Yes, it’s true, Justin Compton has somehow lost all of his mass.
Compton was considered to be a dangerous upcoming prospect and to be a formidable opponent on the Olympia stage. With his career having just taken off in the last two years, this sudden “change” in his physique is undoubtedly a bad blow to the competitive bodybuilding circuit.
Compton has taken to Instagram to address the rumors that have been going around concerning the size of his physique. Here’s the image that he posted:
And here is what he had to say:
“So, I want to address this picture that seems to have made alot of noise lately. First of, Yes, it is recent, last week actually. For those who know me, you already know what I’ve been thru, and you know that I’m just fine. I’m happy and content with things.
Many of you think you know what’s going on, but you don’t know anything just whatever so and so has told you. So let’s clear some air. Back in the winter, I dealt with multiple medical issues that put my career on hold.
Yes I had an infection in Jan, that was the start. I found out months later I had an internal tear in my colon which was causing me a string of problems. Once this was discovered, I immediately got it fixed. I had some adverse reactions to medications causing more issues I had to resolve.
During this time I felt lethargic all day every day, and for the first time in my life, i had 5 months off the gym, and I also strayed completely away from a bodybuilding diet as I wasn’t training I wanted a bit of a mental break on that side of things and eat as I please.
Prior to all of this happening, about 1 week before the Ferrigno, I started having alot of shoulder discomfort. I have no idea what causes this but I pushed thru the show and figured I’d deal with it later.
I took some time off, unsuccessfully, then when I got sick I just said screw it I’ll rest it up for several months. Thankfully my elbows are cranking great again all of that inflammation is gone, but I do have a labrum tear that is going to likely require surgery.
No press’s, no pulls, light laterals, no dips, etc. Even struggle taking a right turn in my car turning the wheel. I used to run a very busy schedule traveling all over the place, and I had to put all of that on hold for awhile.
This would explain why I chose to help out a few people for contest prep as I now have the time to focus on this and I have actually gained a greater passion for helping others succeed. I haven’t been too motivated to train heavy and hard again but I am training again.
I was down to 228 at my lowest and after 3-4 weeks of playing around in the gym I am back up to 240lbs. I need to get my shoulder repaired along with fixing my deviated septum…”
That’s quite a heart-wrenching story, especially for someone who has great talent and genetics too.
Give us your thoughts on this whole thing. Should Compton return to the pro circuit of bodybuilding, or should he keep on with his endeavors of helping and coaching others?