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BendtheBar 07-27-2011 03:33 PM

Muscle Building Expectations
Muscle Building Expectations

This thread will include a listing of heights, weights and images for natural bodybuilders and fitness models. It is meant to build some perspective as to what is possible.

All listed weights are competition weights.

Height 5'2"

Shaun Clarida - 5'2", 130-135

Height 5'6"

Dave Pownall - 5'6", 156

Height 5'8"

Delbert Hickman - 5'8", 178

Daniel Grissom - 5'8", 180

Height 5'9"

Philip Ricardo Jr. - 5'9", 180

Joe Ohrablo (Mr. NC) - 5'9", 183

Phil Placko - 5'9", 165-170

Height 5'10"

Layne Norton - 5'10.5", 190

Second pic is me and Layne.

Kyle Grffin (Big55 here on the forum) - 5'10.5", 175

Height 6'2"

Brad Borland - 6'2", 205-210

BendtheBar 07-27-2011 03:46 PM

Will be adding pictures to the initial thread...

Fazc 07-27-2011 04:12 PM

Excellent thread to have a realistic visual target. When the genetic potential threads pop up sometimes the numbers can be disappointing, but this clearly shows the full picture.

BendtheBar 07-27-2011 04:24 PM

Shaun Clarida is my personal favorite. He looks like he weighs 200.

BendtheBar 07-27-2011 04:41 PM

Height 6'0"

Cliff Wilson - 6'0", 170

BendtheBar 07-27-2011 04:45 PM


Me @ 5'10" 275.

An example of a fat man's arm size. My arms are about 1.5 to 2 inches smaller when at 200-210 pounds.

Fazc 07-27-2011 04:52 PM

Some 50/60's bodybuilders, typically not as lean as you'd get today which is why they'd weigh a little more.

Grimek: Height 5'8''. Weight 195lbs

Reg Park: 6'1'' 220lbs

Irvin Zabo Koszewski: 5'10'' 185lbs

Jack Delinger: 5'10'' 195lbs

Steve Reeves: 6'1' 215lbs


Clarence Ross: 6' 200lbs

dmaipa 07-27-2011 04:54 PM

a thread of jackness!

MikeC 08-19-2011 09:24 AM

Wow! Just noticed this. Thanks.

Off Road 08-19-2011 10:41 AM

Cool thread. I'd like to see more pics of comparisons at contest shape and off season shape.

The reason for this is simple. All new lifters see those pics at contest shape and they can be deceptive. The muscles 'pop' with the low bodyfat and they are swelled up, have good lighting, etc.

When new guys see pics of them in the off season, then they suddenly don't want to train like them because they aren't 'jacked.' They need to see the phases that these guys go through to understand proper training methods.

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