I raised this mid thread on the DP and want the view of others.
Is it realistic to expect an outstanding physique without supplementation?
We all agree that food should be the basis of a good diet, it can have an anabolic effect and supplements only help or speed things up. I do not count EFA’s or Protein powder as I classify those as food, rather I am talking about androgens, creatine, ephedra etc.
I will use bf% as a guide, I know it isn’t/shouldn’t be the be all and end all but is a good indicator.
Good = 11-14
Very good = 8-10
Outstanding = < 8.
IMHO, I think a very good physique is achievable but you need to be extra super careful on food combos, timing and total caloric intake. To obtain an outstanding one is beyond the reach of most without some ‘help’. Opinions?