A reader sent me a message regarding a 90-day transformation of a YouTube superstar known as fouseyTUBE. I did some research and found out that fouseyTUBE is one of the individuals on top of YouTube’s food chain. The man is currently sitting at about 6.7 million subscribers.
I have never been a YouTuber, but I realize how huge that is because even the most famous guys in the fitness community such as Rich Piana, Kali Muscle and CT Fletcher have a smaller audience.
What are the stats of the transformation?
I took the stats of the transformation directly from fouseyTUBE’s video description.
After: 224 – 49 lbs (the amount of weight he lost) = 175lbs
Duration of the transformation: 90 days/12.8 weeks
Height: According to celebheights.com, he is about 5’11”/180 cm (source)
Note: In the description of the transformation video, fouseyTUBE or his PR expert has written that 36% of body fat were lost, but this looks like a mistake to me. I doubt he was over 40% body fat in his before state.
In about 13 weeks, fouseyTUBE lost 49lbs/22.2 kg. This equals an average of about 3.7lbs/1.7kg of weekly weight loss. This is actually a lot for a guy who is not clinically obese, to begin with.
In my opinion, losing fat at this rate is definitely excessive. I’ve been in a situation where losing 2.2lbs/1kg a week required me to starve. However, I guess that with extreme dieting it is possible to cut 3.7lbs/1.7kg a week although it’s definitely not the norm for people who are not exceptionally fat.
It’s also worth noting that fouseyTUBE did not lose any visible muscle mass during his cut. This makes the transformation even more appealing to the general public.
Does fouseyTUBE fit NattyOrNot’s guide for naturals?
If he truly is 175lbs/79kg at 5’11”/180cm, he does fit the guide which puts a man of his height at 177lbs/80 kg maximum weight in a competition ready state (5-8% body fat).
However, I will remind you once again that the guide is for people with really good genetics who have trained for a long time.
So, did that transformation happen naturally?
I can see it happening naturally since it is possible to weigh that much as a lean natty with good genetics, but I don’t have enough data to conclude with certainty that PEDs weren’t a part of the process.
I’ve searched for some background information on that guy, and according to people on Reddit.com who have been following him, he has a history of hard training. Therefore, what we have here is a form of dirty bulk followed by a cut. He definitely didn’t build that much muscle in 90 days.
I don’t see clear signs that he is unnatural either, but I don’t think that the transformation deserves a “100% full natty brah” stamp. In some videos, he definitely looks natty to me, while in others he is suspiciously big. These days, I don’t trust anybody. In fact, I trust people and their claims even less than I did at the beginning of NattyOrNot.
Who trained with fouseyTUBE?
Some arm training under the guidance of an obvious pinner.
This prankster is training with a big man known as Bradley Martyn who has the following stats: 6’3” @ 230lbs #shreddded. It goes without saying that people with similar body stats are about as natural as a shark in a bottle.
This reveals that fouseTUBE has regular contact with people who are hardly natural.
Why so much drama?
Honestly, reading the description and watching the transformation video was a little painful for a person like me that has grown to hate all motivational drama.
Here’s the deal: I don’t know what’s really going on in people’s private lives, but I definitely think that body transformations and weight loss journeys at this level are highly overrated. Having a little discipline for 90 days and losing some weight is not a heroic act. I know it’s difficult, especially if you have spent the previous part of your life recycling modern garbage foods, but there is no need to dramatize the whole experience. There are harder things in life than putting the cake away, at least for me. The most weight I have lost is 22kg/48 lbs, and I don’t think I deserve a medal for that.
It’s time to get serious and stop falling for the fake drama of rich people on YouTube. Seriously.
Today, everybody is “suffering” and transforming.
“Poor, you! Cutting the junk food must be torturing you inside.”
Don’t let them deceive you. Those guys are just fine – making handsome money doing what they love while the “followers” continue to cry for them.