My training goal has always been to look more like a physique athlete/fitness model, than a bodybuilder. No disrespect to the bodybuilders, I still think that they look awesome and I love their lifestyle/culture, but its just not the look that I want for myself. I guess the 'look freaky' bug never bit.
To give some examples of the physiques I'm talking about:
Greg Plitt: http://www.google.com/search?q=greg+plitt&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=e7EpUtvUHOGj0QW_-4DwAw
Alexandre Carneiro: http://www.google.com/search?q=alexandre+carneiro&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tab=wi&oq=alexandre+carneiro&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l2.67031.71793.0.72220.127.116.11.0.0.0.356.2437.2-3j5.8.0....0...1c.1.24.img..11.8.2435.F5tJ4pK5fRY
Rob Riches: http://www.google.com/search?q=rob+riches&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tab=wi&oq=rob+riches&gs_l=img.3..0l10.40041.41166.0.4118.104.22.168.0.0.0.354.354.3-1.1.0....0...1c.1.24.img..9.1.353.-BLoQFgmm68
Lazar Angelov: http://www.google.com/search?q=lazar+angelov&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tab=wi&oq=lazar+angelov&gs_l=img.3..0l10.12058.14410.0.14622.214.171.124.126.96.36.1996.1047.2-2j5-1.3.0....0...1c.1.24.img..5.8.1070.HiaYohVRZ54
So, my question is, do physique athletes and fitness models train significantly differently to bodybuilders? I had always assumed that, whilst bodybuilders and physique athletes both go through mass phases (bulking) and cutting phases, the physique athletes just spend less time adding size. But, I'm starting to feel as if this isn't the case, and that the physique athletes do train slightly differently to achieve different aesthetics (my apologies for using the 'A' word).
Perhaps they just focus more on certain body parts, for a 'strategic imbalance'?
Perhaps they do simply add less size?
I'd greatly appreciate some enlightening.