Interesting to see if he will win another show in 2012 that will qualify him for the O.
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This mofo means business, that's what's up!!!! Trained a little back and shoulders with him tonight and I'm gonna be crippled tomorrow. He is every bit of 290+ lbs right now and is working hard to kick it up a notch. I took a few pics of our workout tonight. Hope you guys like 'em because he may kick my ass for taking them, but I'll deal with it.
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Even this year's Phil was spot on... e.g. there are places where Ronnie had striations that Phil will never have and there are places where Phil has striations, Ronnie never had... because Ronnie was just so much bigger than Phil, his mass added to the affect of his conditionning... for example Phil's glutes were just as well diced as Ronnie's ever were but because Ronnie's had that unique size and shape they looked crazier than Phil's... Top notch conditioned Ronnie's side-tricep shot looks shabby next to Phil's side-triceps's shot of two weeks out... these are just examples to clarify what I'm trying to get at... and thats is that Cedric might never never reach Ronnie's mass but I think Cedric and others will match Ronie in the conditionning departent... like I said Gaspari looked just as unbelievably conditionned 20 years before Ronnie.. why cant Phil and Cedric do the same! Conditionning can be fluked... while getting as freakin big as Ronnie ... that takes years upon years of hard work and dedication!
Besides... since 2009's reinventing of Jay & Branch by Hanny and Farah... we should never ever say XYZ conditionning will never be matched again... these two are certainly onto something that the rest of the Gurus dont know and you have to agree that over all (collective) conditionning of these past few Mr Olympia's has been unmatched in the history of the sport... there will be BBers who will match and surpass Ronnie's conditionning... Cedric, Phil and Evan are my top picks for doing that!
Let me remind everyone whats possible with this video (warrning: Its corney as hell because of teh stupid editing but you will see whats possible re conditionning)
You have a good point there. The only reason why i said that is because ronnie got shredded very early into his bodybuilding carreer, he had Dexter Jackson conditioning genes and Markus Ruhl mass genes. Considering the fact that Cedric has never came in very hard is what im going by.
@Paki didn't Shawn always weighted like 210 on stage Ronnie did it with 286 his best conditioning and you may say the height issue shawn is like 5'7 and Ronnie 5'11 (4 inches difference) most people say that per every inch in height to have the same volume you should have 10 more pounds than the shorter person so if shawn were 5'11 like Ronnie he would have weighted 250.
What i am trying to say is that no one will have the same height/weight ratio that Coleman Had and the same Volume/Conditioning ratio that Ronnie also had
Conditionning can be fluked... these guys are so close to each other re conditionning... one of these days, one of them is just going to really get lucky and show up like nothing anyone one has ever seen before... I think people will surpass Ronnies conditionning, they might not be able to do it as many times as he did but current crop of Pros certainly has the potential to match/surpass that!
@oldez, idk how old he is.
@Lurker, never say never, there are a bunch of people with Ronnie like genetics, they probably don't workout or body build though. The chances of the bodybuilding world to be blessed with a genetic alien is small but they are out there just like Ronnie was out there.
Dorian Yates was 31 when he won his 1st Sandow, Ronnie Coleman was older than that but certainly not 34)... meaning Cedric McMillan needs to hurry the hell up and make his mind about whether he wants to be a good Pro which with his genes I think he can do with two jobs... but if he wants to be anywhere near as special as Ronnie Coleman then he needs to drop everything but Weights and Chicken!
Edit: OK I just figured out Ronnie was 34 when he won his 1st Sandow!