Men's open ON STAGE!
From Shawn Ray on MD:
Clarence Devis- Packed on some more muscle! Smooth, stomach bloated. Thighs not separated. Much bigger but soft. Glutes & hams smooth. Too heavy. Muscular and popular!! Watery
Toney Freeman- Softer than Olympia notably in the legs & back. Watery thick skin. Lacks hardness and separation. Soft.
Kai Greene- Huge Delts, Arms and legs! Hard and thick! Thighs are ripped! Glutes are in!! Back is hanging with muscle!!! Should be in the mix!
Mike Kefalianos- Tough following Kai. Legs are down in size. Calves are nice! Soft in the quads, lower back is detailed! Good condition but still needs more separation. Poses a bit off balance line up too deep here to take out the big guys! Respectable but not his best.
Lionel Byeke- Swole up again. Too soft from the back. Looks bigger than the Olympia but lost conditioning here. Thighs came up but detail got blurred.
Victor Martinez- mince impression! Victor consistent with the Olympia maybe better! Peeled glutes! Bigger delts, lower back is in! definitely drier than the Olympia but legs are down in size. Good most muscular, huge response!
Alexey Lesukov- Good potential, no oil? Color is white? Watery from the rear, too heavy. Needs to control his stomach. Thick pecs & arms. No quad separation or detail.
Fred Smalls- Looks good for Fred, softer from the back, wide back, thickness in the back will help. Chest traps & arms came up!
Robert Piotrkowicz- Looks the same as Olympia, better color, holding some water. Legs are down. Back drier. Arms need work, battling a triceps tear injury. He's been better but what a comeback!
Shawn Rhoden- Last years winner. Softer than last year and Olympia. Great side shots, back is soft, glutes too watery. Abs are perfect! Shape & balance beautiful.
Martin Kjellstrom- Big guy, but not lean enough. Awkward structure hurts him. From the back - glutes are ripped to shreds but upper body doesn't match.
DARREN BALL (UK): huge calves. Pecs are flat. Upper body needs more size. Ripped glutes/hams…
DENNIS WOLF : crowd favorite. Crazy quad separation. Ripped midsection. Great front lat spread. Left calve is non existent. Freaky back double…. Ripped glutes……… looks a little flat …….I liked his fullness at the OLYMPIA prejudging. Great side triceps. ……leg from side is feathered and freaky. Ab-thigh is very powerful…………….but lacking the fullness. ACETO said he’s 3 pizzas away from perfection
CARLOS ASENCIO (Spain): hometown boy…. Super thick muscle…….. a little wide at waist.. ripped hams……glutes need more muscle. Fans love him
ROELLY WINKLAAR (Curacao): Super full…. Looks enormous. Crazy calves. Ripped glutes/hams. 4-dimensional back double. I think ROELLY can move into the top 4 tonight. Quads are flaring to the moon. Very impressive
PHIL HEATH: 3x MR O…… shredded.. as polished as we’ve ever seen him………. So well balanced. No real weaknesses ….. Glutes/hams are striated.. beautiful back double……. Slam dunk back lat spread…… he has no holes in his physique……… muscle shots are strong. He should easily win here tonight (despite Kai looking way improved)
BRANDON CURRY: Much better conditioning than Olympia. Heath is a tough act to follow. Fantastic chest, shoulders, arms……tiny waist. Glutes are striated…….. ripped hams. Great back double. Curry is way improved over the O…..
From Dave Palumbo on RXM:
MENS BODYBUILDING 1st CALLOUT:
****great callout...... better than OLYMPIA top 6? PHIL in middle next to DENNIS WOLF....... KAI flanking them and ROELLY on other side. Looks like PHIL 1st, WOLF 2nd? KAI 3rd? WINKLAAR 4th (ROELLY looks bigger than HEATH tonight)....... RHODEN 5th (I'd have RHODEN over WINKLAAR)..... VICTOR 6th (best we've seen him this year)
2nd CALLOUT: same comments from Dave Palumbo
**** I'd have RHODEN 4th, VICTOR MARTINEZ 5th (He's improving)........ WINKLAAR 6th (fading a little).. ......FREEMAN 7th...... BEYEKE 8th.......... CURRY 9th.....SMALLS 10th
**** HEATH wins this and defends his MR O title here in MADRID.. too polished and full for GREEN (whos hurting up there) and WOLF (who's flat). Arguably however KAI wins the back shots..........he's freaky hard back there. Kai however is having problems with controlling his midsection...........the crowd is going nuts.... WOLF should go eat McDs
No way Roelly beats Wolf. Kai looks much much better than the Olympia. Im being impressed more by Wolf and Kai than Phil .... BUT neither will ever be as complete as Phil. Phil is always "perfect" sans his clavicle width and density.
2013 Arnold Classic Europe Men's results:
1. Phil Heath $40,000
2. Kai Greene $25,000
3. Dennis Wolf $15,000
4. Shawn Rhoden $12,500
5. Victor Martinez $5000
6. Roelly Winklaar $2500