-Why does everyone seem to need to create ‘video responses’ to other people’s videos these days? Seriously, why does everyone feel that their opinion is important or valid for others to be informed of? I have no clue who the guy in this video is, but for someone claiming to have been around bodybuilding for 17 years, and being a trainer, he doesn’t look like he has achieved much with his own training, and his entire argument is supported by his being “around” other people who may have tried to accomplish things in the sport. I have encountered many many people who somehow see themselves as experts because of this rationalization. Usually, they may know half of what they think they know.
-So the physiques of guys placing at the top in today’s natural shows rival the IFBB pros of 20 years ago (the 1990’s)? Seriously? Does this guy have any clue what he’s talking about?
-His friend looks very conditioned, but has no legs (most noticeably hams and calves). Seriously, no legs. My legs dwarf his, and mine are a major weakness. I think we’ve just got a bit of proximity bias going on here. I can’t tell you how many times I see a competitor lose to a clearly better individual onstage, only to have his facebook flooded by family and friends’ comments of “you got robbed!”, “You had him”, “got screwed big man”… when all you need to do is look at the pics and be honest with yourself. At the end of the day, some guys have better genetics and on our best days we can’t beat them. I can accept this, and I’m sure many of the healthier and happier pros do as well.
-The basic outlook as negative to say the least. There will always be a money restrictive aspect to natural bodybuilding. There’s just no way around this. Anyone who chooses to compete as the sport is, with any goal other than seeing how far YOU can improve, and for the respect of accomplishment, is in for some disappointment. Some people will always cheat, that’s just how it is. Whining doesn’t change the fact, but it sure would be nice if we could count of everyone being honest wouldn’t it?