Is Omar Isuf Natural Or Another Steroid Junky?

| June 30, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Omar Isuf has one of the top YouTube fitness channels with over 200, 000 subscribers and counting. He is very strong and carries a decent physique. However, is Omar Isuf really natural or just another steroid junky? Let’s see.

How big is Omar Isuf?

According to Omar Isuf’s Facebook page and YouTube videos, he is about 5’9″ -175cm @ 182lbs – 82 kg. Those are some pretty decent stats. For instance, 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. I didn’t find accurate information about Omar Isuf’s body fat, but judging by the pictures, it looks about 10-12%.


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

Conclusion: Omar Isuf’s weight at 5% body fat and after water depletion corresponds to the data presented in nattyornot.com’s guide for natural bodybuilders, which puts a 5’9″ male at 163lbs. 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 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. In many photos, he appears flat, watery and does not showcase an extreme sharpness and dryness. That’s a massive bonus in our book since Omar Isuf shares a trait of a true natural bodybuilder.

However….

Some photos point in the other direction. The transformation below does not appear natural at first glance. The overall look in the after photo screams Photoshop and showcases a larger than life appearance suggesting the usage of 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. Nonetheless, nattyornot.com 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 are a little hard to accept as “natural”.

Furthermore, Omar Isuf’s strength has reached epic peaks. His three mains lifts (bench, squat and deadlift) are borderline elite level for his bodyweight. Therefore, I won’t be surprised if Omar Isuf is not a lifetime natural.

Probability of being natty – 2.4 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

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7 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.

    1. jason

      ikr he’s not that huge. I know casuals that are naturally bigger than Omar, yet none of them can deadlift +3xBW or bench press 2xBW. But on the other hand I’m ridiculously skinny and rather on the low end of the genetic lottery. My deadlift PR is 2,2BW and squat is just under 2xBW, so there’s a slight chanse that a strength genetic freak can lift Omar’s numbers.

      1. Marod

        Even a “strength genetic freak” is unlikely to lift 3.3XBW deadlift completely naturally. I mean Omar has just scored 600 dead on his TENTH year of lifting and somehow the delusional morons that comprise his fanbase still believe he’s natural. For crying out loud, you can’t naturally break PRs after PRs on your 9-10th lifting years, hell you would be lucky if you make any gains after sixth year.
        I finally decided to unsubscribe from Omar’s garbage channel. Enough is enough. 600 lbs deadlift is an elite lift, more so for a below-average genetics guy like Omar. Adding in his other elite lifts, his propensity for lies, paid supplements and training programs and shamelessly recycled matrial, he is just another fitness scam. Natural bodybuilding is DEAD.

  3. Rafael

    If even this guy is not natural or if you need to have elite genetics to be like that natural then I suppose I’ll give up trying to be natural and start gearing, at least a TRT.

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