The making of a champion: Phil Heath

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2011 Phil Heath - Mr Olympia Weekend - IFBB  First placePhil Heath was not given the name ‘The Gift’ for nothing. Earning his IFBB Pro Card in 2005, Phil worked hard and built on his natural talent to ultimately win the Mr. Olympia in 2011.

Through the years you can see the progress Phil made to ultimately win bodybuilding’s most cherished prize.

In 2014 Phil Heath will be defending his Mr. Olympia title for the fourth time, hoping to continue his quest to break the record of eight victories held between Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney.

evolutionofbodybuilding.net put together a collection of photos of Phil Heath’s progress through the years. From turning Pro in 2005 till winning his third OIympia title in 2013.

Bodybuilding titles
2003 Northern Colorado State, Novice, Light-Heavyweight 1st and overall
2003 NPC Colorado State, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
2004 NPC Colorado State, Heavyweight, 1st and Overall
2005 NPC Junior Nationals, HeavyWeight, 1st and  Overall
2005 NPC USA Championships, HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
2006 Colorado Pro Championships, 1st
2006 New York Pro Championship, 1st
2006 BBC Classic, 1st
2007 Arnold Classic, 5th
2008 IFBB Iron Man, 1st
2008 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2008 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
2009 Mr. Olympia, 5th
2010 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2010 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
2011 Mr. Olympia, 1st
2011 Sheru Classic, 1st
2012 Mr. Olympia, 1st
2012 Sheru Classic, 1st
2013 Mr. Olympia, 1st
2013 Arnold Classic Europe, 1st
2014 Mr. Olympia. 1st

Photos by Muscular Development

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