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  • If you were starting out today…

    Who would you be inspired by and want to look like?

    When I started following bodybuilding in 1990 I looked at Shawn Ray, Kevin Levrone, Berry DeMey & Eddie Robinson as what I wanted to train to look like.

    Dorian & Ronnie, perhaps surprisingly I didn’t. Why? Because they were SO far out of reach in my teenage brain, just couldn’t ever imagine that I would ever be able to reach that level.

    (And yes, I fully realise, that today & looking back, thinking I could ever look like Levrone or Shawn is pretty hilarious, but did that ever stop us when WE started out?)

    Didn’t stop me trying though & feel I did the best with what I had winning some shows & placing well in most of the others.

    But, if you were starting today, who would you most want to look like? I must admit, I would have to really think about this one, I guess us 90’s fans were spoilt beyond belief.

    So, who, guys? Ramy? Bumstead? Someone else??
    MD Global Muscle Radio ep.40-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-MIKWx8sAcw&t=5319s

  • #2
    Because I'm tall I when I started I liked the taller guys DeMey and Paris. My first inspiration was definitely Arnold. Vince Taylor and Eddie Robinson were two I really like, both had great arms. Arms seemed a lot more important back then. Having bad calves was another no no at that time.

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    • #3
      Back then it was Lee Haney on cover of Muscle and Fitness. Today it would be Derek Lunsford and not just because we have the same name.

      I'm only 5'8 but like the fact that he carries proportional mass. Now if he would only qualify to compete with the big boys

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      • #4
        The guys who were in the magazines or DVDs... but now I wouldn't be looking at that anymore, but youtube and instagram.

        So, it would be guys like Hadi, Derek, Curry, Hunter...
        http://betionastore.es/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bestia View Post
          Back then it was Lee Haney on cover of Muscle and Fitness. Today it would be Derek Lunsford and not just because we have the same name.

          I'm only 5'8 but like the fact that he carries proportional mass. Now if he would only qualify to compete with the big boys
          I know I’ve said it a dozen times already mate but I reckon/hope that at 4 weeks out he gets the special invite to do the open.

          Along with a statement from Hany & Dan saying they’re concerned for his health at him dropping down so far when he’s stage ready now at 225 so felt this was the right thing to do for Derek. That’s my hunch anyway.
          MD Global Muscle Radio ep.40-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-MIKWx8sAcw&t=5319s

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          • #6
            If I'm thinking about my original answer I actually think it would be Flex Lewis. I was a bigger fan of his physique than Derek's but of the current pros - I like Derek's best

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            • #7
              Back in the day it was robby robinson i would say today i would want to look like brandon curry

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nomercy View Post
                Back in the day it was robby robinson i would say today i would want to look like brandon curry
                When I was 13, maybe 14 I showed a rear double bicep shot of Robby in a copy of Muscle & Fitness to my friend and asked him how long it would take me to look just like Robby in that shot…

                He replied to me “about two years Giles”.

                MD Global Muscle Radio ep.40-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-MIKWx8sAcw&t=5319s

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Giles View Post

                  When I was 13, maybe 14 I showed a rear double bicep shot of Robby in a copy of Muscle & Fitness to my friend and asked him how long it would take me to look just like Robby in that shot…

                  He replied to me “about two years Giles”.
                  Lol, he was kidding you
                  http://betionastore.es/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Beti ona View Post

                    Lol, he was kidding you
                    Big time mate, but it got me training even harder!
                    MD Global Muscle Radio ep.40-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-MIKWx8sAcw&t=5319s

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Giles View Post

                      Big time mate, but it got me training even harder!
                      It worked by giving you hope, but then you could have a little disappointment with the final result
                      http://betionastore.es/

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                      • #12
                        When I was starting out I wanted to look like Matt Hughes from the UFC. I cringe at guys who are just starting saying they want to be pros. That said, maybe 1 in 1000 guys who dream of being pro make it, but basically 0 make it who think its impossible.

                        So if I started today, I'd probably have settled for mens physique.

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                        • #13
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                          Backstage at my first show. Won straight firsts. Prepped & trained myself. No cardio, no diuretics.

                          Originally posted by Beti ona View Post

                          It worked by giving you hope, but then you could have a little disappointment with the final result
                          Hope is a powerful motivator Beti.

                          And by the time I competed some 14-15 years later & won my first show, no, I wasn’t disappointed at all by the final result.

                          By then I had more knowledge and certainly wasn’t feeling conned being told when I was a child by another child I could look like Robby if I trained for two more years.

                          MD Global Muscle Radio ep.40-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-MIKWx8sAcw&t=5319s

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                          • #14
                            Well, without hope no achievement would be possible.

                            You got an ultra defined and hard look.

                            I wanted to look like Mark Dugdale or Lee Priest, lol

                            No, I was not disappointed because little by little I understood the reality and the probabilities, but if someone had told me that by trying hard I could achieve it, I don't know if I would have been upset. I do not like to be fooled.
                            http://betionastore.es/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Giles View Post
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                              Backstage at my first show. Won straight firsts. Prepped & trained myself. No cardio, no diuretics.



                              Hope is a powerful motivator Beti.

                              And by the time I competed some 14-15 years later & won my first show, no, I wasn’t disappointed at all by the final result.

                              By then I had more knowledge and certainly wasn’t feeling conned being told when I was a child by another child I could look like Robby if I trained for two more years.
                              Damn impressive Giles. You look great and your color may e some of the best I've seen.

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