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Author Topic: The 90's were the golden age of bodybuilding.  (Read 9909 times)
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« on: January 07, 2013, 08:28:36 AM »

Never again will the IFBB have so much talent at one time.  Let's name some: Coleman, Yates, Ray, Wheeler, Levrone, Nasser, Cormier, Dillett, Jackson, etc.... even 2nd and 3rd tier pros like Gunter and Matarazzo, made more waves then today's losers.  Feel free to add more names to the list.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 08:31:03 AM »

Every generation says that.  You're getting old bro.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 08:32:52 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6yTRq_rJg4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6yTRq_rJg4</a>
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 08:34:28 AM »


The 2000's was the real golden age you will never see a freak like coleman dominate again.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 08:48:51 AM »

The 2000's was the real golden age you will never see a freak like coleman dominate again.
Coleman was at his best in the late 90's.  Who do we have today?  Heath?, Kai?, burnt-out Cutler?  Please.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 08:55:22 AM »

The 2000's was the real golden age you will never see a freak like coleman dominate again.

I think 90s were best considering competition and talent but early 2000s were exciting too. Internet made following bodybuilding easy and we still had Flex, Shawn and Kevin alongside Ronnie. When those guys retired Ronnie was basically pro bodybuilding for many years and when Ronnie retired we had nothing left. Dark ages since 2006...

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 08:58:08 AM »

I think 90s were best considering competition and talent but early 2000s were exciting too. Internet made following bodybuilding easy and we still had Flex, Shawn and Kevin alongside Ronnie. When those guys retired Ronnie was basically pro bodybuilding for many years and when Ronnie retired we had nothing left. Dark ages since 2006...


I agree.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 09:00:24 AM »

Noone in the 90s came even close. Get over it, bitter old fart Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 09:05:02 AM »

Noone in the 90s came even close. Get over it, bitter old fart Roll Eyes


Im talking about the amount of quality pros. Sure Heath and Kai are good, but who else? Im only 31 retard  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 09:26:20 AM »

Kai has really pushed the envelope

That's a very developed, massive back, also the legs are huge and the hams(viewed from the side) alone are the size of some peoples legs

Arms and delts also, but nowdays with the oil...

Heath lacks width, but I suppose he is the best there is ATM
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 09:30:18 AM »

Noone in the 90s came even close. Get over it, bitter old fart Roll Eyes



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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 10:31:14 AM »

Every generation says that.  You're getting old bro.

This. Number one sign of getting old is nostalgic exaggeration.

Same shit with people complaining about Getbig all the time. Get over it and live in the moment a little!
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 11:55:15 AM »

Im talking about the amount of quality pros. Sure Heath and Kai are good, but who else? Im only 31 retard  Grin

Solid argument. I agree. Cedric deserves to be mentioned.. and Dexter.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 11:57:08 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 11:58:29 AM »

The 1950's were the golden age of bodybuilding, the 1990's were the golden years of everything else.
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 12:31:50 PM »

I was fortunate to see a few shows in the 90's.

1988, 1990, 1993, 1994 Olympias
1989 (first), 1994, 1995 Arnold Classics
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 12:41:16 PM »

For Galeniko's post.

1. Kevin is too old to compete now and it would make no sense to try. He's closing 50.
2. Jp Fux had a few good showings like 1997 Olympia where he was seventh. I think he had more potential that he ever showed on stage.
3. Ruhl was more like 2000s guy. I think he alongside with Dexter made the most gains and improved for many years. Too bad all the injuries piled up.
3. Nasser back's wasn't elite but it was still good. He had great overall package and was one the best for many years.
4. I think Shawn had plenty of muscle. 215 with that height. He wasn't small by any means.
5. Matarazzo really couldn't hang with the pro's of that era. His biggest achievement was beating Flex as an amateur. So I agree with you Galeniko. Although he was ninth in 1998 at the O.

6. Dillet's posing was awful. He couldn't do the back poses right so it always made his back look much worse than it was.
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 06:09:26 PM »

This. Number one sign of getting old is nostalgic exaggeration.

Same shit with people complaining about Getbig all the time. Get over it and live in the moment a little!

you think bodybuilding is better today?

what about movies and music?  do you prefer jersey shore or seinfeld?

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 08:21:57 PM »

Never again will the IFBB have so much talent at one time.  Let's name some: Coleman, Yates, Ray, Wheeler, Levrone, Nasser, Cormier, Dillett, Jackson, etc.... even 2nd and 3rd tier pros like Gunter and Matarazzo, made more waves then today's losers.  Feel free to add more names to the list.  Tongue

I agree...even the 80'sa guys were really good.....the 4th 3rd and 4th tier guys back in the 80's and 90's would blow away todays guys.....The Weiders wouldnt have even let today's guys compete
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 09:05:15 PM »

the 90s were more entertaining, that's for sure.

these days everybody looks the same. back in '96'97 it was a big deal when levrone put on 15lbs of muscle.... now it's routine. the "specialness" or whatever you want to call it is gone. it seems wayyyy easier these days. take a guy with good genetics, add in 2-3g test, plus 1-2g more other shit, and as much cheap chinese $1.2/iu gh as you can afford and everybody looks the same.

the 'freak-factor' is gone.... everybody's a freak.
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 09:06:56 PM »

  Yeah they were
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 09:31:11 PM »

70's were cooler.

80's were much nicer.

90's were crazy big cool.

2000's were rude.

2010's starting sort of boring.
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 09:40:44 PM »

2020 will not be a good year for humanity or bodybuilding for that matter
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 09:43:28 PM »

2020 will not be a good year for humanity or bodybuilding for that matter

hahahaha     You might be right.
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 11:05:48 PM »

you know...i just cant imagine 10-15 yrs from now talking about how great the current crop of pros are. im always going to remember the 90's  Cool branch and cutler winning top shows??? puuuuhlease....
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