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    Who is your hero (bodybuilding)

    Who do you want to model yourselves after?
    Due to my size and body type, mine is definitely Franco Columbu. I have all his books. I have no idea how long it will take to emulate him, but I'm working on it. I'd move to any part of the country just to get trained by somebody who knew him!
    I want to know who everybody else looks to, Ladies as well.

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    Frank Zane, Bob Paris. Symmetry and proportion are my goals.

    I just never have gotten into the blown-out look of some of today's giants. More power to them, though, it's what they like. There sure seems to be a market for it.

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    big kev

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    HHH all the way

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    Hey guys call me an old foggie, but I think that Lou Faringno will always be my hero. must be the years of watchin the Incredible Hulk.... I think he and Arnold brought BBing out into the open and made it the sport that it is today. JMO.

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    arnolds success is definately first on my list. but as far as looks go, i like the freaks, ronnie, dorian, matarazzo. the bigger the better.

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    My favorites are Arnold and Dorian Yates. They are the best bodybuilding ever had.IMO

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    Lee Priest, just cause he is my height and he still is HUGE... Shawn Ray has an amazing body after all these years... Tommu Thorvildsen because his body is amazing and he is from my motherland... and Cutler because he has got EVERYTHING going for him...

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    Bob Paris.....not only was he a great bodybuilder, but he also had the guts to say what he thought and be open about who and what he was.

    Good man.

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    Arnold Swarzenegger and Lee Haney.

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    Lou Ferrigno, but unfortunately I am a few inches shorter than he is so I will never be the beast that he was.

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    Originally posted by ironmike7000
    Arnold Swarzenegger and Lee Haney.
    Ditto.....Arnold for what he did for the sport and Lee cause he is the best of all time.

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    I wish i can have Jean claude van dammes (even though hes not a bodybuilder) symmetry and look how he looked in kickboxer he was shredded in that movie.....He has a awesome body

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    The only man to ever defeat Arnold for the Mr. O...Sergio Oliva.

    His wheels aren't the best...but back then nobody had really good legs.

    I think this pose is one of the best I've ever seen.
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    1993 FLEX WHEELER!!!

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    i admire lee priest not just because of this body but because he says what is on his mind and doesn't bitch about his placings. as for character it would be gunter schlierkamp he is really a nice guy.

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    blue collar worker ..... dorian .

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    I would say Hulk Hogan...all the colmans are huge but where will they be at fifty...dont get me wrong i would love to look like any of them...but im talking long term.

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    Arnold, the one and only as lifetime inspiration and Dorian for being scientific about training...

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    gotta say arnie one this one. i have his book and i read it all the time. he was amazing for his time. he's one hella of guy too

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    Originally posted by Sicilian30
    Hey guys call me an old foggie, but I think that Lou Faringno will always be my hero. must be the years of watchin the Incredible Hulk.... I think he and Arnold brought BBing out into the open and made it the sport that it is today. JMO.
    My vote is with you bro. Gotta go with Lou!

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    lee haney

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    Originally posted by shonuff
    lee haney
    Good man he was....a real pro, and worked hard for his place in history. I also admire him for his Christian family values. He is not afraid to profess Jesus as his Savior.

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    Arnold and Frank Zane

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    What? No one said Bill Pearl? Wow....

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    Me too, me too! I wanna look like BigKev! I'll be damn happy the day I look like BigKev!

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    Arnold and Tommi Thorvildsen.

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    Arnold is Great. Lou is Great. Frank Zane is Great. Franco looked up to Bill Pearl, Bob Paris, and Sergio Oliva(he noted Sergio as the perfect bodybuilder-thanx for the pic, Dizzy, I've never seen that one). Gunter is definitely one of the best guys you could ever meet.
    I've watched Pumping Iron I & II more than 100 times, and I'd be a fool not to ad Ed Corney to the list!
    As for the girls- Rachel Mc Lish is top choice for sex-sellers,
    but for the hardcore Irongirls- Carla Dunlap and Bev Francis were definitely a fierce beginning.

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    My fav has to be aron maddron(sp?). When I met him at the arnold classic, he gave me the best advice that anyone could-Train hard and get freaky!

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    anyone else?

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    Jose Raymond, Scott Klein and Paul Demayo

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    Another of my favorites is Gladys Portugues from Pumping Iron II. I don't know if she ever won any titles, but she co-wrote Superpump with Corrie Everson. ..

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    Lou Ferrigno made me want to start BB watching the Incredible Hulk reruns when I was little. Watching the Strongman I'm a big Svend Karlson fan who was a pro BB & now a strongman champ, that's my inspiration today...

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    franco, perfect build 5'6" 199 contest.
    and he lifted more then arnold
    deads at 750 is even hard to hit with
    todays standards of stacks

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    score 1 for franco!

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    I defenetly have to say franco he is and allways will be the man. I train to be as big and strong as him. Does any one know his cycel?

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    Francois or Yates

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    Kevin Levrone is one of my fav's.

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