Ok,… so the recent discussion of Phil Heath talking a bit dismissively about the Classic competitors got me thinking,… Sure some MPD guys are tiny (some however are pretty damn big!), and sure, the Classic Division guys don’t weigh as much as an open competitor, but not all of the “smaller” division athletes are tiny.
So if you had to list your favorite competitors, who not only brought an aesthetic sense of symmetry, but also an unquestionable amount of size, who would be on it?
Off the top of my head, I’d have:
-Lee Haney (the first true monster IMO, but never a questionable aesthetic)
-Bob Paris (not many people realize how large he actually was at the end of his career!)
I can add a few other names, but admittedly as we get closer to the 90’s, some of the ranges of “acceptable” mid sections (as compared to upper and lower bodies), might be a point of contention.
-Charles Clairemont anyone?