WWE Pro Wrestler Superstar John Cena is one of the wrestlers with impressive physiques that would make even bodybuilders turn their heads on the street.
John Cena has an extremely thick musculature, insane strength and very low body fat levels for a wrestler. This leads us to a logical question – can a natural man achieve a similar development?
Can you become as big as John Cena without taking anabolic steroids?
How big is John Cena?
According to various online sources, John Cena has the following stats:
Weight: 240-251lbs /109 kg-114kg
The body fat of John Cena is not officially listed, but it’s safe to say that in many of his photos, he does not appear to be more than 8-10% BF since his lower abs are visible and ripped.
In nattyornot.com’s guide for natural bodybuilders, the maximum bodyweight of a natural bodybuilder who is 6’1″ tall is 190lbs.
This is a number reserved for genetically gifted individuals before a contest (5-8% BF). Well, John Cena is 40-50lbs above that number.
How big is John Cena in comparison to former bodybuilding champions?
At 6’1″ @ 240 – 250lbs, John Cena carries more lean body mass than many former bodybuilding champions. One example would be Serge Nubret who at his best was 6′ @ 200-217 lbs.
Even though Serge Nubret was leaner and more conditioned than John Cena, the latter still has more lean body mass than the former. This leads us to another logical question:
How is it possible for a natural lifter to get bigger than one of the most talented bodybuilders?
John Cena is even bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger who competed at 6’2″, 235 – 240 lbs and has admitted to using steroids.
Once again, how is it possible for a natural to achieve the size of Arnold who is considered the most gifted bodybuilder to this day and used anabolic steroids himself?
Don’t forget that John Cena also has a bodybuilding background.
Back in the day, John Cena used to compete in bodybuilding shows. There are photos revealing that he was a big bodybuilder and definitely had that Photoshop look which is almost impossible to achieve when you are a true protein powder only bodybuilder.
As you can see in the image above, John Cena had a pretty decent bodybuilding physique even by today’s size standards.
How is it possible to be that big and still 100% natural?
Another day, another “mystery”.
Why would wrestlers be natural?
Many assume that bodybuilders have a copyright on steroids. This is not true at all. All professional athletes use drugs. Wrestlers do not make an exception.
If the goal of both, bodybuilding and wrestling, is to create an illusion in order to entertain people and make a profit, why would wrestlers hold back instead of going all out? It makes no sense. More muscle mass, more entertainment, more cash.
One of the main characters in the documentary on anabolic steroids ”Bigger, Stronger, Faster” is the wrestler Mike Bell a.k.a. Mad Dog. Mike Bell was honest about his use of anabolic steroids.
If you want to get a better inside, we highly recommend that you watch the movie. It really shows how important steroids are to the world of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and sports in general.
But John Cena works so hard? Maybe he just outworked everybody?
There is no doubt that all successful athletes work really hard to achieve success. We don’t question John Cena’s work ethic. However, regardless of how much time you spend working out, you can’t go beyond the natural limits.