im happy for branch in the sense that all his hard work has payed off in the form of an awesome placing. however, objectively speaking, i cant see how this is justified. branch looked great no doubt, but he is still branch, and he's got some severe genetical weaknesses. his back, arms, especially forearms, and in general the overall balance of his body just doesent make him deserving of 2. place.
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.
Branch's forearms/biceps are one of the worst in mr olympia runner-up history. Why won't they give the respect of good looking physiques(Dexter, conditioning was great). I thought the bad formed mass monster time was over(Jay looking blocky and not like the greatest BB in the world). Alltough Ronnie is still no. uno fa sho.