I was wondering if any of you know of the amounts that the pros (Arnold, Zane, Franco, Sergio, Draper etc.)took in 'The Golden Age of Bodybuilding'?
As seen in the recent T-Nation article with Prisoner, most of the pros from this era downplay the role of drugs in their training during the golden years.
I'll start with two I pulled from Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors by Randy Roach.
The Dr. John Ziegler Special- The Original Dianabol Cycle:
Dose: up to 15mg Dianabol daily
Duration: 6 Weeks on/5 days off
This cycle was allegedly the first cycle of anabolic steroids administered to lifters (including the legendary John Grimek) from Bob Hoffman's York Barbell Club, of which the majority of America's Olympic Weightlifters came from during this time. Ironically, many of the lifters attributed their gains to 'isometric training' and 'positive thinking.'
Bill Pearl's First Cycle:
Dose: 30mg Nilivar daily
Duration: 3 Months
This cycle took Pearl from a bodyweight of 225 lbs. to 250 lbs. and allegedly took his squatting poundage to over 600 lbs.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and can post some more 'historical cycles'