by Matt Weik
Is it a gym bar or a bar like “It’s 5:00 somewhere”? Honestly, who cares? In any case, this story, which I’m about to share, is the real joke. It happens to be between Fortnite player Turner “Tfue” Tenney and none other than the very sensitive IFBB pro bodybuilder Greg Doucette.
I swear sometimes our industry is so stupid that I laugh and shake my head at the same time. In case you haven’t kept up with the industry news, Greg Doucette seems to have been taking a lot of heat lately to make stupid comments (or rather, voicing his opinion). But there are only a few things you can’t invent, and the things that come out of Greg’s mouth lately are pure comic book gold.
For the record, I don’t know any of these guys, so I don’t have a dog in the fight (can we say that at all or will all snowflakes start protesting and protesting animal rights and calling PETA to use this statement?). I have nothing against these guys as it is difficult to beat them up if I have never met or talked to them before. That being said, I have to ask a question. Does anyone else think Greg Doucette sounds like Gilbert Gottfried, the parrot’s voice in Aladdin?
So where’s the beef?
Wendy’s has little beef due to the bottlenecks caused by all the corona virus chaos. Greg Doucette has decided that someone will hold their beer so that they can bring the beef with them. After flipping through some of Greg’s YouTube videos, it is clear that, like many others, he does all of the content production “Natty or Not”. I don’t pay much attention to it because it’s pretty clear who is and who isn’t if you know what to look for.
But Greg got up and said he was betting his life, my life, your life, your mother’s life, your firstborn’s life, your grandmother’s life and everyone you know that Tfues transform through the use of anabolic steroids was achieved. Whoa whoa whoa. A player who gets into the juice? Don’t say it like that ?! But seriously, who cares, even if he did? What does it matter? I haven’t seen anything where Tfue attributed its results to just going the natural way.
No offense, but have you seen Tfue’s transformation?
I’m not here to knock on Tfue and his new build. The guy is a player – why should he care how much muscle he has on his body? It’s not like Tfue came out and said he’d jump on stage next to Greg Doucette and jump his ass. Tfue is now just a taller little guy (if that makes sense?).
Again I don’t knock on Tfue a bit. I think his new transformation is looking good and I am happy to see that he is enjoying the gym and seeing results of his hard work. He mentioned that he had eaten better and that he was getting more serious in the weight room. Good for him! I applaud him.
I also greet Tfue for following him. Holy Snap, Crackle, Pop, Rice Krispies – this cat has over 5.5 million Instagram followers and over 8.5 million followers on Twitch. What for what ?! And here my mother told me when I was younger that video games would rot my brain and you couldn’t make money from games all day. Damn it … she was wrong! This kid is bankrupt and has a large following and influence only for playing video games! I almost want to buy a game system in this second.
With that said, I don’t (personally) believe that Tfue used anabolic steroids to get its new look. This is just my opinion and you (like Greg Doucette) may think I’m wrong with my opinion, but I just don’t see it.
Let’s go back a little bit on the bus. Do you remember when you started exercising? After a few months, you have probably noticed that you have achieved some nice increases in size (unless you covered your workout with sandbags). You can call this increase in muscle mass a “noob gain” or a fun term that you want to associate with. If you haven’t seen Tfue’s before and after pictures, he was a rail at his starting point.
As you should know in bodybuilding, it’s all about smoke and mirrors. When Tfue Greg Doucette made his counter video, he was wearing a t-shirt that made him look as small as his previous picture. Tfue is not a big guy. However, with the right lighting, a pump, and the right angle, you can go pretty crazy. And no, I also don’t think that the picture was provided with photoshops. He probably took a few pictures and picked the best one. It’s no different from what every other fitness influencer in the industry does every day. And most of them are on the sauce. Why does Greg choose a player?
If you were a thin guy, you know what even a small size can do for your body’s appearance. If you have small wrists and the like and make your arms a little bigger, they look jacked up. Tfue was also initially slim, so with the increase in muscle size due to its slenderness, he can show a pretty good vascularity. In my book and in my eyes, his gaze is 100% accessible to anyone if he or she is invested time.
Am I wrong?
What am I missing here? Tfue looks like a kid who likes to go to the gym. He’s not out to be bodybuilders and compete on stage – hell, he makes way too much money with videos to go through all of this torture. He earns more money than any bodybuilder currently participating in competitions (and more than most of them together!).
What do you think about it? Do you think Tfue took anabolic steroids to get his new look, or do you (like me) think he did it naturally? Let us know in the comments.