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Pat Casey and vitamin S

I’m impressed with Casey’s Raw 615lbs bench circa 1966. Was he using Steroids? What is the general feeling amoung the Powerlifters?

A few “select” elite athletes had access to dianabol. It was introduced in the fifties by a scientist who worked for Ciba; a pharmaceutical company. Some powerlifters and strength athletes helpred him “test” it out, possibly Casey was one of these.

It was more than a few select athletes. Dianabol was readily available. The IFBB gentlemen’s agreement was no more than 2 each day. Many took lots more. Mr. O started in 1965. Look at that lineup versus those of the Mr. A and Mr. U contests of only a few years previous. The differences are obvious.

who cares if he did or not. 99% of people could take the same thing he did and not even come close to benching 615.

“who cares if he did or not. 99% of people could take the same thing he did and not even come close to benching 615.”

damn right.