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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Obese Bodybuilders
This photo was probably taken pre-Mr. Olympia contest in 1973 or 1974. Schwarzenegger either never allowed photos taken of himself when he was out of shape or he was never that out of shape. There are photos of many modern bodybuilders weighing over 300 pounds doing guest posing appearances and looking as obese as they are muscular. It seems that although bodybuilders in the past did “bulk up” they didn’t do it to such a degree that they could be mistaken as fat while wearing clothes. Also, whatever top bodybuilders are taking these days seems to obscure facial definition making their faces appear fat even when they have below 10% body fat. Arnold always had chiseled lean facial features which didn’t hurt his movie career.