2010 Mr. Olympia Predictions
Muscle Prodigy presents to you the 2010 Mr. Olympia Predictions for who will take the Mr. O Sandow in Las Vegas. The Sandow is the title given to the winner of the biggest professional men's bodybuilding competition, The Olympia. This is held annually by the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) and winning this event is considered to be the highest accolade in the sport of professional bodybuilding.
Below are all the winners of the previous Mr. Olympia's by Year and Venue:
|1965||Larry Scott||New York City, New York, United States|
|1966||Larry Scott||New York City, New York, United States|
|1967||Sergio Oliva||New York City, New York, United States|
|1968||Sergio Oliva||New York City, New York, United States|
|1969||Sergio Oliva||New York City, New York, United States|
|1970||Arnold Schwarzenegger||New York City, New York, United States|
|1971||Arnold Schwarzenegger||Paris, France|
|1972||Arnold Schwarzenegger||Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|1973||Arnold Schwarzenegger||New York City, New York, United States|
|1974||Arnold Schwarzenegger||New York City, New York, United States|
|1975||Arnold Schwarzenegger||Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa|
|1976||Franco Columbu||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|1977||Frank Zane||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|1978||Frank Zane||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|1979||Frank Zane||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|1980||Arnold Schwarzenegger||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|1981||Franco Columbu||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|1982||Chris Dickerson||London, England, United Kingdom|
|1983||Samir Bannout||Munich, Bavaria, Germany|
|1984||Lee Haney||New York City, New York, United States|
|1985||Lee Haney||Brussels, Belgium|
|1986||Lee Haney||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|1987||Lee Haney||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|1988||Lee Haney||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|1989||Lee Haney||Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy|
|1990||Lee Haney||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|1991||Lee Haney||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|1992||Dorian Yates||Helsinki, Finland|
|1993||Dorian Yates||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|1994||Dorian Yates||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|1995||Dorian Yates||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|1996||Dorian Yates||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|1997||Dorian Yates||Long Beach, California, United States|
|1998||Ronnie Coleman||New York City, New York, United States|
|1999||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2000||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2001||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2002||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2003||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2004||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2005||Ronnie Coleman||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2006||Jay Cutler||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2007||Jay Cutler||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2008||Dexter Jackson||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|2009||Jay Cutler||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
This is the grand stage...The most coveted competition in the sport. Who will be ready to take the crown in 2010?
Below are this year's Mr. Olympia Contenders for the 2010 Olympia which will be taken place on September 24-25 in Las Vegas, New York at the Orleans Hotel:
2010 Mr. Olympia Qualified
Muscle Prodigy's Predictions for this year's 2010 Mr. Olympia Top 10 (in order) are as follows:
Hide is in fantastic shape and will turn heads at the Olympia. However, he has not completely focused on the Olympia. He has competed in several shows already and plans on competing in more before the Olympia. Ronnie Coleman used to take the whole year off to get ready for the Olympia. It's the only way to have ample size and have enought ime to look well conditioned. Yo-yo'ing is not the way to win an Olympia and he'll soon learn that the biggest stage requires the most preparation.
10. Ronny Rockel
Rockel will be spot on. He took a 6th place finish at the Arnold (which is the toughest competition besides the Olympia) and didn't compete since to be spot on for the Olympia. That will help him get spot on for the competition. He's rock-hard to begin with, but he'll be even more prepared. The time off will allow him to bulk up more gradually and allow his body to reduce his bodyfat and cut the water weight the proper way, with the proper amount of time to do so. He'll beat out his foe Hidetada Yamagishi from Japan simply on the fact that Ronny took the time off to concentrate on the Olympia and Hide just has been so busy competing, he won't be spot on for this competition. However, the reason why he places 10th here is because the competition is just so stiff this year and better than any other year we've ever seen.
9. Melvin Anthony
Melvin is no stranger to top 10 finishes at the Olympia. He placed in the top ten five out of the last seven years. Although the competition is getting stiffer and kept him out of the top 10 last year by one spot, he has beaten Toney Freeman and Hidetada Yamagashi this year to prove he's back in shape to earn his keep.
8. Toney Freeman
This man is 44 years old and still giving them hell. Although Toney lost to Melvin earlier this year in the comeptition, Toney has been doing this for a long time and he knows how to be spot on for the biggest stage.
7. Roelly Winklaar
This man stepped forward on the big stage last year and blew everyone away with his size and conditioning; and with good reason. He trained very hard to get his Pro Card, and hasn't let his foot off the pedal to ensure that he's one of the best in the game. He beat Toney Freeman, Hidetada, and Dennis Wolf this year. His arms are absolutely insane and has a spot on midsection.
6. Victor Martinez
Victor, to many, seems like the biggest disappointment we've seen since big man Gunter was, just because we expected this man to win not one, but several Olympias. Victor hasn't proved to us that he'll ever come into the competition with the same size and conditioning as he had in 2007. However, this man has had some rough times he's had to face including having to prepare for the Olympia after the passing of his mother. Last year he even placed 6th when having knee surgery a year prior. Victor is good enough to get the top 6 nod, but hopefully he'll get back into his training mode to compete alongside Jay in future years.
5. Branch Warren
Branch has the freakiest vascularity of everyone on the pro stage. This guy has veins sticking out of every part of his chest, neck, legs, and shoulders giving him crazy looking conditioning. Last year he shocked the bodybuilding world with his super high finish at the Olympia (2nd), and he actually came at even better conditioning at the arnold this year than he did at last year's Olympia. However, Kai and Heath are progressing so fast that I can't possibly see him overtaking them this year. Branch is not deserving of a top 3 finish this year and 2 last year was beyond my belief. Top 5 is not too shabby though Branch, all things considering.
4. Phil Heath
Phil Heath, "The Gift", is a young phenom who has charisma, confidence, and has made huge gains in just a short period of time. He's still progressing given his young age, and sooner or later he will become the new Mr. Olympia (Not only the genetic freak this guy is, but his personality is just good for the sport). However, the competition is just too stiff right now for this underdeveloped freak to win it just yet (especially with his young foe Kai coming up the ranks). Once Cutler and The Blade decide to retire, it will be a Heath-Greene battle every year similar to what we saw with Ronnie-Jay for years. Phil is a work in progress, but his conditioning, shapes, and insertions seem to impress everyone.
3. Dexter Jackson
The Blade's still got it. This 2008 Mr. Olympia champ has the best body, in my opinion, of all the bodybuilders in this day and age. The reason why he's called the Blade is because of his cuts and the fact that he always come into competitions razor sharp like a blade. Dexter will not disappoint this year, and will prove for a top 3 finish given his detail and conditioning. However, Dexter lacks the size needed to win. Although he won it in 2008 when he was of a similar size, the reason why he won it in '08 was because the IFBB judges were receiving a lot of political pressure to move away from size because of the belly ban. It's a different story this year and that was evident with last year. Although the judges are looking for more cuts now, size hasn't lost its appeal. Dexter is 41 this year, but he is the most consistent and shredded on stage to give him a top 3 finish. However, the young guns are coming up so quick, I think this is his last year to place in the top 3. Enjoy it while it lasted Dex.
2. Kai Greene
Kai Greene has progressed in this sport faster than anyone (even Phil Heath- just look back to 2006 photos if you don't believe me- Kai was substantially smaller and not only caught up, but surpassed indicating he is still growing at a faster rate). He has improved every month and has been working on everything the IFBB judges are looking for. Although Phil Heath has progressed tremendously as well, Kai's got the size advantage over Heath and the cuts to compete with anyone including Jay this year. His abs are razor sharp, biceps are super huge, lats are like a jumbo jet, and his quads have the deepest cuts in them of anyone on stage. Most importantly, though, he has something incredibly appealing that we don't see with a lot of guys: symmetry and lower leg development. These two things bode over very well. However, can Kai knock down Goliath? Kai may be Mr. Olympia this year if he comes in at 100%, but I don't see it happening this year. You'll get plenty under your belt soon enough though Kai. You have more determination than anybody and once you fully develop, you will probably be unstoppable.
1. Jay Cutler
Cutler owned this sport as soon as Ronnie left (although rumors are spreading he's making a come-back this year) and still will continue to dominate. His work ethic in terms of training and especially nutrition (eating fish every hour on the hour), will keep him on top until he decides to retire. Cutler has the size and will come in conditioned enough to win. He learned his lession in 2008 (where he had to drop 10 pounds in one day and still placed 2nd), and will be on point this year. Cutler knows he's facing the toughest competition of his career and knows that youth is not on his side in this battle. However if he repeats the conditioning that he had last year, he's unstoppable. He's too big that he'll just going to dwarf Kai when the final round judging takes place. Cutler will defend his title and capture his 4th Olympia out of 5 years. Congratulations Jay! See Jay, being in Ronnie's shadow all those years had its advantages. It made you the hungriest dude on the IFBB Pro Stage and we haven't seen you take your foot off the pedal once.
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