One of the most alarming statistics in professional bodybuilding is that a huge amount of athletes would shave years off their lives in order to win, and as a result they end up working with reckless and irresponsible doctors and trainers. What are the dangers of making such a decision? How has bodybuilding changed since the eighties? On this episode, I continue my conversation with bodybuilding legend, Dave Palumbo who talks about trends in the industry and how to get into great shape safely.
Takeaways + Tactics
The problem with bodybuilding today is that people are looking for shortcuts. They don’t want to do the work of training, eating and sticking to the basics.
People compete for a short time, then they want to be able to have kids, and live long. That’s why it’s so important that athletes take care of themselves.
Human beings respond to drugs differently, it’s about knowing your body.
At the start of the show, we talked about how bodybuilding has changed since Dave’s Palumbo. Next, we talked about the importance of training intelligently, and how technology has impacted how people train. We also talked about the importance of considering biochemical individuality in how people’s bodies react to drugs.
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Technology has done so much to make life more convenient, but in training and bodybuilding, it has led to recklessness, shortcut-taking, cheating and general laziness. People want to cut out the pain of the process, and they’ve stopped training with intelligence. The truth is, if we opt for the easy button, we will eventually do irreparable harm to our bodies, which we will surely regret. If we train right, we can get into our best shapes and still live long, healthy lives.
Dave Palumbo is a retired bodybuilder, and the CEO and Founder of RxMuscle.com. Go to https://davepalumbo.com/ for more information.