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chuckz28 05-08-16 03:24 AM

Kevin Levrone 2016 Olympia!!!
 
It's official guys. Kevin has announced to the IFBB and his fans that he will be competing in the 2016 Olympia for the most epic return in bodybuilding history. From the horses mouth right here. https://www.instagram.com/p/BFIiztUHu_x/

Luimarco also posted a video on YouTube after speaking with him. Kevin was invited to attend so be does not have to qualify. He has visited his doctor for xrays to ensure a clean bill of health and had been floating the idea to some old pros. Video of his doctor saying he's good to go https://www.instagram.com/p/BFIZZHrHu5h/

If he can even come close to his former glory Phil is going to have the fight of his life on stage. It's go time bitches!

BTW everything is pointing to Kai no longer competing in Olympia's.

Bouncer 05-08-16 09:20 AM

That's awesome. Is he doing the regular O or masters? He's 51 now, ferrigno was only 42 when he made his return. I really don't see levrone being competitive in anything other than the masters class. We are all fans of his but we have to be realistic. He's made a lot of progress and that is awesome but take a look at some old pics of him and you'll see pretty fast that he looks nowhere near his prime. Not hating, I wish him the best. Just being realistic.

This seems more like the people @ifbb doing something to get more interest in the Mr.O. Probably getting paid a pretty penny for this "invite".

Has Levrone posted any pics of his legs recently? Iv'e seen only upper body.

What's the odds he gets "injured" a week out from the show? Hate to be so negative about it but this just seems really off.

Mr I 05-08-16 11:29 AM

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...58626390920151

This isn't far off as strong as I've ever been and this guy is at about half way into his potential

Mr I 05-08-16 11:30 AM

Does he have to qualify

Bouncer 05-08-16 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr I (Post 734157)
Does he have to qualify

Brother it takes 3 seconds to read Chuck's post. He says clearly he was special invite.

"That's what's wrong with this forum".. ;)

Mr I 05-08-16 11:37 AM

"Invited to attend"

Why aren't I hearing the word compete mentioned more ...

Bouncer 05-08-16 11:56 AM

Something seems off about the whole thing I agree. A 51 year old on stage will be a let down for anyone thinking he will be even 50% of his best. I can't see him doing that to himself. Gym photos with a pump and bench press vids just are not the same as getting on stage at that age competing against guys in their prime.

Mr I 05-08-16 12:01 PM

Guest poser

Bouncer 05-08-16 12:03 PM

Just a reminder of how great he was...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...5cff6cf992.jpg

Bouncer 05-08-16 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr I (Post 734166)
Guest poser

Good call. Bet your right. And not in trunks either. Just one if those take of your shirt on stage deals. Won't show legs at all.

Mr I 05-08-16 12:12 PM

^ that would take heath out the game

chuckz28 05-08-16 12:46 PM

Maybe we will get more details soon. He did say "coming out of retirement" in his on stage announcement next to Jim Manion so I don't think he would use those words if he was guest posing. He also mentioned having the body of a 25 year old at his age. I wish him the best but like you say he isn't a spring chicken anymore, but anything is possible.

chuckz28 05-08-16 12:58 PM

Video on stage announcement https://youtu.be/Qozj1a_NBYE

epix00 05-08-16 09:18 PM

I can't see it being possible at all to come in outside masters. However if anyone could do it....it might be Levrone as he possibly responds better to juice than anyone before or since him.

chuckz28 05-09-16 12:55 AM

Jerry Ward spoke to Kevin on the phone just prior to posting this video. https://youtu.be/Svgy1aQ1wtA

Kevin says he wants an Olympia title. This wont be a masters class or a guest posing. He got checked out and his body is responding amazingly after 10 years off. He's taking 5 months instead of his normal 3 to get ready. He wants to prove age is just a number and thinks he still has what it takes to beat the guys today. More power to him. This will be an interesting year to say the least.

redback 05-09-16 01:11 AM

Thats whats wrong with this forum1!

Bouncer 05-09-16 01:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuckz28 (Post 734221)
Jerry Ward spoke to Kevin on the phone just prior to posting this video. https://youtu.be/Svgy1aQ1wtA

Kevin says he wants an Olympia title. This wont be a masters class or a guest posing. He got checked out and his body is responding amazingly after 10 years off. He's taking 5 months instead of his normal 3 to get ready. He wants to prove age is just a number and thinks he still has what it takes to beat the guys today. More power to him. This will be an interesting year to say the least.

Yea props for doing it and it will be interesting for sure. Just don't be shocked when he comes out on stage and he isn't what you remember..

Olympia title... lol he's building up the hype train that's for sure. If he finishes in 10th or above I'll be shocked.

chuckz28 05-09-16 01:57 AM

True. He hasn't seen his own body in that shape in too many years to know how he will look with age. Regardless it will sell tickets and build hype.

dna9488 05-09-16 09:18 AM

That's awesome. I know he's training at the local gyms near me. Maybe I'll have to check out the Powerhouse gym that he goes to regularly and ask him what his diet and drug use is like. Fuck it, I'll ask him for an inclusive interview just for the members of SM :-D

Bouncer 05-09-16 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dna9488 (Post 734245)
That's awesome. I know he's training at the local gyms near me. Maybe I'll have to check out the Powerhouse gym that he goes to regularly and ask him what his diet and drug use is like. Fuck it, I'll ask him for an inclusive interview just for the members of SM :-D

make sure you are already recording when you ask him.. "yo brah, whats your drug routine and why at 51 do you think you have a hope in fucking hell to be Mr.O?"

Mr I 05-09-16 09:35 AM

I'm actually really looking forward to seeing how he looks, guy knew how to pose too

Bouncer 05-09-16 09:40 AM

This was 13 years ago at the end of his career. Notice the legs.. This version of Kevin would not win any Mr.O title today. Considering he hasn't posted any pics of his legs at all and considering this was 13 years ago.. I dont have very high hopes. i hope i'm proved wrong.

http://i.imgur.com/VwPZiYc.jpg

Mr I 05-09-16 09:44 AM

I don't think it's about winning, whatever he says.

Btw that pic is taken from high, kev had great legs

Bouncer 05-09-16 09:49 AM

not at the end of his career he didn't Mr.I. look back at pics from 2003 and you'll see. shortly before he retired he was way off compared to earlier on.

Mr I 05-09-16 10:04 AM

It's all about self belief

Funny thing is he now makes Dexter look like a pup Kevin Levrone Is Back! | FLEX Online

Bouncer 05-09-16 10:12 AM

I'm all for self belief. Thinking positive and working hard to reach a goal.

But there is also a healthy bit of realism that needs to be thrown in there.

Case In Point... Fella 100% believed he could fly.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BepyTSzueno

epix00 05-09-16 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuckz28 (Post 734221)
Jerry Ward spoke to Kevin on the phone just prior to posting this video. https://youtu.be/Svgy1aQ1wtA

Kevin says he wants an Olympia title. This wont be a masters class or a guest posing. He got checked out and his body is responding amazingly after 10 years off. He's taking 5 months instead of his normal 3 to get ready. He wants to prove age is just a number and thinks he still has what it takes to beat the guys today. More power to him. This will be an interesting year to say the least.

5 months instead of his normal 3 to get ready. prepping for the O in 5 months while not being anywhere near stage ready. If he doesnt get dead last thats amazing,

Bouncer 05-09-16 11:12 AM

build up tons of hype for the Mr.O "gets leg injured during training" turns into a guest posting where he takes his shirt off. gets paid a pretty penny by the IFBB for hyping the Mr.O.

Call me a pessimist. lol

Bouncer 05-09-16 11:18 AM

Just announced Coleman wants another title! Lol

Mr I 05-09-16 03:02 PM

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Robby Robinson telling it straight to the pup

Bouncer 05-09-16 03:17 PM

Disagree. If he brings his exact same look that he had in his prime at the age of 51 that would be fucken amazing. Robinson is smoking to much Cali weed.

epix00 05-09-16 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bouncer (Post 734320)
Disagree. If he brings his exact same look that he had in his prime at the age of 51 that would be fucken amazing. Robinson is smoking to much Cali weed.

It definitely would be amazing. I think what he is getting at though is that it wouldn't win todays mr. O. I have been looking at pictures all day comparing levrone and heath. Heath has a better overall package I think than levrone in his prime. I know I might get flamed for saying that, but really compare them.

Bouncer 05-09-16 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by epix00 (Post 734333)
It definitely would be amazing. I think what he is getting at though is that it wouldn't win todays mr. O. I have been looking at pictures all day comparing levrone and heath. Heath has a better overall package I think than levrone in his prime. I know I might get flamed for saying that, but really compare them.

Philsolina has no width. Bald Kevin circa 98 destroys him.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...3ae3863be2.jpg

epix00 05-09-16 04:00 PM

Thats one pose though. Im telling you look at them pose for pose and objectively tell me you still think levrone has him. I thought he did too....until I stopped going off memory and looked at them side by side.

epix00 05-09-16 04:01 PM

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...Dmpc_8kt0lc4Y_

Bouncer 05-09-16 04:03 PM

Using your example above I got levrone. Better shape and midsection.

epix00 05-09-16 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Bouncer (Post 734339)
Using your example above I got levrone. Better shape and midsection.

I agree, Im saying thats one pose levrone has him, but its not even by much.

epix00 05-09-16 04:09 PM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6TEAKvcGad...hil+Heath6.jpg

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attach...8&d=1111590531

http://i37.tinypic.com/2hmzq4h.jpg

Mr I 05-09-16 04:16 PM

^ bullshit, bad picks of kev and I can show you bad ones of pinsulina with gut.

Put the ones up of him with shaved head. Fucks sake

epix00 05-09-16 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr I (Post 734344)
^ bullshit, bad picks of kev and I can show you bad ones of pinsulina with gut.

Put the ones up of him with shaved head. Fucks sake

I looked for them I couldnt find any good pics. If you can find one post it. and the 2nd pic was from the 2002 olympia where he got 2nd place.

Mr I 05-09-16 04:19 PM

He was always gifted

In a different way to the likes of brick Lesnar but gift en anyways. Super strong presser , so heavily built but small waist yet coukd still pull this shit off Watch "Kevin Levrone Sprint vs Chambers" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/Z1-ygiI6_3M

Mr I 05-09-16 04:20 PM

About 1999 and 2000 were his years

epix00 05-09-16 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr I (Post 734348)
About 1999 and 2000 were his years

this is true, but out of a 10 year career for him to only be compared to phil for 2 of the years is like nothing. Phil has brought an awesome package consistently for 5 years. Im not a huge heath fan btw, I like levrone more and would love for some craziness to happen and watch him make a splash at the olympia. The problem is if he brought anything less than his peak package he wouldnt win, and even then it would still be a close call. The question is....is that possible this long out of the game at this age?

Bouncer 05-09-16 04:32 PM

epix those terrable pics of levrone. lol. im telling you. when he was shaved head was when he looked insane.

epix00 05-09-16 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Bouncer (Post 734350)
epix those terrable pics of levrone. lol. im telling you. when he was shaved head was when he looked insane.

Im not disagreeing, but I couldnt find a front double bicep of levrone during shaved head era as a pic. One of those was from an olympia though, he even got 2nd place that year. I couldnt find a good front double bicep shot of him that would compare to heath's, I wasnt just purposely putting up a shitty picture to be deceptive. The point is levrone has brought packages to the olympia that wouldnt compare to phil.

Bouncer 05-09-16 04:39 PM

http://i.imgur.com/YSbwCrK.png

http://i.imgur.com/3UflyCj.png

http://i.imgur.com/muYXjU2.png

Mr I 05-09-16 04:40 PM

Dude, everyone just about gave up when Ronnie took it in 98 then kept getting bigger. It waa set for leverone to follow on from dorian. Ronnie ruined the party lop

Interesting comparison. Ronnie and kev about same age now.

Kev could make a shit load of money here

Bouncer 05-09-16 04:42 PM

filth heath

http://i.imgur.com/gdF5thZ.png

epix00 05-09-16 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bouncer (Post 734354)

I think you mean Phill Queef

Bouncer 05-09-16 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by epix00 (Post 734349)
this is true, but out of a 10 year career for him to only be compared to phil for 2 of the years is like nothing. Phil has brought an awesome package consistently for 5 years. Im not a huge heath fan btw, I like levrone more and would love for some craziness to happen and watch him make a splash at the olympia. The problem is if he brought anything less than his peak package he wouldnt win, and even then it would still be a close call. The question is....is that possible this long out of the game at this age?

Agree. Heath is my least favorite Mr O but you got a point. There is zero chance 51 year old levrone is even as good as his worst show 13 years ago. Current Phil will murder levrone.

Prime levrone 15 years ago vs Phil today. I say levrone.


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