OK,… the new “Classic Bodybuilding” division is soon to premiere and I find myself pondering certain questions.
We all know that this is in response to the direction the sport has taken in recent years. We’ve seen huge fan upset as Branch Warren continues to place near the top of big shows (promotional payouts?) and we’ve even seen Arnold himself (at the show bearing his namesake!) put the Winner on the spot for not having the best physique in the contest.
So,… in attempt to steer the boat a bit - and probably bring in more $ to the federation - we have this new criteria set to bring standards and symmetry back to the 70’? 80’s? Anywhere before the mid 90’s perhaps?
As many female BBers who couldn’t place well found themselves adjusting their goals to the newer figure, or even physique classes, who do you think would fare better on the mens’ side of things?
MPD guys who have actually trained their legs all along but alas they’re still narrower than their waists?
BB guys who never made it to the top tier or even pro level, but havent completely destroyed their physique so far as to be able to whittle things down a bit?
A very close buddy of mine in an IFBB MPD pro who has placed repeatedly at pro shows and is taking a stab at the new division. I obviously have my own personal thoughts, but figured this would be a cool topic for those who follow the competitive side of the sport.