Michael Lockett about criticism regarding his legs
Michael Lockett is a bodybuilder who remains under the radar while working hard in the silence. But when you win on major competitions it is simply unrealistic. After winning the 2018 Chicago Pro, Michael Lockett has been criticized for his legs and the unfortunate case of gynecomastia.
Michael who had a very bad case of gyno last year underwent the surgery to take care of the issue, he prepared for the competitions knowing he is not 100% healed. The most criticism on his physique was related to his “disproportional legs” the surgery procedure and the scar tissue.
But the winner of Chicago Pro isn’t taking the criticism lying down and has decided to address those who have judged him harshly.
“Last year, I suffered horribly from gynecomastia at the last year Olympia, and a significant amount of people heavily criticized me online for that. It didn’t stop me from competing because I’m an adult and I made an adult decision. I’m very familiar with critics. I recently had a procedure to remove it and it was a success. However, people are still asking me do I have gyno? No! It’s scar tissue and it takes time for it to go away. At times, it may seem as if I have gyno but I don’t.”
Regarding his legs, Michael admitted that his left leg is bigger compares to the right leg because he suffers from arthritis in both my knees that is why he can’t train his legs properly.
“On another note, I’ve participated in many sports in my life such as, football, boxing, wrestling, track & field, and I’ve won and lost, but nevertheless, I competed. Some people may not know this but I suffer with arthritis in both my knees, particularly my right knee. My right leg is smaller than my left leg. I’m bone on bone. I have to wear a knee brace every day to help with the pain. My legs will never big as big as they can because of the arthritis I have.”
Showing the true champion calls, Michael says he has battled through all the negativity and still manages to step on stage and win shows.
“Also, I have a slip disc. I can’t do deadlifting or rack pulls, stiff deadlift or hyper back extension….and I still managed to get it done and I make NO EXCUSES!! I don’t make no excuses for my wins or my loses. Never have. Never will. I don’t owe any one anything. After I lose a competition I asked myself….how can I get better rather than justifying my placing to social meida. I truly appreciate every who suppprts me but always remember, I don’t owe you anything! – Michael Lochett”
He has shown the world that nothing can’t distract him from his ultimate goal – he still appears in the stages and wins shows despite all the problems he had. It is true that his left leg looks stronger compared to the right one, and the upper part of his body is visibly a lot more shredded compared to the lower one but haters simply have the desire to exaggerate things.
Here is Michael’s statement.
Maybe his victory over Sergio Olivar Jr. was controversial – there are many bodybuilders who can match Lockett’s conditions, even during the off-season period. Don’t forget the fact that IFBB Pro Judges scored him as a winner he didn’t pay anybody or steal the victory.
What do you think, did Michael Lockett do a good thing with this post? If you were in his place, would you ignore or snap? Leave us comments!