by Christian Duque
Lee Priest has been pretty angry lately. First he fought with Masters Mr. World Robert "Bob" Cicherilo, then with industry leader Generation Iron and now he's in a fight with legendary Canadian bodybuilder Greg Doucette. The problem that caused the reef is dirty bulking. Lee, who was considered a top bodybuilder about 10 to 15 years ago, was known to balloon up to 300 pounds. He loved his KFC roast chicken, honey sprinkled cookies, and pretty much anything he could get his hands on. Lee was going to be huge, but his logic was that if he lost all the fat, he would build muscle by blowing on those high numbers. The reality is that dirty bulking is mostly viewed as broscience, meathead logic and otherwise completely bad by most pre-competition coaches.
Top naturalists also advise against the tactic because they insist that it is far more difficult for the drug-free athlete to lose the amount of fat that Lee would gain. Assuming that advice has been given to improved competitors, there is still no real science to support the notion of eating everything in sight for a period of time after a competition and then going on a hard diet to ultimately improve the body . If anything, such a macro roller coaster could cause metabolic damage. The fact is that even if a competitor can achieve excellence and great success in his career, it does not make him an authority in preparing others for the stage. In many ways, Priest is open to criticism by making points about building muscle and / or preparing for competition, even if these strategies work for you. If fans of professional gurus present these points for evaluation, they can very well abuse the source. The fact is that science does not support Lee's dirty mass style, and no one advocates this out-of-season eating style today. Now that this has been said, Lee may not have expected his statements to be screenshoted and presented to a guru, but he should have known better. This is very common in today's social media world. Whether the person who did it was trolling or sincerely wanted answers, priests need to know that everything he says can do very well.
I know a lot of people think I have it for Priest & Palumbo, but let me clarify the record again. Dave Palumbo gave me my first break. I wrote some really good articles for RxMuscle and wrote 80 episodes of Muscle In the Morning. I think Dave is a great broadcaster, a great writer, and I realize that he is an excellent guru for preparing competitions. Some said his ketogenic diet didn't work for them, some complained about metabolic problems, but overall he helped countless people qualify nationally, get professional cards, and even help countless (superstar) lifestyle customers. If Dave supported a muscle building theory, I wouldn't have a problem with it. I also like Lee Priest, but as far as I know he was never a trainer and frankly I don't think he is qualified to give advice, be it private – or much less in a program. I don't think he is stupid or incapable of training and / or even basic bodybuilding diets. However, I don't think he knows anything about nutrition to give advice on radically unconventional approaches to building quality muscles.
Greg Doucette, like a handful of other top gurus, has hundreds of thousands of followers and makes videos about nutrition and supplements every day. Although he does not accept the awards, he is widely recognized as a leading authority on SARMs, SERMs, and many other research chemicals. His videos are extremely scientific and he tends to be read very well on the topics he discusses. I have never seen a video of him unsuspecting about a topic he is concerned with. He also seems to be very prepared in live settings and roundtable discussions.
If the feud was just about building muscle, that could be one thing, but when Lee Priest coaches Greg and calls him, among other things, a "poor amateur," this talk spreads like wildfire. Lee also held the fact that he ended up in the top 6 at Doucette's head at the Olympics, suggesting that Priest might actually be intimidated by his much more relevant and educated Canadian counterpart. Lee went on and talked about competition records, perhaps as a litmus test for Greg's references. However, Doucette quickly became an unarmed priest, declaring that he was one of the most genetically talented bodybuilders of all time. That may sound like a mighty compliment, but in reality it says that the priest's knowledge or lack of nutrition, training, and supplementation didn't really matter much about the physique he built. I still remember a training video asking Priest how he made his forearms. He had no idea; In fact, he said he hadn't even really trained her. The truth is, when a top athlete grows into a body, he is barely able to talk about muscle-building strategies. If anything, the only real knowledge that priests have is to become obese.
Another evidence of Priest's genetic predisposition to build muscle is that he always said that drug dealers always hated him because he usually bought very little. A man who didn't train his best parts of the body much or not at all and used very few supplements had to be genetically blessed. Nobody says Lee didn't work hard, but imagine that he didn't have to work so much to lose all the fat he gained in the off-season, but could have worked harder to get leaner and more dialed and has further refined his already stunning posing skills?!?!
The truth is, maybe he just enjoyed eating bad food, but to say that this led to muscle building is absurd. Did it make him stronger? That is also questionable. There's really no benefit in getting as heavy as he is.
Greg further exposed Priest & # 39; s dirty bulk strategy by pointing out more facts. No matter how much Priest won in his off-season, he always took part in around £ 200. If dirty bulking had really worked, Lee wouldn't have gained 10, 15, maybe 20 pounds of muscle over a 20-year career? The fact that he didn't do it not only suggests that his dirty bulk strategy was wrong, it pretty much proves it.
Lee Priest has a lot to offer. I would like to see him bury the hatchet with Bob, Greg, GI and do more positive things. I would love to see him again, maybe write an e-book, do seminars, make appearances in the store and really go back to bodybuilding. That being said, the most important opinion is yours – the readers of Iron Magazine. So I'm asking you where are you? Which side are you on: Greg Doucette or Lee Priest and why?
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