Dianabol’s official name is Methandrostenolone and was first invented by Dr. Ziegler in 1958. Dbol was designed as a performance-enhancing drug that would help the American Olympics team experience more success. Previously in the 1940s/50s the Soviet Union were dominating the Olympics, due to many of their athletes taking the anabolic steroid – testosterone.
So Dr. Ziegler’s goal was to create a steroid that would replicate the same anabolic effects of testosterone, but was faster-acting and had a more mild androgenic profile.
Dianabol was hugely successful, giving the U.S Olympic team superiority over the Soviet Union. Since then, athletes have used Dianabol in almost every sport in existence. In bodybuilding, it’s been nicknamed the ‘granddaddy of steroids’ and is widely considered as the greatest bulking steroid in the world to this day.