This weekend, I was able to catch up with 2012 Olympia Runner Up Kai Greene in New York.  Kai has been keeping a low profile since the Olympia and after talking to him, he was already getting back into the gym with the mindset of coming in better for 2013.  One new strategy that Kai has done this year which he has never done before is taking a few months off from the gym to rejuvenate.  In the past, Kai told me he would take a week or so off and then back to the gym, but this year, he did something he has never done before.  Kai took a complete break from training.  Kai mentioned that for the first time in his career, he completely stopped training and let his mind and body rest.  Learning from other former Mr. Olmpians such as Ronnie Coleman who was known to take time off, Kai is back and ready to train.  The first month of not training, was hard psychologically, but I felt all the aches and pains start to go away.  Kai told me, “I am rejuvenated and ready to give re-invent a bigger and more conditioned Kai Greene for the 2013 Mr. Olympia”  Kai mentioned how after looking back at the 2012 Olympia, he made some mistakes that he has learned from and is confident that next year at the 2013 Olympia he is going to be better then ever.

Be Sure to check out Kai Greene in this Month February Edition of Flex Magazine, here is an insert:

Per Bernal / M+F Magazine

Having cemented his status as the second-best bodybuilder on the planet with a runner-up finish at the 2012 Mr. Olympia, if there’s one thing (or two things, if you will) that Kai Greene never takes a backseat to anyone in, it’s in the “wheels from hell” department. Ever since the Predator supersized his physique to upset Victor Martinez at the 2009 Arnold Classic, his lower limbs have been some of the best in the world, and that’s saying a lot in the company of Jay Cutler, Branch Warren, Ben Pakulski, and other leg beasts. Greene’s quads and hams sport immense
size coupled with all the snaking cracks and fissures of a dry riverbed. His cross-striated vastus medialis and vastus lateralis elevate his abs and thighs and most-muscular poses to the next level. The introspective and philosophical Greene frequently warms up for his brutal leg workouts on the StepMill (sometimes for up to one hour), every rep and set played out in his mind before he even touches a weight. Full range-of-motion, deep contractions and visualization take top priority. “I train for the eight mandatory poses,” Greene said during one observed leg workout. “Your quads, hamstrings, and calves have to look amazing from every angle, and the only way to make that happen is to train with that picture in your mind during the entire workout.”