I would personally like to thank the owner of the website Natty or Not for allowing me to interview him. I hope you as the reader enjoy and find this interview quite interesting as I have. Not to mention, you might learn a thing or two! Enjoy!
NON: Natty or Not
NBB: Why did you start the famous website Natty or not?
NON: I had a blog before Natty or Not that I used as an emotional recycle bin. At one point I started posting about fake naturals. The posts were terribly written, and yet people seemed really interested, although this was not the main goal of the blog. So, I created a separate site for this stuff and Natty or Not was born.
NBB: I personally find your website and these kind of taboo topics quite interesting. How did you know you where being lied too by various enhanced fitness athletes and supplement companies?
NON: I tried a lot of things and nothing worked. I’ve written about most of my experience with 5×5, Rippetoe, Serge Nubret pump training, Dorian Yates HIT…. Despite my efforts I never looked like I lifted. Naturally, that made me question what’s wrong. I knew my genetics for building muscle were not that great, but I was convinced there’s more to the story than it meets the eye. At the time, I didn’t believe steroids were that popular, but after a few years I had enough experience in real life to confirm my suspicion that everybody from Mr. Beach Body to Mr. Olympia are pinning their glutes like darts. Of course, a big part of that was the original GH15 account on getbig.com.
NBB: Contrary to me I have only tried two training techniques, Dorian Yates HIT and conventional volume training. For me personally, I have found out that Dorian Yates HIT works wonders on me rather then conventional volume training. Everyone is different, anyways, why did you start training? was it for girls or where you trying to be someone you weren’t?
NON: I started training because I had a terrible posture and was really skinny. I have photos of me from 9-10 grade – I was 135 lbs at 6′. The girls were a factor, but my poor body stats were a stronger motivation.
I don’t think I was trying to be someone else. I just wanted to improve. Unfortunately, I was also convinced that I could be like the guys from the popular lifting websites. So, in a sense I have to admit that I was trying to become something that I couldn’t be naturally.
NBB: Next question. Many people think you’re an insecure maggot and a hater, what do you say to those people?
NON: They are right, except for the maggot/faggot part. I am not.
NBB: Be honest, do you like bodybuilding? If so, who is your favorite bodybuilder?
NON: I don’t like modern bodybuilding that much. It has some disgusting features. I don’t like the thongs and the way competitions are organized, but most of all I don’t like how people are willing to sell their God given health for a plastic trophy. I think professional bodybuilding takes way more than it gives back. The amount of drugs those guys take is beyond sane levels. The even sadder part is that bodybuilding is always ruled by politics and the fate of participants is in the hands of a bunch of crooks. It has been like that since the very beginning.
Favorite bodybuilder? hahaha
Modern guys look terrible with those alien carrying guts, and I don’t like any of them. If I have to pick one bodybuilder, it would be Danny Padilla. If I was a judge and he stood next to the modern fridges, I would vote for him.
NBB: My friend sort of looks like one of those fridges you explained above, He has a thick waist and not very appealing arms, shoulders and chest, like I said we are all different, no two people are the same. Anyways, what did you think of the Instagram whores, also known as the various fitness athletes and other people of that nature?
NON: I’ve written about that phenomenon many times. I think the main reason for this “attention whoring” is the need to feel like a celebrity, and social media is a good way to do it these days. The digital age has given an opportunity to many rather poor and simple people to gain attention, and I am not an exception. There is no doubt that without the Internet I wouldn’t be able to reach so many people, not a chance.
Anyway, those girls simply want to feel like kings and less lonely I guess. However, many of the fitness models with millions of fans are way too narcissistic. I guess it’s a bodybuilding thing. Think for a second…isn’t Mr. Olympia Phil Heath himself an Instagram addict too. He constantly posts low levels stuff like Gucci garbage and custom made sneakers for clowns. It’s stupid, although I have to admit that sometimes it’s quite amusing to seem him arguing with “haters”. In case you are wondering, I have never been one of those haters.
NBB: I thank you for your time and effort, cheers!