Whether 20 pounds overweight or obese, you can build one of the best natural physiques with the right mindset and training regimen. Colin Congo’s before and after body transformation photo is testimony that it doesn’t matter where you start in your fitness journey.
Colin Congo competes in the Men’s Physique division in the natural bodybuilding league, the International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA). He received 4th place in Natural Olympia 2021, and in 2018 he was the champion. Congo praises his support system for his feats in natural bodybuilding. In addition, he’s openly expressed his views on drug tests in bodybuilding and believes they can be beaten.
Although, Colin Congo wasn’t always a shredded natural bodybuilding champion and Men’s Physique’s top competitor. And on January 11, 2022, Congo posted a transformation photo of side-by-side before and after pictures of where he started and where he is today. He stated:
“IT’S NOT HOW YOU START…”
You can see Colin Congo’s full transformation photo below.
Natural Bodybuilding Benefits
Natural bodybuilding is bodybuilding without the use of drugs. But, of course, drugs can be detrimental to your health, so it’s safe to say that natural bodybuilding decreases the risks of health concerns in bodybuilding. And since bodybuilding is a sport that requires strict diets, intense workouts, and brutal weight cuts, implementing safety precautions is essential.
Bodybuilding leagues like the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro don’t necessarily encourage athletes to dope. And although there isn’t conclusive evidence blaming drug use entirely, many fans and athletes alike point to drugs for the recent surge of deaths in bodybuilding. For example, INBA PNBA athlete Matias Scopinaro openly voices that drug use ruins bodybuilding.
Generation Iron is doing a full investigation to get to the bottom of this catastrophe.
However, most bodybuilding organizations don’t have any procedures to prevent performance-enhancing drugs. But natural bodybuilding leagues test athletes before they walk on stage. Although, some natural bodybuilding leagues testing isn’t as effective as others.
For example, former Women’s Bodybuilding Natural Olympia champion, Jill Kolivoski, passed drug tests in one natural bodybuilding federation. However, she failed the drug test administered by the INBA PNBA. The INBA PNBA utilizes the best drug testing standards in professional sports – the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Also, many other natural bodybuilding competitors have shown their incredible transformation photos after starting natural bodybuilding. But, of course, natural bodybuilding comes with additional benefits besides improving your physique without drugs. For example, Bikini Divas champion Kayla Rowling says it balances your masculine and feminine energies.
Colin Congo is proof that you can get in great shape and even be a natural bodybuilding champion no matter where you start your fitness journey. One surefire way to improve your fitness is the sport of natural bodybuilding. Top competitors are shredded with excellent muscle mass and low body fat levels. Natural bodybuilding is also a safe way to compete in bodybuilding.