2011 Mr. Olympia Preview
With the 2011 Mr. Olympia getting closer, the anticipation is
almost over. There are many interesting storylines going into the big contest
like usual. Will 4x champ Jay Cutler taking home the sandow once again? Or will
it be hard charging Phil Heath building upon his runner up finish last year to
overtake Cutler? Or could it be someone else entirely, I guess we will have to
wait to find out. This is how I see it going into the biggest bodybuilding show
in the world and how I see it all unfolding.
Just food for thought if Branch Warren did not injure
himself I would definitely have him somewhere in the top 5.
Honorable Mention- Ronny Rockel and Dexter Jackson
(Ronny Rockel) I have always really liked his physique.
He is a shorter guy who has good aesthetics but also has quality mass onto his
frame. I see him battling for a top 5 spot but coming up just short although it
wouldn’t surprise me if he somehow managed to crack the top 5.
(Dexter Jackson) The 2008 Mr. O Dexter Jackson
has seen his physique decline over the last couple years. I do feel like Dexter
still has what it takes to be competitive but doesn’t have enough left to crack
a top 5 spot. Dexter however is a legend and had one of the best aesthetically
pleasing physiques of all time.
2011 Mr. Olympia: Top 5 Predictions
5th Place- Victor Martinez
Victor has looked good this year and improved
from last year which is important to the judges. It wasn’t long ago Victor was
battling with Jay for the title. I think Victor has what it takes to crack top
5 and will be a legitimate contender this year.
4th Place- Dennis Wolf
Which Dennis Wolf is going to show up? The one
who has placed in the top 5 previously or the one from a couple years ago that
tied for 16th? Personally I feel like Dennis is beyond his 16th
place finish from a couple years ago and has his career and physique better
under control. I could see him as high as 3rd although I don’t see
him beating Kai unless Kai doesn’t bring his A game which is a possibility.
Look at last year for an example of Kai not at his best.
3rd Place- Kai Green
With Kai it’s all about coming in at his best.
If he brings his A game he has 3rd place locked up in my opinion. I
can’t see him beating Jay or Phil but no one else in the top 5 has what Kai brings
to the table. Although if Kai falters and doesn’t come it at his best he could
easily slip down and allow some of the others in the top 5 to capitalize on his
mistake, which happened last year. In the end however I see Kai coming in
looking great and snagging top 3!
2nd Place- Phil Heath
Phil has the best physique in the IFBB in my
opinion. A great mix of size, shape, and conditioning. However, with all that
said I still don’t see him beating Jay this year. Every year it seems like he
is one year away from overtopping Jay and I feel like everyone has said this
before but next year will be his year. There is no guarantee Jay is going to
come back next year and even if he does I think another year of development
gives Phil the title. I would be surprise to see him win the Sandow this year.
1st place- Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler is a man amongst boys at this point
in his career. His structure alone makes it almost impossible for anyone in the
line up to beat him. For Jay it’s all about conditioning. As long as he comes
in with no major issues he will take home his 5th title. However
there is a slight chance he makes a mistake, gets sick, or some major issue
erupts that could cause him to not be at his best although I don’t see it