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What's up with all the Fake Natties?

This video is going to be rather different than most I make for you guys but I wanted to address a rather sensitive topic that seems to be a bit too common on YouTube when it comes to anyone who has that muscular lean look. Most often it has to do with body builder types that are not super big or too small, the ones that fall into that middle size grey area, and often times get accused of taking sports enhancing drugs like steroids.

I'm not trying to say that there are not people out there like this that claim to be "Natty" or "Natural" and in fact are actually taking steroids, but to simply accuse someone who has built up their physique while keeping their body fat percentage low is really not fair! The reality is that very few people have the drive and will power to achieve a physique that takes long hours in the gym, sticking to a very strict diet and giving up many daily treats others are not willing to give up in order to achieve what most people can not. 

Speaking from my own experience, I work very hard to stay lean and toned, and for me it has become a way of life. Even when I was 6 foot 1 inch tall and 175 pounds I was at times accused of taking steroids because I was apparently too shredded and vascular to be natural! Now that I'm around 195 pounds and getting to a similar lean body mass, the accusations will only get worse. How else could I gain muscle and stay lean, right? It couldn't be the 6 days a week of training with most days consisting of two workouts per day? Or perhaps the constant mental and physical effort to lift heavy and push myself harder and harder each workout? What about the daily monitoring of exactly how many calories I burn and how many quality calories I need to eat to gain muscle without the fat and Lord knows most of the food everyone else eats is simply not on my menu.

Anyways, enough ranting for now. I simply wanted to point out that it is really easy to point fingers at people because you feel they have done something that you can not achieve. Unless you have walked in their shoes and seen exactly what they have had to do to get to where they are, then it is simply unfair to assume it must be steroids. If that person has taken a shortcut along the way then they have to live with that reality.

Watch my YouTube video where I talk about this subject in detail: