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    Mr Olympia 1980 ???

    Guys, I am one of the biggest Arnold fans - beleive me, I worship the guy to bits !!! However I was watching my 'Total rebuild' video the other day and couldn't help but think maybe he got lucky winning the title in 1980, looking at the line up, there were at least 2 or maybe 3 guys that seemed in better shape than him 'Tom Platz' for one was absoulutely shredded, I just can't help but think, maybe he won because Arnold is indeed the pinnacle of bodybuilding and the hype of him returning after 5 years was built up that much that he won the title before he even got on stage ! His abs and obliques were very thin and his back was nothing like the old days or compared to some others stood next to him.

    Anyone else got any thoughts ?

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    I totally agree, he won because he was Arnold and beacuse he was back, not because of his physique....the pumping iron arnold would have kicked the total rebuil arnolds a$$!

    As for Tom Platz, he never won a pro show because the rest of his body never caught up with his legs (I'm not saying he didn't have a great physique!!!), but there were others in that line up that deserved to win more then Arnold

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    Glad Im not on my own Bor !!!

    Can you imagine if he had come 2nd or 3rd, it would have ruined him and I am sure Joe Weider just wouldn't have let this happen.

    If you ask me, his posing was rushed too and his confidence was diminished (although he did admit this), also during his pose down he didn't do one single lat spread !!!

    I agree about Platz, but there was definately better conditioned bods up there than Arnolds !

    Sorry Arnold :-(

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    I agree, he would have looked like a complete fool!

    If I was the judge I would've given him 1st also even if he didn't deserve it, I bet he only came there because Joe Weider made him come, in an attempt to promote the sport and make more $$$

    Didn't notice the lat spread thing though...

    And don't get me wrong, Arnold is the man

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    I thought it was close, but **** it I liked Arnold more.

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    arnold is crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    arnold is crap


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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    arnold is crap


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    you all know its true..

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    Ronnie rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    you all know its true..
    It's ok to be mad, youre a fan of the Seminoles.

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