• Greg Doucette is a 45-year-old Canadian weightlifter, fitness coach, YouTube content creator and cyclist
• He has set world records in bodybuilding and powerlifting, including winning the World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) championship and setting the bench press record
• He has over 800,000 subscribers on YouTube and is known for his controversial views on other athletes
• He was arrested in 2012 and charged with possession of more than $250,000 worth of steroids
• He offers coaching services, has written books and is currently creating his own supplement brand.
Greg Doucette is a Canadian weightlifter, fitness coach, YouTube content creator and cyclist born on September 17, 1975 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, making him 45 years old. He is best known for his bodybuilding and fitness videos along with his many achievements as an athlete.
Although there is not much information about Greg Austin Doucette’s family, it is known that he has a twin brother. Details of Greg’s basic education are unknown, but he has revealed that he graduated from Acadia University with a major in Kinesiology, then went on to earn a Master’s degree from St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
8.5% body fat. got slimmer by opening the gyms + cycling and eating low calorie foods from my cookbook …
As a seven-year-old child, Greg became fascinated with lifting heavy objects and imitated professional Olympic weightlifters. It was then that he and his twin brother started training under the guidance of their father. While their instruments were nothing more than iron itches and cement blocks, it was enough to turn Greg’s childhood hobby into a passion. The time spent with his family would always be his favorite, as Greg has said multiple times, those were “one of my fondest memories growing up.”
After seeing several athletes on a television show at the age of 13, Greg discovered that bodybuilding was a real profession and knew this was what he wanted to do.
Greg Doucette had trained with homemade heavy objects from an early age and was able to compete in professional events during his teenage years; the first competitions he participated in when he was only 14 years old were bench presses, in which he easily defeated his adult competitors.
At the age of 17, Greg won his first junior competition in bodybuilding, in addition to participating in several weightlifting events. The first time he won one of these events, he broke a national record by lifting 382 pounds.
As a rookie in the world of powerlifting, Greg Doucette admired Jeff Becker, though he was also deeply inspired by John Fraser during his bench press time, he shared Critical bank: ‘he had a great couch and was just as muscular as me’.
To date, Greg Doucette has competed in several international competitions and set world records in bodybuilding and powerlifting.
In 2011, he became the World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) champion in the 90 kg category. He also set the bench press record by lifting 529 pounds in the Masters Raw category.
In addition to participating in more than 60 powerlifting competitions, Greg Doucette entered the Sumo Deadlifting category of the World Record Guinness Book in 2015 by 182.6 kg fifty timesfinally marking his record with a total of 9,130 kg lifted.
Greg admitted that setting a Guinness world record was a goal he set for himself when he was a kid: “I’m 40 years old and weigh only 210 lbs, but with 30 years of hard work, determination and dedication, I was able to achieve my dream’.
Greg’s career as a bodybuilder has also earned him international recognition, having been awarded a Pro Card by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) in 2012.
That year he won the National Championship in the Canadian National Light Heavyweight competition.
Following these major career milestones, Greg placed ninth in the 2016 Bodybuilding competition at the Toronto ProShow, held by the IFBB. In 2019, he placed ninth at Germany’s IFBB and fourth at the Classic Physique competition.
Greg Doucette started his own YouTube channel in 2007 when he started uploading short videos of his workout routines to the platform. However, in 2013, he started taking a different direction with his content, uploading longer videos sharing his thoughts and knowledge about bodybuilding and weightlifting.
Greg has created several controversies over the years, as he has publicly criticized other weightlifters and athletes. Despite this, his audience is steadily growing.
To date, Greg has over 800,000 subscribers, mostly young men who are inspired by Greg’s own career, or who are looking for information about training and developing their physique.
Unfortunately, despite being widely recognized in the world of powerlifting and fitness, Greg Doucette’s career as a professional has not been as successful. Greg started cycling professionally in 2017 and competed in professional events the following year. His career in this sport was short-lived, however, as he was suspended after the Tour of Keji, a cycling event in Nova Scotia, in which he placed 11th in his category. After the event, he was asked to submit a test for anti-doping purposes. Greg– who allegedly did not know the race was overseen by the Canadian Anti-Doping Program – did not allow the test to be taken, and was therefore suspended, as it was found to be breaking the rules.
At the time he entered the race, Doucette was reportedly receiving testosterone injections due to a deficiency of that hormone in his body, which was caused by his long-term use of PED (physical enhancement drugs) during his bodybuilding years. Regardless of the fact that these injections were given on doctor’s orders, the race did not allow participants to use such agents.
Despite Greg Doucette’s claims that he was unaware the rules existed, the suspension was not lifted and he will not be allowed to compete in professional cycling races for 10 years.
The suspension at the Tour of Keji was not Greg Doucette’s first run with anti-doping authorities; that happened in 2009, when he tested positive for the metabolite Boldenone Undecylenate.
Regarding this low point in his career, Doucette denied that he had said substance consumed“This is very devastating news, as many people will believe that all of my lifting achievements over the past 11 years of competition were the result of banned substances.”
Greg claimed that he had always tested negative for drugs during previous matches, and also stated that the drug found in his system was wrong as it would have deterred his improvement rather than amplifying it: “Dieting is hard enough without take something to increase your appetite’, he referred to the side effects of that anabolic steroid. Greg’s suspension began in January 2010 and lasted two years.
In 2012, Greg Doucette was arrested for possession of more than $250,000 worth of steroids.
He was also accused of smuggling and trafficking said substances. The drugs would come from the Philippines, Thailand and China. The discovery of these substances was considered one of the largest seizures of steroids ever made in Canada. Doucette wash charged with these crimes, with a $50,000 fine and 20 months probation.
Greg Doucette has a girlfriend named Allyson Smith. It is not known when the couple started their relationship, although they supposedly met through weightlifting, as Allyson has not only competed in these types of competitions, but also holds a world record on Raw Powerlifting.
As of the end of 2020, Greg Doucette has an estimated net worth of $1 million which is a result of his long career as a weightlifter, bodybuilder and as a YouTube content creator.
Greg Doucette is a well-built man in appearance, with dark brown hair and eyes. He is 1.68 m tall and weighs about 88 kg.
Greg’s girlfriend Allyson Smith is also a YouTuber.
Although Greg was inspired by fellow athletes early in his career, today he considers himself his role model as he feels he wants to outdo himself and not other people.
In 2017, he appeared in a SHAME series and was presented as The 40-Year-Old Bodybuilder.
On his website, Greg offers coaching services as a weightlifter and has written several books. Bench press has always been his favorite exercise.
He recently said goodbye to the supplement brand RYSE, which had been sponsoring him for several years. He also announced that he is working on creating his own supplement brand, although further details about this company are unknown.