INBA athlete Gene Bann shares a staggering natural bodybuilding transformation.
Natural bodybuilding has been a haven for many people looking to better their health and fitness. For instance, International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) athlete Gene Bann shared his natural bodybuilding transformation on Instagram. Bann stated:
“”WHAT I TELL PEOPLE IS THAT SPECIFIC GOALS REQUIRE SPECIFIC RESULTS, SO WHEN THINGS GET HARD, ASK YOURSELF… “WHAT WILL I SAY TO MYSELF IN 3/6/9 MONTHS IF I QUIT NOW…” WILL IT BE WORTH IT THEN? SO, WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH, ASK YOURSELF IF THAT COOKIE IS WORTH ANOTHER DELAY OF YOUR RESULTS.” @BGF_LIRIO
THROUGH A SLOW TARGETED GOAL THIS IS WHERE WE ARE. PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, DEDICATION AND A TON OF SACRIFICES WILL ALL BE DISPLAYED TOMORROW!
THANK YOU COACH!
THANK YOU SPARKLE!
THANK YOU KARTER!
THANK YOU GEAMS!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS HELPED AND/OR ENCOURAGED ALONG THE WAY! IF I DIDN’T NAME/TAG YOU PLEASE DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY! THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY OF YOU THAT DID AND I FOR SURE WOULD FORGET SOMEONE!”
Gene Bann recently competed in his first natural bodybuilding competition at INBA PNBA Pro/Am Nationals in Oakville, CT, on August 20th, where he placed very well. Bann won 1st place in his division and earned a pro card. He also received 3rd place novice and 5th place in the open. Bann credits his coach, 3x Natural Olympia Classic Physique champ Brandon Lirio for helping him through his natural bodybuilding journey.
Natural Bodybuilding Training and Diet
Of course, each natural bodybuilder follows separate training and diet regimens. There’s no cookie-cutter approach, or everyone would look the same. Although, specific training and nutrition protocols are across the board. Each competitive INBA PNBA athlete trains rigorously and follows strict nutrition guidelines, especially during contest prep.
We don’t have insight into how Gene Bann trained and dieted to undergo his transformation and earn his PNBA pro card. However, we know he was prepared by the elite natural bodybuilding champion, Brandon Lirio. So if Bann followed anything similar to Brandon Lirio, we could see how he completely transformed his physique.
Brandon Lirio’s Training
Brandon Lirio is strong for his size and might be the lightest man to lift the Húsafell Stone. He’s a strongman and runs the venture World’s Strongest (Every) Man, a spinoff of the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) except for the ordinary man. You know, the men that aren’t built like titans, such as 2022 WSM champion Tom Stoltman, who’s 6’8”, weighing nearly 400 pounds.
To build this solid aesthetic physique that’s made Liro a multi-Natural Olympia champ, Lirio trains six days a week on a typical bro split routine during the season. He puts more attention to strongman lifts and powerlifting during the offseason. He’ll include movements like incline cable flyers, cross chest press, belt squat, and leg press.
Check out this article to see how natural bodybuilders train and diet!