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Becoming A Natural Bodybuilder
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Becoming A Natural Bodybuilder

To me a natural bodybuilder is someone who doesn't touch steriods but uses every effort of their being to become big and as strong as they can be. The biggest dishearting thing that I come up against is ...."I bet he takes roids" , "I bet your on gear arn't you", "Hey steriod boy"....I could write my own novel just on the comments I get. Thing Is I learnt to turn those negative comments into positive ones, because I must be doing something right if I'm being accused of being on steriods.

Being a natural bodybuilder is a way of life, Yes I don't compete but its to me as much as a lifestyle. You definatly have to have determination. Strength not just in your body but your mind. Knowledge is a big one, I can remember when I first sent off for Joe Weiders Bodybuilding system pack. I had seen it in a flex magazine that I had bought and straight away snipped out the coupon, filled it in and posted it. It arrived a few days later and for the rest of that week I read it from front to back twice and had a note pad full of notes, I was determined and now I had knowledge.

I remember I was only 11stone, 154lbs. Pipe cleaner arms, lanky legs and a long neck..the name lampost came to mind,haha. My mum and dad had seen I was interested and determined to get big that they set afoot by packing some size on me. I became friends with mr maccoroni and cheese twice aday along with breakfast a main meal in the evening. Boy it was hard but it worked, I was growing :)

To this day I am weighing in at 18.6 stone, 260lbs. When I look back I think...not bad for a natural bodybuilder :)

Determination, knowledege and strength...without these I would probably still be a lampost,haha.

But its true, if you ever or just starting to think about being a natural bodybuilder remember if you have determination and Knowledge, strength will follow. Its those 3 qualitys that I think make a natural bodybuilder. Forget about all this crap about being a 'hardgainer' so called 'poor genetics' or you can't be a bodybuilder unless you juice up..aload of BS. It is all negative, do what I did and turn it around into positive :)

"It's about mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter"


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