Sam Sulek is breaking the internet over his astonishing size and even more shocking diet. While not everyone agrees with his choices for bulking up, bodybuilding professionals are coming to his defense. This includes Lee Priest who recently didn’t hold back as he called attention to fan backlash over Sulek’s nutrition.
Sam Sulek has become a viral sensation amassing millions of followers on social media. His massive physique and unconventional diet have earned some not-so-nice attention with many people suggesting that he shouldn’t be eating the way he does. Several followers speculate that Sulek may be using performance-enhancing drugs to achieve his hulking physique, which could have negative consequences given that he is still growing and maturing.
Regardless of the criticism, Sulek continues to do what he feels is best. Seemingly unconcerned about the backlash he is receiving on social media, Sam Sulek is continuing to post videos of his diet and workout routines. After gaining popularity, he has caught the attention of IFBB Pro bodybuilders such as Samson Dauda who recently posed side-by-side with Sulek. Samson Dauda and Sam Sulek also smashed a chest workout together.
Lee Priest Claps Back At Sam Sulek Detractors
The bodybuilding community is up in arms about Sulek. While some are impressed with what he has accomplished, others feel he is a negative influence on younger viewers who might attempt to follow in his footsteps. Lee Priest doesn’t think Sulek is doing anything wrong and defends him despite backlash from names in the sport such as Nick Trigili.
“What’s his name, Nick lately has been going on about Sam that Sam Sulek and Nick Trigili, and Nick’s just ragging on him. I said Nick shut up I said Sam’s not on there saying young kids go and eat this. Sam filmed a day in his eating and during the day he had cereal and had this and Nick’s like you shouldn’t be eating cereal and this is bad for you. I’m like he’s 21 years old you know.
He’s just showing you a day in his life he’s not saying if you wanna get big like me you must eat this and I said Nick it’s like when were growing up, how many times did your parents say don’t speed in the car, don’t do this. I said we all fucking did it we don’t listen. Sadly, most of us we learn the hard way and they’ll be like I told you so. Just let him be” Lee Priest says.
Lee Priest draws a comparison between Sam Sulek’s current actions at 21 and his own activities during his youth, recognizing the distinct dynamics that come into play at a younger age.
“When I was 21, 20 like that video I put up on Instagram not long ago when I was 22 years old and I’m was shredded. At 22 I was still eating half and half milk and this and that but as I got a bit older I can’t do that anymore so it changes.
You just gotta learn but like I’ve said, Sam’s not out there saying you must do it this way, and then you have Nick too who he does programs for people. He gives people cycles of PEDs, you know steroids I said so you can’t come down on him when you’re writing programs and giving people steroids and shit. It’s like just let the kid be he’s got like 2 million followers on YouTube and stuff like that.”
All in all, Lee Priest thinks people need to back off a little and give Sulek the opportunity to learn and grow into the athlete he has the potential to be.
“Like I said, for now that is working for him. If he is eating that and he goes to the doctor to get his blood checked and his blood checks fine right now but later on his doctor might say hey this is creeping up you may need to clean up your diet a bit, I’m sure he will.
Now people are commenting on he must be on a lot of drugs. You don’t know what he is taking stop speculating so yeah it’s crazy”
Lee Priest has defended Sam Sulek in the past when he again called out fans for being jealous of the attention Sulek has gained. Lee Priest believes that they are piggybacking off Sam Sulek’s success by making videos talking negatively about him.
Even though it seems Sulek has a way of bringing in negative attention, he has earned himself recognition among some of bodybuilding’s biggest stars. Chris Bumstead claimed that he is ‘taking over the world’ and that he thinks Sulek could take the reins once he retires.
Sam Sulek has a ways to go before he is competing on bodybuilding’s biggest stage but his incredible physique has massive potential judging by the attention he receives. Hopefully, in time, fans of the sport will have the opportunity to see Sulek step on a stage.