You will read countless muscle magazines, books, internet articles, and online message boards searching for the secret to gaining impressive muscle size. They will say things like:
- “protein powder 6 times a day”,
- “load up on creatine for 6 days”,
- “take this amazing N.O. pre-workout supplement”,
- “be sure and eat within 45 minutes of your workout”,
- “never workout longer than 45 minutes”,
- “eat 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight”.
The supplement advertisements will come with pictures of muscled-up monsters so you know what they say is the truth. Other articles purporting to give you the secret to gaining muscles will say “The secret is that there is no secret – it takes hard work, determination, and sacrifice“.
Or “The secret is taking this combination of supplements every three hours“.
What they will never tell you is the truth. The truth is that there is a secret to gaining muscle mass, an open secret, and every single person in the fitness industry, bodybuilding industry, modeling industry, film industry, advertising industry, sports industry knows it and they will never, ever tell you what it is.
Well, friends, I know the secret and I will share with you what it is. In the back of your mind you already know what the secret is, you just don't want to believe it. The secret to gaining impressive, dense, eye-popping muscles is this:
MUSCLE ENHANCING DRUGS:
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
Yes, friends, every single bodybuilder, fitness model, muscled up movie star, athlete, weightlifter are all on a cocktail of these drugs. Every. Single. One.
Having a muscled-up physique that turns heads and drops tongues has very little to do with genetics, diet and exercise and it has absolutely nothing to do with over-the-counter supplements like whey protein or creatine.
Building rock solid muscles has everything to do with muscle enhancing drugs. These people will never tell you the secret to their success for 3 reasons:
1) They will stop making money. They make an easy buck selling you worthless pipe dreams in the form of supplements like whey protein. Many of these athletes are sponsored by supplement companies (which allows them to buy their drug cocktails) and they will lose their sponsorship if they ever uttered the truth and they cannot openly make money by selling you steroids. They would also be blackballed from their industry for revealing the secrets of their success.
2) If others know the secret then they have a lot more competition. When they mislead the gullible people they can be worshiped for “having great genetics and a strong work ethic” and not have to worry about competition. If steroids were sold in supplement shops just like whey protein OVERNIGHT 8 out of 10 guys you see would look like a professional athlete, fitness model, or bodybuilder. The United States would turn into Invasion of the Meat-Heads!
3) In the public eye they will forever be known as cheaters. They will be known as people who “took the shortcut to the top, they didn't work for what they got“. The real story is that they aren't cheaters, they cannot possibly be cheaters because all of them use drugs. They cannot be cheaters because 99.9% of their peers do the exact same thing. It isn't cheating when it is the norm. In fact, any type of muscle industries cannot exist without the help of drugs for one simple reason: natural physiques look like absolute shit in comparison to drug physiques.
There you have it, friends. Now you know how the pros get their insane physiques. If they didn't take drugs they would look like you or I, the average Joes, who train hard and eat hard and don't take drugs.
It is possible to attain a good physique naturally, but not a great physique, and you had better train like a maniac in your first two years because it becomes much harder after that to make any gains.
The plight of the natural is that he can have size and be a little fat or he can be lean and a little skinny. You cannot be ripped and have size as a natural. That is the law of nature. The human body can only handle so much muscle without drug assistance.
We all, naively, want to believe that people work hard and reap the benefits of their hard work and sacrifice. We want to believe that drugs are the shortcut and only cheaters take them. We want to believe that anything is possible with just a little dedication.
The unfortunate reality is that some things actually are impossible. The human body just isn't capable of handling extra muscle mass above what was intended for us without help from drugs.
Every bodybuilder you have seen, every athlete you have seen (since the 80's at least), every fitness star you have seen, every muscled action star you have seen has used muscle enhancing drugs to get that way.
Muscle enhancing drugs have been around for a very long time, since at least the 1930's. They are not new on the scene. They have been utilized for their muscle building effects for decades. Bodybuilding, in particular and in all its shapes, sizes and eras, does not exist without drugs.
From the first (John Grimek) to the last (whatever Mass Monster is popular when you read this), all use(d) muscle enhancing drugs. In fact they go beyond use into abuse. They take insane amounts because insane amounts are required to achieve that kind of size.
Someone will inevitably say “well what about Eugene Sandow? He was around before steroids were invented! If he can do it I can do it“. Let me point out three things:
1) Eugene Sandow was the absolute best of the best in regards to “natural” muscle building. He had everything perfect for his illusion: the right height, the right bone structure, the right metabolism, and the right strength.
2) Eugene Sandow had no size to speak of. He was incredibly lean. Which proves that naturals can have size or leanness, but not both.
3) Eugene Sandow likely took a fat burning drug called Cocaine, which was perfectly legal at the time. Alternately he may have used amphetamine (now known as adderall).
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I must shed light to the poor souls who spend money on muscle mags and protein powders and pre-workout supplements. You can skip all that bullshit and use food and intense training and build a good physique.
You can take it a step further and build a panty-dropping physique if you take drugs. Just remember, in some countries Muscle Enhancing Drugs are illegal without a prescription and could land you in trouble. I'm certainly not advising you take them, I am simply bringing the truth to you.
Full disclosure: I am a lifetime natural. I live amongst a population where no one uses steroids. The physiques at my local gyms are laughably poor. Because of this my physique is #1, cream of the crop, apex. Quite unlike the United States where every gym has a very high number of steroid users and, therefore, eye-popping physiques that put my natural physique to shame.
Stay tuned for more because, baby, we aren't done with this subject.
Eugene Sandow – a killer before killing was cool.
PS – To learn everything about steroids and educate yourself, you really need to read Straight From the Undergound.