This is why bodybuilders look so much worse in terms of aesthetic: Proportion

As many of you are aware, the modern bodybuilding physique has never really been a huge hit in terms attractiveness, and the reason clearly has much to do with proportion. Today, bodybuilders are more worried about MASS , Symmetry, and a HUGE shoulder to waist ratio. While these are all beneficial to have, it all looks terrible if you don’t have good proportions. What are good proportions? It is not what the FAQ has said. I looked in the FAQ about proportions and it linked to Wikipedia that essentially said “The bigger the shoulder/waist ratio, the better.” But this is completely flawed. Too much shoulder can REALLY mess up your aesthetics. Here is the best proportion. 1.618 : 1 This is the Golden Ratio, and it is basically entrenched into just about all of nature. Ideally, you want you (shoulder to shoulder) LENGTH to be 1.618 times bigger than the LENGTH of your waist. This is what was used by Eugen Sandow and also what the Greeks based their proportions on for sculptures. Usually you will see people saying to go off the CIRCUMFERENCE, but this simply does not get good results for aesthetics. When you see someone from the front, you are seeing the LENGTH of their shoulders and waist. Your brain is not conditioned to find the golden ration in circumference, but it is GREAT at finding the golden ratio in simpler visible LENGTHS. The Problem: Modern bodybuilders usually go WAY out of proportion. Just a common bodybuilder search will show you tons of guys with shoulders that are about 2.5 TIMES bigger than their waist. As a gay man, I can tell you from personal experience that this is simply NOT attractive. You should aim to get your shoulder/waist ratio to be 1.618:1. Here is a model that I have worked out the approximant ratios which are VERY close to fitting the Golden Ratio exactly. https://imgur.com/cTB2kd1
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As many of you are aware, the modern bodybuilding physique has never really been a huge hit in terms attractiveness, and the reason clearly has much to do with proportion. Today, bodybuilders are more worried about MASS , Symmetry, and a HUGE shoulder to waist ratio. While these are all beneficial to have, it all looks terrible if you don’t have good proportions.

What are good proportions? It is not what the FAQ has said.

I looked in the FAQ about proportions and it linked to Wikipedia that essentially said “The bigger the shoulder/waist ratio, the better.” But this is completely flawed. Too much shoulder can REALLY mess up your aesthetics.

Here is the best proportion. 1.618 : 1

This is the Golden Ratio, and it is basically entrenched into just about all of nature.

Ideally, you want you (shoulder to shoulder) LENGTH to be 1.618 times bigger than the LENGTH of your waist. This is what was used by Eugen Sandow and also what the Greeks based their proportions on for sculptures.

Usually you will see people saying to go off the CIRCUMFERENCE, but this simply does not get good results for aesthetics. When you see someone from the front, you are seeing the LENGTH of their shoulders and waist. Your brain is not conditioned to find the golden ration in circumference, but it is GREAT at finding the golden ratio in simpler visible LENGTHS.

The Problem: Modern bodybuilders usually go WAY out of proportion.

Just a common bodybuilder search will show you tons of guys with shoulders that are about 2.5 TIMES bigger than their waist. As a gay man, I can tell you from personal experience that this is simply NOT attractive. You should aim to get your shoulder/waist ratio to be 1.618:1.

Here is a model that I have worked out the approximant ratios which are VERY close to fitting the Golden Ratio exactly. https://imgur.com/cTB2kd1

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