Bodybuilders in the 90´s vs now
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Bodybuilders in the 90´s vs now
This is probably one of the biggest subjects in fitness industry. And most of the people claim that the 90´s bodybuilders are much better than today and that bodybuilding are getting worst over time . Is this the truth?
I don’t believe. Like anything in life we have bad and good thinks now like in the 90´s. In my opinion the biggest reason why 90´s look better is not the amount of anabolics used, the training , the diets but yes the genetics . I believe that 90´s generation came with so many incredible perfect bodies , round muscle bellies , small waists , amazing symmetry like Flex Wheeler , Ronnie Coleman, Shawn Ray, Lee Priest , Kevin Levrone, Chris Cormier, Dexter Jackson and many others . Tell me from today´s era a name with blessed genetics ( round muscle bellies , amazing symmetry ) other than Phil Heath? Yes you have good structures like Ramy ( small waist , huge legs ) , Cedric ( great shape but needs more muscle some places to look as pretty as 90´s athletes . Other than that you have crazy athletes today like Hunter Labrada, Nick Walker, Hady Chopan , Bonac ( crazy quality and size but blocky look , not pretty) and this is the main reason you think 90´s are better. Yes that guy´s born genetic gifted like Phil Heath not because they train better , eat better and use less drugs . That´s why to be a pro you don’t need genetics but to be a to pro you need perfect genetics .
The 90´s :
*Real pharma grade products direct from pharmacy
*More focus on training , no social medias , in that time you receive pay check from Supplements brand and Magazines and you only have to do some photo session for them.
*Without social medias you have more time for naps , rest better and be a bodybuilder 100%.
*Genetics , most of them never achieve is 90% like Flex Wheeler and even without the best condition he always top 3 any show .
*They look dryer ( not more shredded than today, shredded glutes rare back then ) because of using a lot diuretics and low testosterone and also don’t abuse insulin and hgh .
*They only have free weights and some bad machines. When they are injured is much harder to keep training .
*They don’t have this new drugs like peptides and sarms and even some anabolics that we have today on UGL
*Pharma grade was very expensive and very limited , so they cant do huge dosages like today , because to much expensive and almost impossible to get huge quantities.
*To be sponsored back then you need to be a top pro winning some good shows , so it was very hard to be a bodybuilder in that era .
*Hard to get PRO card, less competitions and only overall get it.
*You cant promote yourself and be more known , show your potential or gifts like today.
*They are much smaller than bodybuilders today, back then is rare to see someone over 300 pounds , now is so easy even smaller athletes like 5.7ft . Most of them step on stage around 225 pounds and some of them less , now if you are a open you always go over 240 pounds ( even Dexter )
*They have much better conditions of training ( amazing machines that works like free weight ´s without the risk of injury .
*Much better training methods and techniques to grow bigger without injury risk
*Much better knowledge about nutrition ( today we eat more lean and we stay away indigested foods )
*More knowledge and methods for recovery like deep tissue massages, ice machines and many other tricks . back then you don’t see soccer player like Cristiano Ronaldo play at top level at 37 years old . That´s why I always say , we are improving with all this new methods and the knowledge we get over time. So now athletes have all to be bigger and better than before .
*Social Medias take your time to be totally focus on bodybuilding but at same time give you a chance to live from this sport without being a top Olympia Pro. Today you can have sponsors without even competing because the goal today is the more followers you have the more you can sell for that brand , and the only think that matters is sales is money .
*You have many new drugs that can help you improve even more like peptides and sarms and also some new steroids like superdrol, M1T.
*The level is much higher today, you have contrys like China, Iran, Kuwait coming with incredible athletes looking like granite rocks . How can you tell the 90´s are better if today you have much good athletes . look at the level of this middle east athletes , crazy size and hardness .
*Today´s athletes are much better and healthier on stage because they don’t abuse diuretics, yes they look more watery but they are shredded
*It´s easy to get PRO card but much harder to have success on pro level competitions ( because much more good athletes )
*Hard to find real pharma grade steroids .
*To much UGL labs and a lot of them with very bad quality , but at same time if you find a good one you can get all you need much cheaper than pharma grade .
*Less time to focus on training because you have to work on social medias, doing videos , pictures and articles every day to keep your sponsors ( you need them to compete at higher level).
*The market is growing every day, more athletes is coming every year , so is harder to be sponsored ( you need to be special ) , you need to do something nobody does and today this is almost impossible to do.
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@anthonyf Ronnie Coleman was the Michael Jordan of bodybuilding ( nobody will do better than him )