I was just read this and thought I would share (Disclaimer: I’m not sure how accurate the info is on this page, I just thought it was interesting):
You hear all the time about “great genetics” being the #1 factor in bodybuilding greatness (and for the most part, I still think this is true), though these pics do suggest that (for some) you would have never guessed that these guys would have been the greats that they eventually became…at least not in the beginning.
In fact, I remember seeing a pic of Arnold and Patrick Schwarzenegger, shown side-by-side, both in their early teens, where they look exactly identical. Yet look what each look in their early 20’s…shocking!
And, on the opposite end of that spectrum, you have guys like Sergio Oliva and Ronnie Coleman, two guys that surely looked the part long before hitting the gear.
No real point to this post, it just makes you wonder where, for some of these guys, genetics leave off and drugs take over in the great scheme of things (or perhaps more aptly put, where the two create a greater synergy). It seems that the “amazing one-in-a-million genetics” that we keep hearing about, for some bb’s, weren’t as evident in some folks as they are for others.
Any thoughts gents?