In the movie the Wolverine (2013), the actor Hugh Jackman displays some serious upper body development. However, Jackman’s lower body seems “poor” in comparison to his upper musculature.
As you can see in the photo, the lower body of Hugh Jackman is seriously lacking. His quadriceps and calves do not match the rest of him.
One of the reasons for that uneven development is, of course, the Hollywood illusion. Since the times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, people have been associating upper body size with power and strength. Legs are not marketable.
It’s obvious that Hugh Jackman’s character would look more appealing with overdeveloped upper body rather than overdeveloped legs. First, the weapons are in his hands, and second – when was the last time you saw a superhero with a weak upper body?
If Hugh Jackman was bottom heavy, his appearance would not fit the movie. After all, the public wants to see muscular men with veiny arms. The biceps + chest fetish seems to have a higher value per share.
What’s wrong with a little vanity?
There’s nothing wrong with training your upper body more than your lower body. After all, you are the owner of your body. You can do whatever you want with it. If you want to put some salt on your W-Fi router and eat, so be it. You have the right to do so.
The only problem with vanity or “captain upper body training” is that it reveals a superficial understanding of the training process. You shouldn’t lift for the approval of others. At the end of the day, even if you get it, it means absolutely nothing. Ignoring everything just because you are obsessed with arm training to impress the girls seems a little childish.
Big legs take away from your body
Remember Tom Platz? He had huge legs overpowering his upper body. Conversely, small legs make your upper body look even bigger. It’s an optical illusion.