Peter Czerwinski a.k.a .The Furious Pete is an Internet celebrity who has a YouTube channel dedicated to fitness and muscle building. He has a really solid physique and many of his followers see him as a true inspiration of what can be achieved as far as physical development is concerned. However, is he a natural bodybuilder?
1.The Furious Pete is a pretty big dude.
At 6’2″ – 1.88 cm @ 230 lbs – 105 kg the Furious Pete is a big guy that will be respect in most gyms around the world. In comparison Arnold Schwarzenegger was 6’2″ – 235 lbs in most of the contests he entered. Arnold has also admitted to steroid use – not that there was a need to do so.
2.The Furious Pete does not follow a strict diet.
In order to attract more visitors and hits the Furious Pete has presented atrocious dietary habits on many occasions. In many of his online videos he consumes super high calorie meals which is the last thing you want to do, if your goal is maintain low body fat levels.
As a true natural bodybuilder your diet is extremely important. You can allow yourself to cheat on some occasions but being part of insane food competitions Michael Phelps style is only trouble and will make you sick and bloated. To understand the damage that dirty bulking can cause read this post.
The Furious Pete does not have problems with dirty bulking. He is lean and thick while eating all kinds of junk food in a lot of his ‘entertainment’ videos.
How is a natural getting away with so much cheating?
3.The Furious Pete has competition.
Every body and their grandmother is now doing YouTube fitness videos. Since most of the guys are not natural, it’s pretty hard to stay competitive. People don’t want to see small natural guys on YouTube. They want to see the big guys. They want to be lied to because reality and truth seem scary.
Competing on YouTube is like a bodybuilding show. If you are a natural guy, you just can’t be part of an untested contest attended by steroid users. When you are a small guy, it’s hard to be an Internet sensation, unless you attract people’s interest through another part of your character.
4.The Furious Pete had an insane transformation.
The Furious Pete went from 120 lbs to 230 lbs of pure muscle. Similar transformations do not happen just like that. Even though he claims he was anorexic getting to that level of development naturally is questionable. Not to mention the fact that doctors sometimes prescribe steroids to anorexia patients in order to increase their appetite.