Legends Of Bodybuilding
Using the fact that many consider his back one of the greatest is a bad argument because many people consider Cutler one of the greatest bbs of all time, and that is not true
Also, you made the right decision because Coleman destroys Yates from behind, the only thing Yates has on Coleman from any rear shot is calves. That is it, period.
i think the judging for this is who had the best back at the apex of their career, correct? that would easily put yates at #2 with the back he displayed (and overall physique) in '93. i mean ronnies back seriously deteiorated in 06 but were not marking him down for it. you have to judge each athlete at their best, and at his best, yates was fucking untouchable, he was unreal in some years and is a solid #2. yates was overhyped towards the end of his career, but he well deserved the hype when he was winning his first couple O's
I never said Yates should've won all his Olympias, or was the best ever. I do agree he had his problems, and definately question at least half of his wins.
That being said, I do think he had an impressive back. Certainly better than most of his competitors at the time. (although not all of them)
I often marvel at Banout's backs development. This shot always amazes me.
Samir's back is incredible in every aspect.
As far as the Yates/Coleman debate goes, I think Yates has a great shape to his back double bi and rear lat but his lines arent as deep cut as Coleman's. His V-taper and symmetry in his back muscles is great but the shear size of the muscles in Colemans back combined with his great conditioning just cant be touched.
And of course his back is better than Jay's, I think Jay's back is wide but those folds and lack of separation he definitely did not make my list. Yates still did, Turk just disagreed with the placing I put him in.
i didn't say it could beat ronnie's.:dunnodude: you should know i think ronnie easily takes this list.
i think yates and wheeler are interchangeable on this list at 2nd and 3rd. either you like the crazy diesel size and condition of yates, or you like the beautiful deep lines of wheeler. but there is no way yates is lower than 3rd.