The Olympia weekend is, once again, upon us and it seems as though all the talk has been centered on whether or not Phil Heath will repeat as Mr Olympia. However, we cannot forget that the majority of competitors this year will be coming from the four women’s divisions-- Bodybuiding, Figure, Fitness, and Bikini.
The Olympia Weekend has come and gone like it does every year . . . and people are all buzzing over the newly crowned Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath. Everyone’s debating and critiquing the top 6 finishers so I thought I might as well throw my two cents into the arena of public opinion, as well. In my mind, this year’s top 6 were very close and a few of the places could have flip-flopped up or down and I don’t think that anyone would have blinked or complained. I’m not going to muck around with the actual placings; rather, I’ll just speak to what I think about the competitor’s physiques. As a side note, my comments are based on how the competitors looked the day of the show.
The 2011 Olympia Weekend is days away from beginning and that means that every armchair quarterback is sitting behind his or her home computer, laptop, or smartphone making their predictions. The question that seems to be looming in the air like the scent of pollen on a fresh spring day is: can Jay Cutler win the Mr. Olympia for a fifth time and continue his reign as the number one bodybuilder in the world? After last year’s event came to a conclusion, many fans left the Orleans Arena believing that Phil Heath was the rightful owner of the Sandow statue. However, the history books will remind us that Jay Cutler still reigns supreme and, from the 1-week out preview photos that are circulating around the net, he looks poised to capture yet another title in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming Saturday, September 17, 2011.
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