The two body parts that I believe are the most overrated in the body are the arms.
Why? Because the second they become bigger than your chest, legs, shoulders, back, and/or forearms, it makes your body look disproportional and what I like to call, a “pussy physique”. And yet, people still look at them and think how “buff” they are all the while never seeing how underdeveloped all their other body parts are.
If you want to see any of these “pussy physiques”, take a look at a high school wrestling team and you’ll instantly understand what point I’m trying to make.
Which leads me to my next question, am I the only rare person in the crowd who believes that arms should COMPLEMENT the body, but not make it a focal point instead? Hence explains my gratitude towards Lee Haney; instead of building up mass in the arms, he directed most of his muscle around every other body part, which is what I believe everyone should do.
I’m sick of seeing these bodies with overly big arms and small, flat chests, baseball shoulders, and no back development. There’s this one kid in my high school who’s a junior (I’m a senior) who probably has the biggest arms I’ve ever seen in a teen EVER. I can say theyre at least 17-18 inches with tons of definition on them, but yet his shoulders r smaller than his tris. He also has very little chest development and carries a nice pair of chicken legs.
Needless to say, this kid is in wrestling. And the thing that pisses me off is that I have about 40 lbs of more muscle on him (hes only 135!) and yet I don’t get as much attention as people do to his body only because his arms are sickly huge and mine are average (15 inches).
Another place to look for overly big arms on small bodies is the baseball team, who apparently just lifts weights all day, every day. There was a guy on that team about two years ago who also had sick arms but with absolutely no back development and leg development. His chest was manageable (not as good as mine or other football players) but his shoulders were actually in proportion to his arms.
Just today I heard people on the baseball team talk about him saying things like, “oh man, that guys arms are like M—'s arms! He’s so buff!” And yet I have NEVER heard anyone compare the size of chests, or the size of backs, or even the size of legs to other people.
Sorry to leave you readers with a rant, but I just had to get it off my chest. And also, can someone agree with me on the fact that focusing on the large muscle groups, instead of mainly the arms, is a better way to achieve a beautiful, proportional physique? thank you.