Victor was awesome (must have won imo) last olympia, and most likely could beat Phil nowadays, but stop that bs. I wonder guys if ther is no possible "middle point", sure we all have our favourites but why all that "yo hate or hype"?
Branch has shown brilliant. Much improved since last time i saw him competing, but placing him ahead of Phil? now be serious. It's a close call between Dex and Phil, either of both could win, i sure hope Phil does and admit that anyone could preffer Dex, but pretend that Phil's physique is not comparable with dex's is just plain silly.
Everyone looks great. IMO it should be Heath, and then Branch. Branch's back has improved a lot and he has striated glutes. Jackson is just too small IMO.
As far as conditioning goes, I think Warren looks just as diced as Jackson.. he just doesn't have an as aesthetic physique.
People, I just don't understand one thing. Sure, Phil is doing great improvements on his physique. He sure is very good. But winning it to Dexter? No way.
Phil just got a lot of popularity with all the coverage done recently on him.
Put him against Dexter, Vic or Jay and he doesn't get top 3 for sure. Sure he's good... certainly a future Mr O. But that future is going to take at least a couple of years.
If he wins then it will be just a matter of popularity/propaganda/merchandising... just like last Mr. O where Vic was superior to Jay.
Sorry if I hurted someone but it is only my humble opinion based on the fact that I don't have a fav or icon bodybuilder.
i don't understand why everyone just assumes its dexters show...just cuz he's been around longest and all that doesn't mean anything IMO (and hopefully the judges)...cuz phil should win this show, they are fairly even on everything, but phils muscles and CALVES especially just stand out more.
Branch could even beat out dexter here...just like he should have in 06!!!