Olympia Interview - The Comet's Quest For 'The O' Title!

Marcus Haley is in top condition and is ready to take the stage at the O. Read on to see how Marcus prepped for this contest and what he has in store for his fellow competitors!

Article Summary:
  • Marcus Haley is competing in the 2010 Mr. Olympia.
  • Marcus Haley trains with former pro George Farah.
  • Marcus is sponsored by Met-Rx.

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"The Comet's" Quest For "The O" Title!

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Thank you, Marcus, for taking time out of your busy contest prep schedule for this interview. You and I have spent some time together at a couple different shows and events and you are truly down to earth and a great ambassador to the sport. With that being said let's kick off the interview and see what's new in the world of Marcus "The Comet" Haley.

Marcus Haley 4 Weeks Out From The O
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Marcus Haley 4 Weeks Out From The O.


[ Matt Weik ] Marcus, many people already know who you are but for those who aren't familiar with you or those who really don't know where you have come from. Let's start by getting to know a little bit about your background and how you got into the sport of bodybuilding.

[ Marcus Haley ] I have always been a fan of the sport since I was in foster homes as a young kid. I had a Mike Ashley poster that I carried with me all the time it kept me motivated to get my swole on. I did a lot of sports in high school but I was real good in football and track. So it was just a progression to the next level after college.


[ MW ] I saw some pictures of you 4 weeks out from the O and you looked like you could step on stage right there and then. How do you feel being a couple weeks out now?

[ MH ] I feel good at this point cause I haven't had to do cardio for most of my prep as a result of being in shape early.

Marcus Haley At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions. Marcus Haley At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions.
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[ MW ] Do you feel like this is the best Marcus Haley anyone will see on stage?

[ MH ] Yes, I do!


[ MW ] No one trains not to win, so where do you see yourself placing this year?

[ MH ] Well at first we were hoping for a top ten but as we progressed George feels that I am better than that so he has set the bar quite high for us now.


[ MW ] What did your contest prep training program look like and did you train yourself or did you work with someone? Can you give us a detailed look at the program you followed?

[ MH ] My work load has been 5 days on 1 off and my workouts have been 10-12 rep range as far as the detailed thing I have to keep that to myself at this point, sorry bro.


[ MW ] You eat clean year round, but what changes have you made to your diet for this contest prep and can you fill us in on what some of your meals consist of? Did you work with anyone to help dial in your diet for this show?

[ MH ] My prep coach is George Farah. We kept carbs high but clean, also only cheated once per week this off season.

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[ MW ] What if any supplements have you used during your contest prep to help you achieve your tight, ripped look?

[ MH ] I used a lot of MET-Rx Thermal Crush and Focus Factor. Post workout I use MET-Rx 100% Whey after I trained with their Arsenal Training pack up to 4 times a day.


[ MW ] Did you hit any road blocks during your prep for this show or has everything gone as planned?

[ MH ] The leg that I hurt gets sore but I'm used to it now. The hardest part is the metal rod in my other leg. I still have a screw that I can feel with my fingers so at this stage it sticks out more and I bang it a lot! The screw by my knee just grinds sometime but I like it cause it lets me know I am alive.


[ MW ] You definitely put on a show on stage and your routines are insane. Do you have something that will blow the audience and judges away for this show?

[ MH ] Well...you're gonna have to wait and see but I tell you all that you will remember the routine for a long time.


[ MW ] Is there anyone you would like to thank who helped you get to where you are today?

[ MH ] Yes, Theresa and Patrick of MET-Rx! These two people have believed in me from day one and never stopped. I tell you what, when it comes to treating an athlete good these two set the bar and broke the mold! I also wanna thank George for getting my body back on track. He is a caring man and a great friend. My partner DJ for grinding with me everyday. Last but not least my wife Tiffany for all she has had to go through to help me reach my dream, love you boo!

Marcus Haley At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions.
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Marcus Haley At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions.
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[ MW ] Is there anything you would like to add to this interview that we haven't already touched on?

[ MH ] Yea! Peace, love, and bald heads - cause I can't grow no damn hair!

Marcus, thank you again for taking time out of your schedule for this interview. I wish you the best of luck at The O.

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