Do you think it’s better to be strong but not necessarily look it, or to look strong but not be as strong as you look? My friend and I disagree on this issue. Thanks Joe.
As you may or may not know, I originally come from a weightlifting background and then fell in love with bodybuilding a few years later. So, for me, being as strong as you look is crucial to being a true physique man. I don’t see much use to muscles that are big and showy, but aren’t good for much else.
That being said, however, I don’t really find the concept of being very strong but not having a physique to match too appealing. I suppose then, that it’s a bit of both for me. I think it’s best to be big and strong, not one or the other.
Then again, if you train using the Weider Principles and truly dedicate yourself to the task, you can’t help but get both. To my mind the only way to train is for both virtues, and they are actually very compatible. After all, just look at so many of histroy’s great bodybuilders, from John Grimek to Reg Park to Franco Columbu and Ronnie Coleman – all were among the strongest men of their days, and had the best physiques around. So, go for both.