Phil Heath discusses leaving the sport that he dedicated himself to.

The four time Olympia champion hadn’t always walked the path of becoming a bodybuilding champion. In fact in his younger years his talents lied elsewhere. Always a premiere athlete, Heath was once a talented basketball player and played division one basketball during his college years. In this exclusive video Heath touches on how and why he made the transition from basketball to bodybuilding.

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Jonathan Salmon
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.