Anabolic steroids and the media
In the age of Facebook and Instagram motivation, people are often shunned if they’re to talk about limitations. The so called “Nay Sayers” who are often seen exclaiming “This is impossible.” are presented as losers and bitter haters who just want to bring everyone down. This has resulted in the formation of a “positive” crowd living in the clouds. We have transformed into delusional dreamers creating alternate realities where everything is possible. The truth, however, is that there are limitations wherever you look. One common misconception about muscular people is that they work INSANELY hard or just have supreme genetics. The latter can be true, genetics to play a large role in one ability to build muscle but only to a certain extent… On the other hand, the false fallacy that all these Hollywood superstars insane work ethic is the reason they’re so built is entirely false muscle gain is not linear and you will always end up at your genetic potential. Dwayne Johnson for example can often be seen in his ‘Iron paradise’ at 11pm training until 1am and waking up at 5am is CERTAINLLY not the reason he weighs 118kg lean, as we know from the introductory paragraph, sleep is the primary factor of which induces the release of HGH and aids recovery, however when you’re the rock you already intake HGH from injection and have the testosterone levels 5x higher than most men. Another example is Mark Wahlberg who wakes up at 2am every morning to train, yet again less sleep and once again being counterproductive to muscle growth. As we can notice here there’s a trend, these actors have insane routines which almost no one with even a slightly busy schedule will be able to maintain and even if they did they would make little progress as they would be sleep deprived most of the time (which these actors are). This will make most men feel inadequate compared to these Hollywood “gods” and cause the dedicated to turn to steroids when in fact everyone can build their physique to a much improved level by just training for 45mins to 1 hr..0. 30 4-6 times a week consecutively and following a moderately good diet.
Another issue with media is on the side of social media, the rise of Instagram “Influencers”. These influencers (both male and female) always seem to be followed by everyone on Instagram just getting into the gym or wanting to get into the gym and they can always be seen endorsing a host of different fitness orientated companies (from supplements to clothing). These so-called influencers soon gain large followings due to their impressive physiques (gained by use of steroids) and the followers soon begin to buy their supplements and clothing to look just like them, completely oblivious to the fact that they will never come anywhere close to this physique naturally. At first most people will make significant progress known as “beginner gains” by getting adequate protein by taking the influencers own/ sponsored brand...