Throwback: A few years ago Arnold Schwarzenegger took some harsh criticism against the mass monsters of today, in recent years the focus has shifted from building an extremely aesthetic physique to building more and more muscle.
The former 7 x Mr. Olympia champion has compared the physiques of today’s Mr Olympia competitors to a “bottle”, and says the judges need to start favouring more aesthetic and narrow waisted bodybuilders.
Schwarzenegger: Bodybuilders Today Are Not Accepted
If you’re a lover of the Golden Era of bodybuilding in the 1970’s then you admire the frames that men like Sergio Oliva, Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, and Arnold Schwarzenegger built. Their forms focused a great deal on symmetry and building a truly aesthetic form. It wasn’t solely about being big or even extremely shredded. They focused more on building a body that was well proportioned and strong. Of course they wanted to be shredded, of course they wanted the muscle, but they had an understanding that they wanted to look physically impressive and superior to the average man while still maintaining a form that could be considered closer to “normal.”
But not all bodybuilders were happy with Arnold’s words. Everyone has their opinion on what the perfect body is and each individual will have to decide on what that means to them.
Phil Heath’s Reaction
Ronnie Coleman’s Reaction
Jay Cutler, Rich Piana, and others IFBB Pro.
Whose opinion do you agree with? Let us know in the comments!