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Looks better then most of us ...

1925 bodybuilder Billy Ralph

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I would agree.

And I bet he didn’t do push pull bullcrap either.

Or any other nonsense that trainers try to do in order to reinvent the wheel.

Lots of ways to train. No one right way.

Wonder what this guy would say in an interview.

Were steroids even a thing in 1925???


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I would agree.

And I bet he didn’t do push pull bullcrap either.

Or any other nonsense that trainers try to do in order to reinvent the wheel.

Lots of ways to train. No one right way.

Wonder what this guy would say in an interview.

Were steroids even a thing in 1925???


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Not until 1935 and that was Germany who produced it to help their Olympic athletes.

Push pull legs is still king btw

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I was thinking the same thing... were peds even a thing in 1925? Would love to take a look at his routine.
 

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And I bet he didn’t do push pull bullcrap either.



Lots of ways to train. No one right way.

These two statements contradict one another. If like you say... "lots of ways to train, no one right way" Wouldn't push/pull be one of those ways to train? Are you even familiar with PPL?

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Given the right genetic, the human body can do it all on it's own. For the rest of us.. well thank goodness for PEDs I guess.
 

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These two statements contradict one another. If like you say... "lots of ways to train, no one right way" Wouldn't push/pull be one of those ways to train? Are you even familiar with PPL?

I didn't choose the swolle life, the swolle life chose me ~ Wesley Swolle

First, do you really think he did PPL?!? Really.

No.

Saying he got into great shape without it.

With very rudimentary lifting I bet in 1925.

Didn’t have much in the way of gyms then.

But at the same time, people do respond to all types of training. No one way.

So not saying Ppl doesn’t work for some people. It does.

Not an attack on you or others who train that way.


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PPL is best for those who enjoy it.

Old-school splits are my favorite. Its what you put the most effort/intensity into.
Bill Pearl, Reg Park, Dave Draper (all old-school splits).
 

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I wonder if he meticulously counted his MACROS?...
 

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I wonder if he meticulously counted his MACROS?...
I bet he did everything different than what we do nowadays. Thats pure genetics right there.
 

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Dude has some guns on him whatever he was doing.

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Men had so much more natural testosterone back then...that's a solid look
 

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I was thinking the same thing... were peds even a thing in 1925?
The History of Steroids in Bodybuilding

"no bodybuilder or lifter was using synthetic steroids before 1956 - they didn't exist. Most likely, only the very highest level West Coast bodybuilders knew of them by 1958. From there it seems that knowledge of Nilevar and Dianabol to build muscle and strength was kept relatively in the closet until the early 1960s...

...As for testosterone itself, Paul de Kruif's 1945 book "The Male Hormone" is often cited as "proof" that bodybuilders knew of and were using testosterone in the 1940s. But even though testosterone had been identified by researchers and isolated in laboratory settings as early as the 1930s, it didn't receive FDA approval as a prescription drug until 1950 and, therefore, injectable testosterone was produced only sporadically and in small batches for research purposes, before that time. De Kruif himself made no clear connection between testosterone use and possible athletic applications, though he did briefly raise the question if it could surpass the effects of large vitamin doses in baseball players - aside from this single sentence, his arguments were purely from the perspective of using testosterone to restore the vitality and health of hypogonadal and aging men...

...For a western bodybuilder or lifter to be using testosterone before late 1954/1955 he would had to have known more about the biochemistry of testosterone and it's potential athletic effects than any western sports physician - and have had access to what was then a relatively rarely used prescription drug. He would also had to have known more about how to effectively dose it than John Ziegler, who would go on to co-develop Dianabol just a few years later. Nobody in the west can say for sure exactly when the Soviets began using testosterone, but the likely date is sometime before October 1954 and possibly as early as 1952."
 
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