There’s no doubt that Ryan Reynolds has achieved some great success, from his lead role in Deadpool to his joint ownership of Wrexham FC.
One thing many people have noticed with Ryan Reynolds is that his physique is mightily impressive, and some people have jumped to the conclusion that he takes steroids.
While steroid use is rampant in Hollywood, 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 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 Ryan Reynolds On Steroids?
There’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that Ryan Reynolds has taken steroids. He’s never revealed his natty status or publicly shared drug test results.
Having analyzed Ryan’s physique in detail, I’ve identified a few features which suggest that he is natty.
Let’s take a look at these in more detail.
Reasons Why Ryan Reynolds Looks Natty
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 Ryan Reynolds over the years, there’s no evidence that he suffers from HGH gut, which suggests that he doesn’t take HGH.
No Evidence of 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 a famous actor who’s on camera a lot of the time.
Ryan Reynolds has beautiful, clear skin, suggesting that he doesn’t take steroids.
Most bodybuilders desire popping veins. 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 Ryan’s Instagram profile, you can see that he only really has veins popping out his biceps and forearms, which suggests that he’s natural.
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 Ryan Reynolds’ shoulders appear to be proportional to the rest of his body.
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.
Looking through Ryan Reynolds’ Instagram, it’s clear to see that his head hair is still well intact and there’s no signs of baldness/hair loss.
This is another reason that suggests he’s natty.
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 Ryan 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 Ryan Reynolds Naturally?
In my opinion, it’s possible to achieve a physique like Ryan Reynolds naturally.
While it will take a lot of time, patience, and persistence, it’s certainly achievable.
It’s clear that Ryan 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.
- Ryan Reynolds has never revealed whether or not he takes steroids.
- His physique appears to be natural as he doesn’t have the muscle bellies or massive shoulders.
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.