I'm going to be totally honest with you guys here, I've been thinking a lot lately on what separates JDB from the rest.
As some of you may have gathered by now, I'm a big fan of old school muscle and weight training. I cannot sit here and honestly tell you that guys today are looking the way they are from anything other than more drugs and throwing caution to the wind.
Human beings have not evolved in any sort of genetic fashion over the course of the past 50 years. The only thing that has set award winning physiques of today apart from the ones of yesterday are drugs, different drugs, and more and more drugs.
The difference also being that what makes a champion bodybuilder of today different than those of yesterday is a life of constant recovery and sleep, or for lack of better terms: “laziness” and not having a legitimate job or other life responsibilities.
Yes, of course there were always guys in the bodybuilding scene who were out of work or did odd jobs for money, but the ridiculousness of this today has far exceeded what it used to be. It's almost like if you want to be a champion bodybuilder nowadays you can't have a job because the lifestyle has become that demanding and that competitive.
Old time greats that we constantly compare and contrast to newer guys, a lot of them wouldn't even rise above a local show nowadays. Well my friends, there is a good reason for that and it's lifestyle and drugs.
The more I thought about the direction I wanted this website to go, and the more I became disgusted lately with modern day bodybuilding, the more I thought about the future of JDB.
A role model isn't just some musclebound guy who injects himself like a pin cushion. A role model isn't some guy who puts on a fucking seminar about training and diet (knowing damn good and well he wouldn't be where he's at without performance enhancement).
The guy you should follow should be more focused on the training and lifestyle rather than the drugs.
It simply sends the wrong message out there when all you do is talk about steroids. Because the first thing guys will think to themselves is, “Okay, if I don't find the edge, then I'll always be nothing.” And this just isn't true. Steroids are such a tiny part of the bodybuilding lifestyle that I personally feel are being mentioned almost too much lately.
You'll notice that since the beginning of this website, the articles on steroid usage are very few and far between. Most of what I write about is based on nutrition and lifestyle, because the bulk of great results are just that: nutrition and lifestyle!!
Everyone wants to believe there is some big secret out there. There really is no secret and the closest thing to that answer would be doing what works for you and finding your own winning strategy.
Most guys who follow this website are not ready for steroids, and I would hate for this site to encourage them to use steroid cycles when they haven't reached the peak of their maximum genetic potential. This would be doing you a huge disservice.
From here on out, this website will not have any articles on anabolic steroids. If you're interested in them, then you can find almost everything you need to know about them in my new book Straight from the Underground which is due for release very soon!! But as far as performance enhancement talk on the site goes, consider it a thing of the past from here on out.
Old school muscle is about hard work and dedication and not drug abuse. Yes of course steroids were in the mix of things back then, but they were taken in very small amounts and weren't the basis of training regimens.
It was hard work and diet, and that is what I really want to emphasize here at JohnDoeBodybuilding.com
Train hard!!! – JD