Kali Muscle is a bodybuilder who is an perfect example of “you don’t know where life is going to bring you to” as this guy is an ex con who has spent 7 years of his life in prison for burglary and now he is a very popular guy as he is currently having a fan database of 2,2 million people on Facebook and nearly 2 million of subscribers on YouTube channel where you can find a lot of videos about his life, sharing stories about what is the life in prison, how to properly work out and many different stuff that people find interesting.
In the videos he shared online during his workouts people can often notice him doing some calisthenic exercises “also known as” hanging sideways off a random pole. In addition to that, you can notice Kali Muscle has appeared in some of the best TV commercials out there with “top funny bodybuilding commercials”.
This guy got so popular because he’s one of the biggest guys that you are ever going to see but what made him be even more popular (and the exact same thing which has attracted much more hate towards him), is the fact that he claims to be absolutely all natural. As he claims, he never used steroids and never will. Take a look at what his own words look like on his Facebook account.
So as much as we can notice, this guy claims to be absolutely all natural as he doesn’t take steroids, nonetheless, he was saying that he has never heard of “any black person in prison taking steroids” and then he said that he “didn’t take supplements”. We can see he states he’s not taking supplements and yes, we do can assume he is referring to steroids, nonetheless, he doesn’t say it directly – I am not using steroids, and to my opinion that’s something really important.
In fact, he not only claims that he is all natural, this guy suggests that he doesn’t even know what steroids were, in one of his videos, when someone started to talk about Dianabol in prison. Another thing we need to take a look at is the fact that he keeps on suggesting he’s not been taking steroids in prison and yet, he might be telling us the truth as maybe he didn’t take them in prison, but maybe he was using them later.
By analyzing his videos carefully you can see that he claims he has made the most of his gains in prison when he has been eating roughly 4,000 calories per day which has consisted of extremely big amounts of tuna and ramen (ramen is a famous Japanese noodle soup). Now, I am really wondering – is tuna and ramen the key to achieve such an extraordinary muscle growth Kali Muscle seemed to have achieved? Or maybe he is lying a little bit? Although this guy claims to be all natural, there are a lot of people who think he is lying only due to the fact that he’s really big. So, since there’s so much speculation about whether or not this guy has been taking steroids, I am going to try to end it up in this article by providing facts that proves he’s natural or he’s on steroids. Let’s take a look.
Kali’s Gains Timeline
One of the very best ways and methods that can help us determine if someone is taking steroids or not it is to see the person’s gains timeline. When a guy went through their “newbie periods” (a period where a guy would see most of their muscle size gains and then they would plateau) and then continues to work out with little to no changes over years then the guy is considered to be all natural. But if the person seemed to have “blown up” in muscle size, seemingly, overnight, then that’s a clear sign of taking steroids. That’s why I think that gains timeline is one of the best way to determine if a guy uses steroids – we need to check through their photos and notice if the guy has ever changed dramatically at some point in their lives. In other words, we need to check at “gains timeline”.
So, we are currently talking about Kali Muscle which seems he was big his entire like. You can check a video on youtube *link at the end of this article* where you can see his body transformation. Although this guy seemed to be really big his entire life, he still seemed to have some gains as he has grown quite a lot between the 2007 and 2015 period. Kali has been really big in 2007, nonetheless, he got even bigger later. Plus to that, 12 years ago in 2007 he was looking very natural ad that’s because there are a couple of symptoms showing us this fact – he used to have a small waist, he has no vascularity and he is having pretty small *naturally looking* traps. The *small traps* is a big sign because it is near to impossible for a steroid user to have the small traps symptom. Most of those who are taking steroids are having huge traps looking like cannonballs – the reason is because they are containing much more androgen receptors comparing to other types of muscles and this is the reason why they are going to “blow up” as soon as you are going to start taking some steroids. he’s Kali Muscle transformation in the 2007 – 2015 period.
There are 3 main difference that I notice while analyzing these 2 photos of Kali during these 8 years difference: he has got an extremely big increase in vascularity; his waist is looking so much more bigger and much more bloated and that’s even though he is looking much more ripped in the second photo while we usually know that a natural’s guy waist would look smaller when getting more ripped and the third difference: his entire body is bigger, he has packed on some size, nonetheless it is easy to notice that this guy has got the biggest gains on his shoulders and on his traps. But as I mentioned it earlier – the buff in the shoulders and traps is a sign of steroid user.
So, due to those 3 big differences that I can notice by analyzing those 2 photo comparison, it does look like Kali has been taking something, otherwise I doubt he would have had those differences. In fact, I suspected he is using something without having 2 photos to compare because he is having quite a synthetic look to his photo in 2015 which is extremely rare among naturals, yet we had to check it. to my opinion, Kali has been taking HGH along with insulin. Or at least that’s what it looks like by his symptoms. When the insulin levels are being raised up then your blood vessels are dilating while increasing the amount of nutrients and the blood flow to the muscles. I guess the result of this is pretty obvious – you are getting the enhanced vascularity effect and as much as we can see in the photo comparison – Kali did got this effect. Very often, that’s the reason why many bodybuilder’s are eating a sugary snack before they are going on the stage when they are competing – this increases the vascularity.
The reason why bodybuilders are using insulin is because it increases the uptake of the amino acids in the muscles and by doing it, they increase the protein synthesis. But the HGH is known to be very helpful in burning fat and building muscle. Nonetheless, Human Growth Hormone is by far not as anabolic as it is the bulking steroids like for example trenbolone, anadrol or dianabol. This is the reason why I think that Kali didn’t actually used any of these bulking steroids. he got bigger over the years but he didn’t gained a really huge amount of muscles in those 8 years as he would if he would have taken those high anabolic level steroids. If he would have done it (adding anadrol/trenbolone or diababol) he would have looked much more bigger as he would have experienced bigger gains.
But the reason why the bodybuilders are using insulin along with HGH it is due to the fact that some higher doses of HGH in the body is often resulting in insulin resistance which is a bad thing because it causes the body to not use the insulin efficiently. The result – instead of it shuttling the nutrients into the cell of the muscle, there is becoming a glucose build up in your blood stream and this can potentially cause you diabetes. Many bodybuilders “won” diabetes while using HGH with little knowledge about it.
Big HGH Gut
There are many photos of Kali online from different years where you can see that back in 2007, Kali Muscle has been known to have a small, tight waist but currently he is having a distended gut (while he is not breathing in) and that’s a common sign in the modern day bodybuilders. There are a lot of people I have found thinking that the 70s have produced some of the greatest, aesthetically pleasing bodybuilders of all the time. There is Franco Columbo, Lou Ferrigno, Frank Zane and many others that are the legends of that era. It was considered that they are the greatest, aesthetically pleasing bodybuilders due to the fact that those guys were having the “perfect” shape because of their fine balance of huge muscles and tiny waist, something that’s rarely seen nowadays. That’s because those guys retired and modern bodybuilders started to use HGH along with insulin in order to grow up and get bigger muscles. They did got bigger muscles indeed, nonetheless their waist lines got bigger as well. A perfect example is Kali Muscle which has a HGH gut that cannot be unnoticed.
But nearly all of the Mr Olympia champions after Lee Haney 40 years ago in the 80s have had the HGH guts. You can check photos of them online as I can include here: Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler as well as Phil Heath either. But I need to mention here the fact that Dexter Jackson is an exception as he is not having the HGH gut, but in the same time, we can notice that Dexter Jackson is one of the smaller guys in the Mr Olympia championship (sorry Dexter). I have big doubts that this is coincidence.
The problem with this compound combination of HGH and insulin taken together is that it not only increases the size of the muscles, it makes you all grow which means that your internal organs are growing as well and that’s why your internal organs are growing too – your heart, your liver, your intestines and so on and so forth.
I doubt you need to be an expert to notice in the photo above that he has developed one very big HGH gut because of an enlarged intestine. I doubt natural guys can achieve such a size.
Non Drug Tested Bodybuilding Shows
I can mention here the fact that Kali Muscle has went through several National Physique Committee (NPC) bodybuilding shows. Usually, that’s for the amateur bodybuilders out there that are looking to win their pro card and this way they are able to compete in the IFBB.
However, firstly I need to mention the fact that there is no information on their website (on NPC site) about the drug testing or at least any mention suggesting that it is an all natural competition. I tried to find information about these competition and by doing my research I have found out some information suggesting that it is not a secret that those bodybuilders competing there are actually juicing.
Of course, this doesn’t prove the fact that Kali Muscle is taking steroids only because he is competing in the NPC, but it is known that most guys competing there are using steroids meaning that you stand little chances to win without using them and plus to that, if I was this big as Kali is and I would be 100% natural then I would try my best to make it clear to the whole world that I’m natty by saying it each time I have the chance and I would try to compete in the most strict and natural bodybuilding shows such as INBA / BNBF. I bring up these federations because it is known that they are having the strictest rules where you need to pass several lie detectors, you are going through urine tests, blood tests and the subjects are also randomly tested throughout the year to make it sure that everyone competing is natural and doesn’t use any performance enhancing drugs and steroids.
High Blood Pressure
By checking the video that I am going to share below, you are going to hear when Kali Muscle is speaking that he is gasping for air while he is talking. That’s something that nattys wouldn’t get as it is a sign of high blood pressure and this is happening due to the fact that his body is working really hard trying to increase the oxygen levels throughout his entire body. That’s a result of the less than normal blood flow to the heart. It is obvious that it is not a 100% prove he is on steroids as this high blood pressure could be for any reason, nonetheless, I still think that it would make sense if he has been using such compounds as insulin because it is known that this compound is significantly increasing the blood pressure.
Conclusion: is Kali Muscle Taken Steroids?
I would say yes. Based on the evidence that I have provided earlier, it does seem like Kali Muscle has taken performance enhancing drugs/ steroids. This proves the way his body has changed over the year, his competitions that he competed in (never competed in strict competitions where no drugs are allowed) and in some symptoms he has that are unusual for natural guys. Such as huge vascularity, big bloating, his shoulders and traps developed the most over the years and huge increase in vascularity.
What steroids Kali Muscle potentially has taken?
First of all I would mention HGH but there is quite enough evidence (which I shared through my article) that he is also using insulin. HGH and insulin taken together is not an uncommon thing among bodybuilders as these 2 compounds are likely culprits. To be honest, I have pretty big doubts that this guy has used bulking steroids such as anadrol, dianabol or trenbolone. I also doubt he has been using cutting or fat burning steroids. But based on everything I managed to find, it does seem as if he used HGH with insulin.
To be honest, I don’t really understand why some people are taking drugs and Kali Muscle is one of the examples why I can’t understand it. what pushes these people to take such decisions is unknown to me taking in consideration that they are already naturally big. I’m not trying to judge him, I’m just saying that sometimes there indeed no need to use them as history has already proved that bigger isn’t always better and to my opinion he was looking better when he was smaller, with smaller waist plus I am nearly sure he was healthier.
I also must mention here the fact that even though Kali Muscle does not seem to be absolutely 100% honest about his steroid use, I do not judge him and I do not think that people should hate towards him in anyway. That’s due to the fact that he is very well aware of what he is doing, he simply wants to get bigger and third – if he would have admitted that he is using some stuff, many of his fans may try to follow his decisions (which doesn’t always end up well) and other part of his fans may simply stop following him.
In addition to that, he uses HGH and insulin and as I said, I doubt he uses bulking compounds. The reason I say it is that HGH (and insulin which is obvious) isn’t technically (and officially) a steroid, this is the reason why he might say with confidence that he is “Steroid-Free”. Tell us what do you think about Kali Muscle in the comments below.
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