No Olympia thread? Fix that!
We're approaching the 10 week mark. I've had a quick look at where everyone is currently sitting and I think this:
Not exactly sticking my neck out. I thought Phil looked off his game about 5 weeks ago and was ready to call the O Kai's but he has blown up and looks enormous ATM. He didn't bring his best last year but I think the midsection will be under control this year and having to knock out the champ puts him out of reach.
Still, the little question mark which throws things in the air must be the Arnold comments. The Olympia is a political game and lots have turned on him. Will it be a distraction, will the judges turn on him? Probably not but it's fun to think about.
I think Kai is looking pretty good this far out from the Olympia. He has size and is pretty lean. I'm not sure if he is planning on coming in lighter and tighter - probably his best chance but I think his best will still only match Phil and therefore won't get the job done.
Wolf is already looking shredded and might bring a new level of conditioning. You'd imagine third but keep an eye on him as if the one of the other guys is a off, he might just sneak in.
He won't be coming in at 280ish this year. Probably closer to 300. Won't have the hard edge to push the big boys but those legs will always attract attention and he'll get plenty of cheers - reckon the judges will push him. He'll probably land a lower placing than fourth but I'm making up for the selection of Phil
Flexatron. Can always come in for a third with his classic looking physique and the competition needs him for something remotely pleasing to the eye but I doubt he'll trouble Kai and Phil.
Branch or Dexter.
No real reasoning - one just always seem to get a top 6. Probably the Blade as Branch has fallen off his.