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Gustavo vs Hide vs Troy vs Melvin - 2009 Atlantic City Pro

Who wins?


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Nothing can beat a comparison like this one, directly from the stage, one next to another, so here it is the top 4 at the Atlantic City 09.



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I'm goin with Troy for this one.
 
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gustavo is the best.
based on these pics, hide 2nd is not so scandalous.
troy is shredded but a little flat and his chest is weak.
 
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troy should have won
 
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Troy still looks a bit "top heavy" to me.
 
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I believe Hide could have slipped into the winner's circle, but the judges obviously faired differently. Troy however was phenomenal and showed great improvement throughout his entire physique. Gustavo winning? gotta love the biased, fucked up scoring with IFBB pro judges.
 
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ill go with Gus even though i hate his legs..
 
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Troy wins. Best overall shape of the lineup. Best conditioning. Legs are not disproportionate at all, look at Gustavo's. Needs work in his back.

Yeah Gustavo is thick...up top. He has no quad sweep whatsoever. Should've been second. Well conditioned, has been better.

Hide shouldn't be in the top 4 at all let alone 2nd. IMO should drop to the 202 class, then his back detail will come out. His conditioning was off and he he no detail or size in his back.

Melvin was not conditioned and he looked to be smaller than normal especially his back and I remember his legs being bigger and his waist smaller. Slight gyno problems.

Now pictures don't do anyone justice to be honest, but that's all we have online. Videos are usually worse bc of the quality.
 
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I think Troy wins too...
Honestly I don't see what people see in Yamagishi so much...From the back the guy looks like a child and would easily be owned by lots of amateurs, yet he places 2nd in a professional show and qualifies for the Olympia....
 
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I think Troy wins too...
Honestly I don't see what people see in Yamagishi so much...From the back the guy looks like a child and would easily be owned by lots of amateurs, yet he places 2nd in a professional show and qualifies for the Olympia....
It's a lot more than just having a big back.. His conditioning is sick. He's got a nice flow to his physique.
 
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I'm not sure what it is but Gustavo looks to be harder & in better condition than Troy. Troy looks great but if you look at Gustavo's skin he looks tighter. Maybe that's what bumped him to 1st?
 
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someone just said hide is not in condition. you're crazy
 
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i could go troy or gustavo for the win honestly, both give a different look but look awesome
 
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holy shit...it's not even closer..Troy wins every pose hands down. I can believe GUT-stavo Badell won. what a crime
 
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How about I settle it & just say Melvin beats everyone.
 
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Hide's placing above Troy Alves is one of the worst placings of all time.

IFBB judging is getting worse by the day.
 
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melvin and hide are kind of a toss up, what one has the other one doesnt.For example hide has tris melvins are inferior. Melvin has hamstrings from the side hides are smaller. from the back melvins back is better but hides legs are better.

But the top two really stand out.
 
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what's up with the weird shaped hams of melvin.
 

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