The future of fitness?
Gone are the days of bodybuilders only being on the cover of magazines, social media has taken fitness to a whole different level. The fitness industry is full of rising stars, especially on TikTok. There are plenty of people out there making fitness content, and it can get pretty repetitive. You see a lot of TikTokers that get their fifteen minutes of fame with one or two videos that blow up, but there are also a good amount of up and coming names. One of the biggest names right now is Sam Sulek.
Sam Sulek Age, Height, and Weight
Perhaps some of the most astonishing facts about the former gymnast and diver, Sam Sulek, are his physical statistics, meaning his age, height, and weight. Sam stands at 5’11” tall, and is still very young, having just turned 21 in February of 2023. Though he is young, he still carries around a massive amount of muscle mass, and weighs around 240lbs. It is not often that you see younger bodybuilders holding that much muscle.
So, how did he get that big?
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Sam Sulek Training
One very important aspect of how Sam Sulek obtained the size that he did is his training regimens. You can see a good amount of clips of him training on TikTok, but he also has a YouTube channel with a growing following that details his daily routines and training regimens. Sam follows the training of old school heavy hitters, such as Mike Mentzer, hitting each body part with the utmost intensity, but allowing adequate time for recovery in between training sessions.
He has a chest day, back day, leg day, and arms day, there is no designated shoulder day as he sprinkles in some shoulder work whenever he feels it is right. Sam only uses about 4 exercises per muscle group during each training session, but he absolutely destroys each body part, making sure he has nothing left in the tank when he leaves the gym. As far as his rep range, Sam stated that he tries to aim for sets of 8-12 reps, getting a good mind-muscle connection throughout the movement and ensuring that he gives it his all on each set.
Sam has been seen using a mix of compound and isolation movements throughout his workouts. He uses a lot of old school barbell exercises and makes sure to go heavy on them, using the term “ego lifting” to describe some of his lifts.
Sam Sulek’s Diet
The diet of Sam Sulek is nothing short of interesting, as it does not follow the typical bodybuilder diet of just chicken, rice, and protein shakes. Recently, Sam did a vlog on his full day of eating, and it totaled up 5,200 calories for the day, and it was not as clean as you may think. Though he is trying to add size on a bulk right now, the foods Sam eats may shock you.
Take a look:
A quart of chocolate milk
As his post workout meal, he has a protein shake
Sam and the Hosstile team stop at Five Guys
To get to the desired 5,000 calories for the day, Sam finishes the day off with some Krispy Kreme donuts, and four cups of milk
Keep in mind when it comes to Sam Sulek’s diet, the term “meal” is used loosely. All jokes aside, the foods that Sam Sulek eats are completely out of the ordinary for a bodybuilder, and this has caught the attention of none other than Greg Doucette. What Greg had to say was that Sam had “one of the worst diets” he had ever seen.
It is interesting to see the diet, because Sam sports a massive amount of muscle mass yet does not seem to care too much for the macronutrients and food sources, rather just making sure to get the proper caloric intake. Mike Mentzer had a similar approach to his own diet. Though he did not eat consistent junk food like Sam, Mentzer stated that protein intake did not matter as much as bodybuilders and fitness magazines told you to.
It will be interesting to see Sam Sulek’s diet when he is cutting.
Is Sam Sulek Natural?
Although he has not come out and said anything regarding steroid usage, we can only make assumptions. Now, Sam Sulek is well over 240 lbs, most of which is straight muscle mass, and in order to get to this level of bodybuilding, often times performance enhancing drugs are utilized. It is assumed that due to Sam being so massive and shredded even with a suboptimal diet, as well as displaying acne and consistent shortness of breath, (which are also side effects of steroid usage) that he is in fact not natural.
This is another thing that caught the attention of Greg Doucette. Greg made a video highlighting Sam’s leanness and size, the visual changes in his face, and visible side effects such as the acne. Greg said that he believes Sam Sulek is on high doses of anabolic steroids, and is “not playing it safe”.
Aside from bodybuilding, Sam Sulek’s personal life is kept out of the spotlight for the most part. He is known for being very humble, awkward, and shy in person, resulting in memes of him floating around on social media. He is actually still in college too, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, studying Mechanical Engineering.
Besides that, Sam is a former diver and gymnast, which at his size may shock you. You may be wondering how someone like that can do anything but lift, and that is a good question. However, Sam recently posted a video of himself at the pool, and even at his size he managed to pull off an impressive dive.
Overall, Sam Sulek is nothing short of interesting, and he is gaining popularity because of it. His training is of the utmost intensity, but his diet shocks a lot of people.
What do you think of Sam Sulek?
Images courtesy of YouTube: @sam_sulek