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    zen idiot Scott S's Avatar
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    Why do pro BBers have bigger legs now?

    This topic has come up several times in other threads, but I'm curious about why it happens. Pro bodybuilders of today seem to have much larger legs (in proportion to upper body) than, say in the 50s/60s. Is this because classic BBers concentrated more on working the upper body? Or because anabolic aids help the lower body than upper?

    I've stated my preference before, so I'm going to leave it out of this discussion. I'm just curious if training or something else tends to produce this effect. I train my whole body as hard as I can on all exercises, and I would think that bodybuilders from any era would have done the same.
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    i would figure that since the muscles in your legs and lower back are among the biggest on your body, and juicing makes muscles grow big time, growing already bigger muscles would make them look even bigger compared to the rest of your body.... but i dunno

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    insulin,synthol and growth hormone-thats the difference
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    I think that it is a function of the drugs as mentioned above. I think that the increased anabolism due to different drugs and larger doses allow the bodybuilders of today to train their legs with more volume and frequency and net greater gains as a result.

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    that's a big ditto...

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    Re: Why do pro BBers have bigger legs now?

    Originally posted by Scott S
    Pro bodybuilders of today seem to have much larger legs (in proportion to upper body) than, say in the 50s/60s. Is this because classic BBers concentrated more on working the upper body?
    Bodybuilders of the pre 60 period "Classic" used a formula for size and all competitions were judged on symetry. As the 60's came and steroids began to be used, the judging began to focus more on mass and less on symetry. Results are the lack of real symetry today and mass is king. What Judges demand to win, becomes what Bodybuilders will work toward.
    Last edited by Dr X; 07-29-2003 at 08:37 PM.
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