No, diet. He's a diabetic who has gone into diabetic shock on several occasions. He's very careful with his health and diet and a very smart man. He wouldn't use steroids at all. Several of my friends are natural body builders and their physiques are similar.
Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 22, 2014 12:34:15 PM
And in: 3...2...1....someone saying "you're so wrong, I know a lot of guys who have a body like that who don't use steroids."
Well, you probably *don't* know a lot of guys who have millions of dollars at their disposal. I have no doubt most of these quick Hollywood body transformations are supervised by trainers who have access to doctors who can write legit steroid prescriptions. Why work out for 10 hours a week for 2 years when 5 hours a week for 1 year and legally-obtained steroids will get the same results? Your career isn't going to wait.
Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 22, 2014 12:35:22 PM
Jamal, FWIW, insulin is growth promoting and there are videos on youtube about abusing it for that reason.
I really don't know about any individual case for sure. But the preponderance of evidence is that most Hollywood actors who have had to have buff bodies in a hurry are using something that would be considered doping by WADA.
Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 22, 2014 12:40:05 PM
steroids do a body good
Posted by: Moz's | Apr 22, 2014 12:41:21 PM
Those camo shorts are darling!
Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Apr 22, 2014 12:45:16 PM
And in 3... 2... 1... someone will cry, "STEROIDS" because no matter how long they sit in the gym's streamroom looking for d!ck they're still not in shape. Like nobody works out, the weights are just too heavy for that.
Posted by: Really? | Apr 22, 2014 12:48:28 PM
Is it jealousy? I don't understand why muscular = steroids.
Posted by: Mikey | Apr 22, 2014 1:00:23 PM
Not saying he is using steroids or not, but you can still be using steroids AND working out hard at the gym. My point being it's not like you just take steroids and are magically buff. And I think it's perfectly reasonable that Nick could have achieved his build without the use of steroids so it's strange that some of you are so quick to say he must be using.
Posted by: SpaceCadet | Apr 22, 2014 1:08:58 PM
Yea, sorry, I don't understand this steroids nonsense. Particular from the guy who is saying that *because* he has millions of dollars, this is more likely to be steroids? Um, no. If you have money, you can afford the training and diet help to make getting a body like this pretty easy, assuming you have the discipline to stick to the programs.
This looks quite natural to me (though it would be easier to tell if he were shirtless...).
Posted by: Dan E | Apr 22, 2014 1:09:03 PM
He's also a shorter man, which makes him look even larger than he is. Nearly everyone in entertainment is much shorter in real life than you would think.
Posted by: Brian | Apr 22, 2014 1:10:46 PM
A bodybuilder friend has told me that steroid use is fairly discernible to those who see enough muscular bodies. According to him, the two tell-tale signs are water bloat and overly prominent veins. I can't attest to the latter on Nick, but the former is in plain evidence.
By the way, I don't think anyone displays jealous by simply stating the obvious. Look at pictures of Nick from a couple of years ago, and you'll see that today's comments are fairly warranted.
Posted by: Håkon | Apr 22, 2014 1:12:00 PM
I... don't see water bloat. I see a young man who is built.
To your point, this is why I said it would be easier to discern were he shirtless. But what we're looking at here, given his height, is perhaps 20 pounds of muscle. A man in his 20's with access to the kinds of nutrition and training he has access to can easily put on that kind of weight in 6 months. Hell, I'm 43, and I've put on about 7-8 lbs. of muscle so far this year.
I think people who haven't trained seriously don't understand the gains you can make when you train seriously.
Posted by: Dan E | Apr 22, 2014 1:20:59 PM
We'll have to agree to disagree. That man's face is a lot wider than it was even just last year. Hence, the water bloat.
But yes, if he were shirtless, I guess we'd be able to tell many things a lot better...
Posted by: Håkon | Apr 22, 2014 1:24:53 PM
Never understand how someone can be homely as a hedgehog, then suddenly get some muscle and everyone thinks he's hot.
If he wasn't a D list celebrity no one would give him a second look.
Matt Bomer he ain't!
Posted by: Jonnycakes | Apr 22, 2014 1:39:33 PM
Yet another straight white guy objectified by Towleroad.
Posted by: theo | Apr 22, 2014 2:44:31 PM
Wouldn't his veins become more prominent if he had reduced his body fat? Isn't that a possibility?
Posted by: Seattle Mike | Apr 22, 2014 3:06:52 PM
I always wonder if he's really as devoid of personality as he's photographed.
Posted by: hugo | Apr 22, 2014 3:11:19 PM
Some guy looks good and automatically it's because of steriods. How silly.
Posted by: Jack M | Apr 22, 2014 3:17:49 PM
Believe me, the last appendage of Nick Jonas I want to see is his arm.
Posted by: dommyluc | Apr 22, 2014 3:51:00 PM
If he was on steroids he'd look a lot puffier. Steroids are as obvious as bad plastic surgery. You cannot hide steroid use these days.
Posted by: Steerpike | Apr 22, 2014 4:03:58 PM
You can achieve vascularity with steroids. You guys need to stop acting like steroid use is this rare thing that doesn't happen and the only time it is ever brought up is by "jealous queens".
Posted by: pablo | Apr 22, 2014 4:57:05 PM
Thank you Hakon for being someone else here showing some sense.
The point is, everything I've read from honest sources about steroids says for 95% of people, they will make much faster gains on them than off them. Yes, of course they still have to work out hard in the gym. That's exactly why there's an incentive to use them: Nick Jonas isn't a day laborer. He probably doesn't like spending 2 hours a day in a gym if I he could be playing video games, texting hollywood starlets, driving his Ferrari around or whatever it is he does in his free time. They see their time as still being more valuable than the "common people". So of course if you're some young Hollywood actor, other actors hook you up with the "best trainers" who are going to tell you a "dirty little secret" and take you to see Dr. Whatever to save you a lot of your valuable time. And if you look at blogs of guys using them versus not using them, there are ways to disguise that they are being used. Not everyone is going to look like a bloated 1980s bodybuilder who's on them.
But as I suggested, it's hard to be completely sure. Someone else said he was short, I didn't realize that. If he is, yes it is easier to get a bulked up appearance relatively quickly.
Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 22, 2014 4:58:02 PM
Here is a good analysis of the issue:
he concludes that yes, steroid use is common in Hollywood males who are getting in shape for roles