Fuck getting shredded!
Two extremes, imo nether are ideal. On a side note, 3x Britain's strongest man and worlds strongest world competitor Glenn Ross lives a down the road from me, at 36st, functional is not the word i would use to describe him...Obese is the word i would use...https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... 7uXOj6Z85Q
Imo the bodybuilder/strongmen from the 40s and 50s possessed what would be considered the best of both worlds. They weren't "shredded" (well, Vince Gironda and Chuck Sipes were), but they were lean and muscular, moreover, they were not only bodybuilders, they strongmen and all round great athletes. Pound for pound these guys were much much stronger than today's steroid/growth hormone infused druggies.
There were many greats at that time, but my favorite BB/strongman/athlete of all (and many have argued the greatest BB of all time) was the late great Steve Reeves...https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... YF3T8acUor
This man was not only a tremendous bodybuilder, but he was also a good gymnast, boxer, horseman and strongman, he could clean 275lbs from his knees and lift 230lb men of the ground with his teeth...to name but a few, oh and he was 100% natural!