Vin Diesel is an American actor popularly known for playing Dominic Toretto. Some people think he has used steroids to build his physique. Did he?
It’s no secret that Hollywood actors have access to the best anabolic steroids, take Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone for example.
One actor that’s often accused of using steroids is Vin Diesel. Fitness enthusiasts that have seen the Fast & Furious movies can’t help but think: did the actor use steroids?
In this article, we’re going to find out if there’s truth to the speculations or if the actor has built his muscular physique naturally.
First, let’s have a look at Vin Diesel his measurements. The actor is five foot eleven and weighs 225 pounds. His chest is 53 inches and his body-fat percentage is approximately 14%.
To find out if his muscles are built naturally or with the help of steroids we must take a look at all the available evidence.
Jay Leno Interview
In 2013 the actor was interviewed by Jay Leno. The talk show host addressed the steroid allegations by asking Vin Diesel if he’s ever thought about using any.
Vin responds by saying that the only product that he uses is whey protein and he doesn’t feel the need to take steroids because he doesn’t consider himself a bodybuilder.
This is no hard evidence by any means, but we do find it suspicious that the actor nearly took half a minute before answering the question, appears to be uncomfortable and immediately switches the topic.
One might think he’s trying to hide something?
If you’re familiar with our blog you’ll know that we always look at people their gains timeline to determine possible steroid use.
People that have built their muscle mass naturally have very similar gains timelines. They make the most significant progress in the first few years and then the muscle gains gradually become less.
A steroid user will be able to keep packing on muscle mass where a natural bodybuilder would have hit a plateau. Furthermore, steroid users often blow up in a very short time. We’ve seen hard gainers that started using steroids like Dianabol and all of a sudden they packed on 50 pounds of lean muscle mass.
When we look at pictures of Vin Diesel at different ages it seems that he has gradually built his muscle mass with time, so nothing suspicious.
Vin Diesel is mainly convicted of steroid use because of the following three symptoms we commonly see in people that use anabolic steroids. 1. Steroid gut 2. A bloated appearance and 3. So-called growth hormone nose.
But does he really show these symptoms?
A swollen abdomen is very often the result of human growth hormone. HGH is not a steroid, but it’s considered to be in the same league of performance-enhancing drugs.
Bloating is a symptom we see in HGH users. Bloating can also be caused by natural factors. However, a natural bloat only lasts for a short period whereas a steroid bloat doesn’t.
Young Vin Diesel had a well sculpted and masculine physique defined by a slim midsection, which is a very natural look. He definitely wasn’t bloated back then. Nowadays he still isn’t bloated. It’s obvious he just gained some fat.
The picture below shows what a real steroid bloat looks like:
A symptom that’s typical in HGH users is something called growth hormone nose. When someone uses HGH for longer periods of time their nose will increase in size. This is something you can see in Sylvester Stallone, who’s known to have used HGH.
If you look at pictures of Vin Diesel you can notice that his nose slightly increased in size. However, we think this is merely due to aging.
Conclusion: Vin Diesel Didn’t Use Steroids
Vin Diesel personally claimed that he didn’t use illegal steroids on Jay Leno’s show and we believe him.