I guess CT Fletcher doesn’t need an introduction as everyone nearly surely seen or heard of this monster – CT Fletcher. But if aliens just let you go and you’ve never heard of him then this is that guy on the YouTube who is “commanding” his arms to grow by literally shouting at them! CT Fletcher is currently 59 years old but he is still basically a real life Superman and if there’s someone to play a black Superman then it definitely should be him… and if that Superman is a “badass” version.
CT Fletcher has various (drug free) strength titles where I can include: 3x world bench press champion where he has lifted 650 lbs and 3x strict curl champion (which, by the way, he is still holding the record for). You are not impressed? Well, you will be impressed by this: CT also seems to be invincible, why? He came back to life 3 TIMES! After he has died on the operating table! Will share the link at the end of the article if you’re interested to read about this.
CT Fletcher strongly claims that he is absolutely all natural and he claims that he grew his 22 inch arms absolutely 100% steroid free as he never touched a steroid in his life. Despite his claims, there are still a lot of people who are thinking that CT is taking steroids and a bodybuilding legend such as Leroy Colbert also thinks like that – he personally called out CT Fletcher on YouTube.
For those who are not familiar with Leroy Colbert – he is known in the bodybuilding world as the first man who has managed to grow 21 inch arms without taking any steroids. Nonetheless, Leroy opinion is biased to my opinion and that’s because CT Fletcher is claiming to have achieved the exact same extremely good feat, thus potentially seeing him as a rival from a different generation.
Taking steroids or being all natural, at 59 years old CT Fletcher is still looking like a real beast! Anyway, still there are a lot of people who will want to find out: did CT actually grow 22 inch arms all naturally by commanding them to grow like that as we seen or he has been taking steroids this entire time and been keeping it very well as a secret? So we do know he strongly claims he is all natural and that’s important when a bodybuilder getting many accusations that he uses steroids to come out and directly address the topic. But has he ever been drug tested?
CT Fletcher and Drug Tests
Yes, CT has been drug tested. As a try in order to prove his natural status he has arranged himself to be drug tested by a doctor which he successfully passed and has published the results on YouTube. Besides that test, CT has also been drug tested by a federation that is called NASA and it happened when he has set the world’s strongest drug free bench press record. The fact he arranged a drug test and generally passed multiple drug tests is very good, nonetheless… that’s not enough to prove him natural.
That’s because the steroid users can very easily pass the tests which are not conducted at random times and that’s due to the fact that they can stop running certain substances in time which allows the substances to clear their system by the time they are passing the drug tests. Therefore, they may be using a lot of steroids, stop using them in time and pass the test easily.
BUT, very important is to take in consideration the fact that CT Fletcher (exactly like Mike O’Hearn) has competed in the bodybuilding federation called INBA and these guys are much more strict. By far not all bodybuilders want to compete in INBA and that’s because they are known for being an extremely strict natural organization where it would be impossible for a steroid user to compete there and not be caught. That’s because they are performing blood tests, urine tests as well as lie detectors (polygraphs) tests on their athletes at random times throughout the year without them to know the actual dates of the tests. The random testing element is essential in determining the legitimate natural bodybuilders and that’s because this is stopping them from organizing a protocol and cycle off in time in order to beat the tests that are held of fixed dates.
In case you are competing in INBA and you are going to fail at least one of those tests then your name is going to go up straight on the INBA’s wall of shame page on their website and landing there is a huge hit on any bodybuilder’s career. That is why, a bodybuilder with such a huge following as CT Fletcher wouldn’t compete in a federation like that if taking steroids, due to the fact that he would be at a huge risk of losing all of his credibility once and for all. The fact that CT has competed in the INBA in 2011 and passed it means a lot unlike the fact that he passed other tests in NASA and independent drug testing where he knew the dates of the tests.
Was CT on steroids when was younger?
There are some people which I personally think they are pretty cynic who might say: fine, maybe CT Fletcher was all natural in 2011 when competing in INBA, but he could’ve been juicing earlier in his life.
Well, there are several reasons that I think that is a huge mistake: first of all, he passed polygraphs (lie detectors) in 2011 for INBA where he was directly asked: have you ever taken steroids? and he answered no passing the test. But except this (even if some may still think that he somehow beat the polygraph), from looking at photos of this guy over the years, he has been the biggest in his powerlifting days. If this guy would have been on steroids back then (at his biggest) then his muscles would have shrunk a lot over the years. We can see that he is smaller, but carefully checking his body you can see that his muscle size remained pretty much the same. The only difference is that he has lost a significant amount of fat from the days in his prime. Here’s a photo comparison proving it:
I actually think that thanks to the fat loss, CT is in fact looking much better now and this is making the steroid use from back then to be very unlikely.
CT had a Heart Failure
This is a strong argument for those who think that CT Fletcher was taking steroids and that’s because a lot of steroid users experience heart issues in their life. Some of the juicers get high blood pressure and there are others who are suffering from heart attacks.
CT Fletcher does have a congestive heart failure and that’s something very well known. Nonetheless, people should take in consideration that in his case that is something genetic where his mother has experienced the exact same condition in her late years. Except for the fact that he was prone to get it genetically, he wasn’t having the best diet out there, by far. CT has been eating 4 big macs, 4 fries, 4 apple pies and 2 shakes every single day for like 20 years. An ordinary man eating such an overload of salt and saturated fat for like 2 decades would be dead, in fact, I think that it is still a miracle that this man is still alive after doing so. But now imagine him eating like this for 2 decades AND taking steroids. If he already had little chances because he was prone to heart attack and eating like that for 2 decades – adding steroids to the whole mixture would leave him with no chances.
There’s a documentary “Super Size Me” which I would recommend to everyone where it is shown how a normal healthy man who is living on McDonald’s food (even for a short period of time) can experience a very big decline in the overall health. Now think eating this food every day for 20 years what effect can have on your body and health. Therefore, it is clear that steroids are not the actual reason for CT’s heart issues he experienced.
Does CT Fletcher Use Synthol?
As much as we can see, the evidence is suggesting that CT is not using steroids but still, many people who do not like CT might say that he is using synthol. So does he actually use synthol?
There are people who have accused him of using synthol in order to make his arms as huge as they are. For those who don’t know what synthol is – well, that’s basically an oil that is being injected into the muscle in order to make it instantly bigger. The oil makes your arms bigger as soon as you inject it and that’s why it is literally the quickest way to get huge looking muscles. Such a thing exists? Yes it does, and anyone can inject it looking with big arms.
Nonetheless, it is considered even worse than steroids in the bodybuilding world. In fact, those dudes who are using synthol are considered the clowns of bodybuilding and they are extremely easy to spot. That’s because their muscles start to sag and they are becoming abnormally droopy. And since synthol is an oil, it is creating a smooth appearance and this is making the users of it to display very little muscle definition although their arms are huge.
Oh yeah, and it gives you 0 strength. In the end, it doesn’t look good, it doesn’t help you with anything and it literally has 0 benefits except for making your arms look huge for a period of time. Then the side effects appear. That’s why these guys are considered clowns and only god knows why would anyone decide to use such a thing.
Plus, there’s a big risk that it can result in the muscles forming a really strange and irregular shape. Just write in google synthol muscles and have a laugh. But you definitely can’t have a laugh at CT Fletcher muscles. Check out his muscles and you are going to see they are displaying a really good definition and an excellent shape (which looks all natural) when he is flexing his biceps. CT’s arms are his strongest muscle group but as much as we can see, they are very well in a good proportion to the rest of his body (which wouldn’t be like that if he would use such a pathetic substance). If he would have injected synthol in order to make his arms bigger, then he would also need to inject it to some other muscles groups in order to stay in proportion. But, if he would have injected synthol in many areas of his body to stay in proportion then it would create an extremely artificial look which CT Fletcher definitely doesn’t have.
By doing some more research I did found a video with CT Fletcher which changed the entire story and verdict of this article:
Conclusion: my verdict is that CT used to be on steroids but he’s not on them anymore and he wasn’t on them for a very long time.
How did I come to this conclusion: check out this video on YouTube.
This video is what proves that CT has 100% taken steroids in the past, nonetheless, we strongly believe that he is no longer on them. Plus, he is currently having absolutely no steroid side effects while he is displaying a normal waist, fairly small (natural) traps and no other side effects of steroids. and I am quite sure that steroids are definitely not the reason how CT got jacked.
While doing this research on CT Fletcher I have found out that CT is a big fan of “overtraining” in order to build muscle. He has claimed that he was training his arms every single day for like a year and a half in order to build his 22 inch huge arms and by this putting the myth to bed for a lot of people. In fact, I can tell you that I did have done a lot of crazy high volume/ overtraining experiments myself over the years. Here is 2 of them: 10 hour arm workouts and 25 hours of one muscle group in the space of 5 days. Being interested and doing those experiments I can confirm the fact that CT’s view on overtraining is indeed true.
From my own experiments and CT’s views I have found out that overtraining can indeed work wonders for putting on size in case you are doing it properly. If you want to experiment with this then make sure you do it right because trying to do the high volume training in the time that you are overly stressed, deprived of sleep and /or eating a calorie deficient is going to result you in the central nervous system becoming damaged and over trained which may have horrible results.
In addition to that, it is very clear that CT has been a believer in the philosophy: “you need to eat in order to get big” and I agree with that too. That proves CT diet in his younger years where he was eating McDonald’s every single day for like 20 years but I do not agree with that type of unhealthy diet. Eat a lot, but eat healthy.
So, CT Fletcher did used steroids for half a year, but I doubt that this is the key to become the strongest man alive and become as huge as he is. The actual key include: world class genetics alongside overtraining (properly) and alongside eating a lot is going to make you be huge.
Tell us your opinion about CT Fletcher in the comments below. He has a lot of hatred online thanks to those 6 months of using steroids – do you think he deserves it? Has CT ever inspired you? Write it all down in the section below. Special thanks to the following sources which helped me in writing of this article that determined if CT used steroids or not.