Doug Miller Natural Bodybuilder

Is Doug Miller Natural? The Genetic Spot Controversy

For a guy who says he doesn’t give a shit about bodybuilding….he certainly talks about it a lot or at least that’s what my Facebook feed would have me think. Who am I referring to? None other than “niche” youtube blogger Jason Blaha who posts videos to his loyal subscribers on a week to week basis.

I don’t follow the guy, but I’ve seen a number of videos from him. They likely pop up because I’m friends on Facebook with the various people he’s smearing. Almost all of the posts I’ve seen revolve around how “such and such bodybuilder is on steroids”.

I usually would turn a blind eye because he is a dime and dozen in the youtube community who makes a name for himself by doing nothing other than starting flame wars, but one post recently caught my eye. Specifically his post on the current Talk of the Town, Doug Miller, and an absolutely hilarious picture he posted pointing to Doug Miller’s “Genetic Spots”. Don’t be confused, this isn’t a change of heart for Jason Blaha. He hasn’t chosen for once to admire and respect someone’s hard work. Instead, I believe he’s using the term Genetic Spots to point out various steroid Injection sites and discredit yet another Natural Bodybuilder.

It pisses me off that I’m contributing to his SEO by mentioning his name in a post, but I’ll make the sacrifice just to show how absurd the picture really is.

Here’s the picture in Question from Jason Blaha’s Facebook:

Doug Miller Genetic Spots

Apparently, these are the points where Jason Blaha claims Doug Miller inputs his “natty juice”. He utilizes a picture of Doug Miller where he’s covered in dream tan and on stage under particular lighting. Most bodybuilders know that while Dream Tan does a great job at giving you color for a show, it also dims some of your vascularity that would be found otherwise.

Here’s a collage of others pictures from Doug Miller that point out that these are merely veins and not a “tell all” if Doug Miller is actually on steroids.

(Click on the picture to enlarge it)

Doug Miller Natural Bodybuilder

This is merely my take on the whole situation, but that picture was downright misleading. For a guy who prides himself on being a beam of truth in the fitness community, this post was stupid and ill-informed/researched.

Doug Miller Natural

Dude might be veiny…but do you seriously think he’s injecting into his abdomen? If anything…that would make Doug Miller more of a badass. I cringe at the thought of shoving a needle in there.

General Thoughts

No one but Doug Miller knows whether he is truly Natural…but my take is that he is. He’s been at this for 15-20 years now with huge 4 to 5 year offseasons to grow. Genetically, he’s incredibly gifted and has certainly capitalized. The dude makes shit for money in the Natural Community and there is literally no point in competing other than personal pride and a love for the sport. He doesn’t get any benefit from claiming natural aside from saying he’s natural. The guy could easily kill it in an NPC show (and did) and if he was on the levels of juice and OTHER drugs that IFBB pro’s are on he would easily be Olympia competitive.

I seriously don’t get what Jason’s problem is with “natural bodybuilders”. Even if they WEREN’T natural, it’s doing a hell of a job at keeping kids AWAY from drugs as opposed to jumping on them which Jason advocates in his videos. A kid who looks at Doug Miller and BELIEVES he is natural may actually think that some hard work and dedication without the assistance of drugs can get him to that level if he tries hard enough. Alternatively, if Doug came out and said “I’m on steroids” those who look to him for inspiration might quickly jump on the bicycle.

Here’s a synopsis of the points:

  • He passed all his drug tests and polygraph tests.  A lot of proponents of “Fake Naturals” say these are easy to pass.  Guaranteed that most haven’t taken them.  It’s not a joke and it’s one point in his favor. Go take a polygraph test and tell me how much you sweat when they ask you questions like “Do you have an intention to cheat in this competition”.
  • He doesn’t reap any rewards from being a Pro Natural Bodybuilder other than pride.  He only competes every 4-5 years, isn’t a fitness personality and doesn’t win hardly any prize money.
  • He could easily compete in non-tested leagues and win much more money & fame.
  • He’s been bodybuilding for an insane amount of time and has fantastic muscle bellies/genetics.
  • He isn’t sponsored and doesn’t promote anything aside from his tiny little supplement shop in Washington, DC.

Final thought: Someone’s jealous.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Ryan Schroersreply
February 01, 2015 at 06:02 PM

THANK YOU!!!!! Awesome blog and I’m glad someone else believes in the G.O.A.T. Mr. Miller.

March 18, 2015 at 02:03 AM

There is no controversy because he is OBVIOUSLY on steroids.

June 20, 2015 at 08:06 AM

If the author of this article truly believes Drug Miller is lifetime natural he is an idiot. If not, he is lying to people.

Zach Hudsonreply
July 14, 2015 at 07:07 PM
– In reply to: David

Truly do believe it. Have no reason not to. Read the article.

August 29, 2016 at 07:08 PM
– In reply to: Zach Hudson

Then you’re a fool. Your rationale makes no sense whatsoever.

Zach Hudsonreply
January 10, 2017 at 04:01 PM
– In reply to: daveh

Thanks for your opinion. I’ve posted mine and stand by it until proof comes out otherwise.

August 10, 2015 at 10:08 AM

I know Jason doesn’t discredit people’s hard work by calling them out on their gear usage, it’s simply giving people realistic expectations of what’s achievable. We all know Arnold used since his early teens and we would never discredit the hard work that needs to be paired up with it to achieve a world class physique…. With that being said, it’s just extremely naive to believe you can achieve Doug millers physique naturally… Ever. Yes he’s worked extremely hard and is extremely talented but he’s also used Gear to get to that level. Plain and simple.

Would you call Phil Heath natural because he’s trained for years and is “gifted”?… Absolutely not because you know with out a shadow of a doubt it would be impossible to get to that size without gear usage…. At the end of the day most people including Doug Miller will lie about their usage simply because the stigma and legality placed on the drug and or they’re just plain ol liars…
Ps… This is coming from a fellow user.

Zach Hudsonreply
August 10, 2015 at 04:08 PM
– In reply to: Jay

Most people who lie about their usage do so because of the stigma, you’re right. However, the majority of those guys have a legitimate reason to do so. They are usually competing in the IFBB spotlight and want to maintain their sponsors. Promoting illegal drugs makes it a bit hard to hold on to a supplement contract. Imagine “Oh hey boys and girls, I actually DIDN’T get jacked from using BSN No Xplode, I used steroids!”. In Doug Millers case, he has absolutely no reason to deny it. He doesn’t have a large supplement contract nor does he compete for prize money. He takes the urine/blood/polygraph tests like the rest of the natural competitors when he goes on stage. He also competes in the strictest natural bodybuilding federation, the IFPA (in my opinion). The test was no joke (I’ve taken it). It’s words against words here, but I’m arguing innocent until proven guilty. In light of all the things that prove he hasn’t taken steroids, the only argument you have is “he’s bigger than me”.

August 29, 2015 at 12:08 AM
– In reply to: Zach Hudson

He may be 100% natural, but this argument doesn’t hold up…”no reason to deny it”…except he’s competing in “natural” shows, and owns CORE nutritionals (quite the “supplement contract”), promoting himself as natural, thereby implying its the company products…

Zach Hudsonreply
January 10, 2017 at 04:01 PM
– In reply to: Jason

His company only popped up in the past few years since he had a kid with his wife. I believe this is his move away from his old basic supplement store and into a bigger market and something he’s more passionate about (considering his education). Staying a natural, fake or otherwise, has serious implications for his marketability. I venture to say that very few outside of the natural bodybuilding community even knows who he is and even less know of CORE. If he promoted himself as a non-natural and took a more active role in the IFBB, I believe he could increase his profitability if that’s what he was really trying to do here. I’ll stand by my argument and opinion until evidence comes out otherwise.

Jason Croftonreply
January 29, 2016 at 06:01 PM

Doug Miller, his wife Stephanie and everyone that they associate with are no longer natural bodybuilders.

August 29, 2016 at 07:08 PM
– In reply to: Jason Crofton

No kidding. For years.

Zach Hudsonreply
January 10, 2017 at 04:01 PM
– In reply to: Jason Crofton

Can you provide the evidence on this one? I’d be willing to take my blog post down and do an update if there is data to the contrary of my post.

Julie Grossreply
June 16, 2016 at 11:06 AM

Any natural bodybuilding show that Doug Miller has competed in with his sidekick, Kareem knows they have been cheating! The guy is a chemist and has been cheating. His wife, Stephanie walked around with striated shoulders, and then when they were all questioned, stepped away to have a baby (7 year wait) Katrina is finally out in the open too, and is no longer associated with natural. Anyone that competes with IFBB has to take something to compete, so we can assume what she is up to…

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