Aesthetic Bodybuilding – Inspiring you to train your best!
How would you define an aesthetically pleasing bodybuilding physique (aesthetic bodybuilding)? First of all, that doesn’t mean looking like a hulking bodybuilder. Sure, it means being muscular, but it also means having a lean, proportional physique (perfect symmetry) that still looks athletic—the type of body that other men wish they had and women swoon over, not frown at. That is aesthetic bodybuilding.
This guy is the perfect example of what we mean when we talk about acquiring an aesthetic physique: a body that just looks damn good. You know it when you see it: broad shoulders with bulging biceps and triceps extending below; a big, flat chest on top of a clear V-taper that ends with a narrow waist and defined core (six-pack abs); and developed, striated legs that end in calves like biceps. There’s even a mathematical symmetry underlying a physique like his. And all wrapped in very little fat, giving it all a tight, hard look. Without a low-enough body fat percentage, you won’t be able to see trim lines or muscle definition. Although it can be difficult to build muscle without losing your cuts, it’s not impossible.
You’re probably asking yourself; is this body build naturally? That is, how can we determine our genetic potential in terms of building muscle? How big can we get without taking steroids? Some people feel that genetics can prevent you from ever looking good, while others believe that you can accomplish anything if you work hard enough at it. Who’s right? Neither. The truth is somewhere in the middle. There isn’t any way to know for sure what your genetic potential is when it comes to building muscle. While you’ll never be able to gain 100 pounds of lean mass naturally, it’s impossible to say with complete accuracy how big you’ll be able to get.
Often it is the guys that have been dedicated to training and nutrition consistently for years that are accused of being on steroids. You also get the guys that are genetically gifted and grow just by looking at weights that get accused. Steroids help to speed up the process, but hard work and dedication is what takes people there. Without steroids people can get pretty huge too, it just takes time and a lot more maintenance. You can’t just take steroids and sit down all day long and get buff. This guy have near perfect nutrition and insane discipline. The conclusion is that it isn’t possible to tell for sure if somebody is on steroids.
We can’t make our bodies carbon copies of our physical role models because muscle shape, length, and insertion points vary from person to person, but we can all build bodies that look awesome. The ultimate reality is that you are going to train hard, eat right, and let your body develop as it will. While we don’t all have the genetics to be top-tier bodybuilders, any of us can build a strong, muscular, healthy body that we’re proud of, and that’s what it’s all about in the end.