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Mass With Glass

Charles Glass
With a degree in engineering, Charles is better known as one of the most famous trainers in modern day bodybuilding. With an eye for spotting talent, he's known for manipulating exercise techniques and form to better target muscle groups and has trained some of the top pro bodybuilders in the world turning them into top contenders for the coveted prize of Mr. Olympia.
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Glass On 202 And Under Class

QUESTION: Do you think the introduction of the 202 and under class good for bodybuilding?

ANSWER: Let me put it this way. It hurts the 202 guys, but now they don’t have to try to get as big. The negative thing is the 202s have no prize money. It’s so low that it hurts them, so now they don’t know what to do. The 202s never get any recognition at all, but some of those 202 guys can beat some of the guys who place 5th or 6th at the Olympia. However, now 5th or 6th place is going to make more money than the winner of the 202. People pay to see monsters on stage; 202 is not a monster. You look at him and say, “Ok, he looks good.” That’s it. Look at Branch Warren. How tall would you say he is? Okay, so 5´7½˝ at 245. Now, is that typical? No. Look at Kevin English. Off season he weighs 265, and he dieted down to 202. Come on. See a difference? That guy could compete in any class he wanted to in an open contest. David Henry, same thing. Look at the proportions of this guy. When he was competing in the open, he was placing at the shows. You could go in a regular show and into the open and win $10,000, and then go to the Olympia and only win $5,000. There’s no way. You don’t want to do that. So that’s why guys try to go into the open and take their chances.