There are bodybuilding stars, then there are icons. Lee Haney falls underneath the latter as the primary eight-time Mr.Olympia, which on the time broke Arnold Schwarzenegger’s document of seven. So, when Haney speaks, these round him ought to pay attention as a result of it may assist them down the street.
Dennis James, Chris Cormier, and Milos Sarcev had their ears large open for Haney as he joined the most recent roundtable of The Menace Podcast. Other than answering questions on his personal profession, Haney shared his ideas about a number of the superstars of in the present day. One man that Haney is impressed by is Andrew Jacked, who lately gained the Texas Professional and Arnold Traditional UK contests.
“Stunning physique, nice separation,” Haney mentioned about Jacked. He was additionally excited to speak about 2022 Olympia Folks’s Champion, Hadi Choopan, who completed third within the Mr. Olympia behind Mamdouh “Huge Ramy” Elssbiay and Brandon Curry.
“Hadi had the very best muscle maturity onstage that day, interval. I’d put (Jacked) up shut subsequent to that.”
Whereas taking part in fantasy bodybuilding is enjoyable, Haney reminds the panel that what issues most is what occurs on contest day.
“You don’t know till you see these guys standing side-by-side. It’s laborious to inform till you see them onstage collectively.”
When these athletes get onstage collectively, there’s something that he want to see much less of – motioning for the followers to get louder throughout their posing routines.
“If you happen to’re going to do your posing routine, do it, however as soon as the routine is over, okay. Then, you possibly can stroll throughout the stage and say ‘okay, clap for me,’ however I say give the folks one thing to clap for,” Haney suggested. “Then, you don’t have to try this (hand motions).”
The panel lined loads of floor on this episode, together with the controversial 1980 Mr. Olympia, his relationship with Joe Weider, and extra about Haney’s historic profession. Subscribe to the Muscle & Health YouTube channel to see this in addition to different roundtable episodes of TMP, and don’t overlook to comply with @themenacepodcast on Instagram.