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 agree about Dennis. The back has to improve, no doubt about it. His conditioning will be good this year though. Rumors have him working out with Milos Sarcev again so those giant sets have to help him come in better condition than in previous years in various competitions.
Victor SHOULD do well, he has all the parts... we shall see.
Talk about conditioning. He does have the entire package but he always looks bloated and out of condition.
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.
Best back in the business at the moment, best glutes/hams in the business, and his biceps/triceps are just as good as Wolf's & Heath's at this point. I don't see how Kai finishes any lower than second.
He is a mass monster but his physique is the best if Heath doesn't bring it 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.
We'll see how it unfolds. Like I said, I don't think Dexter is big enough compared to the other specimens in the field but who knows? Didn't most say the same thing about Dexter last year?
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.
He's like Victor to me. Massive but less symmetrical than Martinez. Cutler isn't in his prime anymore and I see him having a hard time hanging around with the likes of Phil, Kai, and Dexter.
It sucks to be Cutler. Jay was in his prime way back in 01-05 but still couldn't compare to Ronnie.
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.
Oh yeah. Rumor is that Badell is in top notch shape and Branch has made improvements in his arms.
Originally Posted by Rajah
I'm going to see Ronnie Coleman on the 17th of October here in Melbourne at the Victorian Championships.
Lucky you. Let me know how big his 23' arms look in person.