“His Heart Is Gonna Implode by 30”: Youngest IFBB Pro’s Insane Transformation Leaves Fitness World in a Heated Debate

Published 01/11/2024, 10:36 PM EST

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19-year-old Anton Ratushnyi shook up the bodybuilding world after becoming the youngest IFBB Classic Physique Pro. Ratushnyi’s achievement broke a record held by Arnold Schwarzenegger for 57 years. Earlier, images of the insane four-year transformation that led to Ratushnyi’s winning the NPC Nationals 2023 surfaced. The fitness community had a lot to say.

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The set images show the before and after results of the 19-year-old’s four years of bodybuilding training. The first image shows Ratushnyi when he was 15, with a little muscle. However, the following image shows the muscular and shredded current physique of the Clasic Physique Pro. Yet, as impressive as the transformation looks, the images triggered heated debate.

Anton Ratushnyi became unrecognizable

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Shortly after making history by breaking Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record, Ratushnyi shared his transformation pictures. In the first image, 15-year-old Anton Ratushnyi posed in front of the mirror. He had just started bodybuilding, and while the teen had an athletic build, he didn’t have much muscle mass. That changed in the following slide.

 

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Ratushnyi put on exponential muscle mass, achieved muscle maturity, and got shredded. Instagram page bis and tris, who shared his images, wrote that Ratushnyi became an IFBB Pro after competing in just two shows. After winning the inaugural Summer Shredding Championships, Ratushnyi won the Classic Pro and Overall categories at the NPC finals. However, Ratushnyi’s transformation got the fitness community arguing.

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The fitness community divided into two camps

The online fitness community had two prominent opinions. A section claimed that everything Ratushnyi achieved was thanks to copious ste***d use. “He looks great. But his heart is gonna implode by 30,” wrote one follower. “A couple trenbolone sandwiches and you’re good,” wrote another individual. However, others defended the 19-year-old.

Many said that Ratushnyi couldn’t have done it without immense discipline and hard work. “Haters, even with roids you could never transform like this guy here,” a fan commented. “How do people who follow bodybuilding pages comment negative things about ste***ds, etc… This is bodybuilding not football,” commented another fan. “Crazy! I’d love to know when he started juicing (Not discrediting his work. Just curious what is possible),” wrote a third follower.

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Anton Ratushnyi made history by becoming the youngest IFBB Pro. While he has yet to prove himself against experienced professionals, he’s had a phenomenal start to his bodybuilding career. Hence it’s no surprise that the 19-year-old’s transformation has created a buzz among the fitness and bodybuilding communities.

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