Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ideal Physique

Steve Reeves, who competed in body building in the 40's and 50's was probably the ultimate body builder from the pre-anabolic steroid era. He tweaked the calculations used by the Victorians slightly whereby for his perfect symmetry, the calves, neck and biceps should be the same circumference, the chest should be twice the thigh and the waist double the neck. Although I can't verify this last ratio, his measurements satisfied the other criteria for what he considered the ideal body.
For me ideal.
Neck 16
Calf 16
Bicep 16
Chest 42
Thigh 21
Waist 32
Neck 16
Calf 16
Bicep 14.5
Chest 40
Thigh 22.75
Waist 33
I will take measurement tonight to find out how far I have gotten in the past 9-13 months.
Re-watching Thor last night inspired me to start lifting weights again. I have not done it since late August. Chris Hemsworth is only 3 months older than me.

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