When I posted this picture on Instagram. I had different questions slipping into my dm. Your brother is soo BIG. But really, he was bigger growing up. I have always known him as a bodybuilder growing up so if you ask me when he started working out, my answer will be, “All my life!”
It was really difficult for him being a bodybuilder because as much as he loved what he was doing, it was pretty much unacceptable back then. It wasn’t as admirable by many people in our society as it is today. A lot of people thought of bodybuilders as ‘land guards’ who were a bunch of bullies and social misfits. This made it very tough for my brother to gain freedom to do bodybuilding.
I remember how much my dad was infuriated seeing him bulk up. I remember having our older siblings dump his supplements into the gutter and the bin. It was very tough for him because nobody understood his passion. Well, they wanted the best for him and they didn’t think at that time that bodybuilding was a good thing and complained about how it’d affect his health.
But to me, he was the strongest hulk in the whole world!
I remember going to the backyard of our house to raise some of the metals with my younger brother when we were in Junior High School. It once fell on my arm and broke it. This created problems for my older brother while I was pampered and nursed back to health. Guess that is one of the pros of being a child.
Oh my! I remember seeing invisible muscles on my skinny body. Literally invisible… because I was the only one that saw the muscle building. Forcing my younger brother to take really embarrassing pictures of me with a phone that I believe had no pixels. The pictures were HORRIBLE. I wish I still had them to show to you.
What made the pictures worse were the poses. I remember that in one of the pictures, I climbed a tree and stroke a pose doing a chin up exercise. I saw the horrible picture but in my head, I was this very muscular hunk.
If you ask me, he inspired me to start working out too. The protein shakes were too expensive so I decided to use Jefferson’s blueprint that helps skinny guys like myself for a while which was helpful.
Posted this some time ago with my brother.