Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017
Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017
Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017. Will Phil Heath win #7 tying him with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and only 1 behind Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney for the most Olympias ever? Will Kai Greene shock the world and accept his standing Mr. Olympia invite and show up? Can Dexter Jackson, at the ripe age of 47 (will be 48 in November), shock the world and become a 2 time champion? Will Big Ramy come in shredded and out muscle Phil? Will Shawn Rhoden or William Bonac improve from their finish last year? My top 5 predictions were featured in this month’s Muscular Development Magazine.
Who Has Qualified for the Mr. Olympia?
Phil Heath (USA)
Shawn Rhoden (USA)
Dexter Jackson (USA)
Mamdouh Elssbiay (Egypt) BIG RAMY
William Bonac (Netherlands)
Nathan de Asha (UK)
Roelly Winklaar (Curacao)
Lionel Beyeke (France)
Cedric McMillan (USA)
Brandon Curry (USA)
Lukas Osladil (Czech Republic)
Johnnie Jackson (USA)
Sergio Oliva, Jr (USA) Not Competing
Gerald Williams (USA)
Victor Martinez (Dominican Republic)
Michael Lockett (USA)
Josh Lenartowicz (Australia)
Kai Greene (USA) Special Invite- Not Expected to Compete
Qualified Based on Points
Juan Morel (USA), 22
Maxx Charles (USA), 16
Jeff Beckham (USA), 13
10-Nathan De Asha
Nathan looked great at his first Mr. Olympia last year and finished in 12th place. He qualified this year by winning the Lou Ferrigno show at the end of 2016.
9- Brandon Curry
The surprise of 2017 has to be Brandon Curry. Brandon Curry has been hanging out with the Camel Crew in Kuwait and his results have been insane. Brandon Curry won the Arnold Australia and the New Zealand Pro this year, knocking off some great bodybuilders in his way.
8- Josh Lenartowicz
Josh is from Australia and they grow them big down under! Josh has freaky mass and conditioning and could really see him doing well this Olympia. Unfortunately he was the first person to find Dallas McCarver dead. It will be interesting to see if Josh can recover from his friend’s death.
Roelly has the freakiest arms in the world, and if he can control his stomach, he may be able to find a top five placing. Roelly’s recent updates show that he is massive!
6- Cedric McMillan
Cedric is one of the few that has a chance to become Mr. Olympia. He has the frame, however he has missed his conditioning at every Olympia he has competed at. He looked great at the Arnold Classic. If he brings that conditioning, or better, he could be in the top 3.
5- William Bonac
The best bodybuilder under 5’5 in William Bonac. He has so much muscle for his tiny frame. People compare him to Dexter Jackson, but that is not a fair comparison. He has a ton of muscle, and would be considered a “mass monster” if he was 5’8+. I don’t think with his structure he can improve much more than 4th or 5th.
4- Shawn Rhoden
Shawn is another bodybuilder who has the shape to win it all but misses his conditioning. When he is 1% off, everyone can tell. Shawn will find himself in the top 5 again.
3- Big Ramy
Mamdouh Elssbiay, or Big Ramy for short, is the biggest man in the competition this year. He will come in around 300 pounds. In his updated pictures, his waist looks small, and his muscles look downsized, but that could be from photo angles. If Big Ramy brings his conditioning from last year, and improves, he could be a winner.
2- Dexter Jackson
The most consistent bodybuilder ever. This is Dexter’s 18th Mr. Olympia. The 2008 Mr. Olympia champion is looking to dethrone the champion. Dexter’s progress pictures look good, as always. He will be crisp. It will be interesting to see if his legs will be as strong as they have been, because for bodybuilders that is the first that goes. I see Dexter in the second place spot.
1- Phil Heath
Phil Heath will win #7, tying himself with the Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Phil is too complete for his group. If Kai Greene would compete, there would have been a chance that Kai could have won one of the previous installments, but that isn’t going to happen. Phil will be one behind Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney for the all time record.
Every year there is a Mr. Olympia surprise. Someone that you would expect to win.
Small waist, huge muscle bellies, but seems to always miss when it comes to major contests. If he could dial it in, just once, he could be a major factor.
Rumor is that he will retire at the end of this show. Johnnie won’t come close to winning, however he has the upper body to compete with anyone. With the right conditioning, he may finish in the top 10.
Lukas shocked the world and won the Arnold South America this year. He brings freaky conditioning to each show. If he added size and brings conditioning, he may find a top 8 placing.
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