I don’t know? Some people say it’s the height thing with
me only being 5’5’’, but Shawn is only 2 inches taller than I am. They say he’s
got the perfect symmetry, and I really don’t feel my symmetry is any better or
worse than his is, but mass wise I have a lot more mass than Shawn does.
think, with Shawn, since he’s been around so long, he walks on stage and
automatically gets placed in the top 5. The same thing happens with Flex. Now
with Flex he almost always deserves it, but on occasion he has come in less than
sharp and still gets placed high, hell sometimes he even wins. Remember the Iron
Man a few years ago when Aaron Baker looked insane and he lost to and
out of shape Flex? I honestly think the judges are too lazy to sometimes even
look up to see who is actually in shape and who isn’t. If an unknown comes
along, like Marcus Ruhl, and he is the best on that day, he should win. Yet they
place guys who are known and not in shape ahead of him, and this poor guy is
left wondering what he has to do to get a fair deal. Again I think it
goes back to the judges being too lazy, they know someone like Flex is entering
a show and they automatically place him in a top spot before they ever even see
what he looks like.
THIS IS TRUE, BUT THE BIZARRE THING WITH SHAWN IS THAT HE
IS NOT IN THE LIMELIGHT ALL THAT MUCH, ALL HE DOES IS ONE SHOW A
I guess we just have to put it under the category of the
Bermuda Triangle or Rosewell…..No one is really quite sure why these mystical
events occur, but they do…
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THIS
OFFSEASON AND UPCOMING CONTEST SEASON?
For the offseason….EATING! Actually I only have 2 months
left before I start my contest prep for the NOC
ARE YOU GOING TO DO A MASS COURSE BEFORE THAT?
I don’t know….don’t push me (laughing) Have I got enough
time to do one?
WELL YOU HAVE 8 WEEKS BEFORE YOU START YOUR CONTEST PREP
AND THE MASS COURSE WOULD ONLY BE 4 OR 6 WEEKS….
I might then….I might…If I am a good boy, I might….Then
I’ll do the NOC and Mr. Olympia. So if I have time I will do the mass course you
map out for me, then I will go into pre-contest for the NOC. Then I have about 2
months off and then start dieting again for the Mr. Olympia.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF EATING IN THE OFF SEASON FOR LEE
YESTERDAY, I WAS SENT AN ANONYMOUS GOSSIP COLUMN THAT CLAIMED YOU WERE SPOTTED
EATING 2 LARGE PIZZAS BY YOURSELF. BUT I THINK YOU ARE A SLIGHTLY MORE RELIABLE
SOURCE ON THE MATTER
Well seeing how I don’t like pizza all that much, that
story is pretty much shot. When I go to a place like McDonald’s I’ll
typically order 2 hamburgers, small fried, a shack and 6 chicken nuggets. I
never eat large amounts at any one sitting I just eat what I want all throughout
the day, constantly picking at food.
WHAT ARE YOU WEIGHING RIGHT NOW?
Well I just got over stomach flu last week, which made me
lose 12 lbs., so I’m currently 242. Getting back to the ridiculous claims about
people seeing me eat in a restaurant, I’d love to know who they are
seeing because I rarely go out to eat. To me it’s hit the drive through and go
WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING LIKE?
Well, I normally like to keep it heavy if I can, unless
I’m injured and have to go light which I hate. I like to do between 6 and 8 reps
per sets and a minimum of 16 sets per bodypart, sometimes 20 and for legs even
more….but that’s because I’M AN ANIMAL (jesting and laughing
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BODYBUILDERS OUT THERE THAT IMPRESS
I’ve always liked the freakier types of physiques. Tom
Platz, Phil Hill, Eddie Robinson, Mohammed Benazzizia and of course Dorian. I
really liked Dorian because of his work ethic. You could see that he busted his
ass when he trained. The guys today give you every excuse in the world
not to train and use nothing but machines. Although bodybuilders don’t get a lot
of money, the money they do get often makes them lazy. If you look, you can see
that some of the pros looked better and trained harder when they were amateurs
fighting to win a pro card.
WELL EVEN ARNOLD WAS NOTORIOUS FOR TRAINING 3 MONTHS OUT
OF THE YEAR AND THEN NOT TOUCHING A WEIGHT FOR THE REST OF THE TIME, AND IF YOU
SEE PICTURES OF HIM IN HIS "OFF SEASON" HE’S A SCRAWNY AND SOFT
Right. I can respect Arnold for what he accomplished, but
to me I really admire and respect someone like Dorian because he always worked
hard and busted his but in the gym every day. Now days, I see some of the top
pro’s training and it’s a joke. As soon as the set starts to become
uncomfortable they stop. They never push themselves to the point of real pain or
discomfort. You never see them crawling out of a gym after training. They look
like they just woke up from a nap. It’s sad to see when someone has genetics 10
times better than Dorian, but trains 30 times less hard. They are satisfied with
less than their best. To me, my best is all that matters….I would be disgraced
even if I won the Mr. Olympia and new I only gave it 70% my best. There’s no
honor in that.
HOW DO YOU FEEL DORIAN WOULD FAIR AGAINST RONNIE COLEMAN
I think Dorian at his best (1993) would easily beat
Ronnie. Dorian might not be as symmetrical as Ronnie, but all over he was more
complete and in better condition at his best.
LAST QUESTION: ANY PREDICTIONS FOR THE COMING
Yes…Lee Priest will get screwed no matter what he does
and I guarantee no matter how I look at the N.O.C. there will be someone there
they place ahead of me.
THANKS LEE, YOU ARE DEFINITELY MY VIEW OF WHAT
BODYBUILDING SHOULD BE ABOUT AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU GET THE PLACINGS