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Does Anybody Remember Fake Calves Guy?

I googled but not for long and couldn’t find pics of a bodybuilder back in '92 or '93 that had terrible fake calf implants. He may have been in the masters division and he seemed to me to be a no-name.

Lou Ferrigno, Master’s '91.


This


and this


From the younger days…

“Shit. Got to get some calves the next time around.”

He actually looks black for a bit there.

I wonder if I could do that…

[quote]John Q. Adequate wrote:
Lou Ferrigno, Master’s '91.

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Ferrigno’s not exactly a no-name.

To the OP, I remember the pic you are talking about, but I can’t find it at the moment.

When the hell did Ferrigno get accused of fake calves?

Flex Wheeler was by Shawn Ray over and over, but what other big name has?

[quote]Professor X wrote:
When the hell did Ferrigno get accused of fake calves?

Flex Wheeler was by Shawn Ray over and over, but what other big name has?[/quote]

People have said Arnold did, but I refuse to believe those rumors.

I remember how Flex and Shawn used to go at it though. I think Shawn kept challenging him to take an MRI on his calves to prove if they were implants or not. If I remember correctly, Flex refused initially, but finally did do an MRI and it showed he didn’t have implants.

I always thought it was funny how those two shared a booth at the bodybuilding show I went to (where I got the old pics on my profile). Even though a long time had passed, they weren’t exactly taking or being friendly with each other.

OP here, no it certainly wasn’t Lou. Never heard about him and calf implants before.
This guy was a noname that placed like 15th or something.Of course that makes him harder to find. AngryVader knows who I’m talking about.

[quote]John Q. Adequate wrote:
This[/quote]

Am I missing something? Those don’t look fake at all to me.

[quote]Kuz wrote:
John Q. Adequate wrote:
This

Am I missing something? Those don’t look fake at all to me.[/quote]

They aren’t. The bad thing is, this is exactly how rumors get started.

[quote]AngryVader wrote:
Professor X wrote:
When the hell did Ferrigno get accused of fake calves?

Flex Wheeler was by Shawn Ray over and over, but what other big name has?

People have said Arnold did, but I refuse to believe those rumors.

I remember how Flex and Shawn used to go at it though. I think Shawn kept challenging him to take an MRI on his calves to prove if they were implants or not. If I remember correctly, Flex refused initially, but finally did do an MRI and it showed he didn’t have implants.

I always thought it was funny how those two shared a booth at the bodybuilding show I went to (where I got the old pics on my profile). Even though a long time had passed, they weren’t exactly taking or being friendly with each other.[/quote]

I’m almost positive that Shawn Ray admitted to Flex that he was just fucking with his head to throw him off, since he was a legitimate threat to him. It was in an old Muscular Development mag, and Flex had his own section in it.

Dudes, his calves are fake for sure. Look at it this way. When Lou started making his “comeback” in the '90s, he was already over the hill. The only bodypart that has improved were the calves, everything else was washed up and his waist was a tad out of control.

Besides, in the pic I first posted the calves seem like two t-bone steaks just slapped onto the lower leg.

A comparison.


The only thing that looked strange to me about this pic is how high his insertions are. Mine are around where the line is.

[quote]John Q. Adequate wrote:
A comparison.[/quote]

It’s a far shot of 3 guys total bodies. How are we supposed to compare calves?

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
John Q. Adequate wrote:
A comparison.

It’s a far shot of 3 guys total bodies. How are we supposed to compare calves?[/quote]

OK…

[quote]John Q. Adequate wrote:
Dudes, his calves are fake for sure. Look at it this way. When Lou started making his “comeback” in the '90s, he was already over the hill. The only bodypart that has improved were the calves, everything else was washed up and his waist was a tad out of control.

Besides, in the pic I first posted the calves seem like two t-bone steaks just slapped onto the lower leg.[/quote]

I think there is more evidence in this thread of your brain being an implant.