It's funny how watching an old video/dvd can bring back so many vivid memories of an event (bodybuilding or otherwise); I watched the 2005 Mr Olympia for the first time in years the other day and it shocked me how great this show was!! And how close!! It also re-confirmed how photo's only give a brief one millisecond snapshot of an athletes performance too...Ronnie was simply magnificent; huge, shredded, deep separations throughout his physique and yet, at times, that same mass definitely caused him issues in presentation, especially the side triceps and abs and thigh poses. Jay was right on the money with super striated quads, tight and dry throughout and yet lacked the ultra split biceps and arm detail that Ronnie brought, but outrageously superb non the less. The surprise stand outs were Gustavo Badell who rightly took 3rd place (the photos do not give justice to the man's conditioning nor presentation, he was absolutely peeled, the quad/hamstring split was insane) and Gunter Schlierkamp in 4th who had obviously prepared himself to perfection in his choice of poses, his size, fullness, dryness, condition and a killer smile and charisma that made it difficult to look away from him....except to watch the almost beyond human muscular development of the big nasty himself!! The challenge round was very controversial at the time but watching it back it made great entertainment and had both Ronnie and Jay watching the scoreboard closely....fantastic Olympia. I may have to post more photos, it was that exciting; if you've never seen this one, I'd highly recommend it as essential viewing in the evolution of our sport with great commentary too. Pure bodybuilding...loved it!!!
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