At the end of July, I predicted that Mr.Phil Heath is going to win Mr.Olympia 2015. It happened today. Cool, but was his victory deserved? Is he truly the best thong warrior in the world?
Surprisingly, or not, the answer is yes. Phil Heath’s victory was deserved this year.
I am not one of those people who like spending a lot of time analyzing which bodybuilder has the most ”dialed in glutes”, but the truth is that this year the line-up of roided freaks was rather weak. The same old dogs (Wolf, Rhoden, Dexter, Heath…etc.) showed and as expected they looked pretty much the same as last year.
Another important element was the controversial absence of Kai Greene. This reduced the rivalry for the number 1 spot even further and definitely solidified the win of Heath.
Let’s look at Phil Heath’s rivals this year:
Dennis Wolf – Wolf destroys Mr. LookAtMySneakers with his width and frame, but he has obvious weaknesses that Phil doesn’t – а naked lower back, no calves, high lats. I can see why people like him so much, but he is just too incomplete compared to Phil Heath.
Dexter Jackson – he looked good but is too small to win over Heath. Otherwise, he is a complete bodybuilder. No obvious weak body parts. Just smaller. Didn’t look better than Heath by any means.
Shawn Rhoden – classic flawless physique, but Phil Heath was better in many poses (you are free to disagree).
Rhoden demolishes Wolf because he has a similar physique but with fewer flaws. Thus, I agree that he should be placed ahead of Wolf.
Big Ramy – looked big but lacked the definition that he had last year when he destroyed Phil Heath in many poses.
Branch Warren – Softly said, the guy looks like an old truck with a blown up engine. Doesn’t deserve to be in the top 15.
Since nobody was clearly better than Heath, he won the show.
Moreover, we know that the reigning champion has an advantage over the rest of the competitors. You have to be substantially better than the current Mr. Olympia to take his crown. This is the unwritten rule of Mr.Olympia.