his waist is a little thicker, you're right. you can say he's "blockier" and i guess if what defines blockyness is a large waist, than he is infact more blocky. either that or you could just say his waist got a bit bigger.
he looked better in 2007. better conditioning, smaller waist, and symmetrical legs. that left leg is just not an olympia quality thigh.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
yea it's mainly the angle..the 09 pics looks like they are 20-30 degrees angled to to his right. So, the only big deal is he was smoother. He still kicked most people's ass. And when he can train as hard as he's used to , there's no question he can win the O..I mean hell, he's probably a more pleasing physique than most mr. O's