The records are going up because the talent pool is deepening Posted on 12/2/2017 at 08:53:04 PM by Ng
Raw is easily accessible. Plus back in the day nobody tried to push the raw stuff really hard, you'd start throwing gear on because that's how everyone competed.
Lifters today are not really any fucking stronger than 15 years ago, it's just nobody tried to do it. In raw, new wrap materials blow the old stuff out of the water. Look at the bench and deadlift records, they really aren't moving anywhere.
There's also the pyschological barriers that have been broken by the genetic freaks, such as 1000 sleeved.
There's no way people are doing more drugs than 10 years ago tho, wasn't Kennelly on like 4+ grams of test? Not to mention everything else.