Bodybuilding influencer Sam Sulek has taken over the internet thanks to his jacked physique and laid-back content. In a recent YouTube video, Derek of the More Plates More Dates YouTube channel discussed Sulek’s popularity, physique, and future.
It’s been a life-changing few years for Sam Sulek, who continues to offer his fans consistent training videos. His introverted nature and witty personality turned him into a fitness star rapidly, as he’s accrued millions of followers across multiple social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
Having gone viral on a handful of occasions, Sulek has become a lightning rod for fans who believe he’s misusing performance-enhancing drugs. He is 21 years old and sports a physique that could hold its own against some athletes in the IFBB Pro League. On top of that, fans have taken issue with Sulek’s sugar-heavy diet, which often consists of donuts, chocolate milk, and cereal.
Derek of the More Plates More Dates YouTube channel has become a respected voice in the fitness industry. His knowledge of PEDs and exercise mechanics helped him carve out a massive following online. With Sulek being talked about daily, Derek of MPMD decided to give his opinion on the thriving personality.
Derek of More Plates More Dates Opens Up On Sam Sulek’s Rise In Fitness and Bodybuilding
Giving his first impression of Sam Sulek, Derek of MPMD was impressed with his throwback fitness content, which he emphasized is “unedited, raw, and long-form.” Assessing his hype and popularity, Derek said “it helps that he’s sauced to the tits.”
“Oh man, what do I think of Sam Sulek… it reminds me of like deja vu to OG fitness YouTube I guess.
Yeah. Just like unedited raw long-form here’s my day and come along for the ride kind of thing. It helps that he’s sauced to the tits.”
While Derek of MPMD was unsure of Sulek’s next move, he emphasized that whatever the influencer is doing now seems to be working for him.
“Whoever makes the memes, his fans have the best memes, have you seen the one of him in front of a funeral? That’s the funniest shit.”
“Yeah, I don’t know what he should do either. Yeah. Whatever he’s doing is working, so” said Derek of MPMD.
Even though Sulek has yet to compete professionally, bodybuilders haven’t wasted any opportunities to talk about his impact. Reigning five-time Classic Physique Olympia Chris Bumstead joined Urs Kalecinski to assess Sulek recently. He suggested that Sulek could be the future of the sport, though some athletes aren’t sold on the influencer quite yet.
Men’s Open star Nick Walker also took a closer look at the Sam Sulek hype train. In addition to questioning Sulek’s steroid protocol, Walker scrutinized his nutrition and the message he was sending to younger audiences.
If that wasn’t enough, Joe Rogan, podcast host, and UFC color commentator, sized up Sulek’s ‘crazy jacked’ physique. Impressed with his muscle mass, Rogan was blown away by Sulek though mentioned that he could hear the steroids in the influencer’s voice.
There’s no denying that Sam Sulek has become one of the most talked about talents in bodybuilding and he’s only 21. With youth on his side, fans, including Derek of the More Plates More Dates YouTube channel, look forward to seeing how he navigates life with newfound fame.