In 2022, Andrew Tate became one of the most famous people on the planet. He’s known for being a 4x kickboxing world champion, a self-made multi-millionaire, and for having controversial opinions on male and female dynamics.
It’s fair to say that Andrew Tate has an amazing physique, and some people believe that his physique is achieved by using steroids.
While steroid use is rampant in the fitness industry, I find that making such allegations without any substantial research is unfair to the guy.
That’s why I’ve spent the last few days going through pictures, videos, and other evidence to see if there’s any truth to the claims that his physique isn’t natural.
Here’s what I found.
Is Andrew Tate Natty?
There’s no conclusive evidence that Andrew Tate has taken steroids, and he claims to be natty.
Having done hours of research on Tate, I’ve found some factors which may hint at steroid use and other factors which may suggest that he is indeed natural.
Let’s take a look at these in more detail.
Reasons People Believe Andrew Tate Takes Steroids
One of the most common problems with PEDs is that they may increase facial hair while decreasing head hair. Many steroid users hide this with a tightly cut hairstyle.
Comparing the Andrew Tate from 10 years ago to the current Andrew Tate, it’s clear that he’s lost a lot of head hair.
While this could suggest steroid use, it may also just be Tate’s styling preferences.
In a video with YouTube Influencer Mike Thurston, Tate revealed that his diet is poor and he eats at KFC often. He also smokes cigars and drinks alcohol regularly.
Now, to achieve a physique like his with a diet of fried chicken, vodka, and tobacco would be nearly impossible without the help of anabolic steroids.
Reasons People Believe Andrew Tate Is Natty
No Signs Of Gyno
Ironically, anabolic steroids which increase testosterone and growth hormone have also been linked to men developing enlarged breast tissue.
It’s important to clarify that enlarged breast tissue and ripped pecs aren’t the same thing – here, we’re talking about soft breast tissue in the form of fat (called gyno).
Looking at photos of Tate from over the years, there’s no evidence that he’s suffered from gyno.
Reasonable Body Fat Levels
One of the easiest ways to catch out a fake natty is to see how their body fat levels change when they bulk.
No matter how gifted your genetics are and how much you train, bulking up whilst maintaining a sub 10% body fat is nearly impossible.
The fact that Tate seems to be in the 10-15% body fat range all year round suggests that he doesn’t take steroids.
He’d be much leaner if he did.
One of the most common signs of steroid use are oversized shoulders. This is because the deltoids and traps in the upper back have a large number of androgen receptors.
As a result, you often see steroid users with shoulders which are out-of-proportion, and Tate’s shoulders seem to be proportional with the rest of his body.
No HGH Gut
Human growth hormone (HGH) is often used as part of a steroid cycle. One of the side effects of this is that organs can swell up, and that pushes out the so-called HGH gut.
Looking at many different photos of Tate over the years, there’s no evidence that he suffers from HGH gut, suggesting that he doesn’t take human growth hormone.
Insane Work Ethic
There’s no doubt that Andrew Tate has an insane work ethic. To be a world champion kickboxer and a self-made multi-millionaire takes a lot of grit and patience.
Tate has previously said that he trains every day, regardless of whether he feels like it.
And if you trained every day for a decade, there’s no reason why you couldn’t achieve a physique like Tate’s.
Popping veins are a solid indicator of how much muscle and how little fat you have.
But certain types of steroids will produce those vascular veins even if you’re not working out.
Looking through pictures and videos of Andrew Tate, it’s clear that he only really has veins popping out of his forearms and biceps, which hints that he’s natural.
Has Andrew Tate Ever Proved His Natty Status?
Andrew Tate has indeed posted his testosterone blood test results on his Instagram page.
The results show that Tate’s testosterone levels were 684 ng/dl which is within the normal range of testosterone.
That being said, there’s a major red flag which may invalidate the blood test.
The test was performed in 2020 and it shows that Andrew Tate is aged 28. But Andrew Tate is currently aged 36, so he would’ve actually been 34 years old in 2020.
So, there are 2 possibilities here.
Either, the blood test is indeed fake, and they forgot to photoshop the age correctly.
Or the company who did the blood test made a massive blunder and put an incorrect age by mistake.
If it’s the latter, then it does make you question the accuracy of his testosterone levels, as they could’ve easily messed those up too.
Is It Possible To Bulk Up Like Andrew Tate Naturally?
I firmly believe that with good genetics, consistent training, and a healthy diet, you can achieve a physique like Andrew Tate’s naturally.
While it will take a lot of time and patience, there’s no reason why you couldn’t achieve it.
In fact, there are many natural bodybuilders who have an even more impressive physique than Tate’s.
- Andrew Tate claims to be natty and has posted his testosterone results to prove this claim.
- His testosterone results aren’t reliable as the reported age is inaccurate and doesn’t actually reflect Andrew Tate’s age.
- There are some features of Andrew Tate’s physique which suggests that he’s natural, and there are other factors which may hint at steroid use.
That’s all for Andrew Tate, but is leanbeefpatty natty? Or is Will Tennyson natty?
Thanks for reading!
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.