A lot of the comparisons on NattyOrNot.com are based on the physical development of the guys from the Golden Era Of Bodybuilding: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Mentzer, Frank Zane, Serge Nubret and many more. In this article we will present undeniable facts that Arnold Schwarzenegger did in fact use steroids so that our parallels are even more convincing.
1.During Arnold Schwarzenegger’s era steroids were widely available.
Many of the old timers who trained around Arnold Schwarzenegger recall how easy it was to get access to anabolic steroids. The doctors were writing prescriptions for rather superficial reasons such as: ‘Hey, the coach said I should get bigger for football.’.
It was relatively easy to get access to high quality anabolic steroids that way. There was almost no fake gear at the time. One of the reasons why old school bodybuilders did not have to use as much drugs and suffered less side effects
2.The book: ‘Arnold: An Unauthorized Biography by Wendy Leigh’ revealed Arnold’s steroid usage while he was still a youngster.
The book ‘Arnold: An Unauthorized Biography by Wendy Leigh’ talks about how Arnold Schwarzenegger was exposed to anabolic steroids at a very young age. The book quickly went out of print and is currently hard to find. One can only wonder why.
On page 27 Wendy Leigh stated that Kurt Marnul told Arnold ( Schwarzenegger ) about steroids . Marnul said that he learned about steroids and their dosages from Steve Reeves, whom he claims to have met in France during a 1952 vacation.
Note: This information was actually denied by Steve Reeves.
3.The Legendary Sergio Oliva exposed the bodybuilding circle in an interview.
In an interview with Brian D. Johnston the popular bodybuilder Sergio Oliva a.k.a. The Myth exposed the steroid usage in bodybuilding:
BDJ: Could you relay your own experience with drug use?
SO: This is an area of great interest for people. I don’t care who wants to take steroids, because that’s a personal choice… that’s his life. Now, today, everybody has access to them. I even saw in one of the big magazines that Arnold denies having used them, but Arnold was one of the first to bring steroids over to America. And everybody in the old days used them: Zane, Columbu, myself, Arnold, Larry Scott, Harold Poole, Dave Draper, and even Steve Reeves. There’s no way to deny it. It wasn’t much, nothing like today. But the development of drugs is much different. I used decca and dianabol, and that was something really big at the time; and decca was not considered that bad. It was even prescribed by doctors to help make your bones strong. Today you have guys weighing 200 pounds, and six months later they weigh 250-300 pounds! So you know these guys are taking something unbelievable. When they say they haven’t taken any thing, you know that it’s phony.
4.Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to steroid usage.
Note: In the video above Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to steroid usage but the part where he talks about drug testing in professional bodybuilding is misleading to say the least. The truth is that big shows like Arnold Classic and Mr.Olympia will never do true testing since most of the bodybuilders are on grams of steroids. If there was strict testing done, all competitors will have to be banned. Arnold knows very well that all competitors are using insane amounts of drugs but just like everybody he wants the show to go on.