Dave Tate is a former powerlifter and bodybuilder. He is currently occupied with his business venture EliteFTS. He still has tremendous muscular development and writes regular articles for the disinformation site T-Nation.
Did Dave Tate develop his body naturally without the use of steroids?
This is the question today.
1.Phenomenal strength at very young age.
According to the information available in the public domain Dave Tate was able to squat 500 lbs, deadlift 500 lbs and bench press 400 lbs at 16-17 years of age.
These numbers are incredible for such a young age and make Dave Tate a prime suspect.
To give you a further perspective: one of the most popular bodybuilders, Reg Park, benched 500 lbs at the age of 26 and he used anabolic steroids.
How did a 17 year old get so close to matching a legend?
2.Unreal muscular development.
At one of his physical peaks Dave Tate was 264 lbs and 8.8 % body fat at about 5’7”. Similar muscular development cannot be achieved without anabolic steroids. He was bigger than former and even modern IFBB professionals who abuse insulin, GH and steroids on daily basis.
Dave is a world ranked powerlifter. His best lifts are a 935 squat, a 610 bench press, a 740 deadlift, and a 2205 total. Similar levels of strength have never been achieved naturally by anyone.
Back in the day Dave Tate used to compete against very gifted powerlifters and all of them were using anabolic steroids. It’s highly unlikely that Dave Tate was an exception.
At one point of his life Dave Tate trained at WestSide barbell under the guidance of Louie Simmons who admitted lifelong steroid use and openly said that all of his lifters use anabolic steroids. This was documented in the popular documentary on anabolic steroids and PED Bigger, Faster, Stronger.
Conclusion: Dave Tate has been using anabolic steroids for decades.