Last night--can't wait to see him carbed up.
Well, that obviously didn't go as many had hoped.
I feared Kevin had underestimated the amount of time it would take him to get back into "contest" shape. When those early upper body pics showed up I was pretty optimistic that he'd be able to get some reasonable mass back on his legs as well, but last night showed that wasn't to be.
I still have an enormous amount of admiration & respect for Kevin. He knew the risks, and I'm sure as the show got nearer he knew his legs (and upper back to a lesser degree) weren't going to be up to par, but instead of pussing out or faking an injury/illness, he stuck it out and walked out on that stage.
To accomplish what Kevin did in such a ridiculously short amount of time--AND at his age is mind-bending. I hope he stays under the iron and does some more shows later on--I still think he could get some of his leg mass back, but it's obviously not going to happen overnight--or in ~5 months. The back didn't look that bad (save for a little loose skin), I think he could make a decent improvement on that as well.
(This is all somewhat reminiscent to me of Sergio Oliva back in `84-`85, but Sergio was only 44-45 years old then.)
Whether he came in first or last, Kevin is still a winner and a champion in my book.
I agree, you have to support what he tried to do. It was inspirational.
I didn't think it was possible, but I have even more respect for Kevin now.
Turns out he was dealing with a fairly significant pec tear from May AND was having trouble with tendonitis in his knees which kept him from squatting like he wanted to.
Like I said earlier--he could've bailed--and as it turns out he had at least two legitimate reasons to--but he didn't.
~6 minute video:
Yea, that sucks he had those 2 injuries to go through, but he sucked it in and still got up there like a man, which I know he felt out of place as evident by not smiling and his facial expressions.
IMO, I think it would be cool for him to hire somebody like John Meadows to train under and learn from (despite him being a more decorated BB'r) and give it a year to see where he could be. John would keep him healthy, and also improve upon his legs and back without killing him with heavy weight. That said, this guy has nothing to prove to anybody, he is one of the greatest bodybuilders to ever grace the stage, a true freak and the best 52 year old BB'r out there today despite his inability to train legs how he wants to.
"No researcher has made a human bigger than a dumb-shit bodybuilder."---Dan Duchaine (12/18/97)
Well...according to his FB page--he's back in the game.
This year's Olympia was his Mulligan.
We'll see what a year + under the iron has to bring.
Let's hope for no more injuries and cooperative knees.
Updated shot of the wheels (for those who don't do social media)
Quad update: Staying lean healthy and slowly growing. Exile Fitness @cardilloweightbelts @jimmysfamousmeals @smarterteamtraining Training @levrone_signature_series & Team Levrone @wfnpharmaceuticals. I have one more PRP knee treatment early next week then we should be ready to pump up the volume little more. Excited and looking forward to the next 8 month of training. Like I keep saying we start to finish the race. Time is on our side now guys so let's make everyday count. I pray & hope you guys are staying focused in the middle of the storms. Never stop believing in yourself. Ill see you at the top my friends. Special thanks to: Spine Pain Centers in Maryland & My Doctor
G. Hudson Drakes, M.D., pain specialist. Training partner Scott Lee-bird Ryaner SHAAABOOM"
Levrone was always one of my favorites. After seeing what he's done, I feel like I can do it again myself, to a lesser degree of course.
I've been on a low dose doc prescribed HRT for almost 10 years now. At close to 46 I'm starting to feel the fire again, and need to hit it hard, but smarter and better planned out than when I was younger.
That's great! Thanks for posting
That's inspiring. I wish I could get back to my strongest days. lol
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