Does Thomas Delauer use Steroids?
Working out just to be in decent shape is difficult enough. But when the goal is to get jacked, the kind of work that you need to put in is just too much for people to bear. You not only have to push yourself ten times over than the next guy at the gym; you almost need to develop an OCD for your diet.
To get ripped, you cannot afford to cut corners. This means regularly saying no to a cold one with the boys, or other ‘fun’ stuff since those kinds of things can easily jeopardize your gains. Getting jacked, therefore, is not for the fainthearted. This is why most people give up or let go of their intensity, just weeks into their ‘getting jacked’ program after realizing how much consuming it can be.
It is no surprise, therefore, that anyone who can achieve that goal is often viewed skeptically. A jacked dude is always on steroids in the eyes of the masses.
This is not to say that all ripped people are not on steroids, as chances are they possibly are. However, there are some people out there who are just tenacious enough to make their goal a reality.
As such, it’s not fair to immediately designate someone to the ‘juicehead’ category just because they are in spectacular shape. Unless you have evidence of them being on steroids, it’s better to give them the benefit of the doubt. What you can do, however, is see how they compare against known steroid users.
Thomas Delauer is one of the most talked-about individuals in today’s bodybuilding circles. He is regularly being accused of being on the sauce due to his otherworldly physique. Thomas, however, maintains that he is as clean as a whistle. So is he full of BS, or could he actually be a natty (natural)?
This article will try and find out whether Thomas Delauer could be on steroids.
Who is Thomas Delauer?
To his millions of followers, Thomas Delauer is a ‘fitness model’ who gives them tips on how to achieve a body like his. However, Thomas is also an author, celebrity trainer, and entrepreneur. Standing at 5’10, Thomas typically walks around at around 215 pounds of lean mass. The guy is jacked, to say the least. He is 31 years of age.
Mr. Delauer’s interest in bodybuilding started when he was a 12-year-old boy in Italy when he saw pictures of bodybuilders on magazine covers. As a young boy, Thomas was interested in sculpting from clay, and when he saw the Greek-god-like bodybuilders, he decided that he would advance from sculpting from clay to sculpting his body, and that’s how his bodybuilding journey began.
However, when he reached his 20s, he found it difficult to focus on bodybuilding and career simultaneously. He decided to dump his passion for lifting for his career. During that period, his weight ballooned. When it finally hit the 300lb mark, he decided that he needed to get back in shape.
After several months, Thomas was able to shed a little over 100 pounds, and he decided not to dump his passion again. He, therefore, switched careers and became a personal trainer so he could help other people achieve their fitness goals.
Over the years, Thomas has sculpted a physique that has certainly left a lot of tongues wagging. He’s been accused of using anabolic steroids left, right, and center.
Is Thomas Delauer on Steroids?
The amount of muscle mass that a person can pack naturally varies between individuals. The biggest determiners of how jacked and shredded you can get are your workout program, your diet and supplementation, and genetics.
While Thomas Delauer’s physique seems impossible to achieve, you only have to take a look at his workout and diet principles to know that the man knows his stuff. He’s no slouch either when it comes to getting after it in the gym. All these factors have played a huge role in the body that he’s been able to sculpt.
Nonetheless, we cannot be quick to dismiss the possibility of steroid use, especially considering that his career depends on him having a work of art for a body. However, we cannot truly know whether he’s on the sauce or not unless we personally draw his blood and pass it through and run it through a USADA drug testing kit.
As such, the best we can do is estimate his probability of having used anabolic steroids by seeing how he measures up against the most common signs of anabolic steroids use.
Anabolic Steroids Use Giveaways
- Rapid Gains
As you already painfully know, building lean muscle mass takes an awful lot of time. The only time one can see rapid gains naturally is when they are a beginner. But after the first 5 -10 pounds, the rate of gains seem to plateau as it is painfully slow.
For an anabolic steroid user, however, this is rarely a problem. Beginner juicers have been known to add as much as 30 pounds of muscle within a year or less. This is because anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of the muscle-building hormones inside your body.
Your body, however, is not designed to carry massive amounts of muscle since muscle tissues require a lot of resources (nutrients) to maintain, which is counterintuitive when it comes to survival. This is why the body has a cap on how much natural testosterone and growth hormone you can have coursing through your system. Moreover, the levels of these hormones start dwindling once you are past adolescence. This is why it is so difficult to build muscle naturally.
Anabolic steroids, however, cause an influx of muscle-building hormones, thus putting the body into an anabolic state, thus resulting in rapid muscle gains.
As mentioned, Thomas Delauer has essentially been lifting for almost all his life, except for the few years he decided to pursue entrepreneurship. As such, his gains are by no means, am an overnight success. Nonetheless, something has to be said about the rapid rate at which he was able to lose fat and get jacked when he decided to get back in shape. It is tough to accomplish such a feat without some ‘help.’
- Gynecomastia (Gyno)
Gynecomastia is the name of the condition characterized by enhanced breast tissue development in males and is one of the most common side effects of steroid use.
Some males have been unfortunate enough to experience this condition during puberty due to hormonal imbalances. However, the body can attain an equilibrium, and the condition, thankfully, gets rectified, and the gyno goes away.
In steroid users, however, the fact that they are adding exogenous testosterone to the body means that they are inducing an unnatural hormonal imbalance in the body. Since your body has no way of expelling testosterone out of the system, what it does is to convert some of that testosterone in estrogen in a process known as aromatization.
Estrogen is a female hormone that is responsible for giving women their feminine physiological characteristics. Even though it’s a female hormone, men also have it, but in such miniscule quantities that it cannot cause any physical changes.
Thus, when estrogen levels become raised due to anabolic steroid use, the hormone might start manifesting its characteristics on that body. This is why gyno is such a prevalent condition among steroid users.
Throughout all his years in the spotlight, Thomas has never displayed signs of gynecomastia. Gyno doesn’t always have to be ‘man boobs,’ even enlarged or swollen nipples are an indicator of gynecomastia, which Thomas Delauer has never had, thus further solidifying his claim that he could be all-natural.
- Body Acne
You may have noticed that most professional bodybuilders tend to have cases of body acne, and this is by no coincidence either.
This is because anabolic steroids are notorious for increasing the rate of sebum production. Sebum is a fluid produced by the sebaceous glands on your skin and works to protect the skin from bacterial infections.
Nonetheless, as with anything, too much of sebum can be harmful. This is because, due to its thick and waxy nature, it can easily clog your pores so that the skin is unable to excrete waste. This causes the buildup of toxic materials beneath the skin, thus resulting in acne.
Thomas has had periodic bouts of acne, so it can be hard to determine whether they were caused by steroid use or by natural causes.
Getting jacked is one thing, maintaining it all year round, especially as a natural, is another. Thomas Delauer is usually over 200 pounds of raw muscle with roughly 8 percent body fat day in day out.
While we cannot say for the fact that he juices since he doesn’t display the typical signs of anabolic steroid use, we still believe that he must be on something. Our guess is legal steroids.
Legal steroids are becoming increasingly popular due to their safe nature, and have been known to cause as much as 8 pounds of lean muscle gains within the first month of use. Thomas Delauer may or may not be on anabolic steroids, but chances are he’s on legal steroids.