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What Just Happened?!?! Phil Loses - Mr Olympia 2018


Old pics of Branch will blow some people’s
Minds. He honestly used to have a Damn good physique.




I was looking at some of the pictures/videos of Warren when he took 2nd to Cutler at the Olympia. I thought he looked better than Cutler from just about every angle.


If I was Branch’s muscles, I’d have given up too. That guy was a lunatic.

Interestingly, I was watching a video of him training with Josh Bryant back in 2012 (I think). He had him deadlifting, that video was the first time he had deadlifted above 400lbs in something like 10 years.


tl;dw: Head judge confirms Phil’s gut cost him his Olympia title:


Phil knows why he lost, he’s just not accepting it. Anyone who had spent the last several years arguing with countless people online who backup their stance that his physique is deteriorating (or at least regressing) with year by year photos cannot be objective.



i found some crazy shots

in team andro website.


Coincidentally I had dinner with brad and Arash last night and Arash was going on about various things Roelly had done to tighten his midsection. Not saying there’s any magic there (I disagreed with Arash’s stance so I’m not going to get into it here), but this year is probably the best Roelly has looked in terms of Aesthetics.



I agree. He looks so good.