Not a bodybuilder, but this sounded so whacked I have to ask you guys if it's true:
Lifting with a guy I know from school. He's not in bad shape, but he's not stepping onstage anyntime soon. About 5'10" 185, says he's 6% bf, looks closer to 12% to me. Anyway, I was setting up the bar for deadlift, and he tells me he's going to sit this set out because "deadlift makes your hips big, round, and effeminate" and "ruins your proportions." He claims all bodybuilders know this, which is why they avoid deadlifting.
Sounded like a bullshit excuse to me, especially because I know some huge BB guys who DL right alongside me, but is there someone in the BB community actually pushing this? Or is it just frat boy nonsense?