Like he never left, retired bodybuilding veteran Lee Priest is back to take a closer look at some misconceptions in bodybuilding. In a recent YouTube video, Priest discussed ‘bro science’ in the sport, protein intake, and why sticking to one fitness program consistently is most beneficial.
A 1990s bodybuilding phenom, Lee Priest entered the sport at a young age and thrived instantly. Having pushed titans like former eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and Flex Wheeler, Priest understood the sacrifices and demands necessary to reach the top of the sport. His last professional competition saw him claim gold in 2013 at the NABBA Mr. Universe.
Aside from his illustrious career on stage, Priest has taken wisdom from legendary bodybuilders inside the gym. From tips learned from bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger to a workout designed by Tom Platz, Priest has seen it all. In his latest effort, he explains why ‘bro science‘ diet and exercise advice won’t produce results.
Lee Priest Discusses Protein and Bro Science Training
Priest called out ‘textbook experts’ and revealed that he regularly consumed two and a half grams of protein per pound of body weight throughout his career and has healthy liver and kidney function.
“It’s like I said, as long as you’re not cheating and using good form, concentrating on the muscle, squeezing the muscle, who’s to say you’re doing anything wrong? Oh, these textbook experts do, they will you what’s wrong because I’ve read this I’ve read that.
Milos has said it a million times, where are these studies on this is too much protein, I always did two, two-and-a-half grams. People so oh that’s way too much, way too much. I’ve never had a problem with it. Kidneys are fine, liver is fine, everything is fine. They say would the average person only needs one [gram of protein] or a bit under. Who is the average person?”
Above all else, Priest says to ignore ‘bro science’ and ‘find a program and stick to it.’
“Stop being bro science this bro science that, I read it, who gives a fuck what you read. Find a program stick to it. Find one that works for you.
Don’t try to change it every fucking week, every two weeks. Trying to go oh should I do this should I do that? Just do the basic movements, it’s not complicated.”
In addition, he took issue with those who over-complicate training. Then, he provided some pointers for chest day.
“Chest, flat dumbbell, flat bench, flat fly, there is so many exercises out there but if you stick to the basics and you’re just starting, they are good mass builders. Don’t worry about your shaping ones later on like cable crossovers and stuff like that because all that is only going to come from dieting and stuff if you want to see the striations and the veins.”
“I’ve said it over and over, stop over-complicating training. There’s people on the internet who I know want to sound like they fucking know everything, oh I’m an expert I did this, I got my CERT 4 and this and that. I fucking got signed, fuck the Scientology, that’s the only science you have,” shares Lee Priest.
This hasn’t been Priest’s first update to fans as of late. The bodybuilding star has been candid about some of the performance-enhancing drugs he used or still uses. At 51, Priest mentioned that he takes 200 milligrams of testosterone weekly.
Priest never shies away from a discussion, especially when terms like ‘bro science’ get thrown around. As for training and protein, Priest underscored that sticking to a consistent program yields the best results.