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Old 11-18-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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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
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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Just a quick thought on it:

Recovery time is way different especially for older guys. So that dictates your routine.
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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
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Pre-steroid = common sense eating
Steroid = OCD over grams
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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You guys know if the old school lifters had any strange eating beliefs?
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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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