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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    2009 Mr Olympia - all you need to know!

    Found these online, I had a chance to watch a part of the webcast last night. I think that the big surprise was Branch Warren - he looked chiseled with great conditioning, could be good for a top 5 this year.

    Personally I think Jay has it - he is clearly larger than Dex and if they go after the aesthetic portion at all then Dex has more of a turtle shell than Jay does. Both are in great shape though so it is anyone's title
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    its strange how they are so ripped yet look so bloated.
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    I agree Tom. I think Jay has it right now. Got see who comes in full and dry tonight. Could still go either way. I can't believe how off Wolf came in to the show. Piss poor showing.
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    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    I also think Alves physique is awesome. Old school looking. He would have kicked butt in the days before the mass monters took over the stage.

    Last edited by cphafner; 09-26-2009 at 12:40 PM.
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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    Jay is looking amazing in those pictures. Never was a big fan of him, but I think he has dexter beat.

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    Thanks for the pics Tom! IMO, it's gonna be tough call. I think both guys are looking really good. Jays legs look crazy!!! Good luck to both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank82 View Post
    Jays legs look crazy!!!
    man, those quads are insane.
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    Hey, post some more pics! Good stuf!


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    Quote Originally Posted by radioheadhead View Post
    man, those quads are insane.
    Those are quads!
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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    top 6









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    I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez

    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    Dex looks lean and mean! His back is so damn thick.



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    I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez

    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    Heath standing alone looks like Mr. Olympia, but put his next to the other guys and he just isn't as wide. Like a cartoon character though.





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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    Until he hits that side chest, Heath looks to be holding just a bit of water still.

    I'm sure the most difficult thing is staying like this for more than one day.

    Jay looks light years better than he did last year.

    Kai looks pretty good as well. Not quite on par with Jay, but certainly looks good.

    Branch's splintered thighs are just nasty.


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    The 202s look good too. Henry is a thick dude. Kevin English worked at my old gym. Nice guy. Short but big!





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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    Dugdale is looking thick and shredded. Given Kevin and Henry a run. Might be in first. Big and shredded.

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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    At what point in bodybuilding history did wood-varnish become the must-have prep item?

    I know a tan helps definition but some of those guys look absolutely ridiculous. As you can probably tell, I don't usually watch body-building shows.

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    Now we are talking. CP you are right, alone Phil does look like Mr. O. One day he will be. I really thought Kai was going to get it this year, but Jay made a comeback like Ronnie did in 02 I believe. In the pictures with them posing next to each other, it seems like Dexter even knows Jay might have it. Will be interesting to see how today pans out. CP, that guy in the middle of the 202 lineup, Darryl Gee weights in at 175 lbs. He is holding his own. How is Stan McQuay looking in the 202?
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    Yeah Gee won his pro card as a middle weight. Great physique. Stan looks ok. Not in the same class as the top 7 or so guys.


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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    Eduardo Correa and Flex Lewis are also looking great in the 202





    Flex - calves are like bowling pins.




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    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    When is this Jackson/White lift off?

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    It already happened. Jackson spanked White.

    Jackson benched 523 and pulled 815

    White benched 573 and pulled 633

    I was told that both wore some kind of single ply shirt, like a blast shirt or something, which doesn't really do much so I'm not sure why even bother with that.


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    No surprise Jay won it tonight. Dexter got ripped off big time IMO though.
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    The final results:

    1. Jay Cutler
    2. Branch Warren
    3. Dexter Jackson
    4. Kai Greene
    5. Phil Heath
    6. Victor Martinez

    I think that the judging was fair. Branch looked great; and Dexter had very poor sportmanship refusing to even shake his hand (but I guess we should expect that).

    Congrats to Jay, he is the only Mr. Olympia to lose the title and then come back and reclaim it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    It already happened. Jackson spanked White.

    Jackson benched 523 and pulled 815

    White benched 573 and pulled 633

    I was told that both wore some kind of single ply shirt, like a blast shirt or something, which doesn't really do much so I'm not sure why even bother with that.

    Any video?

    How about what Stan had to say afterwards?

    Lol at White's pull!!! Dude needs to STFU...


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