is it just me or does his arms look a little smaller here? looks grea tho
Very easy answer. NOTHING! He did not do anything but to wait to go on stage. He did not take anything, drank or eat anything funky. Jay just said he felt nervous right before going on stage because he started sweating more than he should have, that's it. We don't know what caused it but the point of these pics is that unlike the year before (where Jay was sick and almost withdrew from the O) he was in shape and ready to go as little as a few min before stage time but as you can see, the body is highly unpredictable and in a matter of minutes, the 16 hard weeks of deting and training can all be ruined without warning. In 24 hours, he performed a miracle and got rid of 12 lbs of water to show up in tremendous condition for the final but I guess it was not good enough. Oh well, at least now you know that Jay was in great condition and came prepare to defend his title like the Champ that he is at the 2008 Olympia.
He will be back next year and show that, as the great Champ that he is, sometimes you fall but you can also pick yourself up and go back to the top.
On topic: the difference really is phenomenal between backstage and what we saw onstage isn't it
that's not exactly a strong arguement there. he looked like shit last year and was handed 1st....and he absolutely did not deserve it. even if he had shown up like he did in the night show he still does not even come close to guys like phil, dexter, dennis, or even toney imo. his arms are lousy and asymmetrical, his waist is enormous and his shape is blocky, his legs are a serious weakness and they too are asymmetrical, AND.... he can't come in shape to save his life. he obviously wanted to prove to the haters that he deserves the sandow and come in perfect, he failed, and quite badly at that.
He missed his mark at the most important time and because of the controversy last year they had no choice but to do the right thing and reward the better athlete this year.