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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2006, 12:49:50 AM »
cmon..

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2006, 01:43:24 AM »
Not really.  Arnold had standout biceps and chest.

okay, Arnold is like a lighter version of Gunter with a bigger chest. Is that Better? They still have almost identical structure and muscle shape.













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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2006, 02:09:02 AM »
arnold didnt have to have a great back or 32" quads 30 years ago, they werent the standards and the drugs have taken the competitors to a whole new level. Its unfair to compare the standards of today to those of over 30 years ago
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2006, 02:10:00 AM »
That's right- check out the lack of taper on Arnold as compared with Mentzer- likewise with Gunter.

The two have very similiar structures. Flat tris in the side chest, cut quads but not so great sweep, high peaked biceps, massive chests, wide waists, sloping delts in the crab most muscular.

No, Arnold didn't need 32" quads 30 years ago, and it probably is unfair to compare the bodybuilders across different eras. However, a raw comparison can still be drawn- ignoring all 'could have should have would haves'

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2006, 06:31:37 AM »
In my opinion, setting bias aside, I still gotta go with Arnold. His physique is very pleasing to look at. Frank's is like, "Man! That guy is jacked!" while Arnold's is like, "Man! That's what I wanna look like!"

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2006, 06:54:47 AM »
Crazy small waist... what you guys think his waist measured in this picture?


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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2006, 07:04:03 AM »
Crazy small waist... what you guys think his waist measured in this picture?


34? He had a wide-waist and is sucking it in at the most favorable angle.

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2006, 07:10:35 AM »
id say about 34", he was wide across the hips but flat, if he had narrow hips then he could have had 31-32
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2006, 07:46:55 AM »
If i had a goal for arm size this would be it.

Funny I would have thought your goal would be to fit that microphone in your mouth.  :P
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2006, 07:51:14 AM »
Looks like Mentzer must have taught Dorian how to do Ab/thigh pose.
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2006, 07:51:49 AM »
I think a better comparison would have been Frank vs Sergio. But we all know that Sergio blows him out of the water and that Arnold already beat Sergio. This should end this debate.
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2006, 07:56:02 AM »
Funny I would have thought your goal would be to fit that microphone in your mouth.  :P
No ive already reached that goal. i just need bigger biceps now.

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2006, 07:59:25 AM »
The pictures of Arnold that are routinely used to show how good he was are either black and white, close up, or just overall better quality and so they heavily work in his favour.  Seems as though some aren't quick to point that out though (intentionally I'm sure).

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2006, 08:02:27 AM »
Who could ever match such a perfect beast?

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2006, 08:14:47 AM »
Looks like Mentzer must have taught Dorian how to do Ab/thigh pose.

That's probably the first time I've seen a pic of Arnold doing an abs and thighs shot too.

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2006, 08:31:31 AM »
Matt, don't compare Frank to Sergio like you did before. Frank as big as he is doesn't have the shape Sergio had.
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2006, 08:33:49 AM »
i have NEVER seen a picture of arnold doing a back lat spread. i dont think any exist! does anyone have one to post?

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2006, 08:40:33 AM »
Frank all the way !!!!!!!

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2006, 08:41:53 AM »
 :o

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2006, 08:42:45 AM »
I am to Frank what Jumpstart is to Stan  ;D

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2006, 12:01:25 PM »
i have NEVER seen a picture of arnold doing a back lat spread. i dont think any exist! does anyone have one to post?

I got a couple more.
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2006, 12:53:34 PM »
the mags (FLEX) ;D love to flood articles about Arnold chest...etc. all his great front shots, and they are great. But just because they ignore the back, doesnt mean you should forget about it...and if you do take a look at the back...it's NOT as good as the front.

All in all, both have similarities, and both have flaws.
It's almost like saying do you like the 70's Mustang? or the 2002 Edition?
They're both good, I just tend to stay away from the Arnold nuthuggers.
People tend to forget that ACTING made ARNOLD, not bodybuilding. People tend confuse his popularity, with his physique. (they're 2 different things)

I just think as a consequence of his acting shedding light on the bodybuilding world in the late 70's, the Weiders saw a great opportunity and started to put arnold left and right in the mags. issue after issue, even to this day he has some article related to him each month.
Just alot of well-thought marketing, so when you think of Arnold as a bodybuilder, figure out how much he really amounts to if he didnt become a hollywood star?

anyways, just my 2-cents....oh yeah, I pick Arnold, because McGrath has yet to start his career in the pro's (figuratively speaking)

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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2006, 01:10:35 PM »


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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2006, 01:12:12 PM »




 ;D

Frank shouldn't try Sergio's victory pose. He doesn't have the lats or the waist-shoulder ratio to pull it off.
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Re: Frank McGrath or Arnold?
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2006, 01:13:25 PM »
Frank shouldn't try Sergio's victory pose. He doesn't have the lats or the waist-shoulder ratio to pull it off.
it just doesnt look good.