You can’t open a glossy magazine with the word “muscle” in the title without being bombarded with lifting, cardio, and diet advice from the world’s top bodybuilders. Names like “Schwarzenegger”, “Coleman”, and “Yates” are touted as bodybuilding Gods whose advice must be followed if you want to have any chance of a buff physique.
While it may be beneficial to follow the advice of people you want to become, there are a number of huge caveats to this mindset when it comes to crafting a ripped body. Yes, the bodybuilders that fill the pages of muscle mags are freaks. But on the other hand…they’re freaks. I don’t know about you, but I’m not aiming to be 275 lbs. with a 4% body fat. I just want to turn some heads at the beach!
Also, keep in mind that these guys are “professional”, which suggests a certain level of time and effort that you may not have. How many of us, with a job, hobbies, friends, and kids have 5 hours to spend working out? Not many of you, I’m sure. Then there’s the “supplements” that these guys use. I’m not pointing any fingers, but it’s a well-understood notion that professional bodybuilders use some sort of “pharmaceutical enhancement” as part of their regimen.
So where does that leave us? Asking the guy one bench over what he eats for breakfast? Luckily, there’s a massive group of guys (and gals) who have physiques that are so ripped, balanced, and bulky that they’d make a blind person stare at them. Best of all, while they do spend a fair amount of time training –a prerequisite for success –their urine is so squeaky clean that it would pass with flying colors at the Tour De France.
Who are these true Gods of physiques? Professional athletes! You may not be able to see their bodies underneath their pads and jerseys, but believe me, they’re packing. What’s even cooler than how they look is what they can do. I personally can’t picture Ronnie Coleman out running a linebacker or maneuvering around a pass rush. Athletes have the physique and they know how to use it.
Fortunately, you don’t need to try out for the Chicago Bears to match them. Nor do you need to quit your day job, hire a pompous agent, and start negotiating for a multi-year contract with the Yankees. Lucky for you, I’ve put together the training, habits that has catapulted these 8 athletes head and shoulders above mere mortals like yourself.
It’s time to stop watching and worshiping pro athletes…and become one of them.