Brad Castleberry: Uses Steroids or All Natural?

If you’re a follower of the online fitness community then you almost surely know who Brad Castleberry is. That’s because this is a name that’s very popular in the fitness industry but unfortunately, he is not known for the right reasons. We would say that he is polarizing, however to be honest here… this would imply that people out there tend to love him or hate him.

From as much as we have seen and noticed while doing some more research about this guy, the general consensus it is that he is being disliked and that’s because his social media posts can turn out very ugly in very short times more often than not, and that’s pretty sad to my opinion. Brad is definitely a big dude, in fact, he is very jacked, however it is how he is conducting himself that has rubbed people up the wrong way.

We all know that the thing about the entire social media it is that it allows us all to show the version of ourselves that we want to be and to show to others and as we all know, this doesn’t necessarily reflect on real life, as many people out there are doing.

E-stating, as it is known in the world of the “bro lifters” it is a very and very big problem and unfortunately, Bradley Castleberry it is the prime example of all of this. Don’t get us wrong, we don’t want to judge this guy or make him look in the bad light. We’re just talking about what we can see and what we analyzed. Plus, we are going to learn about Brad’s E-stats a little bit later on, however for now, we are going to focus on the question of does Brad Castleberry is using some steroids or he is all natural? As much as you can see – Brad it is in a great shape, he has amazing physique, no doubts!

If you would look at him it is impossible not to notice the fact that he indeed does look very impressive so there’s absolutely no problem with that. But as much as we have noticed, it is his personality that a lot of people just cannot abide, as he did has denied taking absolutely any steroids numerous times in the past. But if you have ever seen him and you know how he looks like (I posted and will post different pics of him here, but you can check other photos of Brad if you’re interested) then it is pretty easy to understand why people are so dubious about this.

So well, in this article we are going to be looking at does Brad Castleberry uses or ever used steroids, or he is indeed as natural as he claims. We’re going to try to find anything which might be taken as evidence that proves he’s indeed natural or uses/ used steroids. In the end of the article I am going to write my verdict which is natural if I fail to find evidence proving him taking steroids or is juicer in case I do find something that can prove it.

So well, let’s continue with this article and try to find out more information about Bradley and determine if he managed to achieve such a great physique all naturally or he got some steroidal aid.


Legal Disclaimer

We just cannot continue any further writing this article without getting the legal stuff out of our way. We need to mention here that we are in absolutely no way associated with Brad Castleberry and we have very big doubts that we ever will. We don’t know him personally or anybody close to him and that’s why, we have absolutely no personal information about Bradley or his medical history. That’s why, our conclusion and every information that you are going to see here is taken from public sources that everyone can find. This means that we don’t actually know he if ever used steroids or not, regardless of what the conclusion of this article is going to be.

We don’t know Brad personally, who he is and what he is doing. He may turn out to be a very nice dude, we just don’t know. But in the online world he does come across to be like a bit of a jerk if we are going to talk about it honestly. In the end, this doesn’t really matter as we are only trying to find out evidences proving him taking steroids or being natural. But the content of the article is all purely speculative so it shouldn’t be taken as factual. That’s because we don’t know for sure if Brand has used steroids in the past or is still taking them, and unless he would come out and say it himself or we are going to get him into some medical test (but we have big doubts that any of these scenarios would ever happen), we would most likely never find it out.

What are we going to do is to try to learn more about Brad and carefully analyze his physique, and taken from what we know about the steroids and their side effects, in a bid to determine whether we do think that he could be on some steroids or if he has used them in order to build his very impressive physique that we can see him nowadays.

Who is Brad Castleberry?

Oh well… if you have never heard of Brad Castleberry in the past then just go over to his social media pages and you are going to be in for quite the treat.

As much as we have noticed, people do hate him and trust us when we mention this because we don’t very often use that term loosely. In fact, we try to avoid it. But we just couldn’t avoid it in case of Brad because we have noticed that they genuinely hate him.

It is obvious that he’s popular so he does has hundreds of thousands of fans behind him, however the majority of his comments and interactions on the social media with other people are mostly negative. This is why I can say that although he does seem to have quite a very impressive number of followers online on social media; it does seem as if most of them are only just interested in insulting him than they are to learn more about him, or at least that’s what it looks like from reading comments and interactions.

Bradley is a former football player and a powerlifter, who is currently competing as a bodybuilder in the time that he is offering personal training programs to his clients all over the globe, through the internet and social media.

However, when you are going to analyze some of his videos you are going to see why his personality is rubbing people the wrong way and make them think so negatively about him. All of this is because he is still very young, however he is already coming across as a very cocky and arrogant jock frat boy.

He is walking around with his lats flared, he is saying “bro” a million times a day and in each video, and he is just coming across as a cocky, arrogant and self important person, which as much as we know, people don’t love such personalities.

So well, now, so far we are not doing him any favors and let’s look at his good qualities. Despite the fact that he’s arrogant and self important person that many don’t love, he is still a very motivated and hard working individual which not so many are like him. By following him you just cannot ignore the fact that he is taking his diet and his training very seriously indeed as he is having a body that most of the men can only dream of. Regardless steroids or not, you just cannot get in such a shape without hard trainings and a good diet along with good dedication.

One sure thing is that he is a genetically gifted individual and there’s no doubt in that because, then again, steroids or not, without hard working, diet, dedication AND good genetics you just cannot look like that. This is the reason why people are being so frustrated with him and his E stats. And by saying E-stats, we are talking about the entire “fake plate controversy” that is following him around for the rest of his days.

Anyway, we do know now who is Brad Castleberry and later we are going to continue with the topic I’ve just touched because we think that it is an interesting topic and read that should be addressed more detailed.

Brad had a great body for as long as we can remember him. Here’s some body transformation pics of him:

Early Life and Body

From the research we have done we managed to find out that Brad grew up like your typical all-American jock. He has always been very interested in sports as a kid and has been a very talented football player even when he was much younger. Plus, as we earlier mentioned, he had a good physique from as much as we can remember him but then later when he started to play football his gains really started to come through and make him be even better looking.

He started to notice that he is looking very good and that his body is responding very well to muscle building and that’s why, from 15 years old he started to lift weights properly. Back then he was too young to make important decisions but his mother bought him a gym membership and he would very often read bodybuilding magazines and online forums looking for tips. So then, as soon as he started to lift weights properly, he very quickly started to make some very big gains. That’s how we know that he is a genetically gifted guy. He would make impressive gains with little effort. That’s why he later became hooked on bodybuilding.

He responded so well and was so dedicated that at the age of only 19 years old he has entered his first show and has placed a very good position, however he didn’t win it. Very short time later, he started to compete as a MuscleMania athlete and then soon picked up his pro card when he took the first place. At this time, he did had achieved his goal to become a pro bodybuilder.

But unfortunately, then later, all of the intense training and dieting has taken quite a toll on Brad, both physically and mentally, and that’s why he has decided to take a break from the bodybuilding thing and to go after other things. Anyway, he was always attracted by lifting weights and having a great body and that’s why he was still going to gym lifting and maintaining his body, however he wasn’t doing it as immensely and intensely with all of the dieting involved.

As he has had his sights being set on some other activities and pastimes, he took up powerlifting and football. So well, he has played in college for a full two years and because he was already very big and jacked and he perfectly knew and understood what he was doing, he did proved to be quite the amazing player. In addition to all of this, he has also learned later how he can train for functionality, rather than only aesthetics which most men are pursuing when training.

After football, he has then went a little bit other direction and has decided to try his hand at Powerlifting. While was in the gym, he has had some very and very impressive lifts. In fact, it is his strength that was one of the main reasons why people has started to ask the questions if does Brad Castleberry is using steroids to achieve it all or he is indeed natural? You can check below what he was lifting and how powerful this guy actually is.

The Fake Plate Controversy

As I earlier said, I touched this topic but then I said that I am going to talk about it later as it is an interesting topic that should be discussed more detailed so here we go.

There’s absolutely no doubt in the fact that Brad Castleberry is looking amazing. He has amazing body, great physique and awesome strength. However, that is now why he is being remembered for. We noticed that most people when think of Brad, they are actually thinking of fake plates and E-stats. Brad has competed as a powerlifter and it is obvious that taking a part in such competitions you are a very strong guy, and there’s no doubt in this.

If you are going to check out some of the videos of Brad lifting some weights, you are going to see that he somehow manages to lift some extremely huge amounts of weights that simply do not seem to be possible. However, many people accused him that in those videos he appears to use some fake plates so that it looks as if he is lifting much more weight than he actually was lifting. Like for example, he’ll be benching say, 4 plates aside, however he is going to put on 2 fake plates so that it looks as if he is benching a total of 6 plates aside. Therefore he says he’s benching 6 while there are only 4.

So now, Brad is 5 ft 10 and that’s the exact height as Layne Norton size and he is weighing approximately 240 to 250 pounds. However, as much as he is claiming, he can bench press 700 pounds, to squat 800 pounds and to deadlift 750 pounds. Well, this does seem to be strange because for a powerlifter of his size and his weight, then those would be record breaking numbers.

So well, people were taking offense to this because he is seen as a role model for young teens that are looking to get in shape, yet here he is himself, trying to show something that’s not accepted – using fake plates and trying to pass those lifts off as genuine. We are not trying to say is that he uses fake plates and he has no merits. He is very strong indeed because even without the obviously fake weight plates, the weight that he lifts is still very and very impressive as many people definitely can’t reach it all.

But that situation is very negative for Brad because, for example, there’s a bodybuilder out there who called Brand out online and offered him 1000 USD in order to bench and squat the weights that he claims to lift. The only condition, however, was that the person who is offering the money had to see it all in person.

Brad has turned down this offer and is continuing to decline many other offers from different powerlifters and strongmen all over the world. Those videos online of him lifting such “heavyweights” are having now millions of views, they got really really popular and if genuine, he would be a world class powerlifter and strongman if the weights that he claims he lifts would be real. He is still very strong and can lift a lot of weight. But the difference between what he claims he can lift and what he really can is pretty much.

Anyway, one of the most ridiculous videos of them all, in the end, is with him claiming to “curl” 405 pounds after he is yelling “kings do king things”. There’s an explicative video about this video where the person proves it is fake. You can check the video below:

Does Brad Castleberry Uses or Used Steroids or he is Natural?

So well, we do know that Brad does likes to bend the truth a little bit and so, let’s now take a look at whether or not we think that he is on steroids. Below, I am going to share a few pieces of evidence both for and against the steroid use on Brad’s part.

His Size

So well, first and foremost, as much as you may dislike him, it doesn’t change the fact that Brad is still having an amazing physique. He is 5 ft 10 and he is weighing approximately 240 to 250 pounds.

This is the reason why people are questioning whether or not he is on steroids and are believing that currently he is on them. That’s because, an interesting fact is that Arnold Schwarzenegger, which as much as we know, being a multiple time Mr Olympia winner, has competed at approximately 240 pounds and he has been 6 ft 2, making him be 4 inches taller than Brad is.

In the same time, Arnie has admitted to using some steroids in order to get to this size, and yet, Brad, who is 4 inches shorter and in the same time he has a few pounds more, being heavier while he is all of solid muscle, he is supposed to have gotten to that size naturally throughout only hard work and healthy diet?

Well… sorry, Brad, but we need to agree with those people who accuse him of steroid use, because there’s just no way that we are going to buy that. You just can’t beat a multiple time Mr Olympia winner who used steroids all naturally, while even being shorter. There’s just no way even if he’s having world class genetics and a lot of dedication with hard work and dieting. We are more than sure that Arnie has world class genetics as well and there’s no need to mention that Arnold has a great dedication, workout and dieting as well.


It is not only the fact that Brad is actually very big and very muscular, but it is also the fact that he is very and very defined and is in a great shape for most of the year round. Brad is looking so good that he is always vascular and generally, he looks as if he is ready to step on the stage at any given moment.

We do know that in order to simply achieve a set of ABS it is already very hard, however in order to maintain those visible abs and the vascularity in the time that you are walking around at single digit body fat percentages then that’s something simply shocking, especially if you are all natural. I am not trying to say that reaching it and maintaining it naturally is not possible, it is just very hard. And you need to watch every single bite of what you eat. For those interested, you can check the difference between steroids VS natural bodybuilder as there are some pretty distinguished signs.

The steroids and their use are being designed to preserve muscle (in the world of bodybuilding, of course), to build it and to burn fat while you keep all the muscles or even build them. This is the reason why the steroid users are always looking ready in order to step on the stage at any given moment in case they are having even the slightly disciple for this with their diets. It is much harder for a natural guy who has to watch it all. There are examples of bodybuilders who got the natty verdict and they are known to be ripped to shreds all year round, but it was proven that those guys are watching absolutely everything they eat where a single slice of cake is a huge cheating for their diets.

Therefore, because of all of those reasons, we do think that Brad could have certain anabolic compounds that he may thank for his constant ABS and vascularity. We are also quite sure, as it was earlier said, that he used some steroids for bulking, otherwise he just can’t walk around in single body fat digit, taking in consideration his height, while weighing that much of pure muscles.

We are not very sure if he uses anything at the moment, of course, but there are just way too many coincidences to make us think that he never used anything in the past. Especially taking in consideration that we know Brad’s personality.

Was He Ever Tested?

Brad has been competing in such organizations as MuscleMania alongside other big names such as Simeon Panda; Chul Soon and Ulisses Jr. It is known that this is a drug tested organization and since Brad competed there it is obvious that he had to be clean for the test in order to pass it, it is obvious.

That’s why, many people might wonder why do we still have speculation that he uses steroids if he passed a drug test? Very well, there are 2 things that should be mentioned here before we can continue. So well, the first thing is that the has competed in there at a young age and that is why, he may very well have competed in there while he was all naturally during that time. But what’s even more worth saying is that people should know one thing about this organization – their drug testing policy it is quite a bit of a big joke only and nothing else. There are a lot of bodybuilders who have taken part of this organization and they have got the verdict of steroid users. That’s because the drug testing policy of this organization can be very easily beaten up.

For example, random drug tests are working as deterrents for using steroids because this way you can be tested at any given time without being warned about it.

What’s more than that is that you just can’t pass a test and then start using steroids because you know that you won’t be tested anymore. You could be tested several times in the space of a few weeks so you just don’t know when and how many times you would be tested. You just can’t take steroids without getting caught when random drug testing is performed. That’s because the steroid cycles last weeks, months and there are some of the steroids that are staying in your system for quite a while even after you stop taking them. However, with the Musclemania organization, all of the athletes are being tested as soon as they step off the stage. And yes, as much as you can understand – they all do know when they are being tested. I mean – what can stop you from using steroids and then understand when to get off so at the test (when you know the date) would show nothing.

I mean… knowing when you are going to be tested means that you can plan your cycle if you do wish to use some steroids and that’s why, you can plan it so that by the time that your drug test date is going to be around, you are going to have no steroids in your system at all. With this being said – you do use steroids and you also pass the drug test. This is one of the main reason why many MuscleMania participants got the verdict of using steroids.

So far, we cannot say that Brad has done it and that he used steroids and then got off them in time to beat the test. We do know that he did passed at least one drug test, however we surely know that he could have done it. For this reason, we cannot say that Brad is natural but we also can’t say he’s using steroids. It is not a proof of being natural but generally, taking a part of MuscleMania doesn’t prove anything at all.

Brad was Proven a Liar

If Brad would openly lie about lifting some ridiculously heavy weights and then would claim that those obviously fake plates were, in fact, genuine, then it is obvious that he is lying and at this moment I think that we all should ask ourselves what else he can lie about. I mean, we all know that if a person lied once, then he could lie twice, that’s why there are some chances that he lied about other things either.

By checking the internet information about Brad, there is actually no real evidence of him claiming to be all natural, even though he is very often getting a part in the online arguments with the simple users online that are calling him out and accusing him of taking some steroids, and it is known the fact that Brad claims to be natty then, before he quickly deleted his responses before anybody has had a chance to get at least a single screenshot. He is very often called a fake and a liar. You can see a good example in the video that I have found on YouTube which can be pretty explicative.

So, is Brad Natural or Taking Steroids?

Well, my conclusion is – Brad uses steroids. This verdict is based on all the evidence that I have managed to find while researching online about Brad. We leave very little chances that Brad is actually natural. That’s because everything indicates that he uses them. He always wants to look good, he always wants to be more powerful and he has a personality that is most likely able to use steroids, plus – he was caught lying, therefore, he might be lying about his natty status as well. For all these reasons, we do think that he is on some pretty hardcore gear as well.

By analyzing all of the information that I have managed to find and by analyzing his body, videos, photos and everything he said, we have quite a strong feeling that he used some pretty hard steroids such as: Trenbolone, Dianabol, Test E, Tren Acetate, Turinabol, HGH and Insulin. We are not very sure that he used all of them but we are pretty sure that he used at least any of the compounds that we have mentioned.

Tell us in the comments what do you think about Brad Castleberry. Do you actually think that he is natural? Do you have any evidences proving it? Are you among those people who hate him or love him? Special thanks to the following sources for making it easier to write this article:

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