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Hardcore Muscle; Whats The Key?

Question, gang. I was looking at some of the pics of top competitors the other day, and their muscle has a “look” that I can’t descibe; almost like “granite” with skin on top. Hard and refined. (Eg. Shawn Ray).I ain’t nowhere NEAR that look! (But I like it!)

Is this a “look” that comes after literally YEARS of pushing the iron (Shawn has been at it almost 20 YEARS!), anabolics, OR a little of both?

Great genetics + mind numbing, health damaging amounts of drugs.