There’s no doubt that FouseyTube’s 8-month sober transformation is mightily impressive. And those types of transformations always draw attention from people who immediately say it’s all down to steroids.
While anabolic steroid use is widespread in the bodybuilding and fitness industry, I find that making such claims 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 FouseyTube Natty?
There’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that FouseyTube has taken steroids. In a recent YouTube video, he claimed to be natty and said that he’s sober from all substances, including steroids.
If you don’t believe Fousey, then there are a few features of his physique which suggest that he is indeed natural.
Let’s take a look at these in more detail.
Reasons Why FouseyTube Looks Natty
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 Fousey’s shoulders seem to be proportional to the rest of his body.
Popping veins are desired by most bodybuilders. They’re 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 at FouseyTube’s Instagram profile, you can see that he only really has veins popping out his biceps, which suggests that he’s natural.
Lack of 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 Fousey over the years, there’s no evidence that he suffers from HGH gut, which suggests that he doesn’t take human growth hormone.
No Sign Of Hair Loss
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.
While Fousey is bald, he was also bald before his transformation so it’s impossible to claim that he suffered from hair loss as a result of taking steroids.
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 Fousey appears to be in the 12-15% body fat range after a bulk suggests that he doesn’t take steroids.
He would be much leaner if he did.
Natural Shaped Pectorals
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.
Looking at photos of Fousey from over the years, there’s no evidence that he’s suffered from gyno or enlarged breast tissue.
Is It Possible To Bulk Up Like FouseyTube Naturally?
I absolutely believe that it’s possible to achieve a physique like FouseyTube naturally.
While it will take a lot of time, patience, and persistence, it’s certainly achievable.
It’s clear that Fousey eats a clean diet and trains consistently, so with the help of natural supplements and some good genetics, there’s no reason why he couldn’t have achieved his physique without steroid use.
- FouseyTube claims to be a natural bodybuilder.
- Looking at the totality of evidence, his physique appears natural, so I believe his claims.
- Despite his claims and his natural appearing physique, Fousey has never actually posted any drug test results to prove his claim.
That’s all for FouseyTube, but is Ryan Reynolds natty? Or does Quinton Pulliam take steroids?
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.