You know the pictures and the captions: From scrawny to brawny, are you a hard gainer? And my favoritefrom this to this in 90 days. Its almost like magic they are so amazing. So, how do they do it? Well if you are the magician.you know the magic.
The first thing that I have to admit is that all of the before and after photos that I am aware of are in fact real. Not photo shopped, or altered to any great degree. The physical transformations that they represent did and do actually take place. Its just not portrayed exactly as it happened.
Lets start with the skinny guy transforming into an Adonis. The hard gainer. The facts are that when it comes to muscle building, were all hard gainers. You dont add 30 lbs of muscle easily. No one does, or everybody would do it, wouldnt they? Now some peoples genetic predisposition and body type makes it somewhat more difficult to add size, but everyone will, eventually. And therein lays the first trick.
The before and after photos of these fantastic transformations are taken YEARS apart. Not months, weeks or days. Years. If you notice the photos closely there will always be a difference in facial features, though they try to avoid direct straight on face shots. The hair style is different, often different color, shading and lighting will be changed and skin tone is usually darker in the after. These are all done to enhance the after, and it works, and to take your attention away from the fact that the skinny before photo is 5 or more years old.