Mr. Olympia 2011: 5 Athletes We'd Love to See Compete Next Year
The Mr. Olympia competition is the premier body building competition in the world, so first and foremost congratulations need to go out to 2011 winner Phil Heath.
The dedication, hard work and sacrifice that it must take to get your body in a position to even enter the competition is unfathomable, so I can’t even imagine what it takes to win.
It’s truly an incredible feat, but as someone who hasn’t hit the gym in about two years it’s hard for me to think about it without feeling bad.
It’s no doubt a very convicting event, especially for those of us who seem to spend more time on the couch than we do molding the temple that is our bodies.
In order to add a little levity to the situation and perhaps make us scrubs feel better, we here at Bleacher Report have put together a list of five athletes that we’d love to see compete in Mr. Olympia next year.
Chances are they would fail miserably, but we would be able to laugh at them.
I already feel better about myself.
5. Earl Boykins
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Can you imagine Boykins trying to lift weights over his head that actually weigh more than he does?
While Boykins is undoubtedly a great basketball player and has beaten the odds in the NBA, I have a feeling that his 5'5" 133 pound body would be no match for the Mr. Olympia competition.
That being said, it would be riveting to watch him try.
4. JaMarcus Russell
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If Russell could pull himself away from the cough syrup and cheeseburgers, I think he would have a good shot at Mr. Olympia.
He definitely has the size to make it happen, so now all he has to do is turn all of that girth into pure muscle mass.
Can you imagine the Disney movie they could make out of this?
Broadside: The JaMarcus Russell Story.
3. Manny Ramirez
Ramirez has essentially been training for Mr. Olympia for his whole MLB career!
A few years ago Ramirez was suspended for having testosterone in his body that wasn’t natural. Turns out he was using a female fertility drug known as human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCH.
Okay, so maybe he has been training for Mrs. Olympia his whole career…
2. Tim Tebow
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Tim Tebow is essentially superman.
He can do anything that he wants to do, besides start in the NFL...
1. Brett Favre
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There is no doubt in my mind that Favre is just itching to get back into the NFL.
The problem is that by now I’m pretty sure there is no self-respecting team ready to bring him back out of retirement.
Simple solution: Come out of retirement and start training for Mr. Olympia.
All he’s gotta do is lift a few tractors and turn over those huge truck wheels like they do in the movies.
Brett Favre for Mr. Olympia 2012!