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For I.F.B.B. professional bodybuilder Bob Cicherillo, the year 2002 will always be remembered as his breakout year. Bob’s sophomore season began with him taking second to Darrem Charles at the inaugural Southwest Pro show and earning his first Mr. Olympia qualification. Two weeks later, Bob went back to hometown New York to mix it up with 30 other elite pros at the prestigious, ultra-competitive Night of Champions. When the dust settled, Bob had avenged his Texas loss to Darrem, beating everyone except monster Markus Ruhl. Now, he prepares to fulfill

While it would be very difficult to say that any one bodypart is the most important for a bodybuilder to have, a strong argument can be made for the deltoids. The three-headed muscle can be your best friend or your worst enemy on contest day. Why? Because unlike almost every other muscle group, you just can’t hide weak delts. When the judges scrutinize your physique from the front and rear poses in the symmetry round, poor side delts will kill your shoulder to waist and shoulder to hip taper. Do

If you want to know how to develop a bodypart to its fullest extreme, find a bodybuilder who has turned a weak point into a strong point and ask them every detail of how they did it. Talk to someone about a genetically gifted bodypart and you’re less likely to come away with some training gems that might help you take your development to the next level. Let’s face it, if you want to know how to get great calves, Mike Matarazzo is probably not the guy to talk to.