Phil Heath has a much improved midsection thanks to help from his wife.
In recent years Phil Heath has come under criticism. Not for anything he explicitly said or did to anyone. Instead the criticisms he’s faced has been due to his physique. Namely, Phil Heath has come under fire because of his midsection. It has been a great point of contention. But now it appears that Phil Heath has fixed his midsection with the help of his wife Shurie.
While it may have cost him the 2018 Olympia, Phil Heath had a much improved midsection at the 2020 Olympia. A large part of that appears to be a ton of lifestyle changes, surgery, and the help of Heath’s wife. In a recent Instagram post, Shurie Cremona Heath shared a post that features her husband doing what appears to be a vacuum.
You can’t heal a body you don’t love and you can’t live in abundance and gratitude while living in fear and stress🙏🏼
I’m so happy that @PHILHEATH has trusted me with his health. I have been on a healing journey for many years. I have traveled around the world to see doctors in hopes of finding answers. I have had to be my own best doctor and through that, I have learned a “few” things along way.
Gut microbiome issues are such a monster to heal. It takes diligence and patience. Unfortunately most Humans suffer with gut microbiome issues due to GMO, Medication, Water ( through showers and drinking it) poor quality food and the biggest beast of them all- STRESS!!!!
There are many layers to healing!! Many don’t know that @philheath has been through an insane amount of stress and hardship. The loss of his father while he was guest posing, an extremely expensive, very hostile, emotionally draining, ongoing divorce battle, the loss of his step mom, helping his brother who is very high functioning autistic who has no parents, and loss of companies he built due to bad partnerships.
I have been with Phil for 6 years and I have seen countless stupid jokes about Phil’s stomach and how he is “pregnant” the gut comments from judges, fans and fellow ifbb pro’s. Hate comes with being the best, especially while being the first Mr.O to endure social media. Fact is, Phil experienced hate in high school and college while playing ball lol it is nothing new and he knows it comes with the territory.
No one knows what happens behind closed doors and no one will live in your pain. I know its hard to believe that under all of that muscle, phil is actually a human being just like YOU! The stress he carries in his body is beyond what anyone could imagine and he won 7x with that stress and pain and never once complained or made excuses.
I am so proud to help him in this chapter. The best chapter that involves continued healing, letting go of traumatic past bs, unconditional love and the freedom to be himself! @philheath I am proud of your resilience, strength and your relentless pursuit for greatness in ALL you do. I love you!
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With his midsection much improved, could we once again see Phil Heath take to the competitive stage? While some have speculated that he could be retiring, this improvement could just be the beginning for the seven-time Olympia champion.
What do you think of the improved midsection of Phil Heath?
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