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BendtheBar 11-18-2009 09:01 AM

Steroid Era vs. Pre-Steroid Era Bodybuilding and Strength Training
 
What do you consider the primary differences between steroid, and pre-steroid era training?

I'll start with the obvious...

Steroid Era = Splits
Pre-Steroid Era = Full body routines

RickB 11-18-2009 11:29 AM

Just a quick thought on it:

Recovery time is way different especially for older guys. So that dictates your routine.

Grim83 11-18-2009 12:06 PM

pre- steroids= focusing on the basics, and the biggest bang for your buck, and used less isolations

steroids= flipped the above on its head

pre-steroids= the physiques achieved were more like a greek sculpture

steroids= Welcome everybody to the freak show

pre-steroids= eat 3 meals a day, with a few snacks in between to up calories when bulking, or without the snacks when cutting

steroids= take this supplement to get hyooge, take this one to get rypped, and this one for fun ;)

BendtheBar 11-18-2009 01:00 PM

Pre-steroid = common sense eating
Steroid = OCD over grams

Grim83 11-18-2009 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MuscleandBrawn (Post 10706)
Pre-steroid = common sense eating
Steroid = OCD over grams

god i know, i mean i tried multiple times to set up a diet based around grams of this vs grams of that and lost my mind just writing it, now i go for more of a trial and error approach

BendtheBar 11-18-2009 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grim83 (Post 10709)
god i know, i mean i tried multiple times to set up a diet based around grams of this vs grams of that and lost my mind just writing it, now i go for more of a trial and error approach

Here's my "magic" formula:

Eat your protein.
Get enough healthy fats.
Make sure your calories are in line with your goals.

Carbs fall in place.

Grim83 11-18-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MuscleandBrawn (Post 10710)
Here's my "magic" formula:

Eat your protein.
Get enough healthy fats.
Make sure your calories are in line with your goals.

Carbs fall in place.

i do mine in a similar fashion, i start each meal with a protein source, then some veggies, extra fat if need be (this is dependant on the protein source), and depending on the season carbs

kitarpyar 11-18-2009 03:42 PM

Roid era --> lower frequency, higher volume per session for a given muscle group
Pre-roid --> higher frequency (2-3x week), low to moderate volume per session for a given muscle group.

TitanWIP 11-18-2009 05:21 PM

You guys know if the old school lifters had any strange eating beliefs?

kman025 11-18-2009 05:37 PM

Pre-steroids= i strive to look like them
steroids= i'd be depressed for looking like a monster

its impressive as big as they are, but it just looks "un-natural" and, well, it is ;)


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