Unfortunately there exists no test that can determine a bodybuilder's detailed drug use in the far past, and doping test results are very easy to manipulate . Therefore, if you really want to know whether a bodybuilder is true natural, or which drugs he has been using to build his physique, you will have to ask him. The standard answer to this question is, however, always "No, I have never used any drugs". However, if you get to know the guy better, develop some friendship, give him some complements on his physique, and especially if he thinks that you are a drug user yourself or interested in becoming one, he might well loosen up and start telling you at least part of his true story.
Rich entered the world of weightlifting at a young age and began competing professionally as a teenager. Before his death, he had a record bench press of 495 lbs. (3 reps) and a record squat of 585 lbs. (2 reps) according to . As a bodybuilder, Rich won Mr. California in 1998, winning the overall with a perfect score. Rich admitted in a 2014 video that he turned to steroids. “I was competing on stage and I was getting to the point where I was getting blown off stage if I wasn’t going to do steroids,” he said, “so I took the step.”