Digital motivation is all around the internet ocean: on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, you’ll find a motivational video explaining how hard work is key to success.
This method is proven to work. You can get ahead of the drunks who play cards all day if you appreciate your work.
You can’t make things happen no matter how many hours you train.
Genetics and destiny go hand in hand. While some believe that humans create their own destiny, I disagree with the populism in every political speech. The machine chose most of the things that will define your life. Although it may be an illusion, we have some power.
Looking back, I realize that I worked hard for everything I achieved in terms of money and achievement. This was my destiny. There’s a reason I’m not a Formula 1 driver. It was not my destiny to be one.
The same goes for bodybuilding. While many people put in the effort, only a handful of them reach the top. You need to have the right genes to be a bodybuilder.
Kevin Levrone at his best; via YouTube
1. You have to love it
Let’s start with the basics. You must love your lifestyle to be a bodybuilder. Although everyone loves having big muscles, not everyone can do it. Others, however, are able to see themselves as saved and carry on with their mission. They are more passionate about it than any other.
It’s genetics. It is part of your personality.
2. You need the right environment
Although we often believe that we are self-made people, it is rarely true. It is possible to make it happen with the help of people and events. Even though you may do most of the work, it is important to have the right environment in order for the work to be done.
An attorney student who is a wealthy kid works hard but it would not be possible without the right conditions.
This means that the environment in which you were born must allow you to be a bodybuilder.
Eskimos don’t go to Olympia for this reason.
3.A favorable structure is essential
Size doesn’t make you a great bodybuilder, as Arnold, Serge, and Sergio in Mr. Olympia prove. Your passport to being on stage is not your muscle mass. To make it happen, you will need more than muscle mass.
Bodybuilders who win are able to demonstrate a strong structure and have muscle mass that makes them stand out. Arnold is an example. While many are similar in size, Arnold’s overall appearance is unmatched.
Some people, for good or bad, fail to realize that their flaws can’t be fixed. These would be the Branch Warrens. Your structure will never change, no matter how many times you shout “motherfucker!” during lat pulldowns. This is genetics. This is destiny.
The best bodybuilding structure is:
* Wide shoulders
* Hips with narrow sides
* Not too tall but not too small – ideal height is between 5’10” and 6’2″.
* Not too sterile
* Long muscle bellies are important for the arms and legs, as well as the chest, quads, and calves.
* Thin skin
* Symmetrical abdominal muscles
4. Resilient organs are essential.
While watching Mr. Olympia stretch his arm, the crowd exclaims “Ah, that’s a great biceps.”
This is a great statement. However, exclamations like “What a liver!” or “Amazing kidneys!” or “What an enormous heart!” and “Extraordinary glands!” are also appropriate.
Pro bodybuilders need steel organs that can withstand a nuclear attack to be successful. Pro builders can put small horses to sleep with the drugs they take. I kid you not, kid. Some people can’t take steroids, GH and insulin for many years. These cocktails can cause severe damage to your organs. Many competitors die or suffer severe damage.
Yet, there are still men who compete in their 40s.
How is that possible?
Genetics. Quality drugs. Smart dosing, Luck. Most genetics.
5. You must have a remarkable response to drugs
An organism that is well-receptive to steroids and other anabolic medications is the final requirement for complete bodybuilding. It’s also genetic. Some people explode from very small doses, while others gain muscle and ten kilograms of bitch tits in their first cycle. Although it’s unfair, we all know where we are located.
This phenomenon was the origin of the term “gym-rat response”. This is the typical kid in the block who splurges on Chinese d-bol, but doesn’t go all out like an Olympian. This is a typical response and doesn’t allow the lifter compete with big boys who love synthetic hormones more than the average kid.
I was once told by Vince Gironda that he had a “gym rat” reaction to drugs, which led to extreme bitterness. Although this is probably his personality, it would not surprise me if he wasn’t natty. His pupils love drugs, after all.
We have Kevin Levrone, who supposedly doesn’t take Vitamin S…unless they’re competing in a contest. They crank up the volume and explode a few months prior to an event.
This theory is supported by the old photos of Levrone. He appears to be one of those guys who “grow into shows” – which is a strategy that doesn’t work with a natural bodybuilder.
Naturals shrink as they lose weight and water, and the competition is getting closer.
Dexter Jackson and Kevin Levrone have the best bodybuilding genes. They are even better than Arnold and his friends in terms of longevity.
Let’s face facts, modern pros use a lot more product than the 70s crew. Yet, some still compete in their 40s. This is the nature of destiny. This is genetics. This is unbeatable.