As you probably know, bodybuilding for many is now synonymous with steroid usage.
Androgenic anabolic steroids have been the topic of many a heated debate for decades now.
And that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
If anything, the media are simply going to continue demonizing them further.
Until the mere mention of the word, ‘steroid’ leaves the majority of the human population a quivering mess.
In reality, as dangerous as steroids are.
If used correctly, they are no more dangerous than alcohol.
In fact, more people die each year from alcohol-related issues, than they do steroids.
With that said, however, steroids are still incredibly dangerous.
Yet more and more young bodybuilders and gym-goers seem to be using them.
Well, some argue that it is the bodybuilders in the limelight on social media.
That are pushing young lifters to use steroids.
One such bodybuilder is said to be Matt Ogus.
This is why today, we are going to look at is Matt Ogus on steroids or natural?
You see, Matt has been accused of using steroids for a long time.
He has quite the presence on social media and the comments under his posts are, ‘interesting’ to say the very least.
In this article, we will be looking at whether we think Matt Ogus may have used steroids or if he is in fact natural.
Before we start telling you about who Matt Ogus is.
We must first take the time to cover ourselves legally.
The content of this article is based purely on speculation on our parts.
And should therefore not be taken as literal.
We have no proof of steroid use on Matt’s part.
Instead, what we will be doing is taking a look at whether we think Matt could be on gear, or if he is natural.
We do not condone the use of steroids, but we are not in the habit of persecuting those that use them either.
So, with that said, here’s our attempt to answer the question of is Matt Ogus natural or on steroids.
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If the name Matt Ogus rings a bell.
It’s because Matt has been fairly controversial on social media and the web in general.
Over the last few years.
Matt is a Us bodybuilder and social media fitness influencer who has found himself very popular since 2011 when he first began documenting his workouts on YouTube.
Matt would upload videos of his training and people all over the globe quickly found that the content was very enjoyable.
Matt has several hundred thousand followers on social media.
In fact, he is fast closing in on a million.
With his enjoyable content, his informative posts.
And his amazingly ripped, muscular, and dry physique.
We can understand why that is.
Matt Ogus is currently in his mid-twenties.
He stands at 5ft 5 inches tall, yet despite this.
He weighs more than most people several inches taller than him.
As he tips the scales at between 185 pounds and 205 pounds.
Depending on whether or not he is bulking or cutting for a contest.
Matt looks so awesome.
In fact, that he has been able to land a Gymshark sponsorship deal alongside Ryan Terry And Steve cook.
Making him one of the most elite athletes on the planet.
Matt is renowned for his incredibly dry and ripped physique, with a set of legs to match.
In fact, his legs are considered by many to be on Tom Platz’s level.
Tom, in case you were wondering.
I had some of the best wheels in the history of bodybuilding.
Matt Ogus has been lifting weights and bodybuilding for more than a decade now.
Matt has always interested in sports and fitness from a young age.
He was smaller than the other kids and began to feel insecure about this.
Matt, therefore, decided to change his physique to improve his confidence.
Matt started training in High School, aged just 15.
He started to use the school’s gymnasium and found that he responded well to the training.
We all know about ‘newbie gains’ where people who are just starting to lift weights.
Suddenly begin to pack on the muscle and make impressive gains for the first few months.
Soon, though, the gains stopped, and Matt was stuck.
He did some research and found that he could continue to make gains if he gradually increased the weights and kept switching up his routines.
He says he was driven and motivated more than ever before.
He wanted to build a physique that is grown men themselves would be envious of.
Matt cleaned up his diet, he busted his ass in the gym.
And as the years went by.
He got himself more and more jacked with each passing day.
Matt admits to struggling with the mental side of things as he states that he constantly worried he wasn’t big enough.
4 years later, however, he had completely transformed his body and he stepped on stage for the first time.
It was a humbling experience as he found that, in truth, he didn’t know very much about bodybuilding at all.
He went back to the drawing board, did more research, switched up his diet and training.
And soon he found that he was in the best physical shape of his life.
he began uploading content to social media and it instantly proved to be a success.
Since then he has won countless shows.
Has picked up numerous sponsorships.
And has one of the most impressive social media followings in the industry.
First and foremost, we need to talk about the fact that Matt has never claimed to be natty to the best of our knowledge.
A lot of social media influencers will use ‘natural’ hashtags, or ‘natty’ or something along those lines, under their posts.
Some will even claim natty on their websites in their bios.
They’ll say things like ‘lifelong natural bodybuilder’ or ‘100% drug-free’ or something similar.
Matt, however, has never made any such claims to the best of our knowledge.
Now, if it was us and we looked that great while being natural.
We’d be yelling from the rooftops about how we were natural and how we had achieved all of this without the use of steroids.
Matt, however, has not said a word.
People often berate him on social media and claim that he must be using steroids, but again, Matt never bites.
He simply ignores everything and everyone relating to steroids and simply buries his head in the sand.
The only real reference he has ever made in regard to steroids.
Was in an Instagram post on April 1st.
When he posted ‘I take steroids’ before revealing it was an April Fool’s prank shortly afterward.
But was it actually a prank?
So, now that we know more about Matt Ogus and his journey to becoming a bodybuilder.
Let’s take a look at some pieces of evidence both for.
And against, potential steroid use on Matt Ogus’ part.
Okay, firstly, Matt Ogus looks awesome.
He is very lean, even when bulking.
He has visible ABS, a symmetrical physique, great cuts, great definition, and a whole lot of size.
He looks exactly like a bodybuilder should look.
Despite standing at 5ft 5, he weighs close to 200 pounds.
Which means that he is carrying around a lot of muscle on what would normally be a fairly small frame.
He has built a lot of muscle in a relatively short space of time (more on that next) so it could be that he has used steroids to help him gain so much muscle mass and size.
Another potential piece of evidence of steroid use on Matt’s part is the fact that he put on a lot of size in a short space of time.
He’s now 26/27 and has been lifting since 15.
He only really started to make visible gains, however, when he was 19.
Since then, he has piled on the size and definition and has continued to look better and better with each passing day.
Matt looks to have gained a good 40 or more pounds of muscle in less than 7 years, which many would believe is simply not possible for a natural bodybuilder.
We know that he was small before he started training.
But, even so, the amount of muscle he has built into that amount of time would still be considered by many, to be far too much for any natural bodybuilder.
While we can’t say for sure whether this is true.
We can say that Matt did put a LOT of muscle mass on in a relatively short period of time.
Matt also did all of this while not only not gaining any fat.
But actually while burning fat and getting leaner in the process.
Now, some would argue that steroid users look bloated and watery because some steroids have been found to promote water retention and bloating.
While that is indeed true, the thing to remember here is that we said ‘some’ steroids.
Not ‘all’ steroids.
You see, Matt is always very dry.
This means that he looks shredded, vascular, and defined.
With no signs of bloating or water-retention at all.
Some steroids responsible for burning fat, have been proven to promote water loss.
As they act as diuretics.
This is why bodybuilders use these steroids in the run-up to a contest.
The idea is that they step on stage dry and ripped.
And steroids such as winstrol help them to do exactly that.
It could be that Matt simply watches his sodium intakes and stays very, very lean.
Or it could be that the reason he looks so dry is that he is using fat-burning steroids.
From 15 – 19 when Matt made his initial transformation, shortly afterward.
Many people noticed that his jaw had actually changed shape.
It looked a lot thicker and blockier.
This is known as ‘steroid jaw’ because certain hormones have been found to literally cause a person’s jawline to change shape.
Matt’s prominent jawline could be due to the jaw widening effects of steroids, giving his jaw a thick and blocky appearance.
Some guys, however, experience this after puberty.
Or when they experience a growth spurt so it could be because in 19 he suddenly experienced a sudden surge in testosterone.
We don’t know for sure, but we do know that his jaw certainly looks blockier now than it did a decade ago.
Okay, this next one is very questionable on Matt’s part.
And we’re not sure what he was hoping to accomplish with it, but just hear us out.
Matt’s dog is called Tren.
No really, it’s called Tren Ogus and as you probably know.
Trenbolone often known as Tren is one of the most powerful and popular anabolic steroids in the entire world.
Why would you call your dog after a steroid if you were natural?
It doesn’t make any sense.
So, the votes have been counted and the results are in. we can exclusively reveal that we think Matt Ogus is…Not Natty!
That’s right, we’ve looked at Matt’s physique.
And what we know about steroids in general and we believe that Matt Ogus has used steroids to help get himself into such great shape.
We can’t say for sure.
But we believe Tren, HGH, Winstrol, Test-E, and Dianabol could be his steroids of choice.
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.