Our top five is practically the same but no Dennis Wolf? Wow, you might be one of the only people I've come across that hasn't bought into his hype.
Wolf's arms, chest, and midsection trumps Jay's but Cutler's legs are more massive and his back thickness is > Wolf's but Wolf is a bit wider. I guess it depends on what the judges are looking for.
I was seriously thinking Wolf was going to get top 3 last year, but he missed his conditioning and came in way too flat. The more I look at Wolf, the more I realize that he is missing too much to win the O. His lower back is not good, and his upper back lacks the depth the other top guys have. Width is good, but it isn't the only thing judges look at.
I do like Victor but he's coming off an injury and I don't know if he'll have it this year. I was actually going to put him 5th over Cutler.
Victor SHOULD do well, he has all the parts... we shall see.
Kai is actually planning on heading into the Olympia at 264 which would make him more massive & more shredded than Dexter tbh. Yeah, Kai's just the freakiest mother fucker in the field. Pure mass and probably the biggest competitor in the Olympia this year all around.
Yes, he is freaky, but I don't care for his build honestly, but that's just me. He fits into the freak era of 5-10 years ago. The era of appealing physiques and overall flow hopefully is here to stay.
I'm on the Heath bandwagon. I love the guy and feel he has the best package to offer. His physique is the most pleasing and I think that will pay huge dividends to the judges this year. We'll see how his legs look this year.
I agree, Heath is Mr. O many times over, but that will start in 2010. Not this year. I just about guarantee 2nd place for him, but I don't see them taking the title away from Dexter. He's just too consistent and comes in shredded every year.
Cutler needs to come in conditioned and dry. If he can drop the 20 lbs of water weight that he's been known to carry around regularly come competition time, he has a good chance to place in the top 3.
It was reported that he actually lost 18lbs of water between prejudging and the show last year, that's sad, because he was the best during the night show. He could have won.
Wolf makes everyone's back look Olympia Caliber so he wont win the O' until he makes huge strides in that department.
I think the only sure thing is Dex'. He's guaranteed to place top 5 as he's always the most consistent. I don't think he'll repeat this year due to the fact that Phil and Kai are mass monsters and they dwarf him in that category. It'll take a huge slip up from Phil and Kai in order for Dexter to take first imo.
And thanks on the sig compliment.
welcome on the sig.
I tell you what, looking at the competitors, I think other than Dex and Heath, 3-10 could just about be in any order.
I wouldn't be surprised if someone like Branch or Toney made the top 5.