Congratulations to @nathan_epler_fitness on winning the men’s bodybuilding heavyweight and overall title at the @npc_jrnationals! tremendous job! well balanced, head to toe, front to back!
awesome photo by the talented @w_wittmannphoto! if you want a great pictorial history of this great npc show, make sure to check out will’s page. more of his shots from this show will be featured here in the coming days. will does more than capture physiques. he captures the emotion and feel. he gives us the experience. #nathanepler#jrnationals#bodybuilder#bodybuilding#bethebiggerperson#thisisbodybuilding
Just watched a @jaycutler training video on youtube...shoulders and calves at 16 days out from the 2005 olympia. i’m not even training right now because of my injured back...but man i want to go to the gym right now! i have said this before, but more than almost any other bodybuilder i get motivated watching jay training. just watching him walking through the gym with his water bottle from one exercise to the next looking so freaking huge...it’s like damn! that’s what i wish i looked like!
i mean...it ain’t gonna happen...but i always think that😂
to me 2005 was his year. even more than 2001, i feel jay should have won in 2005. his back was improved. he was spot on and ronnie was starting to decline, with his left lat and triceps showing signs of atrophy. but things went how they went, and jay went on to win the next year. with 4 sandow and 3 arnold trophies at home, jay is without question one of the true kings of bodybuilding. definitely one of my absolute favorites. #jaycutler#mrolympia#bodybuilder#bodybuilding#bethebiggerperson#thisisbodybuilding
So...the legs have it. by a narrow margin more people requested legs over back for the next mr. olympia body part rankings list. don’t worry back fans! back will follow legs!
the legs series won’t be started for a few days, but it’s coming up soon.
anyone saying tom platz or paul demayo should win will be blocked. kidding. i will ignore you (unless you’re insulting) and leave it to my loyal followers who read the words “mr. olympia” in the title of the series to ridicule and shame you.😂😂😂
here are the amazing tree trunks of 6x mr. olympia @thedorianyates. check out that vastus medialis! i have already stated that i believe he is the mr. olympia with the greatest calves ever...though there are a few others who had/have great calves...and calves are part of the legs. this is not a best quads list, it’s a best legs list. the entirety of the leg. this will include the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves...not the glutes. will the glutes factor into the back list? no. while i would factor them into the judging of either the back double biceps, back lat spread or back relaxed poses...i would consider them their own body part. and, no. i will not be doing a best b**t list. i’ll save that for my bikini ms. olympia lists!
kidding. i won’t be publishing that list.
but @ashleykfit is #1 on it. #dorianyates#mrolympia#legs#bodybuilder#bodybuilding#bethebiggerperson#thisisbodybuilding
there is someone, male or female who knows, who is contacting bodybuilders about potential golds gym sponsorship, going by the name of heather jacobs on facebook, and using heatherjacobs20 on ig. i contacted golds and talked to the venice gm, and he confirmed there is no such person working for golds.
this sick individual is offering $900 a month plus clothes - “she” sets up a video interview using facebook but then you realize that it’s a one way video - “she” can see you but you can’t see who the interviewer is.
the facebook page looks legit at first, with lots of bb friends, but it was only active for 1 day in 2014, nothing since.
i urge everyone to be aware of sick people like this who lie and record videos of unsuspecting victims.
The amazing @albert.beckles! this is the man in 1985, at 55 years old...the year he placed 2nd in the olympia in a field of 24 amazing bodybuilders! he had placed 4th the year prior and was 4th again in 1986. in 1987 he slipped down to 7th place. now...just think of that for a moment. he was 7th place in the freaking olympia at 57 years old! his last olympia was in 1991. he did not place...but he qualified and competed in the olympia...at 61 years old!!!
ok...we can talk about amazing bodybuilders all day long but for my money there are not too many who were more amazing than albert!
look at that 55 year old bicep in this photo! i just finished my mr. olympia arms rankings list last night. all along people who don’t read were asking where were lee priest and roelly winklaar in my list. no one asked about albert. no one asked about boyer coe. so maybe it’s just the young ‘uns who don’t take the time to read.
anyway, when i was young my favorite arms belonged to arnold schwarzenegger, boyer coe and albert beckles. i liked my freaks with peaks (stole that line from “big poppa pump” scott steiner). albert probably had the “peakiest peaks” ever! boyer had crazy peaks, too...with that wacky split between his biceps heads that he could actually make separate at will...sometimes to the beat of survivor’s eye of the tiger (google it)! i’ll post a boyer pick later...maybe tomorrow.
for now, take a look at the separation and the obvious hardness of albert’s biceps and triceps. there is no oil in them there hills! there is only dense, hard as nails, well earned muscle.
i really wish someone...just one impatient...or illiterate...person would have asked, “where’s al beckles in this list?!?!” just because...he may not have been mr. olympia, but he was at least 2nd place once. if anyone deserved to be incorrectly assumed forgotten from the list it’s albert! #albertbeckles#biceps#arms#bodybuilder#bodybuilding#bethebiggerperson#thisisbodybuilding