WATCH: Bodybuilding legends discuss Shawn Rhoden’s victory.
Bodybuilding legends Samir Bannout (1983 Mr. Olympia), Tom Platz, Milos Sarcev and Chris Cormier discuss Shawn Rhoden’s Olympia victory with Dave Palumbo and Chris Aceto of RXMuscle.com.
A lot of valid points came out of this discussion regarding how the Olympia winner should look.
As all have the highest respect for Phil Heath, they all agreed on the day, Shawn Rhoden presented a package that the bodybuilding world was dreaming about for a number of years.
Many believe change is good for the Olympia, but at the same time they believe Phil Heath will be back to go for his eight Olympia.
Chris Aceto said that even though Shawn Rhoden looked perfect, he still has some improvements to make before he defends his title in 2019.
The discussion also turned to Roelly Winklaar. All agreed that Roelly is improving year after year and he deserved his third place at the 2018 Mr. Olympia.
Regarding Big Ramy, he has the potential to win the Mr. Olympia. Milos Sarcev made it a point to say that Big Ramy needs to come in a bit lighter and tighter.
Samir Bannout was very happy for Shawn’s victory. Samir has been very vocal in the last couple of years regarding the state of bodybuilding and the way the athletes look.
Flex Lewis was also discussed. Tom Platz and Samir Bannout believe that Flex can do well in the open class and even place in the top three with the condition he is known to step on stage with.
This discussion will surely continue in the coming weeks.