Did Zac Efron Take Steroids for Baywatch?

Pretty boy Zac Efron has stirred up a lot of interest over the last couple of months in the build up to his new film Baywatch.

Why could this be?

…Oh yea, because he’s gone from being in fairly good shape to being ripped as a mother!

He looks like he’s dropped his body fat from about 9% down to 4%. And he looks like he’s added some quality muscle mass at the same time. And us natural lifters know how extremely difficult it is to build muscle and burn significant amounts of fat at the same time – unless you’re a newbie or on steroids.

Related: Best Steroids to Build Muscle & Burn Fat at the Same Time

And it’s quite clear that Zac isn’t a foreigner to the weights room, bulking up considerably from his early high school musical days.

It’s like the Tom Hardy effect all over again. The average man gives zero cares towards Zac, then all of a sudden he gets jacked and you’ve got every gym bro copying his workouts and googling his diet plans.

However, doing the exact workouts and following the same dieting strategy won’t necessarily guarantee you the same results if you’re not taking steroids…

So, was Zac on the juice?

First of all, I’d like to point out that Zac’s impressive physique IS attainable for a natty.

After all, he’s ripped to shreds but he doesn’t have a tonne of muscle mass. So with hard work and smart dieting this transformation is perfectly possible for someone without drugs, with years of hard work.

Here’s the evidence that Zac Efron was on Steroids:

  • It only took him ‘months’ to undergo this transformation

efron tweet

A transformation like this simply doesn’t happen in a matter of months if you’re natty.

Unless you have incredible genetics, which Zac doesn’t appear to have. Instead he has a naturally small, skinny ectomorph frame.

the rock

  • It’s known that Zac trained with the Rock for Baywatch

The Rock’s steroid use is well-known and with Dwayne Johnson personally training Zac for Baywatch it means Zac could be ‘guilty by association’.

Although this isn’t ‘evidence’ that Zac is on the juice, it is still a link that could increase the likelihood of him using steroids.

  • Testosterone jaw/more masculine face

Steroids will give your face a more blocky/wider look. Your chin will become more broad while your jaw will also get noticeably bigger and defined.

Steroids simply make your face look more manly and attractive to women.

If you browse through a few pictures of Zac you’ll see that his face has become a lot more blocky-looking.

  • Aged face

zac efron aged

Zac’s face has aged dramatically between his films Bad Neighbours in 2014 to the pictures of him training for Baywatch in 2016.

Steroids have been linked with causing premature ageing (1). The theory behind this is that several steroids can reduce collagen production, meaning your skin will become less elastic, thinner and more prone to wrinkling.

This could explain why Zac’s skin has aged so much in a such short space of time.

In this picture of him doing a pull up he literally looks like a 40 year old man.

This skin-thinning effect will also increase a person’s vascularity, as there is less skin covering your veins. In other words they will be positioned closer to the surface of your skin.

This combined with increased blood cell production can explain why steroid-users become so vascular compared to natural lifters. Coincidentally Zac looks very vascular in Baywatch, with bulging veins flowing through his biceps.

  • Deeper voice

Listen to the interview below of Zac onset in Bad Neighbours 2014:

Now listen to his interview in 2016 onset in Baywatch. His voice in the video below has become noticeably deeper. Why is this? A deeper voice is a symptom of higher testosterone levels.

And steroids = higher test.

  • Increased body hair

Zac Efron has always been known for having baby smooth skin, with no hair follicles in sight…even on his legs!

However, during Baywatch filming Zac is sporting a furry looking chest that even Wolverine would be proud of.

This is the sort of hair growth where you shaved it the day before, but your test levels are through the roof, so it’s grown back by the next morning.

  • Thinning/receding hair

zach before after

Since his last film, Zac’s hair also looks noticeably thinner and more receded towards the sides.

This is usually due to an increase in the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the greatest hormone for building muscle mass, being 5-10 times more anabolic than testosterone. Boom!

However this hormone also kills hair follicles (how evil), accelerating hair loss. Do you ever get a really sore scalp, like all the time?

This is the sadistic work of DHT and the soreness you’re feeling is inflammation from the damaged hair follicles.

Some guys use DHT-blocking shampoos such as Rogaine and Propecia, but the problem with these products is that they lower DHT levels in the bloodstream. The result? These guys struggle to build muscle because their most androgenic hormone is sapped.

The answer: Get a scalp massager.

Using a scalp massager daily will increase blood flow to damaged hair follicles, reduce inflammation and stimulate new hair growth. This can reverse the process of male pattern baldness.

And it feels bloody amazing!


Based on the evidence it seems like Zac Efron could be taking steroids.

Naughty Zac!

Potential Steroid Stack:


Zac hasn’t gained a huge amount of size, but he has got shredded and is super dry.

Winstrol’s three main benefits are:

  • Burns fat
  • Builds muscle (small amount)
  • Sheds water

Zac has experienced all three of these, especially winstrol’s diuretic effect – as he’s extremely dry.

Winny is also a DHT-derived steroid, explaining Zac’s steroid jaw and thinner hair.

So, if guys like Zac are on the sauce…who on earth is it going to be next?

Please don’t let it be Bieber.

justin bieber bodybuilder


(1) http://forums.steroid.com/anabolic-steroids-questions-answers/86648-do-steroids-make-you-look-older.html


9 Comments on Did Zac Efron Take Steroids for Baywatch?

  1. I am not a fan of Efron but some of these arguments are a bit weak. His hair doesnt appear to have decreased, they are just shorter and pulled back. Plus that first picture is like 8 yrs ago… He always had a square face but now its just a lot leaner thus making the angles more pronounced.
    Maybe he did juice, but as you say it doesnt look like he added a lot of muscle mass from the Neighbors movie. Also keep in mind, that all the pics we have seen from the Baywatch set are Efron working out, meaning his muscles are definitely pumped and pronounced along with his vascularity.
    Like I said we do not know really, but the evidence provided in this article are really not very convincing.

    • The blockiness in his face is noticeable in the top comparison picture. This isn’t a leaner face with a more pronounced jaw – the structure of it has actually changed (more square). He definitely has receded a little but the biggest giveaway is that he’s built muscle and lost a tonne of fat in a matter of ‘months’. For a natty that isn’t a newbie – this is a strong sign of steroid-use. And that’s not even taking into account that his face has aged a good 5-10 years.

  2. On his Instagram he posted the picture with: Months and months of training for this moment… Bring it on @therock let’s do this ALL DAY baby!

    Months and months; that could be a long time, and man, hes been getting stronger and stronger every year.
    Personally I dont think hes on any roids.

    • The most ‘months and months’ could mean is 11 months. To get shredded in 11 months is possible. To build good mass and get shredded simulatenously in 11 months is unrealistic for a natty.

  3. Maybe, maybe not. But with enough dedication and sacrifice, anyone could get to that level of muscularity and body fat. People whining about no way he could look like that without steroids are simply using that as an excuse to justify their own flabby body.

    • Although I believe he’s clearly on steroids, I do agree with you that his physique is attainable for any natty with years of hard work and dedication

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