Last September, Phil Heath finally did the unthinkable and dethroned Jay Cutler, while Branch Warren sat out with a quad injury. Phil has the title, but Branch has the momentum after two Arnold Classic wins. Neither has tasted defeat since Olympia Weekend 2010, and neither will settle for anything but first at this year's showdown.
Is this Phil's year to cement his place among the Olympic gods, or could Branch be the first man since Dexter Jackson to hold the Arnold and Olympia crowns in the same year? If either one slips, Kai Greene could win. "The Predator" is lurking, ready to strike, after getting his first taste of the Olympic podium last year.
You know their names. You know their bodies. It's go time. Join us as we follow Phil "The Gift" Heath and Branch "Quadrasaurus" Warren as they prepare for the tightest Olympia Weekend in recent memory.
Phil Heath is the man to beat, and he knows it. With his title defense just under the horizon, The Gift keeps on giving.
Branch Warren has seen it all in a 20-year bodybuilding career, but he hasn't won it all. He's balanced, chiseled, and gunning for the Sandow.
Mr. Olympia Phil Heath flies through a blistering chest workout and shows you how to turn less-than-impressive pecs into a standout body part.
Phil Heath and Branch Warren will battle for the 2012 Mr. Olympia crown. Compare their physiques and accomplishments with this detailed timeline!
Before the gods could rule Olympus, they first had to overthrow the Titans who ruled before them. Trace the greatest rivalries in bodybuilding and witness the majesty of their muscle.
It's leg day with Branch Warren! Gulp. Get ready for the quad workout of your life. Hold on tight, lift heavy and embrace your right to bare big quads.
Bodybuilding is a contest of physiques, but the mind rules the body. Learn how Branch, Phil and other pro bodybuilders mentally prepare for battle.