In 3 months time, Phil Heath will likely join Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney with the most Olympia wins of all time (8). That’s probably going to raise the eyebrows of a bunch of people but who can stop him?
The realistic challengers are William Bonac and Big Ramy. Last year Phil came in well under and Ramy brought his best by a long way and it was still comfortable on the scorecard for Phil. That would suggest Phil has to come in worse again and Ramy better for the orders to be reversed.
I don’t think that will happen and I think Bonac might be the better challenger with his crisp conditioning and full muscle bellies. He’d love another few inches in height, that would make things very interesting.
Roelly Winklaar is a darkhorse for this year. If he can bring his back up and add details to his legs then he has a lot of poses which can dominate Phil but if he gets blown away from the back then he doesn’t have a hope.
Dexter faded last year but he will still bring a good package, whether his body allows him to bring something that will let him challenge is probably unlikely.
I assume we’ll get the usual will he/won’t he antics from Kai who won’t take the stage IMO.