Thank you for the reply to me post. I genuinely appreciate it.
You make a number of very valid points. Firstly my lack of understanding between IFBB and fitness being no1. That level of tone and condition is my aim. The other would never be achievable and have terrible outcomes.
It's a shame neither are as 'natural' as they make them selfs out to be. However- steroids ( alluring as they may be) I can never let myself take.
I will do some searching about in the fitness section and see where/who etc I can dip my toe into that sector.
Thank you for your post and kind words.
ANTiSociaLiNJUSTICeWarior saidYou want to become an IFBB as in International Federation of Body of Bodybuilder size? Dude, you're 155lb. You'll need to add another 100lb of solid fat-free muscle to your frame at the very least. And that's when you're in competition shape. When pro bodybuilders aren't in competition shape they're fat and look like watery bloated cows. You will never achieve that naturally and will have to take tons of growth hormone and steroids to get that large. And bodybuilders at this level don't just train their major muscle groups just once a week. You'd have to become a full time bodybuilder, eat meals every couple of hours and not have any life other than bodybuilding and the gym.
Not to mention, you're already thirty-four years old. To achieve another 100lb of muscle you'd need years of hardcore training and steroid use. By the time you achieved this you'll be in your mid forties and by that time your body will not bounce back like someone in his twenties. Most adult pro bodybuilders in their twenties and thirties have been working out since their teens. Jay Cutler, a former multi Mr Olympia winner, had more muscle than you when he was only sixteen years old.
You can gain some more muscle but don't expect to achieve IFBB pro level unless you are willing to dedicate all your time, effort and money to achieving a very unnatural looking body. Go for a fitness model look instead. It's more easily achieved and not as hard on the body:
And to be clear, competition models aren't natural either but at least it's not to the extreme as huge bodybuilders. Lastly, I think you look perfect as you are.