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BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT on PBW
« on: March 20, 2011, 03:12:59 PM »
PBW Announcement - Episode #218
 
Branch Wins Again!  --  THE UK REPORT (Replay Now Available)    

Branch Picks up 5th Career Win.  Roelly lands in 2nd.  JOJ 3rd.

This Week on PBW:  The IFBB's Professional "European Tour" made a stop in London for the 2011 British Grand Prix, an event highlighted by Branch Warren's 5th career title (his first on Non-US soil) and Flex Lewis's return to the 202 Winners Circle.  The British GP "Post-Show" includes visits with various insiders, including PBW's London Correspondant Kris Gethin. -- This weeks report also takes a closer look at the current state of British bodybuilding: An inside look at UK bodybuilding in the "Post Dorian" era. -- Presented by MuscleTech, bodybuilding talk radio airs live on Mondays at 8pm ET.

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 03:37:19 PM »
Mr. Flex Lewis could be holding that trophy had he entered the Mens Open.

Check out the pic of the top 5... holding a lot of water, I tells ya...

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 08:39:01 AM »
nobody bothered bringing the top level conditioning to this show.  everyone was a water-y mess. 

Although even if Rockel or Rolly comes in completely dry, a 90% branch probably still beats them, so why bother?
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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 11:45:42 AM »
wow....................

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 12:29:34 PM »
lol  epic forearms on branch.

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 03:04:59 PM »
I love Flex's physique but he is too light to fight too thin to win in the open that's fo sho

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 03:30:45 PM »
Branch has a physique that will win every show - based upon BBing judging standards.

By "the eye", his physique was probably the least pleasing of everyone up there. 

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 10:53:27 AM »
Branch has a physique that will win every show - based upon BBing judging standards.

By "the eye", his physique was probably the least pleasing of everyone up there. 

this means in other words - there is something wrong with "judging standards"

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Re: BRANCH WINS AGAIN! -- THE UK REPORT (Monday on PBW)
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 11:28:48 AM »
this means in other words - there is something wrong with "judging standards"

There isn't and this has been covered before. If you give it to the guy who's got the best lines, then you don't have any standards to gauge by, since he's going to win every time as long as he doesn't look too out of shape. Guys like Branch would then have no reason to keep trying, since they're never going to look as good as guys like Flex Wheeler, no matter how good their conditioning and muscularity is.

The problem is the lack of quality competitors and the overuse of things like Synthol and Insulin, that's made most of today's pros look like crap compared to the top guys from the 90s, who are still the benchmark.

If there were new pros competing who looked like the top pros from the 90s, the judging criteria would favour them over guys like Branch, as long as they are in good conditioning.