I found a book the other day called ‘The Adonis Complex’ which is basically about male body obsession, similar to what many women go through with anorexia where women feel they are always too fat, except its about men who always feel they are puny, even guys who are hyooge bodybuilders.
But what i wanted to talk about was that the authors feel they can tell a steroid user from a ‘natural’ bodybuilder because they are certain there is an max amount of muscle on can gain naturally.
They created a ‘Fat free mass index’ (FFMI) that they say pinpoints the limit without steroids. I’d personally like to know how many of your T-Men out there (sorry t-vixens, but this works for men only)have been able to surpass the mark.
follow the formula below and post your FFMI and I’ll post later with the figure they beleive cannot be acheived without steroids.
The formula is:
LBM/H(squared)+ 6.1 x (1.8-H)
1)Lean BOdy Mass (LBM)
100-bf% x weight in Kg (which is lbs x 2.2)
2)Your height(H) in Meters (inchesx.0254)
You should get a final # between 18-30.
ex. a man 5’10, 173lbs and 20%bf would have a FFMI of 20.0