Is Omar Isuf Natural Or Another Steroid Junky?

Omar Isuf has one of the top YouTube fitness channels with over 200, 000 subscribers and counting. He is pretty strong and carries a decent physique which makes people interested. People simply want to know the source of muscle and power. He seems to know it.

However, is Omar Isuf natural or another steroid junky? Let’s see.

How big is Omar Isuf?

According to the information we’ve been able to collect from Omar Isuf’s Facebook page and YouTube videos, he is about 5’9″ -175 cm @ 182 lbs – 82 kg. That’s actually pretty big given the fact that Frank Zane was 5’9″@185 lbs and won the biggest bodybuilding competition, Mr. Olympia, three times.


However, there’s a catch – Omar Isuf’s body fat is not 5%, and he is not water depleted. We were unable to find accurate information about Omar Isuf’s body fat, but from the pictures,  it looks to be about 10-12%.

That means that at 5% BF he will weigh approximately 158 lbs-167 lbs. This particular number is really hard to determine because it’s always less than what the math says. That’s why we provide a range in order to be on the safe side.

Conclusion: Omar Isuf’s weight at 5% body fat and after water depletion seems to correspond to our guide for natural bodybuilders, which puts a 5’9″ male at 163 lbs. However, keep in mind that this number is for people with above average genetics. Very few individuals can get there.

Omar Isuf’s transformation was slow

Is Omar Isuf Natural Or Another Steroid Junky?

Omar Isuf’s transformation took over 3 years, which seems believable since true natural bodybuilders grow slowly unlike steroid users who blow up fast in a matter of a few months.

For the Most Part (but not all) Omar Isuf Does Not Have the Photoshop look

Omar Isuf doesn’t possess the magical steroid look common for the majority of the fake natural bodybuilders we’ve presented on this site. In many photos, he appears flat, watery and does not have extreme sharpness and dryness. That’s a massive bonus in our book since Omar Isuf shares a trait of a true natural bodybuilder.

However….

There are also photos that actually point in the other direction. The transformation below seems a little extreme to accept as a natural progression. The overall look in the after photo screams Photoshop and showcases a large than life appearance that can be created only by steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs (PED).

omar-isuf-anabolic-steroids-transformation

Lifetime natural? Not sure if serious….

Conclusion:  If you have good genetics for bodybuilding, you can achieve a physique similar to Omar Isuf’s naturally without using anabolic steroids. Nonetheless, we will never go as far as saying that Omar Isuf is 100% lifetime natural because in some photos his physique looks achievable naturally while in others it’s obvious that something’s going on.

Photos like the one above seem a little hard to accept as ‘natural’. We won’t be surprised one bit if Omar Isuf has used anabolic steroids for some period of time.

Probability of being natty – 2.5 out of 5.
References:
https://www.facebook.com/chefbuff/posts/10151495906730993 /Retrieved On June 30, 2014/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lBLAKLnKH8 /Retrieved On June 30, 2014/

4 comments

  1. Hamed

    Bro if Omar can be considered unnatural, then u may as well give up on training. Come on man. I’m a lifetime
    Natural and I’m
    Bigger than Omar

  2. Marod

    You should check out his weights rather than physique. The body Omar Isuf has is 100% achievable naturally. That’s without any doubts.

    That said, he benches almost twice his bodyweight, squats 2.7XBW and deadlifts 3.1XBW. Those are pretty big numbers. He’s also still making considerable gains after 6 years of weightlifting, which is already suspicious. Just two months ago he did an overhead press PR of 1.26BW – 226 LBs while being 178.

    I don’t know. Something ain’t right here.

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