There’s no doubt that Clarence Kennedy has achieved some great success from being a super strong powerlifting vegan. And that kind of success always draws attention from people who immediately say it’s all down to steroids.
While steroid use is rampant in the powerlifting and 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 his YouTube and social media accounts to see if there’s any truth to the claims that his physique isn’t natural.
Here’s what I found.
Is Clarence Kennedy Natty?
Clarence Kennedy has admitted to not being natty. He disclosed this to his audience in a YouTube video as he was sick of people speculating it and asking him questions.
He didn’t go into detail on what PEDs he takes, or how long he’s been using steroids for, but when answering whether he’s natty, he simply said “no”.
I have a lot of respect for this straightforward answer as many other people would dodge the question or answer it indirectly.
Why Does Clarence Kennedy Take Steroids?
While Clarence Kennedy hasn’t revealed why he takes steroids, it makes sense that he takes them to become stronger.
After all, Clarence is a vegan, and vegans tend to have lower testosterone levels than meat eaters.
And since testosterone is important for strength, then it makes sense that he takes PEDs to boost his testosterone levels.
Why Did People Speculate That Clarence Kennedy Is On Steroids?
I looked at five key areas that would suggest steroid use to answer this question.
People that train for a ripped body always seek those popping veins.
They’re a good indicator of how much muscle and little fat you have.
But certain types of steroids will produce those vascular veins even if you’re not working out.
Looking at Clarence Kennedy’s Instagram, it’s clear that he’s got very noticeable veins in many photos, which may suggest steroid use.
Large Breast Tissue
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 are not the same thing – here, we’re talking about soft breast tissue in the form of fat.
While it doesn’t look like Clarence Kennedy has man boobs from recent photos, that’s not to say he hasn’t struggled with them in the past.
Fast Bulking Process
This is one of the easiest ways to catch out a fake natty.
No matter how gifted your genetics are and how much you train, building up muscle takes time.
To look like Clarence would take many years and the only way to significantly speed this process is through PEDs.
The fact that Clarence has managed to bulk up significantly while maintaining a low body fat on a vegan diet hints at steroid use.
Skin Conditions Like Acne
In developing teenagers, acne is often caused by fluctuating hormones, like testosterone. And the same thing can happen to people who take anabolic steroids.
With steroid use, the skin change is quite sudden and noticeable and not easily hidden, especially if you’re an influencer who’s on camera a lot of the time.
In some photos of Clarence, you can see that he has suffered from acne, which may be caused by the PEDs that he takes.
One of the most common problems with PEDs is that they may increase facial hair growth while decreasing head hair. Many steroid users mask this with a tightly cut hairstyle.
There’s currently no sign that Clarence is suffering from this side effect of steroid use, although his hairline is starting to recede.
- Clarence Kennedy has admitted to steroid use and therefore isn’t natty.
- Achieving the strength levels of Clarence while on a vegan diet without steroids is almost impossible.
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.