A BODYBUILDER could reach zero percent body fat before blood vessels ruptured in his stomach.
Bodybuilding is a sport that celebrates the amazing physiques of its competitors and physically challenges the body.
Andreas Munzer, an Austrian-born bodybuilder, was known for his ripped looks and paper-thin skin after reaching zero percent body fat.
Munzer hoped to become a legend in sports like his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger.
However, due to his overuse of steroids and diuretics, his life ended at the tragic age of 31.
Munzer competed since he was young in Austria, winning several local competitions and eventually appearing at international competitions.
While most bodybuilders would let go of their figures in the off-season, Munzer maintained his physique year-round.
The highest weight he ever gained was 15 pounds more than his average contest weight.
His strict routine helped him focus on maintaining his chiseled physique.
Munzer followed a strict low-calorie diet of 2,000 calories a day, which is low for any athlete after an intense training regimen.
Unfortunately, his poor diet would ultimately contribute to his heartbreaking demise.
BEGINNING OF THE END
As with many athletes, pain is an inevitable part of bodybuilding, required to reach the peak of your career.
In 1995, Munzer began to experience stomach pains, which he didn’t pay much attention to, although he talked about it with his friends.
The next year he competed in the Arnold Classic, an annual multi-sport event named after Schwarzenegger.
The Terminator actor praised Munzer’s leanness and brawn but criticized him for his imbalances.
He would ultimately finish sixth in the competition.
Just a few weeks later, on March 12, 1996, Munzer was hospitalized after blood vessels ruptured in his stomach.
Doctors had to operate to stop the bleeding, but his liver and kidneys failed immediately afterwards.
His condition was too serious for a blood transfusion, and Munzer eventually died on the morning of March 14.
According to his autopsy, his cause of death was dystrophic multiple organ failure.
Despite an extremely muscular physique and a complete lack of body fat, Münder’s liver reportedly had multiple tennis ball-sized tumors and his heart weighed twice that of a normal man.
The athlete’s electrolytes were also out of balance and he had extremely high levels of potassium in his system.
The autopsy found traces of about 20 different drugs along with acute toxicity.
Schwarzenegger sent a wreath at Munzer’s funeral with the message: “A final salute to a friend.”
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