IFBB Pro bodybuilder Eddie Robinson, who competed in the 1980s and 1990s, recently vented his frustration over the current state of bodybuilding in social media.
Robinson was one of the commentators in a post where people responded to comments made after IFBB legend Juliette Bergmann received an IFBB Elite Pro Judging Card. Robinson said that in the past, two or three athletes would become IFBB Professionals per year compared “to the 300 plus now.”
He also said that athletes of today compete in the Physique and Classic Physique classes “because competing in the Open class has just become ridiculous.”
He further stated: “What happened to bodybuilding? Is it because it is too crazy knowing what it takes these days to get on that IFBB stage? Who wants to look like a blocky prego mass monster? What happened to the Zane’s and Labrada’s?”
Robinson called on Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim and Bob Lorimer to fix the sport and bring it back to the way it was in the past.