[quote]Professor X wrote:
[quote]Professor X wrote:
Ok, I’m not trying to start some debate of fullbody vs. splits, roids vs. natural, or anything like that. Old school guys used all kinds of routines and there are plenty of new natural trainees. I’m just interested in people’s opinions on which bodybuilders they like the best and possibly if you’ve ever tried their specific routines.
I know that I for one like older guys like Steve Reeves, Vince Gironda, Larry Scott, and of course the one who only goes by one name, Arnold. But Arnold probably reached about as big as you could get and still look good (his competition weight was around 240).
I see these guys on current bodybuilding magazines look like they are over swollen, bloated, and about to explode at any minute. Who really likes this look? Where are the aesthetics and athletic build?[/quote]
Please name even 3 current pro bodybuilders who are WINNING CONTESTS today.
Most of you who think like this don’t even follow current bodybuilding and have views that might have fit if this were 1998…but it isn’t 1998 and Brandon Curry, Evan Centopini(sp?), Dexter Jackson, Toney Freeman, and Phil Heath do not have the look you just described.[/quote]
Hey thats not fair X, dont you know there are ONLY 2 body types in body building, Frank Zane and Markus Ruhl? Thats it man, you have to pick one of them and stick with it.
The “Athletic Build” is… In athletics. Athletes look athletic. Body builders look like body builders. You think Arnold looked like a soccer player? Granted the guys today are bigger, but you are using a few sour grapes (guys with HUGE guts, bloated looking…) to judge the entire field of competitors out there.
Go check out the Favorite Body Building Picture thread and you can see a whole thread full of guys, both old and new, who look absolutely incredible. You’ll find very few huge guts in that thread.[/quote]
It’s just funny that the guys who NO ONE would think even lifted weights regularly if seen on the street are the first to go on and on about great bodybuilders from the 60’s…when the truth is, none of these guys have the genetics to even come anywhere near even THOSE guys.
Sergio Oliva was a FREAK in his day. You can bet the same types of people back then were claiming he was “too big” and that bodybuilders from the 40’s were the best.
The types of people who would ignore guys like Curry, Heath, Freeman, Jackson, Centopani and many others only to rant about guys who DON’T EVEN FUCKING COMPETE TODAY must either have some serious inferiority complexes…or they really are mentally deficient.[/quote]
Calm down X calm down. Wouldn’t want to be getting my teeth pulled today. Hahah.