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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2008, 08:32:29 AM »

AAU,NABBA VICTOR TERRA 5'5 200/210 AWESOME,AND ALL THE GUYS ABOVE ARE GREAT TOO....
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2008, 11:51:47 AM »

AAU,NABBA VICTOR TERRA 5'5 200/210 AWESOME,AND ALL THE GUYS ABOVE ARE GREAT TOO....

Big man, relatively unknown, due to NABBA not being featured much in media.

Very young here, he could've done damage in IFBB:

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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2008, 01:42:49 AM »

Platz, Padilla, Labrada, Gaspari and Dickerson.

Honorable mention to Franco for arguably the best chest and back on any short man ever.


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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2008, 02:04:51 AM »

Whats Platz's height? 5'7" ? 
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2008, 02:19:10 AM »

Whats Platz's height? 5'7" ? 

5'7" - 5'8".

Borderline short man, you could say.
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« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2008, 07:24:11 AM »

5'7" - 5'8".

Borderline short man, you could say.
NOT SHORT AS PADILLA,LEG SIZE GAVE ILLUSION OF BEING SHORTER.
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« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2008, 10:20:31 AM »

5'7" - 5'8".

Borderline short man, you could say.

Then Shawn Ray is also short. And Bannout, Gaspari, etc. Short is 5'4"/5'5", IMO.
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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2008, 06:25:07 PM »

Then Shawn Ray is also short. And Bannout, Gaspari, etc. Short is 5'4"/5'5", IMO.

Sean Rey is 5'5 MAX, in case you have never seen him in person. He is a midget.

Whats Platz's height? 5'7" ? 
Platz is 5'7 max.

Platz, Padilla, Labrada, Gaspari and Dickerson.

Honorable mention to Franco for arguably the best chest and back on any short man ever.

Gaspari does not qualify as short at 5'8, maybe a bit taller even.

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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2008, 10:15:32 PM »

Then Shawn Ray is also short. And Bannout, Gaspari, etc. Short is 5'4"/5'5", IMO.

Fair enough. Someone like a Platz or Gaspari just looked shorter than most BBers to me, which is why I included them.
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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2008, 12:29:26 AM »

Ray appears to be same height as Gaspari, or slightly shorter. Definitely taller than Labrada by couple of inches, he appears 5'7" ish.
Anyway, I wouldnt put Ray, Gaspari nor Platz in the "short" category.
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« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2008, 07:06:18 AM »

I thought Shawn was 5,5 also. I'd have to go with Labrada. Then Padilla. Brisbois and Pastel often get overlooked. i think also Benfatto is pretty short and he was amazing at one point.
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« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2008, 09:24:15 PM »

Ray appears to be same height as Gaspari, or slightly shorter. Definitely taller than Labrada by couple of inches, he appears 5'7" ish.
Anyway, I wouldnt put Ray, Gaspari nor Platz in the "short" category.

I have trained with Gaspari (OK, I spotted Rich...LOL), and seen have SR numerous times in person.


Gaspari is at least 2-3 inches taller than SR. Im 5'7, I am taller than SR, and Gaspari is taller than me.
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« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2008, 03:18:24 PM »

dickerson never gets his fair vote. i think that their isnt alot of good pics of him if you have seen some contest photos with him platz and zane he was only 180 but he carried alot of muscle in excellant condition. columbu in 75  and 76 was really awsome. labrada was the best moderan day short man he was one of a few who were able to actually win shows. he understand for him to win he had to be in perfect condition.
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« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2008, 03:35:39 AM »

Freddie o in the 1960s, Danny padilla in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Rich gaspari in the mid 1980s, and although he never did quiet get a Mr O title its hard to go past Shawn ray in the 1990s, todays top short bloke has to be Dexer Jackson with a few A/C titles and several o top 6 finals placings.
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« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2008, 04:22:57 AM »

Franco period
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« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2008, 04:44:14 AM »

Freddie o in the 1960s

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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2008, 01:12:41 PM »

I see where no one has said anything about the 1st and 2nd Mr. Olympia Larry Scott wasn't he only about 5'5", I see where they say he is 5'7" -5'8"...but he looks alot shorter than Harold Poole who was 5'10" back in 65 & 66.
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« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2008, 06:31:14 PM »

I see where no one has said anything about the 1st and 2nd Mr. Olympia Larry Scott wasn't he only about 5'5", I see where they say he is 5'7" -5'8"...but he looks alot shorter than Harold Poole who was 5'10" back in 65 & 66.
Larry Scott is 5'7, but I do not consider him one of the great short guys. Great arms and shoulders, but the rest is lacking.

Same with Freddy Ortiz, his legs were just too small, even for his era to be one of the greatest-if going on upper body alone Freddy is the man though.
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« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2008, 08:37:21 PM »

Well JohnnyV if winning two Olympias isn't good enough LOL then how about Tim Belknap 5'4" and quite massive for his time and size. Or how about the late Ron Tuefel? Both these guys were quite impressive.

Pete by the way I agree Larry as to be considered.
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« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2008, 10:09:43 PM »

Well JohnnyV if winning two Olympias isn't good enough LOL then how about Tim Belknap 5'4" and quite massive for his time and size. Or how about the late Ron Tuefel? Both these guys were quite impressive.

Pete by the way I agree Larry as to be considered.

Larry Scott won the first 2 O's, which only had 2 other competitors, so that does not qualify him in my book.

Tim Belknap was large, especially for his 5'4 height, but his blocky look takes him out of the running very easily.

Ron Tuefel, great BBer, but not one of the best in my book.

Freddy comes in before both Ron and Tim.
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« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2008, 05:29:56 PM »

I will agree that Freddy was a little monster.
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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2008, 04:55:59 AM »

Yes!




He sure did have some crazy coracobrachialis development.
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« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2008, 10:48:19 PM »

He sure did have some crazy coracobrachialis development.

Very complete arms, similar to Boyer Coe, without the extreme split peaks.
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« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2008, 09:30:51 AM »

Franco period

No, good but also over-rated and protected by Weider. Clearly undeserving of the 81 Olympia, and not the best-built guy in 76 either when alot of the top guys didn't enter the highly political Olympia. 81 is probably THE textbook example of Weider politics actually.

Ortiz had great arms, some of the best of the era along with Scott and Wayne.
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« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2008, 04:43:25 PM »

My vote goes to Padilla but not just for the best little guy but for one of the greatest of all time.
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