Kai is the only competitor that has a decent chance to
beat Phil. Many in attendance at the Sheru Classic
thought Kai should have won the show and he wasn't
nearly as good there as at the NY Pro this year.
For the 1st time Kai had a grainy appearance to his
physique in NY.
I'll get to the negatives in a sec but Kai has some outstanding qualities.
1st - He is wider, bigger and more muscular than Phil.
His physique from the side and back is actually very freakishly aesthetic.
Pose for pose against Phil - Phil in Olympia shape) Kai in NY 2011 shape)
FDB - Phil - Kai's gut loses it for him right off.
FLS - Kai - One of the best FLS in the IFBB
Abs & thigh - Kai - Kai has a thick V shape with outstanding abs & legs
Phil is a little more straight up and down with less than stellar abs
MM - Toss up - Phil is rounder and Kai is denser and more striated.
Side chest - close - could go either way.
S tri - Phil because of his incredible tris.
Rear DB - Phil - Just by a tad - If Kai came in shredded it may be different.
RLS - Very close- Kai is wider but Phil has more illlusionary thickness
Kai's back seems to flatten in this pose.
WHAT KAI NEEDS TO DO TO BEAT PHIL..
He can't be just a little better because of his past.
He has to be dominate.
He needs to come in shredded and grainy but more importantly
he needs to bring his gut and midsection down.
Martinez was getting quite the gut at the 2011 ASC from working
with Oscar. It was truly amazing how much he brought it down
by the time he won the Arnold Europe.
This is exactly what Kai needs to do.
LOSE THE GUT AND COME IN SHREDDED - THEN
He'll have real chance at beating the reigning Mr. O.