Ive either traveled to every major IFBB show or watched its webcast for the last 4 years and there is a rediculous trend of bodybuilders winning shows based on their sponsor. Think that sounds fishy, Since MuscleTech has taken over as the head sponsor of the Olympia and the Arnold, 8 of the 10 winners were MuscleTech athletes. I understand that MuscleTech is a huge company and can afford to buy up all the trendy bodybuilders, but sone of their competitors win when they shouldnt. Darrem Charles has one of the LEAST proportionate bodies in the game. Im not saying he doesnt put on a good show, have good symmetry, or come in at least decent shape to most shows, but proportion isnt there. His legs are tiny and he has synthol arms (obvious based on the size of his forearms to bis/tri's)
James Lewis is another. He got 3rd at the last Olympia's 202 Showdown. Lewis has potential, but he and Kevin English were given HUGE gifts with their placements. David Henry won that show, hands down. But several judges had George Farah as high as 2nd and most at least 3rd, yet he ends up close to 5th. Lewis isnt that fantastic, but hes a trendy new guy. He should have fnished in the middle of the pack. But he just signed a $250k contract with Gaspari. That should have been 1. David Henry 2. George Farah ( HANDS DOWN) and 3. Kevin English or Horvath.
Guys like George Farah get the shaft all the time and its rediculous. He's got better symmetry, clarity and proportion than almost every 202 competitor. I saw George get screwed in the Lehigh Pro last year and the Europa this year. His lats cover the height of his physique, his skin is paper thin, he's stiated from tri's to glutes, and his waist is tighter than Keving English, Jason Arntz, and Charles Dixon.
I challenge all judges to man up and start judging shows based on the package that the bodybuilders bring, not their sponsor. Make these competitors enter shows having to fight for placing and diet hard without having the cushion of knowing theyll finish in the top of the pack regardless....
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