Miranda Oldroyd is a female Crossfit competitor. She displays a well-developed musculature, strength and explosiveness. Question is, can you match her without using performance-enhancing drugs (PED) and steroids? Is Miranda Oldroyd a natural competitor? Let’s see.
How big is Miranda Oldroyd?
Miranda Oldroyd is very big for a female, isn’t she? According to her profile on crossfit.com, she is 5’5″-165 cm @ 143lbs – 65kg. That puts her 6.5lbs above nattyornot.com’s guide for natural bodybuilders which is actually designed for males only.
In a lean condition, males have lower body fat levels than females. I am not suggesting that Miranda Oldroyd has more muscle mass than a male weighing 135lbs at 5% BF (the estimation in the guide for a person who is natural and 5’5″ tall). However, she is very close. And that’s why I have a very hard time accepting the claims suggesting that a female can build a similar physique naturally.
How strong is Miranda Oldroyd
According to Miranda Oldroyd’s stats on crossfit.com, she can do 50 pull-ups, squat 290lbs (2 times bodyweight), deadlift 335lbs (2.3 times bodyweight), clean & jerk 205lbs and snatch 170 lbs.
When you add her other achievements such as sprinting 400m in 1:10, you know that Miranda Oldroyd is not joking around.
What about the steroid 3D delts, the developed upper chest and the huge traps?
In many photos, such as the one below, Miranda Oldroyd presents a spectacular trap, shoulder and upper chest development – characteristics of females using anabolic substances.
Females, in general, have a really hard time developing big upper bodies, especially the chest and shoulders. Just look around in the gym and tell me how many females have a developed upper chest and 3D delts.
When we compare Miranda Oldroyd to a known steroid user such as Ariella Palumbo, it becomes obvious that Miranda Oldroyd actually looks bigger than Palumbo. For those of you who don’t know, Ariella Palumbo is a young physique competitor known for openly talking about the drugs used by female competitors.
Why would CrossFit athletes remain natural?
The top CrossFit competitors get paid more than bodybuilders who compete in Mr. Olympia. As a result, the competition is incredibly dense. That’s when PED come into play. You have to understand that nobody in this world acts by the rules, except those who finish last. The smile, the natural talk, the clichés are only a smoke screen.
Should Miranda Oldroyd change her name to OldRoid?
I am sorry, but it’s not natural for a woman to be more muscular than a man. Truth be told, 90% of the average men look smaller than Miranda.
In other words, nattyornot.com has a really hard time accepting the statement that a woman can achieve a similar physical development without the usage of synthetic hormones. Mutation of that kind is not characteristic of females who rely solely on training and nutrition.