Diamond Platnumz recently shared some media of himself and he was a far cry from the buff stud-muffin (pause) that we have been accustomed to him being. Instead, he looked like he had shed off an unhealthy amount of weight and looked gaunt.
We should start off by saying that he took an incredibly short amount of time to gain the build of some mythical Maasai warrior. We saw him check into the gym for about a month and walk away with 15Kgs of muscles. That is not how bodybuilding works.
Diamond was a skinny guy when he first blew up onto the scene. Remember the old-school videos like Mbagala? He was a literal string bean. Then almost overnight, he got a trainer and got buff. And women sat up and took notice. Bwana Platnumz became a sex pistol.
And ever since then, we have seen him yo-yo with his gains. There are times when he is completely jacked and ripped and there are times like right now when he is skinny.
I was talking to my mentor about this when he suggested something I hadn’t considered… He might be on roid and is cycling on and off the stuff, rather than blasting. First we should probably take a shallow look at steroids. What are they?
“Steroids are a man-made version of chemicals, known as hormones, that are made naturally in the human body. Steroids are designed to act like these hormones to reduce inflammation.
They’re also known as corticosteroids, and are different to anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders and athletes.”
And as stated above, they are used by bodybuilders and athletes. What was Diamond possibly using them for? Well, to gain and maintain muscles. No, he didn’t want to win a Mr Olympia contest but he wanted to look good -and he did.
Why do I suspect that he did? Well, he gained puffy nips (puffy nipples). That is actually a sign of something called gynecomastia. And unfortunately, roids give you tits.
But that isn’t entirely conclusive because while we saw his nips grow, they weren’t exactly pronounced other than on his nips. So let us look at how he can gain and lose muscles this drastically.
And the issue Diamond Platnumz seems to have come up against is cycling off roids. When you cycle off and do a piss-poor job of it, you lose all your gains because your natural hormone profile has tanked. I mean, we could be wrong in our opinion but we highly doubt he can keep swelling and shrinking like an inflated and deflated balloon respectively.
December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022