Bodybuilding fans and athletes should take heed when a group of legends gather, as the shared wealth of wisdom can be beneficial for years to come. Dennis James recently put together such a panel for a recent episode of The Menace Podcast. Chris Cormier, Milos Sarcev and Dennis Wolf sat down for a discussion on many topics. Among them was the importance of posing and why it should be taken more seriously than it has in recent years.
"Most people today don't even count the posing routine as something that's very important," Wolf said. "So most people can't even get the normal poses right."
Some athletes just have a natural ability to pose to any music. James indicated that he believed Cormier was such an athlete, and he confirmed this by sharing a story from the 2004 Olympics when the DJ played the wrong song for the show.
"I had "Lean Back" instead of "Confessions" and had to switch to another song in a split second," he recalls. "Well, if it comes down to it, I can do it."
Sarcev has worked as a coach for many years, but he was a prominent competitor in the 1990s and understood the importance of posing properly.
"It's not what you have. It's what you show," he said. "When you have those few moments of glory, throw your best poses. You go there, pick your 10-15 best poses, and then connect them in a way that makes sense.”
Other topics covered were whether bodybuilding is sport, entertainment or both, the recent Orlando Pro, carb cycling and more. You can watch this episode, as well as all episodes of The Menace Podcast, by subscribing to the Muscle & Fitness YouTube channel. Don't forget to follow @themenacepodcast on Instagram too.