What is it like traveling with other pros after the Olympia?


We see each other day-to-day, and because we’re in places where everyone speaks another language, the other pros are the only ones to converse with. This allows us to get to know one another better than if we were running into each other only at contests.

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What is your strategy for dealing with Thanksgiving?


I go into it wuth no set plan other than eating too much turkey, having some pecan pie, and watching football.


That was the four-time Mr. O’s response to a question from a TMZ reporter earlier this year. When asked what one thing aggravates him most at the gym, Heath responded, “Guys doing selfies. It’s crazy. I’ve seen a lot of gyms, traveled around the world, seen a lot of guys doing that stuff. It’s pretty annoying. They should be in there killing it.”


Can you share a chest workout for incline, decline, and flat bench? Any tips?


I don’t do any decline movements, and I only do flat-bench presses with dumbbells.

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Incline Dumbbell Press: 4 sets, 8–10 reps

Flat-bench Dumbbell Press: 4 sets, 8–10 reps

Flat-bench Dumbbell Flye: 4 sets, 8–10 reps

Smith Machine Incline Press: 7* sets, 6-8 reps

*FST-7’s sets performed with minimal rest.