The is the “relaxed” pose. Even relaxed there are degrees of relaxation. Notice that Arnold’s quadriceps are flexed as are his calves. His abs are drawn in and flexed and his arm are not completely hanging relaxed. If you want to see Schwarzenegger completely relaxed, type in “Arnold Back Relaxed” in Built Report’s search bar and notice how his shoulders hang. These photos were taken at the 1975 Mr Olympia in Pretoria South Africa during the filming of Pumping Iron. There still is a relaxed pose in bodybuilding but it much less relaxed than it was in 1975. Imaginary lat syndromes abound in the relaxed posing round. If you don’t know what imaginary lat syndrome is watch the video below.
Below: Southern California’s Top Personal Trainer explains Imaginary Lat Syndrome