Stephen L. Reeves, known as Steve Reeves, he passed away in 2000, is one of the most famous bodybuilders in history. He's a classic bodybuilder of the 40s, having held the AAU Mr. America title in 1947. Thereafter, in 1950, he won the Mr. Universe contest.
Interestingly, Steve Reeves was the guy who inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger. Why? Mr. Reeves was a popular actor. At the height of his career, he was the best paid actor in Europe. Imagine, before the time of Arnold, there was a bodybuilder who was just as famous in acting as he was in bodybuilding. In fact, one of his best grossing films, one that was redone by Arnold at the start of his career, was Hercules (1958) – which had the highest gross at that time, 4.7 million US dollars.
The real question is, did Steve Reeves use steroids? It's pretty obvious Mr. Reeves did use steroids but he also had great genetics. In his time, steroids were very limited and genetics was an important factor. While there is a wide belief that dianabol was around closer to the end of his career, I believe he was using it with base testosterone. Today, we'll give you 2 cycles, the old-school Steve Reeves cycle and a modern version of his cycle.
Old-School Steve Reeves Steroid Cycle
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Modern Steve Reeves Steroid Cycle
If Mr. Reeves was able to go forward in time, he would probably change his cycle a lot. Though, being a classic bodybuilder, he would stick to the basics.
Why were these drugs used during the cycle?
Testosterone cypionate – he would use this as a modern test base vs. the old suspension.
Winstrol – just as with his old school cycle, he would use winstrol to get hard and lean instead of dbol.
Ostarine – he would use this to stay hard and strong during his cycle.
Aromasin – he would add this as an AI, to help combat estrogen problems.
N2Guard – this would be used as a product to protect his liver, body and organs.
DISCLAIMER: This following article is for entertainment and informational purposes, we are not claiming the individual used steroids; rather, we are stating our own opinion on what a steroid cycle for this individual might have looked like.