I am showing you everything that has helped me get in shape.
If you are a beginner or someone who has failed to gain muscle at the gym, here’s my advice to you.
Find a good workout program, train hard and don’t give up. Eat the right food and learn from other guys who are clearly in great shape, or from somebody who has a positive reputation in the bodybuilding industry.
When I first got started in the gym, I trained with a guy who was obviously in better shape than me. He passed all his knowledge onto me and that’s how I got my foot in the door. We trained for many years and hardly missed a session together.
How long have I been working out?
I am 35 years old now and I have been training in gyms across Ireland and abroad for over 12 years. Before joining the gym, when I was 16, my brother and I bought a cheap set of weights (barbells and dumbbells) and started working out at home in my dad’s shed in the garden.
All I had was an old workout poster as a reference guide. I was a skinny teenager, but I always had a desire to build muscle and get totally shredded.
How long did it take me to get in the shape I’m in today?
It took about three years, – I failed to achieve the kind of physique I wanted many times, but I just kept going, learning through trial and error.
The fact that I was consistent and kept trying out different exercises to see what worked, got me there in the end.
As you can tell from this photo, I let myself go for a while. I wasn’t consistent with my training, but I eventually pulled myself together again.
My first bodybuilding show
On October 3rd, 2015, I competed in my very first bodybuilding competition.
It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and it was something I always wanted to do, but, – just didn’t have the confidence to do it.
After competing, I was completely hooked.
I loved every minute of it and look forward to stepping on stage in front of a large audience again this year and hopefully for many years to come.
What kind of food do I eat to stay in shape?
My diet is very clean; I eat a lot of whole grain foods, like oats, brown rice, brown pasta, vegetables, broccoli and spinach, and fruits.
Everybody knows what the best foods are but getting into the habit of eating them often is what counts. If you cut out processed foods and sugar from your diet and instead, eat good wholesome foods, you build muscle and burn fat easier.
Read: Healthy Food Choices To Build Muscle and Burn Fat
Where does my motivation come from?
My motivation comes from wanting to improve in the gym, as well as improve my physique. I also enjoy the feeling I get from lifting weights and pushing myself.
There are days when I don’t feel like going to the gym, but I know that if I do, I will feel much better afterwards.
Best Exercises for building muscle mass?
- Bench Press
- Wide-grip pullups
- Bent-over barbell rows
- Overhead shoulder press
These are just a few of the best compound exercises for building size and strength.
Squats, deadlifts and bench presses, are the top three exercises here. Once you know how- to do them correctly, they will hit every muscle in your body.
To the doubters and haters….
If you think it’s impossible to build an impressive physique, then look at some of these pro natural bodybuilders who have been competing for decades:
Pro Natural Bodybuilders
Look at guys like Philip Manuel Ricardo, Ulisses Wiliiams, Jim Cordova and Doug Miller. These guys need to be drug tested to compete in any natural bodybuilding contest.
There are plenty other natty’s that I haven’t listed, each claiming to be steroid-free. However, I am a big believer in developing your physique naturally.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Please leave your comments below!
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