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Al-Gebra
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« on: November 14, 2007, 12:06:18 PM »



Thirdly and most importantly.  I AM NOT CHUNKY  roflmao!!!!!!  I wear a size 5 pant during contest season and a size 7 post contest.  I am 5'4" tall and weigh about 155 off season.  I am a bodybuilder with a 14" bicep, 29" quad, 40" chest, 36" hip and 27" waist.  I wouldn't consider myself "chunky"  Wink

think laura platz might more than give him a run for his money.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 12:08:00 PM »

I always get a chuckle when the lady has bigger quads then her man. Grin

I make fun of my friends for that too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 12:08:30 PM »

Arnold's quads 28"
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 12:09:53 PM »

Arnold's quads 28"

thank you . . . is what I thought. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 12:20:05 PM »


never mind.  apparently it was a typo. 

accidentally hit the 9 key when she meant to hit 3. 

happens all the time as they're right next to each other.

run along folks.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 02:40:48 PM »

think laura platz might more than give him a run for his money.
lol i was about to point out the same thing.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 03:13:29 PM »

I always get a chuckle when the lady has bigger quads then her man. Grin

I make fun of my friends for that too.

  You betrayed the movement, sport. Sad Angry

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 03:17:50 PM »

Arnold's quads were 43 inches
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 03:21:00 PM »

Arnold's quads were 43 inches

together.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 05:13:46 PM »

Even at 23", her thighs are pretty massive.  She is only three inches smaller than Sandow and Reeve's measurement.

Arnold's Top Form Measurements

   Height: 6 2
   Weight: 235 lbs.
   Chest: 57
   Waist: 34
   Biceps: 22
   Thighs: 28.5
   Calves: 20



Steve Reeves
His top form measurements were:

   Height: 6'1"
   Weight: 215lb
   Neck: 18 1/4
   Shoulder breadth:  23
   Chest: 52
   Waist: 29
   Biceps: 18
   Forearms: 14
   Wrists: 7
   Hips: 38
   Thigh: 26
   Calves: 18
   Ankles: 9

SANDOW'S MEASUREMENTS
At age 35 (1902)

   Height: 5'9 1/4"
   Weight: 202 lbs.
   Neck: 18"
   Chest: 48"
   Waist: 30"
   Biceps: 18 1/2"
   Forearm: 16 1/2"
   Wrists: 7 1/2"
   Hips: 42"
   Thigh: 26"
   Knee: 14"
   Calves: 18"
   Ankle: 8 1/2"


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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 05:29:14 PM »

Even at 23", her thighs are pretty massive.  She is only three inches smaller than Sandow and Reeve's measurement.



you must be new here . . . in the arvilla clan, truth is always a moving target.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2007, 10:30:38 AM »

you must be new here . . . in the arvilla clan, truth is always a moving target.  Wink

Ahhhh...didn't catch that it was Laura Lee's measurements.

Makes one wonder what top level female pros like Kyle and Cadeau's measure at.  They are so damn huge these days, they may actually surpass Arnold's 28.5" best thigh measurement.  Pretty sad!   Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2007, 10:34:06 AM »

pics of thighs please   
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2007, 11:02:02 AM »

   Height: 6 2
   Weight: 235 lbs.
   Chest: 57
   Waist: 34
   Biceps: 22
   Thighs: 28.5
   Calves: 20

now that right there is some funny shit.

arnold wasn't 6'2 ever. more like a whisker over 6'.

chest was never 57". that's just dumb.

bis were measured by arthur jones at '197/8" slightly pumped'(only verified time arnold's arms were measured accurately).

thighs were measured at 25.5" when he came to usa from austria BULKED and later at 26.5". arnold's legs looked bigger at times because of the condition they were in. now, i know the cellulite squad will say, 'but my thighs are...', but, well, i give you jaejonna after 16 weeks preparing for a contest 'spilled over a bit' for an example of the less deluded among you (at least he put it down).

calves 20"? Grin lol. refer chest measurement comment and add a few more 'dumb's. if that were true, proportioned to his thighs he would have legs like dorian yates with calf implants. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2007, 11:14:48 AM »

Hmmmmm, I would put Arnold at 6 foot 2 and would be astounded if his thighs were only 25.5" bulked !!
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2007, 11:42:08 AM »

Hmmmmm, I would put Arnold at 6 foot 2 and would be astounded if his thighs were only 25.5" bulked !!

Simply put, Arnolds legs werent anything impressive.. even for his time they were shite
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2007, 11:58:23 AM »

Simply put, Arnolds legs werent anything impressive.. even for his time they were shite


I bet you can find 5 other BBers from his time with better legs, hell make that 3 and Platz was not from his era so count him out...
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2007, 12:05:50 PM »


I bet you can find 5 other BBers from his time with beter legs, hell make that 3 and Platz was not from his era so count him out...

right off the top of my head?

1. viator

2. mentzer

3. padilla
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2007, 12:11:43 PM »

right off the top of my head?

1. viator

2. mentzer

3. padilla


First none of them were even competitive during Arnolds time (1970-1975) let alone had bigger or better legs. Arnold dwarfs all them but hey if you need some help getting atleast one guy I will give you Sergio Olivia, good luck finding anyone else even close to either of them.
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2007, 12:38:00 PM »

   Height: 6 2
   Weight: 235 lbs.
   Chest: 57
   Waist: 34
   Biceps: 22
   Thighs: 28.5
   Calves: 20

now that right there is some funny shit.

arnold wasn't 6'2 ever. more like a whisker over 6'.

chest was never 57". that's just dumb.

bis were measured by arthur jones at '197/8" slightly pumped'(only verified time arnold's arms were measured accurately).

thighs were measured at 25.5" when he came to usa from austria BULKED and later at 26.5". arnold's legs looked bigger at times because of the condition they were in. now, i know the cellulite squad will say, 'but my thighs are...', but, well, i give you jaejonna after 16 weeks preparing for a contest 'spilled over a bit' for an example of the less deluded among you (at least he put it down).

calves 20"? Grin lol. refer chest measurement comment and add a few more 'dumb's. if that were true, proportioned to his thighs he would have legs like dorian yates with calf implants. Roll Eyes

Source for the measurements is http://www.bodybuildinguniverse.com/arnold.htm and http://www.schwarzenegger.com/en/help/index.asp#0.  They are supposedly from Arnold's Education of a Bodybuilder book.

Makes you wonder if that is why they stopped providing measurements for competitors...they were fantasies created to make the competitors appear more impressive. 

Interesting to see that in the Wikipedia entry on him, someone puts Ronnie Coleman's measurements at:

Height: 180 cm (5 foot 11 inches)
Weight: 135 kg (296 lbs) (contest) | 147.5 kg (325 lbs) (off-season)
Arms: 61 cm (24")[4]
Chest: 147 cm (58")[5]
Thighs: 86 cm (34")

Anyone think that is accurate?
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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2007, 04:17:37 PM »

Here is a link to Youtube video of Ronnie in Korea - They measured his arm, chest and thigh in this video on 3:54:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iat1PigDzqc

Chest - 146 cm

Biceps - 55cm

Thigh - 84 cm

This was taken in 2004.
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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2007, 04:25:58 PM »

Nasser has huge quads


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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2007, 04:35:59 PM »

I think many of Arnold's measurements have always been exaggerated.  Don't get me wrong, he has been a very positive influence on BB.  I am 5'11" and have shaken hands with him.  We were eye to eye.  There is no way he is 6'2".  At his best his quads were maybe 27".  Quads and glutes were always is weakness.  He was a master at drawing attention away from his weaknesses and toward his many strengths.  None the less, he was great.
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2007, 07:02:34 PM »

he's slowly shrinking
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2007, 07:27:52 PM »

   Height: 6 2
   Weight: 235 lbs.
   Chest: 57
   Waist: 34
   Biceps: 22
   Thighs: 28.5
   Calves: 20

now that right there is some funny shit.

arnold wasn't 6'2 ever. more like a whisker over 6'.

chest was never 57". that's just dumb.

bis were measured by arthur jones at '197/8" slightly pumped'(only verified time arnold's arms were measured accurately).

thighs were measured at 25.5" when he came to usa from austria BULKED and later at 26.5". arnold's legs looked bigger at times because of the condition they were in. now, i know the cellulite squad will say, 'but my thighs are...', but, well, i give you jaejonna after 16 weeks preparing for a contest 'spilled over a bit' for an example of the less deluded among you (at least he put it down).

calves 20"? Grin lol. refer chest measurement comment and add a few more 'dumb's. if that were true, proportioned to his thighs he would have legs like dorian yates with calf implants. Roll Eyes

I think the Guiness Book of World Records lists Arnold at 6'1" and I think thats accurate
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