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flipcollar wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
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What's Kai do to Iraq?


Apparently he banged Iraq, too.


LOL BEST POST

Apparently he was looking for weapons of ass destruction.

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Waittz
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Smashingweights wrote:
flipcollar wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
Smashingweights wrote:
What's Kai do to Iraq?


Apparently he banged Iraq, too.


LOL BEST POST

Apparently he was looking for weapons of ass destruction.


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Chris Colucci wrote:
So, Shawn Rhoden. How'bout that guy, huh?

Came pretty much out of nowhere before 2012 and grabbed 3rd at the O last year, but I just don't know. He has an awesome small waist and great lines, but nothing really seems to pop overall. Am I just not seeing something?

He's supposedly sitting out of competitions this year and only doing the Olympia, but in the above pic, you can see him from last year's Olympia compared to his guest posing condition at a show almost three weeks ago.

We're around 16 weeks out from the big show at this point, so I guess we'll see how much real improvement he's made soon enough.



P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.



My buddy did a photo shoot for him for him last year right off his win at the Tampa Pro. This is from his photography facebook fan page. Keep in mind the guy on the left competed at 209 not too long after this shoot to put things into perspective. His arms are hyuggeee

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Chris Colucci wrote:
P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.


LOL

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Chris Colucci wrote:

P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.


LOL.

I think the deal with Rhoden is that he does have such great lines and really, it's hard to find a fault on him...for anything.

He doesn't have the arms of Heath or the freakishness of Kai, but I think people realize he looks better than both of them.

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LankyMofo wrote:
Chris Colucci wrote:

P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.


LOL.

I think the deal with Rhoden is that he does have such great lines and really, it's hard to find a fault on him...for anything.

He doesn't have the arms of Heath or the freakishness of Kai, but I think people realize he looks better than both of them.



there's something weird about his head. It's like he's smiling even when he's not. And it's too smooth looking.

his head weirds me out

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rds63799 wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
Chris Colucci wrote:

P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.


LOL.

I think the deal with Rhoden is that he does have such great lines and really, it's hard to find a fault on him...for anything.

He doesn't have the arms of Heath or the freakishness of Kai, but I think people realize he looks better than both of them.



there's something weird about his head. It's like he's smiling even when he's not. And it's too smooth looking.

his head weirds me out


Skull envy?

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LankyMofo wrote:
I think the deal with Rhoden is that he does have such great lines and really, it's hard to find a fault on him...for anything.

He doesn't have the arms of Heath or the freakishness of Kai, but I think people realize he looks better than both of them.

I think it might just be an overall size thing, like he's just not filled out enough to compare with the rest of the top lineup, but I'm not saying he should bulk up so much it detracts from his lines and makes him a "generic" competitor. Not to take anything away from him or sound derogatory, but Rhoden just doesn't look like a guy who should've almost been labeled the best build in the sport.

On stage, he actually reminds me more of Darrem Charles (who I think did eventually bulk up more than he should have). Darrem was another guy with great lines and a super aesthetic look, but he was just always a bit smaller overall than the guys placing 3, 4, 5 spots above him.

SuperLankySaiyan wrote:
Chris Colucci wrote:
P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.


LOL

And "on topic", when Kai eventually retires, he'll be discussed along with Levrone and Flex as guys who never won an Olympia for whatever reason, with people forever debating why they should've.

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Chris Colucci wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
I think the deal with Rhoden is that he does have such great lines and really, it's hard to find a fault on him...for anything.

He doesn't have the arms of Heath or the freakishness of Kai, but I think people realize he looks better than both of them.

I think it might just be an overall size thing, like he's just not filled out enough to compare with the rest of the top lineup, but I'm not saying he should bulk up so much it detracts from his lines and makes him a "generic" competitor. Not to take anything away from him or sound derogatory, but Rhoden just doesn't look like a guy who should've almost been labeled the best build in the sport.

On stage, he actually reminds me more of Darrem Charles (who I think did eventually bulk up more than he should have). Darrem was another guy with great lines and a super aesthetic look, but he was just always a bit smaller overall than the guys placing 3, 4, 5 spots above him.

SuperLankySaiyan wrote:
Chris Colucci wrote:
P.S. - My apologies for the potential hijack.


LOL

And "on topic", when Kai eventually retires, he'll be discussed along with Levrone and Flex as guys who never won an Olympia for whatever reason, with people forever debating why they should've.


Yeah, im sure he'll be another to join the "uncrowned Mr. O" crowd. Although in levrone and Flex's case i think they were just unlucky enough to be in their prime during the sport's most competitive years to date.

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I'm curious what sort of physique Cutler will show up with. The way I see it, there are a few possible scenarios:
1-He surprises everyone again and manages to show up in his best ever shape, with superior structural size and is rewarded for it
2-He surprises everyone and shows up in amazing shape, but doesn't get the O, as Heath, Kai and Rhoden have improved too much
3-He shows up looking damn good for a guy who lost his title twice, but still has a good showing and retires with his pride intact
4-He shows up looking like he should have retired already, and possibly damages his reputation

Thoughts?

S

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The Mighty Stu wrote:
I'm curious what sort of physique Cutler will show up with. The way I see it, there are a few possible scenarios:
1-He surprises everyone again and manages to show up in his best ever shape, with superior structural size and is rewarded for it
2-He surprises everyone and shows up in amazing shape, but doesn't get the O, as Heath, Kai and Rhoden have improved too much
3-He shows up looking damn good for a guy who lost his title twice, but still has a good showing and retires with his pride intact
4-He shows up looking like he should have retired already, and possibly damages his reputation

Thoughts?

S


Im almost certain it will be 2 or 3. I'd like to see number one happen but at this point i just dont think its possible for him to get back into 2006 Jay Cutler shape.

He posts a lot of pics on facebook and he certainly still has the size of a top 6 Olympia competitor, if he nails his conditioning i wont be surprised if he takes third, but i cant see him beating Kai and Phil no matter what. At one point i think Cutler was most definitely better than Phil is now, but those days are history.

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The Mighty Stu wrote:
I'm curious what sort of physique Cutler will show up with. The way I see it, there are a few possible scenarios:
1-He surprises everyone again and manages to show up in his best ever shape, with superior structural size and is rewarded for it
2-He surprises everyone and shows up in amazing shape, but doesn't get the O, as Heath, Kai and Rhoden have improved too much
3-He shows up looking damn good for a guy who lost his title twice, but still has a good showing and retires with his pride intact
4-He shows up looking like he should have retired already, and possibly damages his reputation

Thoughts?

S


I hope option number 1.

My ideal placings would be 1) Cutler 2) Kai 3) Heath

It would make 2014 insanely competitive

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The Mighty Stu wrote:
I'm curious what sort of physique Cutler will show up with. The way I see it, there are a few possible scenarios:
1-He surprises everyone again and manages to show up in his best ever shape, with superior structural size and is rewarded for it
2-He surprises everyone and shows up in amazing shape, but doesn't get the O, as Heath, Kai and Rhoden have improved too much
3-He shows up looking damn good for a guy who lost his title twice, but still has a good showing and retires with his pride intact
4-He shows up looking like he should have retired already, and possibly damages his reputation

Thoughts?

S

Guess at 2 as he knows what to do, partly the O itself has moved on a bit in judging terms and even cutler at his best may not win now regardless, the bb judging changes over time

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Chris Colucci wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
I think the deal with Rhoden is that he does have such great lines and really, it's hard to find a fault on him...for anything.

He doesn't have the arms of Heath or the freakishness of Kai, but I think people realize he looks better than both of them.

I think it might just be an overall size thing, like he's just not filled out enough to compare with the rest of the top lineup, but I'm not saying he should bulk up so much it detracts from his lines and makes him a "generic" competitor. Not to take anything away from him or sound derogatory, but Rhoden just doesn't look like a guy who should've almost been labeled the best build in the sport.


I don't think that he is the best based on the precedent that judges have set. Despite what anyone (including me) thinks about him, I think Kai is the best in the field for Mr. O although I am a huge Heath fan and could definitely see the case for him winning. With that said, Rhoden is the most appealing physique up there to me personally.

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RATTLEHEAD wrote:
The Mighty Stu wrote:
I'm curious what sort of physique Cutler will show up with. The way I see it, there are a few possible scenarios:
1-He surprises everyone again and manages to show up in his best ever shape, with superior structural size and is rewarded for it
2-He surprises everyone and shows up in amazing shape, but doesn't get the O, as Heath, Kai and Rhoden have improved too much
3-He shows up looking damn good for a guy who lost his title twice, but still has a good showing and retires with his pride intact
4-He shows up looking like he should have retired already, and possibly damages his reputation

Thoughts?

S


I hope option number 1.

My ideal placings would be 1) Cutler 2) Kai 3) Heath

It would make 2014 insanely competitive

That would be cool.
I like Option 1

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Smashingweights wrote:
RATTLEHEAD wrote:
The Mighty Stu wrote:
I'm curious what sort of physique Cutler will show up with. The way I see it, there are a few possible scenarios:
1-He surprises everyone again and manages to show up in his best ever shape, with superior structural size and is rewarded for it
2-He surprises everyone and shows up in amazing shape, but doesn't get the O, as Heath, Kai and Rhoden have improved too much
3-He shows up looking damn good for a guy who lost his title twice, but still has a good showing and retires with his pride intact
4-He shows up looking like he should have retired already, and possibly damages his reputation

Thoughts?

S


I hope option number 1.

My ideal placings would be 1) Cutler 2) Kai 3) Heath

It would make 2014 insanely competitive

That would be cool.
I like Option 1


ya, would just be unreal if Cutler pulled it off and won it again and then retired like a boss

2014 Mr O would then be Heaths chance to step back up to former glory or fade into obscurity, Kai would be trying to get finally into numero uno after being 3rd, 2nd and 2nd and Wolf would win the 2014 Arnold Classic and gain enough momentum to be a viable top 3 threat

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