Can You Make It To The Top All Natural?
As a sport, bodybuilding has evolved over the years to attract thousands of competitors. Despite this fact, many competitors still beg the question, is it possible to become a crackerjack in the sport while walking the natural bodybuilding route?
"What does that even mean?" You ask. In the bodybuilding world, natural bodybuilding simply means abstinence from drugs and supplements considered as performance-enhancers.
While you retain the freedom to pick your path (natural or supplements), it's always important to consider the pros and cons of the available options for you to make an informed decision. It's not all about that killer physic or just how fast you get where you want to get. It's also about your health after all is said and done.
Now, suppose you chose the "natural" path, how much work do you need to put in against someone using drugs and supplements? Is it even possible to become a top professional all natural? Do you really need drugs to succeed? These are not weird questions at all. And you are not the only seeking proper answers to them. These are common questions asked by many competitors. To solve your puzzle is Jourdanne Lee who has been all natural ever since she began competing.
Jourdanne Lee is an IFBB Pro and a Coach with FitBody Fusion. Besides competing, Jourdanne passionately works fulltime as a Gift Cards Manager. Jourdanne was awarded her pro status in North Americas where she was the Overall Winner at 2018 IFBB Sacramento Bikini Pro. The Bikini superstar is an all-natural athlete with several top placings under her belt. She advocates for natural bodybuilding.
This episode is all about natural bodybuilding. Jourdanne will help us address questions such as: What does natural bodybuilding mean? Can you become a top professional being 100% natural? And many more. She will also talk about struggles and hardships faced by all-natural competitors. Without further ado, let’s get into the episode.
An ounce of effort reduces a pound of pain You have to practice certain things consistently to obtain results Inconsistent path won't lead to the end goal Be fulfilled in getting to your goal Do your research; it is so important to educate yourself At the end of the day, you own your health Fuel yourself with good food to perform optimally Maintain some level of consistency so you know which variables to pull When you find a good coach that has kept you healthy, stick with them You don't have to prove yourself to anyone Without a doubt, you can achieve success and greatness in the sport being natural Time is precious; you can't get it back Make sure your nutrition is right It is doable, don't lose hope First understand what you're getting yourself into and what you're committing to Be patient Make the appropriate changes during your offseason, execute, and then come back next season fresh Take time off; it is super important Always ask the right questions
[00:07:46] How many years have you been competing?
[00:13:20] Why do you compete?
[00:20:04] What got you into competing and fitness in general?
[00:32:08] How are you able to instill balance without feeling like you're not giving 110% into competing?
[00:35:36] What would you say is an amount of macro intake that you're able to function on?
[00:39:40] Do you stick to the same foods or do you switch it up a lot?
[00:46:12] Could you tell us what natural bodybuilding mean to you?
[00:49:36] Are people who have used enhancements in the past but then stopped for a while, and then compete still considered natural?
[00:54:13] Do you believe that you can be Miss Bikini Olympia all natural?
[00:55:07] What are your thoughts about over the counter enhancements?
[00:56:39] What do you think you do differently than maybe someone else who's using enhancements?
[01:08:31] Do you feel like you're able to eat more being all natural?