Real BodybuildersSaturday, August 14, 2010
In the Republic of the Congo, here are a group of men in a makeshift gym with a bunch of “stuff” cobbled together to make gym equipment that mimics the standard equipment found in the West. They are doing traditional bodybuilding exercises as opposed to functional fitness, but hey, this is sensational given that they are all probably very poor.
One thing that I picked out immediately: the “naturalness” of their bodies, unlike with western bodybuilders. Every one of these men has a tiny, packed waist – no bulging abdomens or unsightly ripple-rolls that are the result of drugs, both illegal and legal. Also, no carb-induced pot bellies here, either. And certainly, none of these men are carrying around sacks of visceral fat while they focus on building huge shoulders and arms, like the typical American, part-time gym bum.
After watching the video, contrast those healthy, natural bodies with that of a man who has access to all kinds of magic potions and magic potion givers, Jay Cutler (Mr. Olympia). Via the Conditioning Research blog.