Phil Heath and Jay Cutler in a two-man race for the Sandow

September 16, 2011


It’s the one you’ve been waiting for: the 2011 Mr. Olympia! Twenty-four of the world’s greatest bodybuilders thundered on stage for the sport’s number one contest and with prejudging over, it’s a two-man race between Phil Heath and Jay Cutler for the coveted Sandow.

Heath, last year’s runner-up, added ten pounds of new mass with even tighter conditioning, can no longer be called narrow and made the greatest impression on stage with his comic-book hero dimensions and possibly the roundest muscle bellies ever seen. His rear double-biceps pose was the best in the show. Defending and four-time champion Cutler brought the lower body conditioning but his legs seemed a bit downsized. His upper body appeared flat and he will be hard-pressed to keep Heath at bay.

Kai Greene has finally nailed the combination of size and condition that has eluded him in his two previous O appearances. Close on his heels are Dexter Jackson, improved from earlier this year, Dennis Wolf, also tighter than he was at the Arnold Classic and Victor Martinez.

Tune in tomorrow night for the fireworks from Orleans Arena as flexonline brings you the final results of the 2011 Mr. Olympia.