Aug 16, 2017

Extreme Bodybuilding: When Your Biceps are Bigger than Your Head

There are many theories about why most people find muscular male bodies beautiful.

1. They represent health and vitality.

2. Their strength suggests sexual potency.

3. They are able to protect us from a dangerous world.

4. They suggest the wealth necessary to spend hours at the gym.

The ideal male physique displays symmetry and definition, with every muscle group visible.  The muscles should be big, but not so big that they stand out, calling attention to themselves and ruining the symmetry.



Some guys, however, prefer size to symmetry.  A combination of genetics, over-training, and steroids lead to huge over-development of some muscle groups.














The biceps and triceps are particularly easy to over-train.  When your bicep is bigger than your head and your triceps look like goiters, the symmetry of your physique is ruined.









Where does the tricep end and the chest begin?













If this isn't photoshopped, this guy has over-developed his trapezius, biceps, triceps, and calves.
















That's got to be photoshopped.














Why do they do it?  According to extreme bodybuilder Greg Valentino, it's about the challenge, about getting as big as they possibly can.

Who cares about symmetry? Who cares about physical attractiveness?  Who cares about what other bodybuilders think?

Size is all that matters.

2 comments:

  1. Also, never skip leg day, unless you want me to wonder how you can stand.

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    1. I don't actually have upper and lower body days. I used to do that, but now I'm just in it for maintenance, not growth. I do all of the weight training in a single session MWF, with maybe a little cardio to warm up, then running TThSat, with no weights except some biceps and triceps, and Sunday off.

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