Phil Heath by a long shot.
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Shape wise, I would say they are about even. Phil has more muscle and is in better condition. If Melvin can maintain his new size and get shredded glutes and hams it would be a really close call. That would be a comparisson I would like to see, but so far Melvin has never come in that kind of conditioning before.
These are two of my favorite current bodybuilders and, as mentioned, it will basically come down to conditioning. Melvin has the genetics to be the best in the world if he comes in shape but we'll have to see what kind of package he'll bring. Either way, I don't have much to add, I'm just thankful that those who posted above me didn't say anything stupid that I would have to rip apart and also that I'm hoping both athletes bring their "A" game to the AC this weekend.
*waits for someone to post something dumb*
EDIT: Upppercutttttttt! :linedrunk:
Some of these are very close.
Entire lower body goes to Heath in the front double bicep. Arms go to Heath also, including forearms, biceps, and triceps. The seperation Heath has in his arms is incredible. Abdominals is very close, but this pose certainly goes to Heath.
I give this pose to Melvin Anthony for a number of reasons. Anthony has Heath in width, chest detail, abdominals, and possibly even in arms. Heath has him in legs, but Melvin's arn't that far off. Overall, Melvin wins this pose mostly due to his incredible back to waist ratio.
Very few people in history could beat Heath in a side tricep, and Anthony certainly isn't one of them. Melvin doesn't beat Heath in anything in this pose.
In the abs/thigh their legs are close, but I give it to Phil. He has better conditioning and a little more mass. Then ofcourse Phil beats him in calves, so the entire lower body goes to Heath. Abdominals could go either way, so that doesn't play a factor. Meanwhile, you can still notice more conditioning on Heath in his arms and pecs, so this pose goes to Phil Heath.
I had a tough time deciding in this pose, but once again it goes to Heath. Anthony looks fantastic and would be very hard to beat in it with better conditioning. One thing that surprised me is the mass Melvin has in his hamstrings, it's just too bad the separation isn't visible. Phil Heath has separation, he has the glutes striations, and he beats Melvin Anthony in this pose.
This has been the toughest pose to call. If only Melvin had glutes like Heath, he would be the clear winner. Uppercuts waist to lat ratio is just unbelievable, and he performs the pose much more efficiently than Heath. But, Phil's lower body is too dominant to give it to Anthony. So this pose goes to Heath.
Clear Heath vicory. They both have smaller backs, but Heath completely dominates in the lower body. This is not their best poses.
Melvin looks great in the most muscular, but not good enough to beat Heath. This pose clearly shows Heath's advantage in mass and thickness. Phil wins in everything besides trapz and abdominals.
Heath > Anthony