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Phil Heath 2008 vs 2009 (Mr. Olympia)

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Did he improve? Is Phil better in 2009? Discuss.




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Even though he is sharper in 08 I think he was better this year at prejudging
 
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08 he looked awesome, but despite the problems he had before the pre-jugding this year, you can clearly see he has added size to his frame, back width and thickness improved, same for legs, arms and shoulders, chest will always be overpowered by his shoulders and arms but it's improved too.That stomach virus was really a curse anyway.
 
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I notice a size difference, just was too flat at the prejudging.
 
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i thought he looked better, the competition this year was tougher
 
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At 1:04 in the 2009 and 1:47 in 2008 he hit the same pose you can clearly see the size difference especially in the lats :turborun:
 
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I see he made improvements especially in his lats and legs.
 
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Yes he has made improvements. Most noticeably in his back. If he didn't get sick before the show I think he would have looked even better. But not as significant of improvements as you would expect after seeing his offseason pics. It looked as though Phil made a 03' Ronnie Coleman transformation and came in only looking slightly bigger in the show.
 

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Yes he has made improvements. Most noticeably in his back. If he didn't get sick before the show I think he would have looked even better. But not as significant of improvements as you would expect after seeing his offseason pics. It looked as though Phil made a 03' Ronnie Coleman transformation and came in only looking slightly bigger in the show.

Considering the virus had him in the bathrom throwing out and expelling the few calories he had in his body at the moment I do think he was at 75% of what he should've been, we haven't seen a top shape Phil like last year.
 
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He definitely looks bigger now but didnt have his conditioning as he did in 08
 
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check out :35 in 08 video and 1:01 in 09 video. Most muscular comparison. You can tell he added great size to his legs but the upper body seems fairly even, besides chest thickness.
 
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There is a little bit of size added to his back. But overall it is hard to compare Phil on with Phil off. He looks similar between the two years, but this year the improvements would have been lost with the throwing up.
 
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lats bigger in from relax
chest is thicker so is back
his rear lat spread is wider and has more definition
tris got bigger too i believe...?
oh and legs got slightly bigger

edit: these are all small differences im noticing, could be from angles and whatnot
 
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2008 back double biceps vs 2009 double biceps (from the finals, both of them)


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like many of you have said, Phil def improved, esp back and chest.
 
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Hamstrings gotten a lot bigger if you look at them from the side (side chest/tricep pose)
 
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i truly hope to bring out my best next time on the pro stage, especially since i didn't even get to show what i was supposed to look like. i might post pics someday of what i did look like prior maybe 10days out. i remember being 244lbs about then during my first couple of meals and being dry and shredded all-throughout. i hope and pray that i can utilize my time wisely in/out the gym so that all of the dreams and high expectations can come into fruition.
 
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i truly hope to bring out my best next time on the pro stage, especially since i didn't even get to show what i was supposed to look like. i might post pics someday of what i did look like prior maybe 10days out. i remember being 244lbs about then during my first couple of meals and being dry and shredded all-throughout. i hope and pray that i can utilize my time wisely in/out the gym so that all of the dreams and high expectations can come into fruition.


Great to see you more active on the boards Phil, esp here in the MK forums!
Looking forward to those 10 days out pics! All the best in training. :thumbsup2:
 

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