WHAT IS NPFT?
NPFT stands for Natural Physique Fitness Training.
In bodybuilding circles, "natural" is synonymous with "drug-free" and "steroid-free". Natural-for-life bodybuilders are athletes who have never taken potentially dangerous performance-enhancing drugs such as external derivatives of testosterone or human growth hormone.
Since the introduction of anabolic steroids to sports in the 1950s, use of ergogenic aids have grown to epic proportions: from over 90 percent of competitive bodybuilders, to baseball players, runners, football players, and bikers have used them at one point or another in their lives.
While the benefits of increased exercise recovery speed motivate athletes into using the anabolic agents, effects on the cardiovascular system and other internal organs can result in dire consequences.
The major difference in the way a natural bodybuilder or athlete should train vs. a drug-assisted one is that the former needs to pay greater attention to his or her recovery abilities. It will take longer to obtain results, more attention needs to be paid to diet, rest and sleep.