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What is Real, Fake, and Really Fake in Pro Bodybuilding and Supplement Industries w/ Alex Michael Turner — Barbell Shrugged #427

Alex started lifting weights as soon as he left high school after suffering from bullying. He wanted to build a strong and healthy physique as he weighed a total of 112 lbs. He didn’t want to be the guy being picked on anymore. Alex recalls, “I did not want to be the skinny kid anymore, so I progressed quickly in the gym and increased my knowledge of fitness daily.”

After one year of hard training, his weight jumped up by 26lbs and managed to maintain a low body fat percentage no higher than 5%. In total, after a sold years training, he built a lean physique of 196lbs. From that point onwards, Alex has become a highly recognized fitness model and bodybuilder. He continues to motivate and inspire people all over the world while working as a personal trainer.

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, the guys take a loom inside the world of SHREDZ, the bodybuilding world, and supplement industry exposing what is real, fake, and really fake in the supplement industry.

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner and Doug Larson discuss:

What led Turner to the gym.

How bullying fueled his passion for the weights.

Being broke and selling supplements

Overcoming poverty and the rise of social media for his career.

The rise and fall of SHREDZ

And more…

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Anders Varner on Instagram

Doug Larson on Instagram

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