REPORT: Phil Heath Goes Through Two Major Hernia Surgeries

Phil Heath Hernia Surgeries

The new king of the Olympia stage, the 7X Mr. Olympia Phil Heath is a genetically gifted bodybuilder. After his win at the 2017 Olympia, he has been getting a lot of flack as of late. Many fans believed that Big Ramy deserved the win and there is favoritism being shown to the long-reigning champion. But, Phil Heath is still a 7-time Olympia champion and should be given respect.

But if the champ hasn’t earned your respect yet, then maybe this will change your mind:

“Phil was a day away from a very scary and possibly fatal intestinal strangulation. His belly button was more visible this year due to the fact that his small intestine was literally inside of it, pushing it forward right underneath the skin.” – fiance Shurie

The fact is Phil Heath competed in the Olympia 2017 while dealing with Two Hernias. His fiance Shurie confirmed Heath’s condition on her Instagram.

Phil had two huge hernias. One above his belly button that spread 2 inches wide on each side where his upper intestines were caught within the torn tissue and muscle and a lower abdominal hernia which was apart of his umbilical hernia that he was born with (which was repaired at age 2 and was done horribly wrong) this lower hernia was so bad that it tore from side to side, up and down causing Phil to have a 3 inch hole that was an inch deep and had 4 inches of his small intestines hanging over that hole.

The doctor was able to push his intestines 5 inches back down into his abdomen and tightened his abdomen together and closed the holes. The doctor came to me after the surgery in shock that Phil was able to live this way. He explained that hernias are genetic and Phil was born with very little tissue covering his abdomen. Doc also explained that Phil has been using only half of his abdominal muscles due to his hernia at birth. Phil has been an athlete all of his life, and this hernia was a ticking time bomb. He explained that Phil was a day away from a very scary and possibly fatal intestinal strangulation. His belly button was more visible this year due to the fact that his small intestine was literally inside of it, pushing it forward right underneath the skin. He said out the 20 + thousand hernia repairs he’s done. This was one of the worst he’s seen.

Phil accepts all the hate comes with being a Champion. The reality is… we live in a very troubled and hateful world! Phil and I have received so much vile and hateful comments and even death threats over his “stomach” this year. There is no denying that Phil was incredible on stage…bringing one of his most hard and conditioned packages yet! I’m still in shock he was able to do this all while in pain and days away from being hospitalized.

I would like to thank all of his true fans and those of you who love the sport of bodybuilding. The positive messages that we received did make Phil smile. He’s 7x Mr. O but he’s a human being first! To those of you who realized that… THANK YOU!

Phil had two huge hernias. One above his belly button that spread 2 inches wide on each side where his upper intestines were caught within the torn tissue and muscle and a lower abdominal hernia which was apart of his umbilical hernia that he was born with (which was repaired at age 2 and was done horribly wrong) this lower hernia was so bad that it tore from side to side, up and down causing Phil to have a 3 inch hole that was an inch deep and had 4 inches of his small intestines hanging over that hole. The doc was able to push his intestines 5 inches back down into his abdomen and tightened his abdomen together and closed the holes. The doctor came to me after the surgery in shock that phil was able to live this way. He explained that hernias are genetic and Phil was born with very little tissue covering his abdomen. Doc also explained that phil has been using only half of his abdominal muscles due to his hernia at birth. Phil has been an athlete all of his life and this hernia was a ticking time bomb. He explained that Phil was a day away from a very scary and possibly fatal intestinal strangulation. His belly button was more visible this year due to the fact that his small intestine was literally inside of it, pushing it forward right underneath the skin. He said out the 20 + thousand hernia repairs he's done.. this was one of the worst he's seen. —————————————– Phil accepts all the hate comes with being a Champion. The reality is… we live in a very troubled and hateful world! Phil and I have received so much vile and hateful comments and even death threats over his "stomach" this year. There is no denying that Phil was incredible on stage…bringing one of his most hard and conditioned packages yet! I'm still in shock he was able to do this all while in pain and days away from being hospitalized. —————————————— I would like to thank all of his true fans and those of you who love the sport of bodybuilding. The positive messages that we received did make Phil smile. He's 7x MrO but he's a human being first! To those of you who realized that… THANK YOU! ——————————————

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Matei Petrutzz
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not sure how to feel about this. brave he competed and won, idiotic he risked his life.

Howard Bjerke
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It’s never idiotic to follow your dream. It’s better to die living your life than growing old regretting you didn’t live your life.

John Stewart
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I’LL BETTER LIVE FOR JESUS 😀

Matei Petrutzz
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no, it’s not. and he already had 6 anyways. if he did not have any, maybe it would have been understandable.

Michael Long
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Howard Bjerke some people can’t imagine having that killer instinct. They rather sit and watch those who take risks, sad.

Костадин Светославов Каранешев
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The smartest guy from all the bodybuilders is Jay Cutler won 4 and now he is living healthy wealthy life 🙂

Glenn
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And he lost 7 times so don’t make it sound like he was smart and got out

Howard Bjerke
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Костадин Светославов Каранешев Yes Jay is a good guy, but he did manage to become a diabethic. Maybe from insulin use? One can only speculate.

Matei Petrutzz
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jay would have continued hardcore if not for that injury. he did come back once even though he was not really up to the challenge.

Giannis P Etsi
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MASSIVE RESPECT TO THIS MAN!

Mark Nerlich
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Let see if lui makes an apology

Leonardo Nickaprio
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Why should he? No one knew of this man’s health issues, when you compete it’s assumed that you are healthy..in most cases..

Mark Nerlich
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Because his first assumptions where incorrect

Niels Beijer
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Michel van Gaalen

Christopher Aaron
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So that explains his pregnant looks…..

Merlon Pig Fox
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So he had his problem but still given the Olympia?

Justin Sole
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He wasn’t given the Olympia moron. Ronnie, cutler, and pretty much every mr Olympia said he won easy. Ramy looked better last year go compare.

Reggie Romano
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So did Dorian Yates with a torn bicep/tricep? Ain’t nobody bitching bout him? Noo he a legend….

Merlon Pig Fox
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G-I-V-E-N

Merlon Pig Fox
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And Justin fall back like your hair line

Justin Sole
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Lmao. You’re 40% body fat dogging my hairline. Ever thought maybe I have American Indian in my blood and have a widows peak😆 Or its to much Dht from actually lifting for 23 years. You’re clinically obese on a BBing page. You might want to fall back to the treadmill. Love all the pimple scars on your face. Looking like Fat Frankentroll talking shit. Want some pics of my body since you’re an obese stalker? I can show you what abs, and Horseshoes look like. Lose 150 lbs, and you can see your own. Maybe. Our Avatars are appropriate. I’m… Read more »
Wesley Cottrell
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Wade Cottrell

Roy Mulder Jr.
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CHAMPION

Ali Mosanna
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Aamir Hussain Rizwani

Aamir Hussain Rizwani
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Shitt man respect but really bad for him

Ali Mosanna
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Yeah

Garret Wood
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People be hating on this dude, no idea why. Appreciate greatness.

Sheikh Tashdeed Ahmed
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greatness which can lead to physical degradation?

Do you even think on an issue before commenting?

Garret Wood
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I don’t bitch and moan every 5 minutes sorry, keep it up though.

Logan Waltz
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You realize body building is about looking good, right? He looks gross. Nobody wants to look like him.

Anders Haukoos
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Apparently the judges think otherwise. He looked better than Ramy. Better low back, better calves, better forearms, better conditioning all with health issues

Dion Bethea
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Logan Waltz you got your nerve to comment on nobody wanting to look like somebody. Your selfie on your page with your shirt off shows you don’t even workout, let alone lift 😂😂😂

Carlos Davalos
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Damn right Garret Wood

Nathan James
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No one wants to look like you Logan waltz

Kevin James Officer-combs
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Logan Waltz men’s open isn’t about looking good, it’s about being the biggest and most defined, go to men’s physique for that pussy shit nigga

Brooks Campbell
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It’s almost as if they grew somehow…

Chris Dalley
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Bonac 2018!!!!

Paris Paraskevas
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Giannos Michael

Carl William Horn
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Literally bubble-gut

Karim Ayub
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thats why his bubble gut, recovered will be unbeatable again

Randy Peregoy
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Genova smoked his ass

Frans Buijsen
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Siem Goossens

Siem Goossens
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Ja ik had gezien msn

Medo Nour
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So when I called him phill the hernia heath I was right , now you can be Mr.olympia with big ass gut and hernia , bodybuilding is over, congrats to big ramy!

Matei Petrutzz
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:))) haters gonna hate.

Louie Munoz
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Lmao..he still beat Ramy..out-conditioned him..with hernias!! Imagine him at full strength!

Medo Nour
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Cry more , ramy has destroyed him forever, bye bye phill.

Jason McAdam
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Medo Nour you’re the one crying ..

Medo Nour
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Jason McAdam cry harder , cry more, scream , ramy damaged phill 200%

Mike Kennedy
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Salty

Medo Nour
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Mike Kennedy cry me rivers

Lance Wishkeno
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Medo Nour lol mike is sour grapes 🍇 and bitterness lol 😂

Matei Petrutzz
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Medo Nour phil got perfect marks for both prejudging and judging. ramy almost lost second place to bonac. lol @ ramy being first.

Billy Greene
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Ramy had his chances and still could not pull it off, after the smoke cleared Phil is still the Mr.O.

Medo Nour
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Matei Petrutzz nope phill was looking horrible, ugly midsection, hernia, huge gut, ramy has dwarf him , phill should not even be in top 5😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Christopher Reynolds
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Lol another whiny little bitch Ramy fan

Medo Nour
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Christopher Reynolds bald head, little bitch, ugly mofo like you should shut up! Cry more.

Doug Emery
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Its an umbilical hernia…. It happens

Raffaele Corrente
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It was not ernia..it was ulcera he got when e saw bonac!

Matei Petrutzz
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Medo Nour BBers are judged on quarter turns and poses. phil’s gut was in order for these quarter turns and poses. regarding dwarfing, that does not matter either. phil is bigger than bonac, ramy is bigger than phil, ramy almost lost 2nd place to bonac. learn2play this bodybuilding industry :))

Christopher Reynolds
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Lol says the guy who looks like a retard version of Billy Zane who cuts his own hair in the dark and makes a living off gay pay for play. 😂😂 You’re a joke all the way around kiddo

BTW I’m the guy your boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/sister checks out while you aren’t looking, so you’re not really gunna hurt my feelings bro. Especially since you’re obviously mentally handicapped enough to believe Ramy actually won.. what a retard 😇😇

Medo Nour
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Christopher Reynolds drug user , ugly mofo With bold head 😂😂😂😂

Bruno Sampaio
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Medo Nour Bonac was better

Carlton Pratt
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And he still looked better in most of the poses then Ramy did, lol

Evan Lygeros
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The dude came close to dying and you get up on a soap box to talk about how good your joke was 😑

Weak humanity dude

Tim Weakley
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I love ramy but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Phils back, traps, forearms and cheat separation were far better

Muhammad Waqas Mirza
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Usama Ahmad

Sapan Mishra
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Wtf is wrong with you man? Cant u see seriousness of his condition?? Fcuk man!

Dennis Walker
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Ramy lost.

Medo Nour
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Dennis Walker ramy won, end of the story

Billy Greene
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Y’all can go back and forth all night long, but the fact remains that Phil is still the winner! so go outside and hug a tree or pick some flowers or eat some sunflower seeds

Ryan Alstad
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Cry baby wiener. You a bitch, shut up.

Medo Nour
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Ryan Alstad shut up fat guy

Tarl Clausen
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You Heath fans are obviously blind, and probably dumb as well to seriously think that Heath looked better than Ramy. Ramy out classed Heath, and got robbed.

Hieu Hoang
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Yea the gut is kinda ridiculous compared to what used to be bodybuilding standards in the 70s

Darren Reid
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I thought Phil was pregnant

Emanuel Oa Oaariki
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With a gut that big, I have a chance to compete now

Harsh Sharma
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Akshit Makhija that is why he is a champ and I just love him….

Akshit Makhija
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He had a late abortion bro

Harsh Sharma
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have u ever tried hitting a few poses with a fever? try that u will understand what he would have gone through

Akshit Makhija
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Mazak kar raha hu bhai. Jay cutler lost because of a torn bicep.
Ab now you can say have you ever tried flexing with a torn bicep on stage?
Its not what anyone is going through. Its what you bring on stage . Gut is not aesthetic. Seen lou ferrigno’s page right now , and see what he posted !

Harsh Sharma
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then how about Coleman?

Akshit Makhija
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Coleman is the king. 2003 is his shape that no other guy on earth can beat. But after that he looked terrible. Same issue of bubble gut . I don’t like it at all.

Leonardo Nickaprio
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This is sad to know but what is ridiculous is the fact he won in such a bad health condition. The judges should not award swollen guts they should punish it. Health over competition…this just says he won by politics and the judges don’t care about bodybuilders health…

Shane Magee
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Hgh

Chris Cintron
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Dude first off no one knew he was hurt second they did take points off but he was better from the back and nailed a pose or two up front his gut isn’t in every pose he has it under control and I don’t even like Phil that much but it was obvious he was better

Johnny Horne
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Look, he obviously wasn’t 100%. But fact of the matter is bodybuilding is judged in body parts, much like boxing is judged on a round by round basis. If a boxer gets his ass kicked, but won more rounds he still gets the decision. It happens. But the truth is Phil beats Ramy on most shots and that’s not even opinion. Having one single weakness doesn’t necessarily mean it will cost you a show. Phil is the best right now and that’s a fact.

Billy Greene
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You guys know your bodybuilding,

Johnny Horne
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Billy Greene thanks

Tim Weakley
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No it says that’s one part of the body and he was dominant in every other part

Alex Krstanovic
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Shows how little you understand about bodybuilding, he was still by far best on stage, one weakness, big belly, everyone else had multiple weaknesses, Ramy for example, weak calves, forearms, back & conditioning but you think he deserved 1st? Really, wow

Daniel Kuehn
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We both got pennywise pics

Sergio Rosso
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Bubble Gut Bonanza !!!

Jeremy Skinner
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Glenn Pentecost thoughts?

Glenn Pentecost
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Phil gets too much hate from a bunch of dudes that look like chewed gum I didn’t notice anymore distention on him than anyone else when I watched the Olympia. If we had the Internet in the 70’s those guys would have more unfavorable photos circling Wishing him a speedy recovery

Gary Roberts
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Bullshit who are they trying to kid, fixed, full stop…

Jonas Hansson
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All respect to phil heat. Only when u are in his shoes u have the right to say anything. I hope u recover fast champ. God bless you.

William Stopka
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I prefer the classic look too but Phil isn’t only one with the gut guys… Had better 3d look to him then other guys. If ramy would of dropped 5 to 10 lbs more for conditioning… Game over. But he didn’t. So phil won. Wait til cedrick comes in with conditioning. He will look like a black greek statue

Tehran Abtin
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Such a loser! He gets his wife to write up his bs stories. Jokes

Dennis Coultrip
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Now that’s commitment to the sport

Jackson Davis
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Benjamin Heskett

Benjamin Heskett
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Geez

Rishabh Chaddha
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Saurabh Jain so it begins

Frank Boozer
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PHIL HE’S BEST OF DA BEST..GIFTED..

Phil Stone
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When bubble gut Bonanza goes wrong! Vol.1

Jeff Matthews
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Shawn Patrick. Called it didn’t I

Josh Jett
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Jon Flight

Anthony Aguero
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Sly Romero wow

Sly Romero
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So this y Big Ramy will be Mr O next year papa

Anthony Aguero
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One of the reasons lol

Sly Romero
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😂😂exactly ghe only way is gonna bet him shunnn

Anthony Aguero
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I remember when u use to love ramy bro lol

Sly Romero
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Still do bro i truely beleive he ‘ll be Mr O 2019

Anthony Aguero
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Ramy comes in with a little more muscle seperation heath is done papa lol

Sly Romero
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yes Sir

Sly Romero
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And dont get me qrong papa i like big ramy i like a lot of the pros like alex and laz lol

Alexander Reynolds
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That’s why Phil Heath is the BEST! No complaining just showing up and getting the job done. He came into the sport with a very weak back and today he has the best back double biceps pose in the game. True champions don’t make excuses.
And if we will be a little bit humane in how we deal with our stars we’ll appreciate that they are just as human as we are, and have had to overcome challenges to be the stars they are.
Wishing Phil Heath speedy recovery.

Sameer 'Dante' Ahmad
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Lol what….Phil literally complains about everything. Just watch any of his videos he’s always complaining about what people say and think about him.

Derek McDaniels
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What he said🖕

Derek McDaniels
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I would also argue that ramy has a superior back double bicep, it Phil has better lat spread

Alexander Reynolds
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… a lot of cold hearted folks on the page. Still hating… when this man fought pain and a life threatening challenge to step on an Olympia stage and to put up such great performance. Yes, it wasn’t his best & he had issues…but that’s irrelevant, because all he needed was to be the best man on stage to win the competition… and he did. As for all time best… everyone has only one of that. And it’s usually at their peak. Shame on haters who can’t see beyond their hate to have a little compassion for a fellow human… Read more »
Jim Johnson
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Stfu you idiot. He’s an arrogant asshole, and that in itself over shadows his accomplishments. Now go back to licking Phil’s nut sack.

Terrence Pursley
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Alex has a point

John Santostefano
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Shows how low ppl can be.

Alexander Reynolds
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Jim Johnson you’re a sad hateful fellow. I feel sorry for you.

Logan Mayberry
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Wipe your chin! I have no sympathy for hemulin R abusers…

Asge Yohannes
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I have no idea what they get by hating. It just unbelievable some people

Viraj Vaghela
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What about his hypocrisy when he called Lui’s pic photoshopped?
He clearly had gut problem but didn’t admit!

Alexander Reynolds
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Viraj Vaghela, you’re right. So he defended himself when being picked on… haven’t we all done that before? All this self-righteous stance… Lui attacked him and tried to discredit him for the Olympia win and he reacted. I wouldn’t do as he (Phil) did, but i am human and so can understand the guy. Is this reason for people to insult & ridicule him when he’s had to deal with a life threatening medical problem ? See some of the responses even i have got here from people who don’t even know me just for calling for a little sympathy… Read more »
Joshua McGuigan
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Daren Foy
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Imagine that!!!

Tai Nguyen
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Chrisr bumstead the new face to body building classic physique

Ashutosh Shinde
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Adinath Jadhav see the consequences

Abhinav Sharma
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Sagar Sukhija benefits of steroids

Sagar Sukhija
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Marenge saale

Jake Van
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Conor this is fucked up, I said when watching it to the mrs that he looked like he had a herniated gut, poor lad, no wonder he broke down when he won

Conor Joseph Tapsell
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Whaaaaaaaaat!

Conor Joseph Tapsell
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Fuck, makes sense then!

Dana N Melinda Calvo
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Praying for a good surgery and a speedy recovery!

Romeyo A. Saiid
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Despite of Mr. O result .. whether big ramy should have won or not .. let’s give respect to Phil .. it’s not his mistake the result of Mr. O whether wining or losing he did his best and worked hard .. he doesn’t deserve all these negative comments and hate .. these people sacrifice a lot in this sport .. all of them .. u can cheer for your favorite candidate but no need to insult the person that u didn’t want him to win .. wish him to recover well .. spread peace and positive vibes guys ✌️

Lonnie Shelby Smith
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This will be the new excuse for his bloated ass gut at the O!

Joey Cummins
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I call bs!

Ali Reza
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Aydin Zanjani his doneeeee

Aydin Zanjani
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Phil ‘the gut’ Heath 😂

Ali Reza
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Hernia er helt fuckt bro! Google lige det sygedom og se hvor klam det er.. hans væksthormon mave kommer heeelt ud af control

Aydin Zanjani
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Ali Reza ja, det er Brok 🙂

Mike Palladino
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Gerardo Cerda Dayyyyum.

Gerardo Cerda
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He still lost lol Big Ramy

Mike Bucalan
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I have learned through this sport that the back makes or breaks a Mr. Olympia. Haney, Yates, Coleman, Jackson, Cutler, and Heath all had thick, detailed backs. Ramy had great detail, but shallower cuts than Phil. I realize it was not the best Phil Heath we hace seen, but Ramy just wasn’t enough this year.

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