I have a theory/opinion on some of this.
There are 2 types of physiques which turn out to be monster’ish.
1- The guys who look like they can hold it. Symmetry and aesthetics still seem okay, yet they’re monsters.
2- 10lbs of shit shoved in a 5lb bag.
I’ve been in the game for about 20 years. They guys who use gear, look good, then explode into “10lbs of shit shoved in a 5lb bag” in a matter of 2 years... tend to be in the upper levels of abuse. The tissue almost doesn’t even look right on the body. This never happened in the 90’s and early 2000’s to guys who focused on training, eating, and ordinary cycles.
If you compare the physique of someone like an Ed Nunn to any young white dude who’s a SHW, the young white dude (9/10 times) at the same weight will look “off”.
I don’t mean that all people in certain categories are the same, plenty of “pretty” physiques also abuse. It just seems like we look beyond some of the extreme abuse in the moment, cheer for a guy, then are shocked when he has major health problems. We’d like to believe that it’s all hard training and food pushing, but it isn’t.
good post this one.
If it was all food and training natural guys would be 250 peeled.
drugs play a huge role but like you say it can still look like shit on the wrong physique.
Guys now are monster.. Gh and slin is a huge player