“Don’t Look Half as Good”: Despite Facing Constant Heat for His Use of Steroids, 54-YO Mike O’Hearn Finds Strong Support From Former Arnold Classic Winner

Published 08/17/2023, 11:45 AM EDT

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Victor Martinez is a big name in the bodybuilding world, and he cemented himself in the industry after winning Arnold Classic in 2007. He appears in a very famous podcast, called Generation Iron and gives important information about fitness, bodybuilding as well as the usage of steroids. A recent YouTube short video showed him talking about four times Mr. Universe, Mike O’Hearn.

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The subject was pretty controversial because it was about steroids, and whether O’Hearn use steroids in his life. Victor had some convincing and confident answers regarding it. Let’s see what he had to say.

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In the short video, Vlad Yudin asked a question of Martinez, but he was very calm when he answered it. “Do you believe that Mike O’Hearn is a natural athlete?” asked Vlad. Victor Martinez gave a very witty answer and said, “He’s natural at being an athlete.”

This did not seem to satisfy Yudin, and he asked further, “Do you think Mike O’Hearn ever engaged in using PEDs?” Yudin clarified that a lot of bodybuilders do not believe O’Hearn’s natural status and thus he asks this question in interviews. Martinez again answered very calmly,

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“To me, it doesn’t matter I mean for other people they just want to throw shades at him so they could feel better about themselves. Most guys are in their 20s and do not look half as good as him.” he strongly gave the opinion that O’Hearn was extremely hard working and his dedication was beyond people’s grasp. 

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Mike O’Hearn has always claimed that he was a natural. The fitness icon of the 2000s does promote getting a naturally award-winning, muscular physique, but he does not oppose the use of steroids. However, he does have a restricted opinion on which age to start taking steroids.

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O’Hearn sat down with Transcend duo, Ernie Colling and Jesse Kessler, and talked about the positive and negative of steroids. The three of them did not answer some questions, and one of the questions was about the intake of steroids.

Addressing the matter, O’Hearn said, “I think we all agree that it’s when the blood work says. Maybe when your body says and stuff.” He continued, “You kind of discuss it with somebody and then also when your goal is kind of set up for it because then again I’m going to go against the guy that goes in and goes at 21 years…Wait till you are 22 and then decide.” 

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With the amount of work he has put in the 30 years of his career and created an aesthetic and flawless physique. Mike has earned the right and credibility to share his opinions on the do’s and don’ts of the bodybuilding world. What do you think of his natural bodybuilding status? Tell us in the comments below.

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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