Toney Freeman didnt win the arnold he placed 3rd.
[quote]Professor X wrote:
B.b. in stress! wrote:
What I dont understand is how exactly did the pros back then achieve their aesthetical physiques. Did they do any type of exercises that we don’t do today?
The one thing that I noticed was how much smaller their midsection was compared to today’s standards. How exactly did they achieve this state? Is it simply because they didn’t use as much drugs as today, exercise selection? what is it?
I think you are missing the obvious. First, there are many bodybuilders competing today who have small waists. Toney Freeman who won the last Arnold has a 30" waist in contest condition and the man is over 280lbs. You are lumping every single guy on stage into one category and are no doubt ONLY looking at the largest bodybuiulders in the Mr. Olympia contest while completely ignoring the hundreds competing in every other contest.
Second, the bigger someone is at average height, the LESS the chance that they will have a dainty little waist like someone who is 5’6" and weighs less than 200lbs. Outside of those who are simply genetically gifted in some extreme way, to expect someone who is average height and weighs over 250lbs to have the same sized waist as someone 50-80lbs lighter than him is absolutely ridiculous.
Third, it is strange that on a bodybuilding forum, some of you seem to know so little about actual bodybuilders. There are many competing in NPC contests that make many “Golden Era” competitors look like children. It is one thing to respect the guys who did this first, and quite another to ignore everyone out there today simply because you don’t look at all.[/quote]