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  • Bob Paris

    24 14.20%
  • Sergio Oliva

    19 11.24%
  • Steve Reeves

    5 2.96%
  • Porter Cottrell

    1 0.59%
  • Samir Bannout

    0 0%
  • Frank Zane

    41 24.26%
  • Shawn Ray

    22 13.02%
  • Milos Sarcev

    4 2.37%
  • Danny Padilla

    10 5.92%
  • John Terelli

    1 0.59%
  • Mohammed Makkawy

    2 1.18%
  • Francis Benfatto

    5 2.96%
  • Berry DeMey

    2 1.18%
  • Lee Labrada

    9 5.33%
  • Chris Dickerson

    1 0.59%
  • Serge Nubret

    23 13.61%
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    Default Best Proportions of all time

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    Damn.
    This is a tough one.
    I am going to have to go with Zane, based on overall symmetry.

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    seen labrada 2 years ago i could not believe how still in good shape he was , i congrat him and he was super humble and friendly

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    I'll take Nubret. I can't put my finger on it exactly. By today's standards his back and legs are too small but viewed from the front he has no equal IMO. His chest is the best ever , with Arnold and Haney close behind. Shoulders and arms fit right in perfectly as well. It's what I'd call as near to perfect as you can get and it's what I'd want to look like. As far as a modern bodybuilder I like Vince Taylor. More complete than Serge but Serge still gets the nod from me. Arnold in 1973 and 1974 are damn close as well. His legs were not weak then.
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    I had to go with Lee Labrada simply because I think he has the best flowing lines ever and was really on top of his game in the 80's

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    +1 for Serge Nubret. Tiny waist, huge chest. His back defines his front perfectly. Tris and Bis are huge, perfect size for shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 420 View Post
    +1 for Serge Nubret. Tiny waist, huge chest. His back defines his front perfectly. Tris and Bis are huge, perfect size for shoulders.
    Serge was great but his legs were average at best. Upper body wise he wins but like Arnold his body was not in proportion.

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    Oliva had some big legs for back in the day and it balanced his upper and lower bodies out more than Arnold and others during that time period...

    Serge has that Davidic look about him though close call but I'd take Oliva
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules View Post
    Serge was great but his legs were average at best. Upper body wise he wins but like Arnold his body was not in proportion.
    I couldn't disagree more.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by esplendido View Post
    I couldn't disagree more.....
    In what ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esplendido View Post
    I couldn't disagree more.....
    It's the reason he never won the Mr Olympia. His quads were ok, hamstrings terrible and he had tiny twig like calves.

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    Im going with Oliva. I couldnt find the photo, but from the nautilus pull over advertisements, the upper position, with his huge lats and tiny waist, that won me over. And with great quads, I really think he had the best proportions ever.
    Turn the other cheek and I'll break your fucking chin.

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    Nubret had no chance in winning the Olympia because he had to compete against Arnold....and no one was going to beat Arnold. In fact, Nubret intended to compete in the '75 Olympia and was weighing over 220 a few weeks out. Weider visited him and saw that he could very well give Arnold a run for his money and told Nubret he was persona non grata....no Olympia for him. Nubret proceeded to lose nearly 20 lbs over the weeks leading up to the Olympia and Weider ONLY THEN allowed him to compete. That's why Butler comments as Nubret is introduced that he was a "Late entry". Nubret tells this himself on another BBing forum.

    This man had THE most balanced and aesthetically pleasing physique of all time. His calves were hardly small and his legs were perfectly balanced with his upper body. Was he perfect? No....but you can find flaws in anyone. But the total package was perfect for his day and his aesthetics can't be matched by contemporary athletes....in my not-so-humble opinion :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules View Post
    Serge was great but his legs were average at best. Upper body wise he wins but like Arnold his body was not in proportion.
    I went with Serge too, if I decided to put on a lot of mass I think I would prefer to go for a look like his than having massive legs. I like walking around Dublin in my spare time and I imagine having them rubbing off each other all the time would piss me off, be more cumbersome and feel more awkward. Then again if I put on more size I might have a different thought on the matter.

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