Although this verdict is based on evidence, it’s not guaranteed to be correct. I don’t condone steroid-use, but I also don’t judge those who do take them as it’s their own personal choice.
Anyone that’s seen the Fast and Furious films has probably wondered at some point whether Vin Diesel’s on steroids or not. This curiosity to know whether he’s “cheated” per se has caused much speculation online, but in this article I aim to put all speculation to bed.
Some people think he’s gassed up, others are adamant he’s natural; but if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that bad boy Vincent’s got some hefty guns on him.
To be precise, his arms measure in at 18 inches (1).
Lets take a look at his other stats: Height – 5 ft 11 Weight – 102kg (225lbs) Chest – 52 inches
Body fat percentage – 14% Vin Diesel might not be the most aesthetic guy in Hollywood, but he’s certainly not lacking in the massthetics department. So, is he just naturally gifted…or should we call him Vin D-Bol? Lets weigh up the evidence.
In 2013 Jay Leno interviewed Vin Diesel on his show, asking him about the taboo topic of steroids and whether he’s ever been tempted to take them.
Check out what he says below…
There’s a couple of things I find interesting about this clip.
Vin purposefully delays answering the question.
From the moment Jay asks him – “Have you ever been tempted to use steroids?” Vin Diesel takes a whopping 30 seconds to directly answer this question. Considering steroid-users are often viewed as ‘cheats’, Vin takes an awfully long time to answer. He changes the topic of conversation and looks a little uncomfortable.
After eventually saying:
“I’ve never done any type of steroid. The only thing I’ve ever done is protein powder. I’m lucky that I’ve never felt like I had to do steroids and now as an actor I’m not even thinking about being a bodybuilder or anything”.
He immediately says after this – “the reason I’m saying that is so that people don’t feel like they have (to take steroids)”.
It’s like he had to justify the statement of never taking anything. But why would you feel the need to justify it with another comment if it was true? Something certainly seems iffy from this interview, however this isn’t clear proof that he’s on the juice, so lets see if there’s any more evidence.
I often use people’s gains timelines as a way to look at how their body’s changed throughout their lifetime. In my experience, this is the most accurate and reliable way to tell if someone’s taken steroids (without actually testing them).
Natural guys have almost identical gains timelines. Their muscles grow significantly when they first start lifting weights, but their gains are very slow and steady after this. In comparison, a guy on steroids will also experience the same growth spurt during his newbie gains period. However, the difference with steroid-users is that they’ll stop growing after this…then all of a sudden will gain a huge amount of muscle again out of nowhere. They’ll gain 50 pounds of mass easily, their muscles will blow up and there’ll be no logical reason for it…other than steroids.
Vin Diesel’s muscles have never blown up at any point in his life to indicate steroid-use. This is from looking at pictures which date back to when he was 19 years old. However, his body HAS significantly changed in other ways, which wouldn’t fit the description of a natural bodybuilder.
The three main steroid symptoms that Vin Diesel has are:
A distended stomach is a sure giveaway when it comes to steroid-use. This is almost always down to a person using human growth hormone (technically not a steroid), which enlarges the internal organs – causing a protruding gut.
Excessive bloating is another sign of HGH-use, because when it’s combined with insulin it causes excessive amounts of extracellular water retention. This watery/bloating effect can also be seen in guys like kali Muscle.
This sudden increase in water weight happens due to HGH increasing ADH (anti-diuretic hormone) levels. The bigger the dose of HGH, the higher ADH levels will rise.
Natural bodybuilders will rarely ever be as bloated as this, and if they are, it’ll only be for a short period of time. However, Vin Diesel’s often seen with a bloated midsection and a plump face – despite being lean.
It’s also worth pointing out that the ex-New York bouncer never used to look so bloated. Here’s a picture of Vin when he was 19 vs how he looks now.