These guys are training daily, eating fairly clean and weigh like 140-150... They might be cheating but they pass the eye test. You can definitely have some abs at 140 lbs without any chemical assistance
What does weighing 140 have to do with anything?
They are only 140 because they’re midgets, not because they’re clean.
Hmmm... let me try and explain it a different way.
It is very hard to build lots of muscle and be lean.
When someone has a lot of muscle mass on their frame and they're very lean, that's kind of the definition of failing the eye test.
There are also a very high concentration of androgen receptors in your shoulders and traps, so people taking steroids tend to have large traps and shoulders compared to their bodies.
Theres a couple other indicators.
None of the indicators of being on steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs are a small lean frame.
Doesn't mean they weren't taking drugs, of course 2 out of the 4 on there were caught already so obviously they were on some shiiit. It's likely the other 2 were as well but they still don't fail the eye test.
I agree with the sentiment, just we’re not talking solely steroids - HGH, TRT, EPO etc etc. MMA has been and is riddled with PED usage - Faber never tested positive but I have no doubt he was using along with the rest of AM.
Other combat sports (and sports in general) have done a better job of hiding it in, but this applies to pro sports - tennis, rugby, baseball, boxing, football and on and on. I personally don’t have a problem with it, but the sooner people stop thinking that the odd person getting caught is a cheat, the better. It is endemic.
Yeah I agree they were probably cheating with other shit, it's unlikely just 1 guy on the whole team was taking EPO, especially when that guy wins a fucking championship, other people on the team will see what he did to get to that level and will emulate that of course.
But regardless, all that other shit you can't see on someones body. EPO, microdosing test, etc, lots of other things these are much much harder to just look at someone and see that they're probably using.