Marc Lobliner is owner of the widely popular YouTube fitness channel TigerFitness. Due to the boom of the YouTube fitness channels he was able to gain quite a bit of online popularity. He has a lot of followers and 1000+ vlog type of videos. Many beginners follow his advice and training ideas because of the muscular development he presents.
However, is Marc Lobliner a natural bodybuilder? Can you look like him without taking steroids.
The answer of NattyOrNot.com is “No!“….with a resonance. The reasons for this statement are as follows:
#Having gynecomastia after puberty is often (not always) a sign of steroid usage.
In many before and after photos Marc Lobliner presents FAST and almost unreal body transformations. Natural bodybuilders have really hard time gaining muscle mass. The process is not fast at all. According to many researches an individual can gain about 20lbs / 10 kg of muscle during his first year of training. That number holds true only for beginners. Marc Lobliner is not a beginner and often gains much more than 20 lbs during his transformations.
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According to Marc Lobliner’s profile on bodybuilding.com he has the following body stats:
Height: 5’6″ (167 cm); Weight: 217 lbs (98 kg ); Body fat: 5%
In comparison, former three times Mr. Olympia Frank Zane had the following stats in his prime:
Height: 5’9″ (175 cm); Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg ); Body fat: 5%
Conclusion: Marc Lobliner is three inches SHORTER than Frank Zane and has 30+ lbs more muscle.
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Let’s compare Lobliner to another well known steroid user and former IFBB professional – Mike Mentzer.
Height: 5’8″ (173 cm); Weight: 225 lbs (100 kg ); Body fat: 5%
Conclusion: Marc Lobliner is two inches shorter than Mike Mentzer and has 7 lbs less muscle mass.
How come modern natural bodybuilders are as big as former bodybuilding legends? What’s their secret? Could it be that they are just pathological liars?