Phil Heath Details the Reasons for His Comeback at the 2020 Olympia

The return of the seven-time champion!

After being dethroned back in 2018 by Shawn Rhoden, Phil Heath has been absent from competition. Many wondered if the seven-time Olympia champion was done competing. Was he retiring? Was a come back in the cards or did Heath move on from the competitive stage?

Last Friday we got our answer.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the news that Phil Heath is making his return to the Olympia stage. But while we finally got a definitive answer we didn’t learn the reason for Heath’s return. That is until now.

In a recent Instagram post Phil Heath gives his reasons for making a return to the Olympia stage.

 

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Here is why I felt like I had #UnfinishedBusiness and announced my return to @MrOlympiaLLC. If you guys are facing big pivots in your lives, careers, or relationships right now, I really encourage you to break everything down, and go after understanding the “why” before you build back up or head in a new direction. Remember that when committing to self exploration, you will be forced to exhibit such vulnerability that you may feel uncomfortable, just like a dreaded leg day perhaps haha. What’s great about discomfort is that you have now opened your mind, body and spirit to push through boundaries, dropping off dead weight so you can achieve your goals. I have applied this in my life and it has allowed me a new path in creating what I hope are triumphant moments on and off the stage. We’re doing this together, let’s go…

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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