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    Default If Branch ever wins the Olympia

    I dont know how the BB will recover, even his apologists admit he isnt aesthetically appealing but lets not forget that BB is a pageant

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmister View Post
    I dont know how the BB will recover, even his apologists admit he isnt aesthetically appealing but lets not forget that BB is a pageant
    That's right it's a pageant and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    It will go on just like it always has.

    Simple as that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dre23 View Post
    It will go on just like it always has.

    Simple as that.
    End of thread!!!

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    ^^^^^^^Ditto^^^^^^^^^


    Now it is the end of the thread!

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    One word answer..............Yates.

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    He aint beating Phil.
    Last edited by Schmidy; 03-25-2012 at 12:30 AM.

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    I think Olympia has traditionally been about the biggest bodybuilder but I'm no expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by data View Post
    I think Olympia has traditionally been about the biggest bodybuilder but I'm no expert.
    Samir was not the biggest, or Dickerson certainly. Zane was seriously outmuscled by the other top contenders. Oliva lost to Arnold despite being significantly bigger pound for pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dre23 View Post
    It will go on just like it always has.

    Simple as that.
    by progressively marginalizing itself as an extreme sport in which a continually smaller percentage of the general population is interested. yes it will go on just like that.

    In the late 70's our top show was broadcast on network television sports broadcasts. Even as late as '86 and '87 our shows managed to get on ESPN. Now even our pro BB shows cannot even draw enough of an audience to make money for promoters. We have to package our shows with other pursuits like fitness, physique, bikini, et al to make events financially viable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LookImDancinCrazy! View Post
    Samir was not the biggest, or Dickerson certainly. Zane was seriously outmuscled by the other top contenders. Oliva lost to Arnold despite being significantly bigger pound for pound.
    This^^

    It is and always will be about aesthetics, and not about who is the biggest. It is the reason that Arnold won so many, and also the reason that Branch will not see one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmister View Post
    I dont know how the BB will recover, even his apologists admit he isnt aesthetically appealing but lets not forget that BB is a pageant
    Give the whole "I hate Branch" thing a rest. You havenst stopped since the Arnold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    It is and always will be about aesthetics, and not about who is the biggest. It is the reason that Arnold won so many
    sergio was infinitely more "aesthetic" than arnold.
    arnold knew the mind games and had the connections.
    not saying arnold didn't deserve it, but just comparing physique against physique, sergio had the upperhand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LookImDancinCrazy! View Post
    by progressively marginalizing itself as an extreme sport in which a continually smaller percentage of the general population is interested. yes it will go on just like that.

    In the late 70's our top show was broadcast on network television sports broadcasts. Even as late as '86 and '87 our shows managed to get on ESPN. Now even our pro BB shows cannot even draw enough of an audience to make money for promoters. We have to package our shows with other pursuits like fitness, physique, bikini, et al to make events financially viable.
    The 2001 Mr Olympia was shown on Fox Sports Net if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmister View Post
    I dont know how the BB will recover, even his apologists admit he isnt aesthetically appealing but lets not forget that BB is a pageant
    Just read that BB is about drugs so it is possible...

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    I would love Branch to win the O! Not saying the others don't bust their asses but Branch really does and overcomes many genetic disadvantages. I respect that. How could a person not respect that...and reward it. mrmister...you act like he sucks....If you win the Arnold classic.....there is no way in hell you could suck in any way shape or form...period...now the thread can end!
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    ^^^ This
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Bracewell View Post
    That's right it's a pageant and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    The beholder being the judges and I'm sure muscletech will do a GREAT job satisfying those beholders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by data4 View Post
    Give the whole "I hate Branch" thing a rest. You havenst stopped since the Arnold.
    reps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadsweep View Post
    I would love Branch to win the O! Not saying the others don't bust their asses but Branch really does and overcomes many genetic disadvantages. I respect that. How could a person not respect that...and reward it. mrmister...you act like he sucks....If you win the Arnold classic.....there is no way in hell you could suck in any way shape or form...period...now the thread can end!
    agree whole heartedly! these are the reasons i love Branch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Provo82 View Post
    agree whole heartedly! these are the reasons i love Branch!
    I am right there with you and Quad. I think the fact that he manages to constantly improve (something most guys at that level do not do) really helps him with the judges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadsweep View Post
    Not saying the others don't bust their asses but Branch really does
    what does screaming, abusing gym equipment, and ballistic ROM have in correlation with proportions and symmetry

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    Quote Originally Posted by data4 View Post
    I am right there with you and Quad. I think the fact that he manages to constantly improve (something most guys at that level do not do) really helps him with the judges.
    his 'best' was in '09

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmister View Post
    what does screaming, abusing gym equipment, and ballistic ROM have in correlation with proportions and symmetry
    it gets you neat shit like this...

    12asc-branch-win2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmidy View Post
    He aint beating Phil.
    No bodeh be beating PHIL!

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    i just want to step back and look at this from a more simple point of view...bodybuilding is like rock and roll. i heard perry farrell once say that as long as there are 2 kids in a garage playing guitars in hopes of getting laid, there will always be rock and roll. and the way i see it, as long as there is some 15 yr old kid somewhere out there in his parents basement, hitting the iron with the dream of getting big, there will be bodybuilding. all of us, who are already in the game...we may help shape it's current look...but i am far from worried about 'how BB will go on'. it will go on with us, without us or IN SPITE of us lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    The 2001 Mr Olympia was shown on Fox Sports Net if I remember correctly.
    Yeah except now it's 2012 so what's your point? Unfortunately the sport does not draw like it used to and its a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Milkshake View Post
    it gets you neat shit like this...

    12asc-branch-win2.jpg
    Yes hard work will get u shit like that, but not without lots of drugs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrynewyorker View Post
    Yes hard work will get u shit like that, but not without lots of drugs too.
    I dont think its so much being soley based on large quantitiies of drugs, I think its more like the right drugs, the right dosages, the right training, the right diet, the right genetics, the right person to set this in-motion.

    a big cock couldn't hurt either....bet it's chockful of testosterone.

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    Oh I agree on all you said. If I took 10,000 mg of test a week I wouldn't carry nearly the size branch does. But I'm sure his doses r not child's play. I remember reading Dorian took 10,000 mg of test e every week during the off season. Is that true I have no idea but I'm sure he took more than 800 mg a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrynewyorker View Post
    Oh I agree on all you said. If I took 10,000 mg of test a week I wouldn't carry nearly the size branch does. But I'm sure his doses r not child's play. I remember reading Dorian took 10,000 mg of test e every week during the off season. Is that true I have no idea but I'm sure he took more than 800 mg a week.
    i believe Dorian said that drug protocol was b.s. and he never took super high doses.

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    Yeah and Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds said they didn't take any drugs. And Clinton said he didn't inhale. Come on now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by data4 View Post
    I am right there with you and Quad. I think the fact that he manages to constantly improve (something most guys at that level do not do) really helps him with the judges.
    yeah this coupled with he never comes into a show flat(hes always bursting and round), conditioning is always great (somteimes he might be holding more water in lower back than other times but generally speaking legs are always dry as shit), and hes a big badass dense motherfucker

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    blah blah blah

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrynewyorker View Post
    Yes hard work will get u shit like that, but not without lots of drugs too.
    also one leg and a sob story
    Last edited by mrmister; 03-26-2012 at 02:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Milkshake View Post
    I dont think its so much being soley based on large quantitiies of drugs, I think its more like the right drugs, the right dosages, the right training, the right diet, the right genetics, the right person to set this in-motion.

    a big cock couldn't hurt either....bet it's chockful of testosterone.
    hes fortunate he reacts well to the drugs otherwise he would look like a bigger mess

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    if he turns up like this again he's beatable by more than just Branch again!! If hes off he gets exposed 4 being small and narrow, hes no differnt 2 anybody else, there all beatable!!

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    he wasnt winning this by a mile !!

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    Im not a Branch Fan but people forget how good he was in 09 and how much hes improved

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    the guy on the left has improved a little 2 lol

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    this is were phil looks weak arms above head

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    And strong here

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    But not so here, i no this was 09 and he was off/ill!!! But can happen again kai and jay making him look small !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmech View Post
    Im not a Branch Fan but people forget how good he was in 09 and how much hes improved
    he hasnt improved since '09 in fact I say hes declining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Bracewell View Post
    That's right it's a pageant and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    This.

    And therefore Branch would be just as worthy a champion as anyone.

    Someone said in one of the radio shows that Branch will show up in shape one year and everyone else will be off and there goes aesthetics out the window -- it will be granite condition for the win!

    I don't care who wins. A great show is what it's all about.
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