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gswork
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Most BBers are under 6 feet tall, muscles tend to look fuller on small BBer's. So here's to the very tall. I'd suggest taller than 6 2 as a guide. Above is David Prowse, better known for playing Darth Vader but who did a few BB shows early on before turning to weightlifting competition and then acting. He's 6 ft 7 in.

Guess Ferrigno should be on the list, any others?

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Flow
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How much did Prowse weigh?

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JoeyD20
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Well, Arnold was right at 6'2, so I guess he should be on.

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Flow wrote:
How much did Prowse weigh?


somewhere between 240 and 265 it appears from reading up. Guess it's stretched very far over that tall torso. Must have been an imposing sight though.

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gswork wrote:
Flow wrote:
How much did Prowse weigh?

Must have been an imposing sight though.


No kidding :X

Quincy Taylor is pretty damn tall, right?

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Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing taller bb to give me a good goal-since I'm 6'8- That guy looks pretty good I wouldn't mind his upper body but legs are small.

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HEAVYMETALMATT
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Gunter Schlierkamp is 6'2'".

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Blacksnake
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My favorite as a yout' was Rory Leidelmeyer, won Mr. America tall class with an awesome physique for his height at approx 6'1...Guess he's too short for this thread (?)...

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One more Rory...Allegedly of Indonesian decent (which makes his height even more unusual), also has had several acting roles on TV...Imposing at the very least...

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shizen wrote:
Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing taller bb to give me a good goal-since I'm 6'8- That guy looks pretty good I wouldn't mind his upper body but legs are small.

Shiz', I think the original point was that it's more difficult for taller men to put on mass relative to height.

Aside from not even seeing his entire leg in the photo, there's nothing "wrong" or "small" about his legs, would be nice to have the separation Arnold had, and don't forget this "X-man" thing is relatively recent, and INVHO extremely overrated and unaesthetic with the overdeveloped Platzian inner thighs and such that makes you walk like a ruptured duck to the snickers of most observers.

No, the "V" tapered superman greco-roman look gets my vote and would look better on your 6'8 frame I'd reckon (what's wrong with having a body like Steeve Reeves? You'll get more girls/.-)...

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natural59
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There's Ralph Moeller from back in the day, around 6'5-6" I think.

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natural59
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Then, more recently, there's Noah Steere. 6'6" or so, 350:


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natural59
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Here's a better pic of Noah...his legs don't look like much in the first:

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natural59 wrote:
There's Ralph Mueller from back in the day, around 6'5-6" I think.



Found this on youtube:

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natural59 wrote:
There's Ralph Moeller from back in the day, around 6'5-6" I think.

Good catch, Natch'...I forgot about Big Ralph, just recently saw him in the movie "Pathfinder" (and of course, "Gladiator")...Gotta' put up another of the gigantic german(Markus, you wish you lookedthis good!/;-)..

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Dalip Singh. 8'47" 942.78 pounds 58% body fat

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AssClown wrote:
Dalip Singh. 8'47" 942.78 pounds 58% body fat


haha holy crap I looked him up, 7'3 400+ lbs god that would be a scary sight.

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I first saw Ralf Moeller (probably didn't spell that right) in a movie called "Best of the Best 2." What about Nathan Mega Man Jones. He's 6'10" and competed in Strongman at 350 or so. Then there's strongman competetor Dominic Filou from Canada. He's 6'5" at 400 but not a bodybuilder.

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This guy may not look particularly huge in this picture, but he's 7'0" and ~300 lbs.

Found him randomly one day while jumping around on the internet, His name is Conan Stevens.

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AssClown wrote:
Dalip Singh. 8'47" 942.78 pounds 58% body fat


The Great Khali. Lol.

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Trevor Smith dwarfs Ronnie.

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gswork
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Conan stevens looks very tall. Amazing to see such muscle size on tall men. The huge guy, Dalip Singh, isnt a BBer but is massively developed. From the look of him he suffers a degree of giantism (excess GH), hopefully not harming him too much. This pic of Yates and Dalip shows the size. Remember that Yates is a very heavily muscled man, even in 'retirement'

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undeadlift wrote:
Trevor Smith dwarfs Ronnie.


No doubt he does. I wasn't quite sure by that picture, but looking him up, geeze, that guy was huge.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of someone being dwarfed.

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natural59 wrote:
Here's a better pic of Noah...his legs don't look like much in the first:


Mmm mmm mmm daddy...come home to mommy!!! ;->

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gswork wrote:
Conan stevens looks very tall. Amazing to see such muscle size on tall men. The huge guy, Dalip Singh, isnt a BBer but is massively developed. From the look of him he suffers a degree of giantism (excess GH), hopefully not harming him too much. This pic of Yates and Dalip shows the size. Remember that Yates is a very heavily muscled man, even in 'retirement'


I know Singh used to compete in BB when he was younger but got into wrestling and acting and whatever pretty soon after. But there's a much more serious issue at hand.... that hair is GANGSTA!

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