Originally Posted by smw356
Right but a athlete is performing. There's nothing athletic about putting on man-thong and strutting around a stage. When the muscle ceases to be functional as well as aesthetic (not that I'm saying modern bb'ers have any aesthetic whatsoever), there ceases to be anything athletic about it.
and I'm willing to be most world cup level soccer players can do pullups just fine.
I disagree. The bodybuilder's muscle is functional and aesthetic.
Functional: The purpose of the muscle is to move the body part ie. the arm. Not only can Jay lift his arm, he can do it with a truck load of weight on it.
Aesthetic: All pro bodybuilders are judged on the aesthetic nature of their body. You dont have asymmetrical body or chopstick legs.
Plus you can see the striations on the muscle. Who knew muscles can be shredded like that. Before the advent of modern bodybuiling, we only have one use for the phrase 'christmas tree'.