^ i think that's what you're saying, which is true. every pro's midsection grows to a certain extent when they put on their foundation of size. and for the record, when ronnie was winning his O's, he NEVER had a midsection problem from a width standpoint. his taper was always prevalent. what he did have a problem with was abdominal distension, which is easily controlled. the only time it's apparent is when ronnie is relaxed.
Duality I'm really sorry that I haven't been brain washed into believing that bodybuilding is all about mass at all costs. I'm really sorry that I can appreciate a muscular physique that hasn't been taken to extremes so that it becomes ok for abdominal distention, thighs that chaffe just from walking, that the head is too small in comparison to other body parts, etc etc. Excuse me for being able to appreciate BBers from previous eras.
Heaven help those with an appreciation for BBing.
the head is too small compared to other bodyparts?? thighs that chaffe from walking? you consider those to be indicators of someone's physique being too big? my thighs started chaffeing at only 27 inches, you can more than bet arnolds and sergio's were more than a little chaffey. and the head thing is just silly, i mean really?
don't underestimate how huge those guys were just because you never saw them in person. arnold was a freaking tank.
based on these comments you are not a fan of bbing, you're a fan of men's fitness and staying toned. anyone with any kind of size is going to have the "problems" you just mentioned.