I've been seeing more big and weak guys around lately. What causes that? It has got to come from gear. I'm talking about guys that are as big as pros but bench maybe 1 plate and have low bodyfat.
They are bodybuilders, not powerlifters.
Being large and being strong are not the same.
There are many guys who are larger than me at my gym, but most of them can't even do 200lbs on incline DB press, which is pretty average.
Remember what AAS do, build lean muscle mass, but does that mean it is necessarily functional?
Strength is heavily influenced by the CNS, which is acheived in the 1-3 rep range. Most bodybuilders don't do go that low in reps for high weight.
That is why there are many large guys who aren't comparatively strong.