• Mon, Mar 5 2007

The Truth About Professional Body Builders

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Mr. Banawich has an expose piece of sorts over at Bodybuilding.com that contains an eye-opening description of the would-be Ah-nold’s that creep me out on ESPN 2.

The ultimate irony is that the IFBB is facing in trying to get bodybuilders into the Olympics is that while every athlete in every other sport is presumably the healthiest they’ve ever been so that they are able to compete athletically and break records, the bodybuilder is so weak on competition day that he or she would have trouble fending off the attacks of an enraged mouse. The weeks of constant dieting, workouts that continually tax the body almost beyond recovery, and a constant influx of potentially harmful drugs and diuretics have brought most of them to total exhaustion.

To think about the huge amounts of food some steroid-using bodybuilders eat. In all the longevity sites in the world where people routinely live to be one hundred, the only common denominator is that they all either under-eat or eat just enough to meet their daily caloric requirements. By ingesting less food, they ingest less harmful chemicals, and fewer free radicals are formed in the body. The average professional builder probably eats at least four or five times what these aforementioned people eat.

As a result, bodybuilders often suffer from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Plus, with all that extra mass, the heart has to work that much harder and will probably stop beating years before it was designed to. That’s why professional bodybuilding is the ultimate act of vanity. It was done strictly to fulfill some misguided notion of the superhuman ideal, and health was not even a consideration. Almost without exception, these guys and gals are not healthy, and they’ll probably be among the first to tell you so. However, weight-training and consuming a nutrient-rich diet is very healthy, as long as it is not carried to extremes.

Terry Banawich – BodyBuilding.com

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  • http://www.healthbolt.net/2007/03/05/the-truth-about-professional-body-builders/ ari

    Am I a healthy lifter? I definetly eat a lot of food and I work out 4 to 5 times a week. I weigh about 200 lbs which is mostly muscle. Are you mainly talking about competitive bodybuildes who are un-healthy? I eat good food mostly vegetarian foods. I rarely eat greasy foods. Do you think it is possible to be big and muscular and be healthy? Thanks for your opinion. Have a nie day.

  • Ad

    I think a healthy diet and working out (to an extent) is great. I was almost 300 Lbs, after weight training and cardio, im 100 Lbs lighter, and at the age of 16, not only can i bench more than i weigh, but i feel btter than ever. Being concious of your bodies needs is good, and neccassary. There will always be a few people who take things to unhealthy extremes, dont let them get you down.

  • shaheer usmani

    i want some that kind of body ……………..

    give me some tip…………..so how to became a.builder………….

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    big tits

  • Copper

    wow!! I’m bodybuilder and i never used steroidz, really the human body have a limit in the muscular mass, obviously the guy of the picture have liters of steroidz in self…

  • kaushik gupta

    i realy impresed with his feezeik
    like strenth,muscular.all no dout
    plz send me some diet chert&exersice chart

  • boki

    a litlle bit of hormons and nothing als

  • boki

    btw(by the way) nice FOTOSHOP!!! it look great almost perfect….the costumer should do more biger,maby he ll be beather

  • aslam

    stop drugs, make a generation natural food fitness

  • mhelic

    I was shocked by this photo, i am a man, 1m85 and only 54 kilo, I beleave some body-building in combination with healty food is good in my case but I think the inner-beauty is more important.
    I beleave in individual freedom, if you want to use steroids and become unnatural big than you must have the right to do it.

  • surendra

    i am surendra i have small pimples on face please tell me suggesion

  • raj

    If this guy is for real, i’m inspired! Don’t take me wrong!
    He hasn’t inspired me for the usage of steroids. He has inspired me to go a long and a large way, if you know what i mean!

  • raj

    Don’t worry! I won’t use any steroids! I’m not an idiot! I’m all natural, guys!

  • http://www.google.com Mr. Man

    omg i am the guy in the picture and you killed me i will get you too in your sleep with my muscles

  • http://www.google.com Mr. Man

    I want candy

  • http://www.google.com Sammy Johns

    Oh my God!!!!!
    What is my dad doing on this website!! !!!!!!!!

  • http://www.google.com Donkeh

    Neigh I say, neigh

  • http://www.google.com Sammy Johns

    He is pretty hardcore isnt he!!!

  • http://www.google.com Sam Johnson


  • http://www.google.com Eliza Beth

    He’s nothing compared to me.

  • http://www.google.com Hayley

    People should take this more seriously! Monsters should be treated with respect, not ridiculed with embarrassment! Besides, I’m phat. That’s right, phat.


    Idiots tha pic is fake …

  • malin

    omg what is so cool with looking like that?! i would never ever date a guy that looks like this.

  • Carr O’Connor

    I dont think this guy was on roids, i think he has a muscular disease that he cant controll.

  • Roy

    If it were an uncontrollable diseas it would have to be bully whippet. This is commonly seen in cattle and whippets, a type of dog closely related to the greyhound. This disease is caused by a miscoding in DNA resulting in an underproduction of the protein myostatin. This is rare in humans, but does happen on occasion.

  • prabodh banodhiya

    The picture of this boybuilder is not looking so realistic hence it only opens the mouth…!!!!but not make happy in actual point of view of healthy bodybuilding………….

  • http://no sam

    its a fake picture. dont get foolish.

  • kanisk kumar

    man,its a specimen.

  • KimP

    guyz this is fake. I mean befor reading the comments I thought that guy looks like he made out of plastic.

    If it isn’t fake than WOAH!!!

  • Ryley

    If this guy went to japan all u would hear is

  • Ryley

    If this guy went to japan all u would hear is O MY GOD ITS GODZILLA!!!

  • jerwin

    want i want to do to get big fast?

  • the rock

    wat in da blue hell is he up…not the one in the pic i mean the once who post it…stop faking crap u idiot nd get us sumfing real!!!

  • mahmmadali

    i am surendra i have small pimples on face and black marks please tell me suggesion

  • Savea Metusela

    Obviously some of the morons commenting on here are just that. Cant you tell that the picture is a fake?

  • rajkumar

    i am shocked to see this kind of body.
    i cant imagine how he built his body.
    can u provide me tips and diet to build a muscular body.

  • Dani

    Dragon Ball Z…… :o lol

  • boss mann

    this dudes 2 big how does he put on his shirt and wipe his ass

  • http://donno m a hamed

    this is fake

  • alyssa

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwww i hate this

  • willy


  • sunny

    urgh! it looks more like deformed, painful outgrowth of muscles than just a healthy body…I think these guys r either physco or medically challanged.

  • Ole does not take bole

    OMG how many f***ing morons can there be on the internet. OFC the image in this article is faked. The dude who postet this regular article, just found a funny Photoshopped pic on the net, and used it in his post. No big deal, it reflected what he wanted to tell about extreme bodybuilding.

    You people should seriously take your head out from your ass and stop lifting those weights. Pump up your brain cells instead, before i kill myself from the lacking of faith in humanity.

  • Rik

    first of all, nice blog. i really think ur right in every way possible. HOWEREVER….. couldn’t you have chosen a little less FAKE pic? ;)

  • marko

    how does he wipe his ass?

  • Phil SaHomo

    The single most vain and egotystical competitive event to ever exist. It serves no purpose and rivals that of some of the best televised hot dog eating contest, Hell, bodybuilding isn’t even televised and hot dog eating contests are. What a joke. It will never be a sport, it has nothing to do with athletic ability, rather dedication to wrecking your body to l ook a certain way. Pathetic people, in need of attention, indulge in this activity. Egos welcome, check your common sense at the door.