Pre-steroid era Old School Bodybuilders?

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    Pre-steroid era Old School Bodybuilders?


    Anyone know much about this, if it's even a thing? I've seen black and white photos of really old school body builders. I just wonder what they're training/diet programs looked like. I'm guessing this would have been before anabolics were even around.

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    Yea I've seen them. They look nothing like today's bodybuilders. Pre 1960's they did not have access to oral or injectable steroids . The Mr. Olympias of that era are very average looking. Looking at those bodybuilders gives you a good idea of what can be achieved naturally. And no...they look nothing like any of today's so called "natural" bodybuilders and there is a reason for that. Today's natural bodybuilders simply aren't natural. Here's a cool website

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    I wonder what they were eating. I'm reading a lot about high protein, high fat - low carb type diets in the old days. Mostly reliant on foods because there weren't really many supps out there aside from liver pills. I'd love to find some kind of training guide from the 50's or earlier.
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    I don't know I'll look around maybe I can find a few
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    Steroids started entering the scene in the mid-50's and really gained popularity in the mid-60's.
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    I understand this, but I'm looking for information on the era. Old magazine articles, training guides, diet programs et cetera.
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    First. Steroids were made near the 30s and before the 50s there wasnt much thought on food , they just ate to gain and didnt to lose , plus meat was cheap as **** so they ate a lot of it
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    Steroids were not used in bodybuilding prior to 1958 I've read numerous articles on this exact issue.
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    It is a common notion that Serge Nubret was natural; although I've never read anywhere that he himself stated that.

    I found it hard to believe but if so, that's damn impressive and in no way what I consider average looking.

    I'm speaking even on the photos you can find of him in the late 50s.

    Clearly by the 1970s he was on gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supaslowdx View Post
    It is a common notion that Serge Nubret was natural; although I've never read anywhere that he himself stated that.

    I found it hard to believe but if so, that's damn impressive and in no way what I consider average looking.

    I'm speaking even on the photos you can find of him in the late 50s.

    Clearly by the 1970s he was on gear.
    I dont no its a hard thing to say but you could buy roids at a pharmacy in that era so who wouldnt use is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supaslowdx View Post
    It is a common notion that Serge Nubret was natural; although I've never read anywhere that he himself stated that.

    I found it hard to believe but if so, that's damn impressive and in no way what I consider average looking.

    I'm speaking even on the photos you can find of him in the late 50s.

    Clearly by the 1970s he was on gear.
    I dont no its a hard thing to say but you could buy roids at a pharmacy in that era so who wouldnt use it?
  

  
 

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