Quebec bodybuilding is taking a firm stance.
In an age of extreme drug use in bodybuilding it’s becoming apparent that steps need to be taken in order to change things for the better. While many have accepted the fact that anabolic substances are used in bodybuilding, there is a large contingent of individuals who are vehemently against the usage of oils such as synthol.
In an interesting move, it appears that the APQ, a Quebec based bodybuilding association, is looking to ban substances like synthol. But they have also gone one step further. Following suit with the decisions made in Kuwait, the APQ is changing their judging guidelines. Bodybuilders with distended guts, noticeable synthol usage, and gynecomastia (gyno) will be prohibited from competing. The details of this ruling recently surfaced on Instagram.
Zero tolerance: As per IFBB Directives, any athlete exhibiting any stomach distension, evident gynecomastia & site enhancement injections will be automatically disqualified and put into last place by our judges!!!! Symmetry, proportion and aesthetics along with enough muscle will give a balanced healthy look. The sport will be better and the health of the athletes is the IFBB priority. #ifbb #cbbf #apq #healthylifestyle
This is a strong move against those who abuse anabolic steroids which can lead to developing gyno. It also sends a message to competitors who choose to enhance their bodies through using unnatural agents like synthol oils. It also pushes for a return to the old ways of bodybuilding by keeping a tapered waist in order to maintain a more streamlined physique.
What do you make of this decision by the APQ? Should it be adopted by the IFBB?