Without accusing the best lifters in our sport of doping to get where they are but also being realistic, would anyone know of any studies or practical examples of possible accomplishments by weight class without the use of “external” aids?
For example, I had read somewhere that Bondarchuk (the Russian great hammer throwing athlete and coach) was quoted as saying the doping would add only a few meters to an elite throw (around 4 if I remember correctly?).
Anyway, I would be interested to know to what level would e.g. a talented lifter in the 94 or 105 kg class could reasonably be expected to reach by training smartly and hard and using only legal supplements.
Taking into consideration of course, that there are various “freaks of nature” that wouldn’t fit the bill.