by Matt Weik
We’re really in an thrilling time on the planet of bodybuilding. We have now two of the greats again within the gymnasium coaching for reveals. The query arises, between Flex Wheeler and Kevin Levrone, who could have their comeback win first?
A Story of Two Greats
Each Kevin and Flex aren’t any strangers to the competitors stage. Nevertheless, each are attempting to do one thing that nobody has ever carried out earlier than—come out of retirement after years of being a spectator and win a professional present. Neither of the 2 males are spring chickens, so the truth that they wish to soar again on stage to see what they’ve left within the tank is fairly thrilling when you ask me.
Final 12 months on the Mr. Olympia contest in Vegas, Kevin didn’t place practically in addition to he hoped for. Whereas everybody was excited to see him, putting final wasn’t precisely the welcome house occasion he was on the lookout for, particularly after he bought a particular invite to compete. That being mentioned, he talked about after the present that he had a leg damage that slowed his progress and severely in the reduction of on his coaching. He vowed to come back again in 2017 and hit the stage once more and end some unsettled enterprise.
As I’m certain a few of you might have heard, Kevin was fascinated by doing the Vancouver Professional. Resulting from some household issues, he has pulled out of the present and mentioned he wouldn’t be competing till after the 2017 Olympia. So, will that permit Flex to come back in and win his comeback present earlier than Kevin may even step on stage once more?
Whereas the Identical, They Are Each Completely different
On this enjoyable little debate we’re having on this topic, we do must put some issues into perspective. Flex and Kevin had been as soon as each competing in bodybuilding, however at the moment are competing in numerous divisions. Kevin got here again to his roots and jumped again into bodybuilding, whereas Flex is coaching to compete within the Males’s Basic Physique division. Are the divisions comparable? Not even shut.
To ensure that Kevin to win, in my view, he’s going to want to do a small present the place not one of the massive names are coming into. On the Olympia, whereas his physique didn’t look horrible, he was dwarfed by most of the rivals, and clearly his legs had been lots smaller as a result of damage. Being that Kevin has had a superb 12 months earlier than he steps on stage following the earlier Olympia, who is aware of what he’s wanting like and the way he’ll do on stage.
There are too many nice bodybuilders on the market proper now that I really feel as if Kevin would possibly by no means win one other present for so long as he decides to step on stage. I’d like to be improper, however once you line him up towards even a few of the newer guys, there appears to be a reasonably drastic hole in physiques. Kevin would wish to placed on lots of measurement so as to win a present and even place high 5 in a present just like the New York Professional, Arnold Basic, or Olympia.
Flex alternatively has one of the best shot at profitable a professional present along with his return the way in which I see it. He had a terrific physique again when he was competing and you’ll see that beginning to present by means of once more now that he’s been placing within the time again within the gymnasium. The Basic Physique division doesn’t make Flex the runaway winner although. There are some nice guys within the Basic Physique lineup that might give Flex a run for his cash. Was Flex good for going into Basic? My intestine says sure. Whereas he might come again and would in all probability look higher than Kevin on the precise bodybuilding stage, proper now Flex’s physique is geared extra in direction of Basic.
As soon as and Completed?
One thing else many individuals wish to take into consideration is as soon as one or the opposite wins, will they lastly dangle up their posing trunks for good or will they hold going? That’s an excellent query. I can see Flex doing a number of reveals after which calling it quits. Currently he has been very delicate to what persons are saying on the web and I actually imagine it’s messing along with his head. Again when he competed there was no social media. If somebody had one thing to say, it was to his precise face. We’ve all seen the interviews the place he lashed out at followers and haters who dismiss the likelihood that he’ll come again and do something within the sport and level out all of his lagging physique components as in the event that they, themselves, had been the judges. I, alternatively, can see him doubtlessly profitable some reveals after which calling it quits someplace in 2018.
Kevin is a very totally different story. There are two eventualities I see with Kevin. The primary is, he received’t surrender till he wins no less than one present. As soon as he wins a present and proves he nonetheless has it, it may very well be throughout for him and again to a standard life he goes. Then, on the flip aspect, he talked about in a current interview that he’s seeking to launch his Signature Collection line of dietary supplements in america very quickly. Having him on stage might assist transfer product and pull it off shelf. The draw back is, if Kevin isn’t putting nicely in reveals and doesn’t look superb, nobody goes to wish to use his merchandise. Even when he does look good there can be solely a small share in my view that may use his merchandise. Take a look at all the opposite rivals who’ve traces. None of them are setting the world on hearth within the complement business.
Solely time will inform what every competitor will do shifting ahead. Who will win first and what their plans could also be after a win. Flex I imagine has the higher hand within the comparability, however on any given day all rivals can win with ease or be defeated by somebody they underestimated. It must be an attention-grabbing remainder of the second half of the competitors season to see what occurs when Flex Wheeler lastly steps on stage and what precisely Kevin will carry when he figures out his schedule.