The bodybuilders from the 70s looked much healthier compared to the modern competitors. The main reason for that hides without a doubt in the steroid protocols back in the day as well as the quality of the gear.
While it’s obvious that the bodybuilders from the 70s used high doses of steroids it was much less than what we see today. On top of that back in the day the athletes had access to much quality sources of anabolic steroids while today most of the stuff is bought online from dangerous sources and 9 times out 10, if not more, people are not really taking what they ordered. Often the production is made in cheap labs and is super under-dosed. Also, it’s not uncommon to pay for one thing and get something completely different.
In the photo below you see Justin Compton who represents the younger generation of bodybuilders coming up. How old do you think he is in the photo below? Well. Hold your breath! He is 25 years old. Does he look 25 years old to you?
This is not how a 25 year old male who trains a lot should look like. Most people would have no problem mistaken him for a 35-40 year old man. Of course, all of that is caused by the large amounts of anabolic steroids and other gear he takes in order to maintain his impressive large than life looks. Is this worth it? You decide.
It seems that today everybody wants to have it all as fast as possible. The ego needs to be satisfied. That’s why competitors are killing themselves while trying to play the mass game. Unless you are 270 lbs you are not considered competitive.
The funny thing is that nobody wants to see this. There may be some mentally ill people among the bodybuilding crowd who actually admire this size cult, but most people don’t and they would rather look like a bodybuilder from the 70s than the mass monsters of today which are of course ALL DRUGS.
In the end of the day it all comes down to a personal choice.