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01-14-2011, 12:24 AM
 
Greg, I used to have a collection of Charles Atlas material I had saved for over 30 yrs. I gave it to a girl who was doing a term paper on Masculinity thru the early part of the 19th and 20 century. But as I recall a mentioning of a 7.5 wrist size for Charles Atlas. The article was by David Willowby on the relation of wrist size to chest size. Willowby was a expert in measurement of bone size to muscle size. He specialized in athleats of various endeavors.
 
 
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Hey Greybeard,

Thanks! Also thank you for your input here. Your experiences are valued contributions.

Greg
 
 
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Rather than measurements, I lean towards the Vince Gironda assessment of ideal proportions; column like neck, capstone shoulders, delineated lower pec line, trim and sculpted abdominals, strong forearms, and thigh muscles that flow from hip to knee. It is the visual impact rather than the actual proportions.
Hey Greg,

So do I. A proportional, symmetrical physique displaying muscle separation.

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Hey Steve,

I would have saved myself a lot of wear and tear if I had followed that template years ago. Not everyone has the bone structure for heavy lifting. Size is not where it is at. Even here I've made some mistakes in overbuilding and overworking exercises and bodyparts.

When that shoulder gets healed, let me know. I have a squat variation I want you to try that is in the Gironda mold.

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When that shoulder gets healed, let me know. I have a squat variation I want you to try that is in the Gironda mold.

Greg
Hey Greg,

My right shoulder is slowly improving & I am going to try some pushups later today.

Fire away with the squat variation man!

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