I think because he is such a massive human it is hard to tell how much muscle he has and what shape there is. I think from memory he is around 6ft 2 and something like 165kg (363 lbs). That means he could lose 35kg (77lbs) and still be a massive unit. I do tend to agree though it is very hard to imagine he will ever be a nice shape for bodybuilding.
Even when he slimmed down to ‘only’ 340lbs for his boxing match, he was still shaped like a barrel. I imagine he’d have to be closer to 300 to be bodybuilding lean.
But a barrel is still a barrel, even though a fine barrel. Barrels can be useful in many aspects. Bodybuilding is not one of these examples. Why is he doing this?
As others have said… to get attention.
Actually looking forward more to Larry Wheels doing classic physique, because slimmed down Larry actually has a good shape for that division.
I can’t help but love Eddie. I’ll watch whatever he does. He’s certainly not going to win any shows, but he’s one determined SOB, I bet he at least brings his conditioning up to par. Hell, if Branch can be successful, why not Eddie.
I assume by this you are referring to Branch Warren. I don’t think it would be fair to Branch to even mention Eddy along side him. Eddy was a good strongman, an even better self marketer, but no where near the level of this IFBB pro.
I don’t think Eddie will get a pro card or ever compare to Branch, I just think they both have the grit and perseverance to overcome the limitations of having a less-than-ideal bodybuilding bone structure.
Branch used to be super aesthetic. Big arms, tiny waist, great taper. Playing the size game and a ton of injuries kind of disfigured his physique. And even then, he always came in with granite conditioning. I think he actually looks pretty good right now too as a TRT civilian
Dang! I didn’t know that. You right, that’s a legit pic. Wonder what would have happened if he didn’t go into the open and tried to play the 212 game.
I was going to say he was too early for 212, but apparently it started all the way back in 2011, while Branch competed until 2015.