Is Kris Gethin A Natural Bodybuilder?

Kris Gethin is a writer, photographer and a bodybuilder. He is quite famous for his work with and his training videos on the Internet. According to his profile Kris Gethin is a ‘life time natural drug free bodybuilder’.

He has a a really solid physique and had the chance to train with many professional bodybuilders including six times Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates.

However, did Kris Gethin develop his physique naturally or did he use anabolic steroids to achieve this high level of muscularity?

1.Kris Gethin is shorter and bigger that Frank Zane

Kris Gethin’s bodybuilding profile says he has the following body stats:

Height: 5’8″ (172 cm);
Weight: 200 lbs at 8% body fat and 185-190 lbs (86 kg) in contest condition;

In comparison in his prime Mr. Olympia  Frank Zane had the following stats:

Height: 5’9″ (175 cm);
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg);

Conclusion: Kris Gethin is a little bit bigger than three times Mr.Olympia Frank Zane who was a well known steroid user.

So, how on earth was Kris Gethin able to naturally reach the level of former bodybuilding champion who used anabolic steroids? How is that even possible?

2.Kris Gethin has the ‘steroid 3D delts’

The first body parts that explode on steroids are the traps and the shoulders. In general, natural bodybuilders have really hard time building 3D deltoids and keeping them 3D while dieting. Kris Gethin does not seem to have that problem. In the photo below he presents single digits body fat levels and powerful looking 3D delts.

Is Kris Gethin A Natural Bodybuilder?

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3.Kris Gethin was able to transform himself from a fat muscular man into a shredded muscular man

The photo below reveals Kris Gethin’s transformation from a fat muscular guy into a shredded muscular man. As far as we know, it doesn’t look like Gethin has lost muscle mass even though this transformation was accomplished in only three months.


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Similar transformations are very rarely seen among true natural bodybuilders. While it’s possible to lose a lot of weight in 3 months, going from what seems to be 25% BF to about 7-8% BF without losing muscle mass seems quite hard to achieve naturally.

4.Kris Gethin looks larger than life

Is Kris Gethin A Natural Bodybuilder?

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A quick look at Kris Gethin reveals that he is much bigger than your average gym rat. He looks composed in Photoshop and quite intimidating even at low body fat levels. Similar looks are hard to achieve naturally because at low body fat levels most bodybuilders who are not using drugs look flat, fragile and overall depleted. He doesn’t have that problem and presents super a solid physique even at low body fat.

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