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    Sergio Oliva's ARMS!

    I saw this pic on bb.com, and for the first time ever, my jaw dropped.

    Those arms are unbelievable.


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    Pretty wicked I believe he got shot in one of his arms later on in life.

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    They almost look chopped.

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    Now you know whay they called him "The Myth". The guy was years ahead of his time.

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    If he did get shot in the arm.. I feel sorry for the bullet! Arms are amazing

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    One of my favourite BB of all time. He was one of my inspirations when I first started training many years ago. Ive acually read interviews with him discussing his diet and he claims he eats whatever he wants and has no set diet His genetics and intense training keep him in shape.

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    Holy cow, now there arms...

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    he had a really thick chest too

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    yea he said he stopped training his arms cuz they were gettn to big...wish i had that problem...but now he is back on em hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish&Andy View Post
    I saw this pic on bb.com, and for the first time ever, my jaw dropped.

    Those arms are unbelievable.

    those are some guns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish&Andy View Post
    I saw this pic on bb.com, and for the first time ever, my jaw dropped.

    Those arms are unbelievable.







    wow!!

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    Does anyone know the size of those bad boys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnutz View Post
    Does anyone know the size of those bad boys?
    I read an interview he had done and he said at his prime the biggest measurement of his arms were 22 3/4...what a beast!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireGuy1 View Post
    Now you know whay they called him "The Myth". The guy was years ahead of his time.
    Wasnt he called that because he was the only guy ever to have legs bigger than his waist?

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    yeah i heard to get arms that big his secret was that he ate to cubans before he left cuba for the states and his arms just grew lol

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    thats amazing

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    And to think he never had a proper diet...haha but seriously unbelievable

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    haaaaayyyyyyllllll yeah dude. oly lifter turned bodybuilder. this guy was a sucessful lifter for cuba. what an athletic specimen!!!!

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    Try doing his overhead arm pose and watch how quickly your arms dissapear. Lee can pull it off, but I'm guessing you need to be rockin 20" plus to do it.

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    Sergio has one of the best builds of all time.

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    haha awesome

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    He was shot in the left delt. You can see the scar. The 9mm round pierced the skin but when it saw the dense muscle it did an about face and decided to get the F out of there. lol.

    I'm not sure about the shot in the arm but in 1986 he was shot 5 times by his wife at the time.

    --Sprint

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    its crazy to have that mass, yet still have a peak on your bi's

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    I think he was on Synthol to have arms lke those.

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    Bet he ripped alot of t-shirt arms

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    Big dude...all the way big dude...

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    wow huge arms

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    nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerliftmike View Post
    Wasnt he called that because he was the only guy ever to have legs bigger than his waist?
    I think Tom Platz was the first to have legs bigger than waist. Sergio was known for having arms that were bigger around than his head.

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    beast from back in the day. I saw that someone said he might have gotten shot in the arm.... I bet the bullet didnt even penetrate!

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    Not only do the arms go away in the victory pose but to be able to have a massive chest in the pose is out there.

    Sergio at his prime would not look out of place at the olympia today

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    Repost from another thread seems to fit here


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    was not shot in the arm took the majority of it to the abdomen and the doctors said his muscle tissue was so thick it saved his life. Sergio is a good guy with a great personality he is a personal friend and is an older dude already but still a champ at heart. He would tell me when he first came to chicago from cuba he was working at a factory that was using molds for some sort of manufacturing and he was faster then everybody because he would deadlift these 600lb metal molds off the line like nothing. LOL he told the story better obviously.

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    He should've won alot more than he did, he was ahead of his time!

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    big rivalry between him and arnold and there was quite a bit of politics involved. His latest book which he explains about it really goes off on arnold.

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    I don't exactly know why they called him the myth whether because of his legs or arms but in an interview he said his protein intake per meal was only 40 gr. Now if this is true, we have to correlate his incredible physique to presense of incredible genes I guess... I doubt he ate more than 6-7 meals a day and the supplement industry back in his day was nowhere close to where it stands today, obviously. He must have been juiced up to the bone throughout his career without a doubt but who wasn't really?

    To me, he was the non-Aryan counterpart of Arnold of the golden age period... To make the long conversation short, Sergio was a precious gift to the global BB society as well as to Cuba...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chi View Post
    big rivalry between him and arnold and there was quite a bit of politics involved. His latest book which he explains about it really goes off on arnold.
    From boy to man: over a 40-year period, Arnold Schwarzenegger went from being an 18-year-old kid with a dream to Mr. Olympia to Hollywood megastardom to the governorship of California. Close friend Albert Busek was there every heady step of the way. This is his story of that incredible journey

    Flex, May, 2005 by Peter McGough


    From your perspective, tell us about the rivalry between Arnold and Sergio Oliva.

    When Arnold entered his first Olympia [1969] against Sergio, the reigning champ, he felt he could beat him. But on the day, Sergio won. And that was OK. Sergio was a freak of nature with his 27" waist, massive thighs and 21" arms--he was unbelievable. Arnold accepted it like an athlete, and again took that defeat as motivation to come back even better the next year. Of course, in 1970, Arnold defeated Sergio, and then never lost another contest. When Sergio lost to Arnold again at the 1972 Olympia in Essen, Germany, it caused a lot of controversy. All I have to say is that bodybuilding is a sport that is decided by a judging panel. You have to make that judging panel look upon you as a winner. Your every action onstage must say "Hey! I'm the winner!" You have to employ strategy to pull that off--Arnold did that, Sergio didn't.

    In their battles, I wouldn't say Arnold tricked Sergio, but he made him unsure of himself. In Essen, Sergio--as he had become famous for--pumped up backstage for an hour. He just grew before your eyes. I saw him and thought he was unbeatable. When he got onstage, the pump deflated and he shrank. The judges saw that. That was the wrong strategy for Sergio. In that respect, whatever you think of their physiques, Arnold was a much better competitor, a much better strategist, than Sergio.

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    Awesome arms!

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