[quote]Professor X wrote:
I was thinking about it today, in the 90’s and so on when Ronnie was owning the stage I look back at videos and Im like why didn’t Flex or Levrone ever get the trophy type thing you know and it just relates to whats happening now in terms of Phil Heath. Two years ago when he was gonna do the O everyone was like FUUUCK yeah Heath ftw! And then didnt and then because he got sick and messed his water retention last year, its seems to pass him by now… I mean Kai is now that guy everyones cheering! I wonder if in the next decade we look back and see all the great physiques that stood with Jay and never won, will be like looking back at the 90s type situation.[/quote]
The average length of time for fame for these guys is about 5 years at best. If they don’t make it to be Mr. Olympia within 5 years of them being “the hot topic”, then they can usually kiss it goodbye.
Everyone when I was a kid thought Shawn ray should have been winning a few of those Olympias. I never understood why he didn’t. You still can’t beat his proportions at that weight even today.
This is not a sport for longevity unless you are one extreme freak like Ronnie.
Kai has the freak factor which is why he is constantly talked about. I am all for esthetics as well, but the truth of the matter is, the guy with the most dense and full muscles is the one who will stand out most on stage assuming conditioning is rather equal.[/quote]
This is what my friend and I talk about A LOT.
Like what ever happened to these guys?
Jean Pierre Fux
There are a whole lot of others whose faces I know of, but can’t name. They’re just in the muscle rags for a short time, and then fall off the face of the earth.