Is Ross Enamait Natural or On Steroids? One of the most requested reviews by's readers

Ross Enamait has been one of the most influential people in the online training community for the past decade. People respect immensely his passion for training, and many have found the right path thanks to his advice, popular training web site and high quality books. It’s hard to find somebody who is so well versed in all kinds of physical training and betterment.

However, the fact that you have outstanding physical accomplishments behind your back, does not equal drug free status by default. Therefore, I am presenting you a long overdue classic review.

How big is Ross Enamait?

To find Ross Enamait’s current weight I had to play online detective once again. Underneath one of his videos, showing his amazing physical accomplishments, there is a comment suggesting that he is between 180 – 190 lbs / 82 – 86 kg. Since the comment is about 7 months old, it’s relevant enough for this analysis.

Ross Enamait’s height is about 5’8” as you can read in this post from 2006.

It’s nine years later, but height does not change positively with time when you are already an adult. This leaves us with the following body stats:

Weight: 180-190 lbs;
Height: – 5’8” / 172 cm; {or less}

What about body fat?

There are many pictures of Ross where he is ripped to the bone, but they are a little too old to be relevant.

However, in this post made by Ross Enamait in October, 2014 you can see that he is pretty lean, judging by his back definition. The same is revealed in these back shots uploaded on his official Facebook page.

Obviously, I cannot tell you exactly how low his body fat is, but since he has a visible Christmas tree lower back, it’s definitely not over 10%.

How much lean body mass would Ross carry at 5%?

To calculate this one, I will use the formula developed by Lyle McDonald. You can read more about it here.

the formula

Goal Weight = Current Lean Body Mass / (1-Goal Body Fat percentage as a decimal)

The current lean body mass of Ross Enamait could be estimated by deducting 10% of his bodyweight. We are left with the following equation: 185 lbs – (185 lbs x 0.10) = 166.5 lbs.

When we put the number in Lyle’s formula, we get the following:

Weight at 5% BF = 166.5 / 1 – 0.05 = 166.5 lbs / 0.95 = 175.2 lbs


If Ross Enamait was to get lean for a bodybuilding competition, he would have the following body stats:

Height: – 5’8” / 172 cm;
Weight – 175 lbs / 80 kg;



Ross Enamait is well over 30 years of age, and we all know that testosterone levels start dropping after the age of 30. Therefore, it’s hard to deny that age diminishes people’s muscle building capabilities. {source}

Despite all of this Ross is currently way bigger than before as Google easily reveals.

How does that happen when you are supposedly not even training for hypertrophy in the first place?

Does the body stats of Ross Enamait fit into our guide for gifted natural bodybuilders?

Not really. Our guide puts a 5’8” male at about 156 lbs competition weight. Ross would be about 175 lbs. That’s 19 lbs over the limit.

In perspective, Frank Zane was 5’9” and 185 lbs in competition {source}. Ross is one inch shorter and would be respectively 10 lbs lighter. Isn’t that a little too close? After all, Frank Zane was multiple winner of the bodybuilding competition Mr. Olympia, which by the way never had a lifetime natural winner. Even the first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott, admitted to using anabolic steroids.

Ross Enamait’s training is supposedly not focused on hypertrophy

The primary goal of Ross is skill development. He has never been a bodybuilder which is why his training is not focused around hypertrophy. Still, he is able to break size barriers that would be hard to overcome even for people with years of training geared primarily towards muscle enlargement.


Insane dedication

There is no denying that Ross Enamait has proven to be one of the biggest training fanatics you could ever meet. He has been training hardcore for many, many years and you will have a hard time finding someone as dedicated as him. His passion for training is impossible to match. However, if you think clearly and logically – why would dedication equal a natural status? Professional bodybuilders are also dedicated to their sport, which is actually one of the main reasons they use steroids.

Lifetime of hard work

Ross Enamait has been training for years without any breaks. The amount of work needed to succeed has been covered by him 10 times already.

In conclusion

Ross Enamait has a ton of muscle mass, and I wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking he is not natural. It’s hard to find people who are 5’8” @ 180-190 lbs and lean – naturally. Hell, its even hard to find people who are 5’10” and weigh 190 lbs at 10-12% body fat.

Anyway, this is my take on the subject. I tried to make the analysis as objective as possible. And before sending me hate mails, I want you to know that I realize very well that I will never be as physically capable as Ross, even if I could live twice. I know that already and I have to live with it.

Good luck with your training!

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