Christian Thibaudeau – Steroid User?

| March 25, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Christian Thibaudeau works for the “muscle worship” website T-Nation.com. He claims that he has assembled his physique without the use of anabolic steroids. Consequently, many unaware teenagers believe that they can build a body similar to the one of Christian Thibaudeau without drugs. They go to T-Nation.com and buy all the supplements pushed in their face in the hope to become a monster. But is it even possible to build the physique of Christian Thibaudeau naturally?

Christian Thibaudeau is on steroids.

Natty ?

Height:

5′ 9″ (175 cm)

Weight:

205+ lbs (93 kg)

BF:

5,00%

To see whether Christian Thibaudeau is natural, we will compare him to a pro from the 70s – three times Mr. Olympia Frank Zane.

Zane competed during an era when quality steroids were widely available in the U.S.


In his prime, Frank Zane had the following stats:

Christian Thibaudeau is on steroids

Competition weight:

185lbs (83kg)

Height:

5’9” (175cm)

BF:

5,00%

As you can see, Christian Thibaudeau has 20lbs more muscle than Frank Zane. They are both the same height and body fat.

How are natural bodybuilders getting as big as former IFBB pros? Creatine and protein? Yeah, right.

Let’s compare Christian Thibaudeau to another bodybuilding icon – the legendary french bodybuilder Serge Nubret:

Serge_Nubret

The stats of Serge Nubret during his prime were:

Competition weight:

200lbs (91kg)

Height:

6′ (182cm)

BF:

5,00%

Christian Thibaudeau is 5lbs heavier than Serge Nubret and 3 inches shorter. If we compare the lean body masses (LBM) of the two bodybuilders, we would get the following data:

Christian Thibaudeau: 194.75lbs (88 kg) – (95% of 205lbs)
Serge Nubret: 190lbs (86 kg) – (95% of 200 lbs)

Serge Nubret had 5lbs less LBM than Christian Thibaudeau, but keep in mind, that Nubret is taller.

FAQ

Q: Christian Thibaudeau says that he can’t take steroids because of heart problems. Why would he take steroids and risk his health?

A: How do you know that he has heart problems? Because he told you so? The truth is that we don’t know.

The physique of Christian Thibaudeau is clearly too exceptional to fall within the natural description.

References:
http://www.getbig.com/ (Visited on March 25)
http://www.t-nation.com/ (Visited on March 25)

http://www.wikipedia.org/ (Visited on March 25)
http://ebookbrowsee.net (Visited on March 25)
http://www.bodybuilding.com (Visited on March 25)
http://www.rookiejournal.com (Visited on March 25)

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