Poll: best bodybuilder ever?

favorite bodybuilder of all time

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    Big ol Lou Ferrigno, he got the **** end of the stick in 75 in my opinion!!
    ROB

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  2. Seriously, looking at that pic of '72, there's no WAY Arnie wins. He's big allright, but Oliva is Bigger - OK not taller but his shoulders are WIDER and his waist NARROWER. Aesthetics, size, simmetry. Look at the guy's legs!! I put Oliva 1st, and 2nd is between Nubret and Arnie. I find Oliva untouchable in that contest.

    But it was the '60s. Black people weren't exactly popular in that era.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by GREENFEATHER
    Big ol Lou Ferrigno, he got the **** end of the stick in 75 in my opinion!!
    ROB
    I agree.
    It's Big Louie all the way for me.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Magickk
    ... it would be Serge's, without a doubt... I posted this statement on BB.com long ago and got laughed at... Go figure
    yup, Nubret all the way...
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Girl
    I agree.
    It's Big Louie all the way for me.
    take that picture down quick before lou charges you $20!!!!

  6. im suprised no one has mentioned my favorite kevin levrone. sure his mind is somewhere out in pluto but his physique was simply phenomenal. he had the size of dorian with the conditioning/symmetry of flex all in one package.

  7. it's a tie between Dorian and Arnold.
    Personality and acheievements i'd say Arnold.
    but for size, and actually structure, I'd say Dorian

  8. I'd have to say Franco. I'm also a shorter guy (5'7") and think he has the perfect short man's build. To think he started out as a featherweight boxer, and then bulked up to the beast he was is amazing. Also, he had a very interesting personality. I get a kick of watching his parts in pumping iron. Seems like a really cool guy.




  9. http://sportfarma.ru/video_dorian_yates_blood_guts.htm -check out the 2 bottom pics in the link

    damn, i didn't realize how damn big dorian was in the offseason! wow
    awesome man though no doubt

  10. dorian - hands down, no question for me. His intensity, intelligence, and mental toughness were far above his fellow competitors at the time. He certainly - at least for me - is the most inspirational bodybuilder of all time.
  11. Greg is mine


    Last edited by revodrew; 01-09-2006 at 10:38 AM.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by thehawk23
    dorian - hands down, no question for me. His intensity, intelligence, and mental toughness were far above his fellow competitors at the time. He certainly - at least for me - is the most inspirational bodybuilder of all time.
    Definitely. He was a machine. His books and training videos motivated me more than anything else.

  13. Holy **** jarhead. You're huge !

  14. Markus Ruhl. Even thought his symetry and what not are not the best, he's got crazy mass.

  15. Dorian Yates is my fav... and most inspiring.. however there is this guy at my gym (Jim Swanson) who is also very awesome and inspiring.

    he was like illinois super heavyweight champ.. he is very ripped.

  16. I have been an Arnold fan since I was a small child, so Arnold gets my vote.

    Jimmy

  17. Bob Paris……

    From the list I’m torn between Ray and Yates.

    Apples and oranges I know but I love both of those builds.

    Yates is just hard core though… have to go with him.

  18. i would have to say arnold because i liked him ever since i was a kid. but seeing some old pics of frank zane he is a close second.

  19. I always liked Gunter Schlierkamp...

  20. Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    I have been an Arnold fan since I was a small child, so Arnold gets my vote.

    Jimmy

    I'm the same, love the Governator, I know he may not have the best this or that but I still like him. Can't stop him, "I'm the Turmenatur." "Get Daauwn!"

    Gotta love him.

  21. Tom Prince so underrated.

  22. You gotta look at it in 2 ways.

    1)Whos got the best physique.
    If I was stepping on stage I would want to look like Yates in his peak. He's got the whole package IMO.

    2) Who brought bodybuilding to the main stream and who bodybuildings icon? It's easy. Ok, lets say your squatting your final set. You get, say your 4th rep, it was hard and you barely get it. You go down for a 5th. In the back of your mind you dont really think you can get it, but you force your way up you think DAMN IM THE MAN. Waht do you scream? "I am ronnie?" nah. "I am Yates?" nope again.... "I AM AH-NOLD"

  23. Pretty good point spatch. For me, Arnold was the reason I first picked up a weight, since he was the first bodybuilder physique I saw. But when I started following bodybuilding, Dorian was the one who made me serious about training.

  24. For me it was Arnold too. But after awhile I switched to Branch Warren, man that dude is huge.
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