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Lee Haney's Unique Prospective on the Mr. Olympia


Harbinger is celebrating the amazing Lee Haney and the 26 years we have been partnership with him! We are big supporters of Lee Haney and the Lee Haney Physique Games! Eight time winner of Mr, Olympia, Lee gives us insider tips and unique perspective on his experience in the Mr. Olympia contest which takes place September 17th, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.


The Mr. Olympia is the greatest bodybuilding event on earth. It brings the most amazing physiques in the world together, and determines  who is the absolute best. The Mr. Olympia is the King of Bodybuilding. It is the epitome of physical excellence.

After winning Mr. Olympia the first time, the thirst for another title is hard to resist. Besides, when you’re on the top, there’s nowhere to go but down. So, you keep pushing through the next one and the next one and the next one …. until you end up like me with eight!

My favorite part of the Competition is the individual posing round. The reaction of the audience reflects the approval of the fans and plays a strong role in influencing the judges.   The most difficult part of the Mr. Olympia was waiting for the judges decision. I was pretty successful at being on the podium, but you never knew for certain ’til the judges announce your name.

The last minute preparations are extremely stressful. The final week is all details — down to the T. Carbohydrate depleting and reloading (my favorite science.)  When done correctly this process allows the muscles to pop with vascularity.  However, the timing must be exact and that can be nerve racking. My secret to successful carbohydrate depletion and reloading is practicing — and perfecting — my  routine about 4 weeks out from each Competition.

By far, my biggest pet peeve while getting ready for the Mr. Olympia was keeping my body fat under 9% … I am a southerner and enjoy homestyle cooking … but as I was famously told time and time again,

“If you can’t flex it, don’t carry it”.

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