Fitness celebrity Tristyn Lee is eying a bodybuilding stage next year. In a recent Straight Outta the Lair Podcast with Flex Lewis, Lee teased a show in 2024, defended his status as a lifetime natural athlete, and underlined the benefits of his carnivore diet.
Lee is a 20-year-old fitness sensation who boasts an incredibly lean physique. His ability to stay shredded with minimal body fat year-round has made him one of the most talked about influencers over the past few years.
While building his name with social media platforms, Tristyn’s fame spread like wildfire. In addition to showcasing his statue-esque build, Lee offers fans engaging content, like his 17,000-calorie ‘carnivore Big Mac’ recipe. He also collaborates with other popular names in the community such as Bradley Martyn and Larry Wheels.
Lee maintains that he’s never used performance-enhancing drugs. As with any ‘natty or not’ topic, fans continue to debate whether he’s ever used steroids. However, Tristyn worries that even discussing the topic publicly could cause harm to his younger audiences.
Tristyn Lee Talks Competing in Bodybuilding, Mental Clarity from Carnivore Diet & Being Natural
Looking ahead, Tristyn Lee hopes to step on a bodybuilding stage in 2024.
“I want to just experiment on myself and see how far I can take things. In the coming year, I want to step on a stage, hopefully early next year. Depending or not on my coach Jared allows me to. Yes. This is the first time I’ve even talked about this.”
“We’ll see how it goes. This next year, I’m going into a massing phase with Jared. That’s definitely something that I need to check off my bucket list and just see how far I can push my body in that sense. It’s cool to have a date in mind.”
Lee says ‘commentary culture’ has taken over social media which influences young children to take measures they shouldn’t.
“On social media, there’s this commentary culture I like to call it where everybody is talking about another person. And there’s benefits to this obviously, you’re spreading the news, and you’re creating this dialogue that may be necessary to bring up certain topics. But there’s also this hyper-focus on what everyone else is doing and it propels young kids to do things that they shouldn’t be doing.
I’ve seen 15, 16, 17-year-old kids going into stuff that they shouldn’t even be going into just because they’re seeing it so frequently on social media and it’s like, ‘Oh well, everybody is doing it so I might as well.’ It’s just crazy to me that you haven’t even gone through any level of experience for yourself before jumping into something you don’t know anything about,” said Tristyn Lee.
You’re talking about PEDs I’m guessing right?” said Flex Lewis.
“Yeah,” replied Lee.
Before moving on, Flex Lewis outright asked Lee if he has ever used steroids.
“As you are a lifetime natural right? And that’s something you’re very proud of,” said Lewis.
“Right,” said Lee.
“I want to point out to the viewers. As you are truly an anomaly right now in a sport where if someone joins a gym for a week they’re already looking at doing PEDs. You don’t want to talk about this because there’s somewhat of a backlash that you feel will come from this. But what I said to you is I think it’s a very important conversation to have,” shared Lewis. “You’re still on that natural path of growth and what you’ve achieved is tremendous.”
Lee credits genetics and personal experiences to his physique.
“I haven’t put any of this stuff on social media the reason being this: my first and primary belief is that you will never look like anyone else. It doesn’t matter what you take, it doesn’t matter how you train. The science doesn’t matter with any of that, you have your own individual genetics. You will look how you look.”
“Even if it’s for better or for worse, you have to go through your own personal experiences, you have to put the work in, you have to train hard, you have to find out what your true potential is regardless of the route or the path that you go down.”
“It’s not about what the other person is doing, it’s about what you can do,” added Lee.
According to Tristyn, the mental clarity he’s received from his carnivore diet has been substantial.
“I started looking a little stringy and flat. As I started working with a coach, I’ve reimplemented some carbs and I feel great. The mental clarity on carnivore is like literally nothing I’ve ever experienced. I’m dialed 24/7. Whether or not that’s for better or for worse, a lot of people say, ‘Oh you’re in a survival state.’ Well, I’m thinking I’m surviving pretty well then. I feel pretty good.”
“So it worked for me. A lot of people low-carb diets are good for losing weight because you drop a lot of water weight because a lot of people can’t handle having carbohydrates because they’re so addictive but that’s not for everyone.”
The last time fans heard from Lee he revealed a go-to five-minute back workout. During the training session, Lee decided to perform his heaviest movement first. Given the detail of his back, Tristyn’s methods have a proven track record.
Tristyn Lee aspires to be more than a fitness influencer, but a mentor and an inspiration for emerging young athletes who seek his advice and follow in his footsteps.