The ”HodgeTwins” is a popular YouTube fitness channel. Many follow it mostly for its entertainment qualities rather than the bodybuilding advice presented in it.
The majority of the viewers are confused teenagers who aspire to get big and muscular – just like the HodgeTwins. This is not a surprise. In this day and age, people put a tremendous emphasis on aesthetics. Consequently, the body awareness of the young population has gone through the roof.
The online space is infected with images of muscular perfection and fitness clips. It’s hard not to be affected. The mainstream trends, however, are often just marketing techniques relying on people’s ignorance. The proof lies in the fact that often IFBB pro bodybuilders on anabolic steroids advertise poor supplement products to the unaware. As a result, more and more people are starting to ask themselves what kind of physique can be achieved without steroids.
Are the HodgeTwins Natty or Not?
The main factors to consider when making a decision whether the HodgeTwins are natural are:
1.The HodgeTwins are big and ripped.
According to the current online information, the HodgeTwins are 6’2” (188cm) and their bodyweight is about 210lbs (95kg). The body fat of the twin brothers is very low. In most pictures, it is between 7% and 10%.
It’s obvious that the HodgeTwins are not as big as an IFBB pro. What many don’t understand, however, is that you don’t have to be as big as Ronnie Coleman to be a steroid user. Bodybuilding is divided into weight classes. There are 135lbs competitors who are not only taking steroids but also GH (growth hormone).
In brief, the fact that someone is small does not mean that he is clean. What reveals the use of anabolic steroids is fullness at lower bodyfat levels. The HodgeTwins cover that criteria and in many pictures have the Photoshop look too.
Note: The HodgeTwins exceed the general guidelines for natural bodybuilders outlined here by 13lbs (5.8kg).
2. The HodgeTwins live in America and make money as “YouTubers”
Similarly to CT Fletcher, the HodgeTwins could face legal issues and financial losses if they were to admit to steroid use.
3.The HodgeTwins’ Transformation is suspicious
In just a few years, the HodgeTwins acquired the aesthetic look. Most people never get to that level in their lifetime.
4. The HodgeTwins have signs of gynecomastia (bitch tits)
In some pictures, the HodgeTwins show signs of gynecomastia – formation of a female breast due to hormonal imbalances caused by steroid usage.
5. The HodgeTwins Are 40 Years Old
The male hormone testosterone is responsible for strength and muscular development. Unfortunately, the level of natural testosterone decreases with age, and for that reason, many older men are advised to start TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) in order to negate the negative side effects of low testosterone. The age-related testosterone decline in males is explained in details here.
Now, you know. But the choice is still yours.