Friday, March 14, 2014

Arnold's Bodybuilding And Moral Detransfomation


It's time for a quick Bodybuilding Detransformation.

Bodybuilding detransformations are meant to illustrate that bodybuilding is pretty much all drugs. The muscles of the IFBB pros dissappear into the nothingness soon after they stop injecting. Whether you believe it or not, bodybuilding is a sport completely based on drugs since day one. 

After 1930 there is no a single natural bodybuilder.


“How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.” 









What happened?

Arnold decided to collect some more money by making another substance deprived soft porn like training video. Notice that he looks deflated like a balloon. That's how he looked on low doses of steroids. The video above says more than you think and reveals how shallow and artificial the bodybuilding culture is, and how little integrity even the so-called "legends" had. 

The clips shows an infective way to train. I would even say that this is one of the worst ways to train. Training videos like this this cause cause serious disinformation. Unfortunately, if we put the technical part away and focus on the moral side, it does not get any better. From the video it turns out that Arnold is a hypocrite. This is not a shocker. Integrity deprived videos like the one above were probably his preparation for the political scene. He never trained like that. Never. It's a gimmick and he knew it at the time. He didn't care. The same way the bodybuilders don't care when they sell protein powders to the little kids. All they care about is money and justify their behavior by saying that if you don't know what's going on you deserve to be robbed. This is a statement that only a blind person would do.

If I am a doctor and sell you a pill that doesn't work and you remain sick, should I justify my behavior by saying: "You should know better?".

The cool thing about bodybuilding is that you get to learn a lot about the world because the same principle applies everywhere. The idea is, of course, that the celebrities are liars and the society has been brainwashed into worshiping individuals who are not worth much. 

Everybody wants to be famous and success is always measured in money. If you are not making money out of what you are doing, you are no good. On the other hand if you are making money even from not so moral activities, you are treated as a king. Having a small cigarette kiosk on the street is considered a low life, while being the CEO of Philip Morris is respected, even thought in both cases the money comes from the same place - from those who are supposed to "know better".

The sellouts think that they can escape justice. They believe that they can get away with doing harm to other people. They believe they are GODS. But they are wrong and are ultimately slaves to their own egos. If natures has taught us something, it's that balance is achieved at all costs. Nigh and day, young and old, hungry and fed, drinking and hangovers, work and sleep...everything comes with an opposite. That's how balance is achieved. 

You do bad, you get bad - maybe not in this life; but sooner or later we pay the price under one form or another. We are here to learn a lesson and that cannot be changed.


46 comments:

  1. What would he look like if steroids were completely eliminated?

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    1. Smaller than he is in that video. He would not be impressive at all.

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    2. Google Patrick Schwarzenegger I think Arnold would look just like him if he didn't do roids!

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  2. http://imgur.com/a/kUUlB is this natty?

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    1. http://www.reddit.com/r/gainit/comments/1m8m5b/progress_a_3_year_ectomorphic_journey/

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    2. Possible naturally but this dude got to this physique somewhat too fast.

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    3. He gained 75 pounds in three years. Yes, he was sixteen, but at sixteen he was already 6'3.

      If he was something like 25....doubt he is 100% natural.

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  3. Are 30 day dip and squat challenges good routines? I mean not just 30 days but for a long time. Trying to add more reps

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    1. Provide more information. I don't know these programs.

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    2. 30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-tricep-dips-challenge/

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    3. Although I plan to continue the progression after 30 days. The squat challenge is exactly the same except for the higher starting volume

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    4. This program is very bad and will only give you shoulder pain. Also, the tricep dip is a shoulder destroyer. Stay away from those kinds of fake ass programs.

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    5. How about the squat version? Anyway. Can you give me a bodyweight routine for a bigger upper body? Sadly i dont have access to a gym or even any equipment like the pullup bar :(

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    6. You need a pull-up bar or at least a table for Australian rows.

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    7. Once i have a pullup bar can you give me a routine?

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    8. Yeah ill get a pullup bar. What bodyweight routine should i do for bigger upper body?

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  4. Great blog! Keep up the good work. Out of all of the trainers out there today, the only one who I deem legit and honest is someone like Ross Enamait. The guy is a class act.

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  5. Are 30 day dip and squat challenges good routines? I mean not just 30 days but for a long time. Trying to add more reps

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  6. What do you think about this routine for arms?

    Pushups for 10min
    Pullups for 10min

    Ill be doing that 3 times a week

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    1. I think it's pretty good actually. Simple.

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    2. Do you think my arms will reach its 'max potential' with this routine?

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    3. Do you think my arms will reach its 'max potential' with this routine?

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    4. Lets say i already reached the biggest my arms can get. How can i maintain their size and work my chest or maybe shoulders?

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  7. Is 90g protein a day enough to build muscle?

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    1. Does it have to reach 90? Or is it ok if its only 80-90?

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    2. I won't answer that question because it's time for someone to use his brain a little harder.

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  8. You have to train everything and thinking that you first build your arms then your chest...etc is stupid.

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    1. Why in your upper body specialization post you showed a routine for arms first?

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    2. Sorry i mean the 'specialization trainong for natural bodybuilder'

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  9. What routine do you suggest consisting of deadlifts and dips only like in your minimalistic post?

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    1. I suggest that you educate yourself a little more and make your own routine.

      For now just stick to the basics.

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  10. Why in your 'specialization training for natural bodybuilder' post you showed a routine for arms first?

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    1. Because I wanted to. Beginners don't need "specializations".

      Stick to the routine your posted and also train your legs in the gym. Come back after a few months.

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    2. Would you recommend doing bodyweight squats? I read a comment from you that gyms are another scam

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    3. You'd probably get better hypertrophy gains riding a bicycle up a hill. I don't mean this as a euphemism for steroids.

      Barring that, you'd probably be better off doing box jumps or depth jumps/depth drops at a high intensity relative to your highest jump heights on those exercises to increase leg strength and power, and maybe hypertrophy (no idea about hypertrophy as I only train for sport improvement and in my sport hypertrophy is pretty much not good.) Single leg variants are also good. Note, this isn't like Crossfit style box jumps for time jumping knee high or whatever, but setting up platforms in some manner that are approx 70-90% of your max box jump height and doing something like 5x5 type rep range where you do sets of 3-8 doing 25-50 reps per workout methodically and concentrating on each jump and taking a minute or two rest between sets.

      Then for slower exercises, lunges done with your back leg foot off the ground or ideally pistol squats (if you can do them...) would be ideal.

      I think there's no point in doing bodyweight squats as they shouldn't be an actual challenge if you're in halfway good shape. Think about it. Millions of mechanics and physical workers in USA, but also people in Asia/etc do "bodyweight squats" all the time. The movement's not hard and should be about as hard to a normal healthy human being to do on a regular basis as walking around town, therefore I don't think it will train power production, induce muscular hypertrophy, or give you better balance or coordination. If you must do bodyweight squats find a broomstick and do overhead squats so that way there it's at least somewhat of a balance challenge and increase in your flexibility.

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    4. Thanks for the comment and the support.

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  11. Is doig 10-15min leg raises 3 times a week enough for an ab routine?

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  12. Have you written at all about women in fitness / bodybuilding? I like the way you've deconstructed the mystique that exists on the men's side of the industry. Rampart steroid use, gay mafia, purely economic motivation of most, etc.

    What do you see on the women's side? Please point me to any work you've done on the subject, and if not, would love to see it in a future post. Thanks.

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    1. Actually I did but not sure if that's what you are looking for:

      http://irongangsta.blogspot.com/2014/02/women-before-and-after-fitness.html

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  13. Dear Mr.Iron Gangsta, what do you think of my routine I based off of the basic routine on rookie journal?

    At the moment I am underweight. 6'2 at 150lbs and would like to float in between 170 and 180 at 10%. I also play basketball and do parkour.

    I have been eating about 2500 cals a day and putting on about 1-1.5 lbs per week.

    monday

    weighted pistol squats 10 x 3 (each leg)
    good mornings (25 good form reps)

    wednesday

    weighted front dips 10 x 3
    pull ups (25 good form reps)


    friday

    power training/assistance training

    strict overhead press (25 good form reps)
    romanian rows (25 good form reps)

    kong practice (parkour movement)
    verticle jumps 6 x 2 (or something)
    broad jumps 6 x 2
    uphill 35 metre sprints (6 reps with full recovery)
    tosses and slams with med ball (6 x 2 will full recovery)

    Basically I just took out deads because they made me really tired and I wanted a day to work on my power.

    But I also feel like I might want to up my strength before I worry about power because my strength is terrible. But I really enjoy the power stuff.

    From looking at what I do, do you think I will build any imbalances?

    Thanks for your time.

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    1. Look good. But I am not a coach. You have to try and see what works and what doesn't.

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  14. Thanks for all the comments and the support. However, some of you are overestimating my position. I am not different than you. I don't have all the answers. I just tell things as I see them right now. Don't treat as I am Gandalf or something. Don't blindly accept what I say.

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    1. I understand man. And I'm pretty sure I understand what you're trying to do with your websites & I really enjoy you're writing style.

      The problem with my question was that I am giving myself unneeded stress by asking for your confirmation on whether or not it is "good to go".

      That's a big problem today. People want someone to tell them if what they are doing is the right thing to do...leading to an endless state of indecisiveness--which is stressful and stupid.

      You're absolutely right. I'm seeing "gains" with what I am doing (and enjoying it as well) so I'll run with it for a few months and then re-evaluate.

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