Back on topic, flex used to have one of the most pleasant bodies in the bussiness.
If all the professional bodybuilders in the world stopped taking their drugs and were on an even playing field Flex would have still been one of the best, if not the best - amazing genetics, he would never have been just another guy at the gym - he would have still be "The" guy at the gym. If you think drugs are all that make a bodybuilder you need to learn more about the sport. And if you think Flex looks like nothing now then I guess the rest of us on here are less than nothing becasue I promise you his arms are bigger than most peoples even now. Flex may not look like a professional bodybuilder any more, but that is because (along with his health issues) he does not choose to train or eat like one anymore. He could easily carry 215 to 225 solid drug free pounds if was healthy and ate and trained for it, maybe not stage ready pounds, but solid non-the-less.Originally Posted by BDADDYH2H
Back to the point, yes, Flex is the greatest bodybuilder to never win the O, and in my opinion he is the greatest bodybuilder ever when he was in shape. If he had ever hit the Olympia stage in his top shape he would have walked away with the Sandow. Sadly, that never happened, and then he tried to play the size game when he did not need to and it never allowed him to come in crisp. The way he looked in the early part of his career will always represent the perfect bodybuilder to me.
I hope Line do not read this, but even for me, an Arnold diehard fan, Flex is one of the best ever, specially in 1993, when I think he clinched his best ever shape.
His lines were simply perfect, he was perfectly proportioned and balanced, "Wow, I wanna look like that"...
He also had great posing abilities, he looked crazy and DAMN, HEALTHIER than the rest of the world after all!
Then he chose the bad way, IMHO, if he retained his 1993 shape he could have beaten anybody, I mean, ANYBODY.
I believe he is the best guy who don't win the Sandow (2nd place for Levrone) and for sure one of the best ever.
Yeah, if u ask me, I probably choose to look like Flex in 1993 rather than Arnold in 1974.
PS: but Arnold will ever be my number one, Arnold was the Macho Man! :D