One thing I noticed back then in the gyms is the guys worked out alot harder and heavier than 90% do today and it was all on splits of the body over 3-4 days with a day off after each 3-4 days. The juicing was pretty much limited to 1-2 items and was cycled on for a 2-3 months followed by a few months off. equipment was barbells and dumbells mainly and machines were pretty much leg ext, leg curls, calf machines, old school hacks not those pretend leg presses they call hacks today and cables which were for rows, pulldowns and pushdowns, Whether guys were on and or off they ate alot of food, supps were garbage(most are still other than the basics). Mainly from what i observed was people generally started off with 15-20 reps and added weight until they were down to 4-6 reps except on certain moves where it was kept higher or lower.
Some of the things I saw on a weekly basis were 5-6-7 plate full squats, 3-4 plate benches, 2-3 plate behind the neck presses(yes behind the neck, funny nobody had a problem with behind the neck moves or overtraining until some fucking know it alls atrted takng about it.
One gentic freak set of brothers would knock down things like a dozen raw eggs before training, and both were said to go through a small box of oatmeal and a bunch of bananas each everyday along with all the other food they ate their prents out of home with, the older brother was 240 cut year round at probably 5'9 ish and looked 100 times better than alot of the guys here ho describe their ridiculous and probably bullshit stacks that they want to impress us with. I worked at swiss chalet at the time and the gym was down the street and guys would come to take out and buy whole chickens fo themselves.
My point is yes people take drugs, but the difference today is back then it was lots of training, then lots of food, then drugs, minimal and yes up in a few cases. Today its the attitude is as many drugs as possible, then too much food including very shitty bad habit eating, and just enough hard training to break a sweat and only training when "on"
The bodybuilders today are bigger and freaker at the top end, but in all honesty dont look as good as they did in the 70"s, 80"s and 90"s.
Some of the guys who are turning pro the last 2 years are starting to smarten up with keeping a better line with hard smart training, paying attention to their proportions and even more still a return to healthier eating habits like in the past. I also think alot of guys are using too many drugs early on and that is why most are burned out by the time they reach pros.
I also think the guys on the bottom of any sport are the ones who abuse the most drugs because they are the ones who just dont hyperrespond like the top guys.
Lastly the top guys who are considered proportionate today would have been considered blocky back in the 80's. There are very few guys sporting 30-32 inch waists today in contests, despite what anyone claims, more like 36-38.
I dont care what Dorain took, or what he or someone said he took, at the end of the day the guy busted his ass and was meticulous in everything he did when competing.