[quote]Dirty Gerdy wrote:
Less hgh and more use of the “vacuum pose”
You know how much hGH they used 35 years ago compared to today? Enlighten us. There are ton of factors that are responsible for the look guys had in the 90’s, not just hGH.
I was being somewhat sarcastic…i dont know for sure how much hgh each competitor was using 35 years ago…but i do think it is evident that today and in the 90’s the pro’s are stacking many more drugs then arnie’s day and it is clear with all of the bloated midsections that hgh is an issue…dude, 3 years ago when ronnie was still on top everyone was complaining about his gh belly and how bodybuilding is all about the mass monsters. I guess i should have given a drawn out answer rather than a semi-sarcastic one…I also think that back in the golden era they used the vacuum pose in every pose they hit. I think today most people dont know what a vacuum pose is and thats dissapointing
what would you say if I told you HGH isn’t the culprit of the ‘guts’ and that it is more an abuse of insulin and over eating that causes distention. I know we eat big to get big, but putting on 35+lbs of off season weight isn’t a great idea imo. Some people can do it and succeed but I think staying withing 20lbs of your competition weight should be ideal. Either way just make sure your growing.
You are correct about the vaccum pose, but I do see some people doing it still today.
The ‘golden era’ physiques were a LOT smaller than those of today. The bigger you get the thicker your abdominal muscles get imo. I know the bigger I get my abs seem to change in shape slightly.
Bigger lifts and bigger muscles lead to a bigger physique and structure. Even the big natty guys have thicker midsections than the smaller guys. You had some 6’ 210lb bodybuilders in the golden era and they had tighter midsections because they are smaller. The only people competing at that weight today are probably 5’5" or around there. See what I mean?
Thats interesting…i thought HGH made everything in teh body bigger (organs and bones) along with muscle, but i can believe that it also has to do with other drug abuse and eating a huge amount day in and day out…and i have to agree with you that staying “lean” (i use the term loosely, within 20 lbs of competition like you said) all year around is better rather then bulking just to drop the weight anyway. Personally, I believe that you can add muscle with staying as lean as possible. (and im probly going to get flamed for saying that)