In an recent YouTube interview, Ronnie Coleman, a bodybuilding legend and eight-time Mr. Olympia, closely examined the physiques of seven prominent figures from the worlds of acting, sports, and wrestling, providing his verdict on whether their bodies are natural or enhanced. This scrutiny included the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Chris Hemsworth.
“Oh yeah [I can tell if someone is enhanced or not] for sure,” Coleman confidently stated.
Having built a physique that defined an era, Coleman possesses deep insights into what it takes to develop such a form. His career has equipped him with the ability to discern natural physiques from those potentially aided by performance-enhancing substances.
Coleman’s Natty or Not Assessment:
- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Coleman’s verdict on Johnson was that he is not natural. “Yeah. Yeah. He probably took a little bit of something here and there, not a lot you know… the definition is everywhere on his body. I could be wrong but you know… it’s very unlikely [that he’s natural],” Coleman explained.
- Chris Hemsworth: Regarding Hemsworth, Coleman had a similar opinion, suggesting that his physique, particularly its shape and thickness, might not be entirely natural. “It probably is naturally attainable, but maybe it’s not for him… he’s pretty much an actor, you know,” Coleman said.
- Cristiano Ronaldo: In contrast, Coleman believed Ronaldo’s physique to be the result of hard work and dedication, dubbing it natural. “Just a lot of hard work and dedication, eating the right food [is what it takes to look like Ronaldo], eating healthy,” he remarked.
- Brock Lesnar: Coleman gave Lesnar a natural verdict as well. “From what I’ve seen, he doesn’t really look like he’s taking anything… that’s just natural progression,” he observed.
- LeBron James: Coleman praised James for his natural physique, highlighting his athletic prowess. “Look at him now, he’s still just going strong… He’s still a hell of an athlete. He’s still not normal. Still genetically gifted in a major way,” he said.
- Mike Tyson: For Tyson, Coleman’s judgment was natural. He likened Tyson’s physique to that of Lesnar, seeing it as inherently natural.
- John Cena: Cena’s verdict was not natural. Coleman suggested that Cena might have used substances for short periods. “He probably do it maybe two or three months out of the year and then just not have to do it no more,” he explained.
The discussion around these high-profile figures, especially The Rock, isn’t new. Joe Rogan and Jay Cutler have also speculated about The Rock’s possible use of testosterone replacement therapy.
A Glimpse into the Mind of a Bodybuilding Legend
The interview also delved deep into Coleman’s own experiences and philosophies. From discussing his training regimen to his views on aging, Coleman offered a treasure trove of knowledge and insight.
“I enjoyed all of them,” Coleman remarked, referring to his muscles with a holistic sense of appreciation. This reflection underscored his deep passion for bodybuilding. He also shed light on how he remained mentally resilient despite the physical toll of injuries and surgeries.
This discussion, rich with Coleman’s personal experiences and opinions on notable figures, provides a fascinating glimpse into the intricate world of bodybuilding and fitness. It’s a rare opportunity to hear from one of the sport’s greatest legends about what it really takes to build a championship physique, naturally or otherwise.
Watch the full interview on the BeerBiceps YouTube channel.