Sam Sulek continues to garner widespread praise thanks to his impressive physique and viral fitness content. In his very first Bro Chat podcast appearance, Sam Sulek joined Lee Priest and Fouad Abiad to tackle a range of topics like his recent chest injury, leaning versus bulking diets, ego lifting, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Having climbed to over 2.8 million YouTube subscribers at a breakneck pace, Sam Sulek took the world by storm. He shares consistent content online, inviting fans on his journey to building a muscle-bound physique. At only 21 years old, Sulek has become one of the most prominent faces in the sport despite having yet to test his talents on stage.
Sulek’s self-proclaimed ‘trash diet’ alongside his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs has many wondering if he is sending a questionable message to younger audiences. While Sulek has cautioned fans against following his word as gospel, talents in the sport such as Nick Walker still believe he could be causing more harm than good.
Sam Sulek Discusses Chest Injury and Describes His Bulking vs Leaning Diets
Having recently injured his chest, Sulek revealed how he’s been feeling since the minor tear.
“Yeah, I’ve had worse ones than this before [injuries], not that I want to have any. But, like I’ve had one it’s typically I’ll never get it like real tendony – like nothing up in the arm, it’s usually kind of deep actual meat.
I’ve had one on the right one, it would kind of go back and forth sometimes now it’s totally solid. But I’ve had one on the right where it’s like I get out of bed wrong when it’s really fresh, fuck it hurt. But this one will be cool.”
After his last two ‘big bulks,’ Sam Sulek shared that he followed a diet of 2,500-3,000 calories.
“Honestly, I just have to start doing a bigger breakfast,” said Sulek. “If I don’t get a head start on it for the day it’s not hard to get to so and so time, but I’m not necessarily totally freaking yet because I kind of want to ease into it. The last two big bulks, it’s been, so the diet was like 2 and a half thousand – 3,000 calories, that’s the limit to kind of lean out. Not like show ready or anything like that. But the high one percent, eight or nine.”
Typically, Sulek follows a 5,000-6,000 calorie diet outside of his cuts, though he mentioned on post-diet days consuming up to 9,000 calories.
“I’ve been jumping straight to 5,000, 6,000 calories because that first couple of weeks I’m hungry. Honestly, some of the first few days post-diet, I’ve tracked like a 9,000-calorie day like it wasn’t nothing.”
In addition, Sulek discussed his ‘egotistical’ nature in the gym and hateful comments from fans.
“I think we’re getting to a point where there’s just an unnecessary amount of weight. I think if I kept pushing squats, getting up to like six plates, there’s just no point. I think I’m a little too egotistical with the bench. I probably need to stick with three and make better use of it.”
“When I started posting… once you start seeing hate comments that’s directly correlated with like a video doing really good. You almost gotta see it like that. Oh shit people are freaking out, this is a good one,” said Sam Sulek.
Since he was a kid, Sulek mentioned that he’s had ‘enough ADHD’ to quickly learn different skills like juggling and solving Rubix cubes.
“I feel like I’ve got just enough ADHD, maybe not as much now but as a kid where I could like get into something enough to kind of learn and be cool and then wake up one day and be like this is fuckin stupid I’m done with this. I had like a whole box of little Rubix cubes not just a normal one. I just feel like it was two months ago I ordered one where it’s not three by three, it was 11 by 11.”
This isn’t the first time Sam Sulek has talked about his strategies for bulking, leaning, and exercise. He stands by cardio as an effective method for getting jacked, specifying that he favors the recumbent bike most because he can log progress while playing games on his phone to stay distracted.
Even with an injury, Sam Sulek prioritizes regular training. Fans look forward to seeing what Sulek attempts next in his fitness journey.