Mr. Olympia is supposedly the event that decides who is the best bodybuilder in the world. Apparently, looking pregnant is one of the requirements to fight for the title. Even the current Mr.Olympia Phil Heath is already showing a large gut.
In the image below, you can see Phil Heath’s gut at Mr. Olympia 2010. The alien that’s about to pop looks scary, to say the least.
One would think that when bodybuilders talk about improvements, “gut control” is on the list, but obviously, there are other priorities. Mr. Olympia 2014 did not reveal anything even remotely close to betterment as far as midsections are concerned.
The image below is from the night of Mr.Olympia 2014. You can clearly see that Phil Heath has a massive GH (growth hormone) gut.
Phil Heath is not the only one with a huge gut, though. They all have it. 99% of the Olympia competitors look like they are about to give birth to something scary. Their midsections are about 10 inches in front of their chests, and nobody seems to care.
This grotesque picture reveals that the abuse of muscle drugs leads to self-destruction and at one point starts working against you and your looks.
Back in the day, a small mid-section was considered a very strong point. A slim waist improves your V-taper which in return makes you appear larger and wider. This build is more aesthetically pleasing, and before all, more natural.
In the image below, you can see Frank Zane doing the vacuum pose. Modern Olympians cannot come even close. The gut has no place to hide.
The talks on the subject have been going strong for over 2 decades, but nothing is happening.
Since Dorian Yates’ era, the guts of the Mr.Olympia contestants have been growing at a fast rate. This tendency reveals that the gut growth it’s not going to stop anytime soon. One of the last winning bodybuilders with a small mid-section was Lee Haney.
When you think about it, this problem is not that important in the grand scheme of things. The world has more serious issues to worry about. The fact that some men in thongs are growing nice guts seems quite insignificant at the end of day. The principle, however, is important and reveals that people are always willing to go against themselves in the quest for glory.