CT Fletcher’s YouTube channel is one of the most popular online sources of powerlifting and bodybuilding information. What attracts people the most are the powerful biceps and triceps displayed by the former powerlifter champion who is now in his 50’s. According to official statements made by CT Fletcher he is “natural” and did not use anabolic steroids to build his 22-inch pythons. He claims that his secret to big uppers arms is a healthy daily does of barbell curls. However, believing mainstream information is one of the dumbest things an individual can do. That’s why it’s time for NattyOrNot.com to investigate in detail whether it is possible to build biceps and triceps that big without the use of anabolic steroids.
The MAIN FACTORS to consider are:
1.CT Fletcher’s arms are on the level of iconic IFBB professional bodybuilders.
CT Fletcher claims to have 22 inch arms which actually means:
his arms 2 inches bigger than Sergio Oliva’s Monster Pythons;
his arms are 3 inches bigger than the arms of Arnold Schwarzenegger;
his arms are as big as the arms of IFBB pro Lee Priest;
his arms are as big as the arms of the legendary IFBB pro Serge Nubret;
his arms are as big as the arms of the legendary IFBB pro Flex Wheeler;
his arms are an inch BIGGER than the arms of six times Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates;
his arms are four inches BIGGER than the arms of three times Mr.Olympia Frank Zane;
his arms are three inches BIGGER than the arms of eight times Mr.Olympia Lee Haney;
his arms are four inches BIGGER than the arms of the former IFBB pro Franco Columbo;
his arms are two inches BIGGER than the arms of the legendary Bertil Fox;
his arms are as big as the arms of four times Mr.Olympia Jay Cutler;
Note: The arm measurements of the bodybuilders to which CT Fletcher is compared vary according to different sources.
2.CT Fletcher is over 50 years old.
CT Fletcher is not a young man anymore. He is in his 50s and this is not good when it comes to preserving muscle mass and size. The male hormone testosterone is responsible for strength and muscular development. Unfortunately, the level decreases with age and for that reason many older men are advised to start TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) meant to negate the negative side effects of low testosterone. The age-related testosterone decline in males is explained in details here.
3.CT Fletcher recommends extreme training volume.
According to CT Fletcher the size of his biceps was achieved through performing heavy curls every day. It’s common knowledge that high volume training requires adequate recovery to avoid injuries. Training small muscles like biceps and triceps daily is not recommended. Elbows and wrists are tremendously vulnerable to repetitive strain injuries. Tennis elbow and other form of tendonitis can very well occur when training your biceps and triceps intensely. Even professional bodybuilders who use anabolic steroids to speed up their recovery see no need in training arms every day.
4.CT Fletcher holds three world powerlifting titles.
CT Fletcher is considered a bench press legend. His best bench press in competition is 650lbs with the use of equipment (bench press shirt). In comparison the best competition bench press of the legendary Ed Coan is 584lbs or 66 pounds less than CT Fletcher. To this day Ed Coan is considered the greatest powerlifter of all time and he was not drug free. He was actually banned for life from the IPF. To add insult to the injury, CT Fletcher claims to have benched 705 lbs in the gym. Numbers extremely unlikely naturally unless the lifter is very heavy (fat) and/or on steroids.
5.There is no official information about the weight and height of CT Fletcher
There are no reliable online source showing the weight and height of CT Fletcher. That makes comparison between him and other users of anabolic steroids. This could very well be done on purpose.
6.CT Fletcher lives in America
Ct Fletcher lives in North America where anabolic steroids are illegal. Admitting use is dangerous. More on why bodybuilders deny steroid usage can be found here.
7.CT Fletcher makes money from YouTube
CT Fletcher makes money as Youtube advertiser. His primary subscribers are teenagers and young adults. If he was to admit to steroid usage, he will lose credibility, followers and money.
So, did CT Fletcher Used Steroids To Build His Biceps And Triceps? Our answer is: “Yes”, but in the end of the day you are free to believe whatever you want.