In bodybuilding, there’s no such thing as an overnight sensation.
No matter how lightning fast a phenom can seem to capture the sport’s zeitgeist, that speed belies the long, often arduous journey that came before. No one walks onto a pro stage as a complete, polished package.
Instead, anonymous toil is always in order. Years spent in the trenches, skipping nights out with friends to hit the gym, bypassing desserts, boiling eggs by the dozens, choking down chicken breast and broccoli for the fourth time in one day because, well, that’s what needs to be done to get to where you want to go.
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