There’s no doubt that ThreeDotCorey (Corey Whelan) has gained plenty of fans from flexing his impressive technique on TikTok. And that kind of success always draws attention from people who immediately say it’s all down to steroids.
Personally, I find it unfair to make such accusations without any substantial research.
And that’s why I’ve spent the last few weeks going through his TikTok and Instagram profiles to see if there’s any truth to the claims that his physique isn’t natural.
Here’s what I found.
Is ThreeDotCorey Natty?
While ThreeDotCorey has never publicly revealed his natty status, there’s no clear evidence which suggests that he’s taken steroids.
Having analyzed his physique in-depth, I’ve identified a few features which suggest that he is natural.
Let’s take a look at these in more detail.
Reasons Why ThreeDotCorey Looks Natty
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 Corey seems to hover between 12-15% body fat level after a bulk suggests that he doesn’t take steroids.
He would be much leaner if he did.
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 Corey over the years, there’s no evidence that he suffers from HGH gut, which suggests that he doesn’t take HGH.
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 ThreeDotCorey’s 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 Corey’s 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 ThreeDotCorey from over the years, there’s no evidence that he’s suffered from gyno or enlarged breast tissue.
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 Corey’s Instagram profile, you can see that he only really has veins popping out his biceps and forearms, which suggests that he’s natural.
Reasons Why People Think ThreeDotCorey Takes Steroids
He Suffers From 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.
It seems that ThreeDotCorey suffers from facial and chest acne, which could be a sign of steroid use.
That being said, Corey is still only 21 so it’s possible that he’s still experiencing fluctuating hormones.
Is It Possible To Bulk Up Like ThreeDotCorey Naturally?
In my opinion, it’s possible to achieve a physique like ThreeDotCorey naturally.
While his physique is impressive for a 21 year old, there are many natural bodybuilders out there who have a much better physique than him.
It’s clear that Corey 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.
- Looking at all the available evidence, it appears that ThreeDotCorey’s physique is natural.
- At the time of publishing, Corey has never shared his natty status or posted any drug test results to prove it.
Hope this helped!
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.