To win a top physique contest takes more than bigger than big arms, wider than wide lats, or an impressive torso taper. From experience I can tell you that my 20 inch arms or 50 inch chest alone do not win contests for me.
Sound strange? Not at all. Just imagine in your mind's eye how my 20 inch arms would look if I only had 14 inch calves. Or how my 50 inch chest would stack up against an overpowering 36 or 38 inch waist!
These two areas are what I call the 'forgotten' muscles . . . they are either forgotten or neglected in training by too many bodybuilders overcome by their desire for big arms, cannonball delts . . . barn door lats and beefy pectorals. Yet when the abdominals and calves are especially well developed they can, almost in themselves, win for you because so many bodybuilders, even otherwise outstanding ones, are lacking in the purest and most refined development of these important muscle groups. When your calves and abs are super developed they become showcases for all the rest of your body's muscular appearance.
A complete and balanced development means that you should have a maximum of: