Creating A Bodybuilding Illusion

Would you explain to me exactly what your “creating an illusion” technique is all about? I just don’t understand any of it. I have skim read your writing for many years but I still don’t understand what you are all about Vince. Keep it simple and explain… please.

Few people have ideal proportions to begin with. Hold it! Let me rephrase that.

Only two perfect frames exist in bodybuilding. Cory Everson and Sergio Oliva. The rest of us have to make do with a less than perfect inheritance. If you are around the norm you will have shoulders that are too narrow, biceps that are too short, hips that are too wide etc., etc. My methods of “creating an illusion” are designed to make an average person as near to an Oliva or an Everson as is humanly possible.

In other words, putting muscle where it counts. It’s all in my book “Unleashing the Wild Physique” (you can get a copy at your local library) but basically I believe in adding to shoulder width, pectoral width and lat width, while decreasing the waist and hips as much as possible. Using exercises that build overall (random) mass will not improve your appearance. In fact if your choice of exercises are like most bodybuilders you will end up with a bunched-up look that will only impress a set of scales! You sure won’t look like any “wild physique.”

(Musclemag Magazine April 1985)

  1. It’s unfortunate that in this day and age, the “wild physique” type of build is no longer what they are looking for in the bodybuilding contests. They just want grotesque mass for the sake of sheer mass. What ever happened to old-school proportion, symmetry, and artistry?

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