Internet sensation Liver King, real name Brian Johnson, had a meteoric rise to stardom for living an ‘ancestral lifestyle’ over the last two years. Although he denied ever taking gear, he got exposed for using steroids months ago. In a recent story made on Instagram, Johnson looked crazy shredded in a physique update claiming to be natural for 171 days.
Liver King carved out his own space in the social media fitness community with his freakishly muscular physique, intense workouts, and consuming copious amounts of raw meat and organs, including kidney, liver, bone marrow, and bull testicles. He promotes a natural way of living based on the nine ancestral tenets. Given his jacked stature, Johnson drew a lot of speculation about whether he used steroids.
Johnson pushed back on the PED allegations and denied taking gear in numerous media appearances. Last year, Derek of More Plates More Dates exposed Johnson’s lie by presenting screenshots of a leaked email showing his alleged steroid cycle and bloodwork. Johnson came clean about misrepresenting his natural status and confessed to misleading his audience in an apology message last December.
Following the reveal, many of Johnson’s supporters voiced their disapproval and shock at finding out the truth. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, on the other hand, was not the least bit surprised as he’d been certain Johnson was using a gimmick to gain fame.
Liver King’s ex-coach ‘Vigorous Steve’ fired shots at his former client after the exposé. He opened up on his experiences working with Johnson and admitted he should’ve come forward with the evidence against the influencer sooner. Derek was also suspicious of Johnson’s apology and hinted that the story may not be over yet.
The 45-year-old committed to changing his ways and claimed to have gone natural towards the end of last year. Since he had been taking large doses of steroids, he slowly tapered down. In Dec. 2022, a man from New York filed a $25 million lawsuit against Liver King and his supplement companies for deceiving customers into buying his products by falsely presenting his enhanced physique as a result of his lifestyle.
Liver King claimed he quit steroids for a week and revealed he dropped down to 188 pounds after fasting for 42 hours earlier this year. He looked significantly downsized but still boasted an impressive muscular frame. Then, Johnson showed off his shredded physique after being ‘natty af’ for 58 days three months ago.
Liver King looks crazy shredded after claiming to be natty for 171 days
In a recent Instagram story, Liver King looked crazy ripped after claiming to have been natural for 171 days.
Liver King followed in the footsteps of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson by binging on a massive cheat day two months ago. He went through huge amounts of junk food like pizza, sandwiches, and fried desserts to match the level of The Rock’s epic cheat meals.
While it’s unclear if Johnson is still using PEDs, many fans are skeptical given his shredded, vascular, and peeled body. Despite his polarizing nature, he remains one of the most talked about influencers in the industry.