Josh asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

What makes a great bodybuilder?

It seems like Arnold Schwarzenegger had a great physique in his time but people now think that Ronnie Coleman is the man while I think he has a weird overall shape to him... Clearly people have different opinions on what looks good. So what is it that judges look for and why do people who win (lee Haney, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, and Arnold) win 8 years in a row when no one just wins a couple?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Good question!! Different people DO have different ideas regarding what the "perfect body" is, and it also changes with the times. Until recently (the past 20 or 30 years), most judges were looking not so much for huge, oversized muscles, as for symmetry and the "Greek" type of figure: smooth curves, good muscle definition, a "classical" figure.... in other words, the ideal figure for an active, athletic man who has developed his muscles very well and has all the right proportions. NOW, however, the focus seems to have shifted to just plain freakishly HUGE muscles..... forget about symmetry and proportions, just max out whatever you can...yuck!!! I think its shifting back towards the Greek ideal at last, however... take a look at some images of Greek statues and pottery paintings to see what i mean.... these guys are ATHLETES, not freaks.

    The reason people win again and again is because the things judges look for, change rather slowly: they're going to be looking for pretty much the same thing this year as they did last year. Muscle building on a competative level takes a lot of time and effort, so young blood and fresh faces don't pop up out of nowhere: they take a good while to develop. So, the entire scene tends to change slowly... people rise to the top, stay there for up to a decade, then fade away as Young Blood comes up through the ranks to challenge them.

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  • binnu
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    for sure it really is. How do you imagine previous college body builders were given their bodies at the same time as anabolic steroids and different supplementations did not even exist. supplementations which includes protein and creatine happen obviously so will not be made unlawful, so i do not think supplementations must be kept out of the equation on your question. the reality is type of each and every bodybuilder and athlete makes use of a few type of supplement. yet in case you imagine you'll get about a million.5 grams of protein in conserving with pound of bodyweight on a daily basis of the week from total ingredients then solid success to you. listed decrease than are 2 organic adult men who do use supplementations yet have not used steroids, examine them out: -Tom Venuto -Sean Nalewanyj both adult men have written countless articles and books, their assistance has helped me out plenty.

  • Wasabi
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    silly time

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