A distinguished veteran bodybuilder has criticized younger athletes for failing to train a muscle group that he believes makes all the difference in competition.
The eight-time Mr. Olympia finalist took to social media to emphasize that lifters focus on the “small” muscle area to complete their physique.
“Don’t neglect this ‘small’ muscle group.”
In a photo accompanying the post, Correa could be seen posing on stage, showing off his well-developed back muscles.
The bodybuilder visibly flexed his thigh and calf muscles in front of the judges.
Fans praised Correa for the work he had done on his entire body and calf muscles.
“Wow,” one person simply wrote with a gorgeous emoji.
“Calf or heart?” asked another, pointing out that the muscle was so thin it appeared to be heart-shaped.
A third said Correa’s body was “targets”.
Another fan and lifter claimed that growing calves is notoriously challenging.
“A painstaking muscle buildup,” they commented.
Although one viewer called it one of his favorite workout pastimes.
“One of my favorite workouts,” wrote the user.
Correa’s torso also stunned and impressed fans another clip on his Instagram page.
The IFBB pro was seen shirtless and doing standing cable curls with both arms, showing off the size of his biceps and chiseled abs.
“Legendary,” one fan called Correa.
“The greatest of them all,” said another.
Correa, 41, came closest to winning the Mr. Olympia title in 2014 when he finished second on the podium Muscle & Fitness.
Most recently, the IFBB Pro placed seventh at the event in 2019.
Raised in Florianópolis, Brazil, Correa started bodybuilding at the age of 19 and won his first competition.
After moving to the United States in 2003, the bodybuilder won the IFBB World Championship four years later in 2007 and achieved pro status.
He shocked the bodybuilding community even more when he placed third in his first-ever Mr. Olympia.
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