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Bodybuilder shows how misleading photos on Instagram can be

The bodybuilder and fitness trainer Connor Murphy posted a video on Youtube in 2016 in which he showed that what you see in photos does not always correspond to reality. To illustrate the differences, he showed two videos side by side - one with the correct exposure, camera perspective or posture, the other with the wrong one. These before and after recordings differ drastically in some cases.

Now, three years later, the fitness influencer commented on his views at the time in an interview with Insider. Murphy thinks that fitness influencers should make their photos transparent about the extent to which they have influenced such things. Otherwise, followers could get unrealistic expectations of what their own body should look like.

“What these people are trying to achieve often doesn't even exist,” he said, referring to the high standards that influencers set.

Bodybuilder shows how misleading training photos on Instagram can be

Bodybuilder shows how misleading training photos on Instagram can be

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  • Connor Murphy has more than two million subscribers on Youtube and more than 500,000 followers on Instagram.

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  • Murphy explained in a video in 2016 what a fitness influencer has to consider to look more muscular in photos.

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  • "Exposure is the most important thing for bodybuilders," says Murphy.

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  • Leaning towards the camera can also affect the appearance, Murphy says. “Whatever part of your body you want to make it look bigger, lean it towards the camera,” he says.

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  • Murphy discovered that taking photos from a higher angle can make your muscles and torso look bigger.

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  • "You won't see your abs if you don't flex them," Murphy says in his video.

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  • According to Murphy, some bodybuilders tan to make their muscles look more defined.

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  • Murphy makes sure to get his blood pressure up before taking a picture.

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  • Murphy says he sometimes uses oils because the sheen they create makes muscles appear bigger.

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  • According to Murphy, honesty and transparency are far too rare in the fitness industry.

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  • It is bad for the followers if they have unrealistic expectations that they can never meet. They don't understand that what they're striving for isn't real, ”Murphy says.

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