When it comes to developing a winning back in bodybuilding, there are usually two factors which are taken into consideration. Bodybuilders strive to develop both width and thickness. Coincidentally – or not – it is often the man in the contest with the most back width and thickness who ends up winning the overall trophy. In the Mr. Olympia show, we’d often see the winner being beaten in many poses from the front, obliterated in terms of standout body parts. However, when the contestants turned around, it was “Lights out!” and the judges, competitors, and audience members often knew right away who the winner would be. It would be the man with the widest and thickest back.