by Craig Titus
Lately I’ve been reading more than a few articles talking about legendary training sessions. I mean these aren’t your typical pro bodybuilder work outs, no these sessions aren’t performed by humans, these mind blowing “legendary” training sessions that cause a man to puke! My first thought is… are these pro bodybuilders eating too much before working out? Or maybe some of these guys have really weak stomachs?
I can remember some work outs with Chris Cormier that eventually caused nausea and often made me feel a bit light headed but neither one of us finished with a good puke. I’m pretty sure our leg work outs designed and implemented by training guru Charles Glass were second to none….. but never have I puked. I can even remember Chris and Chris and I consuming full meals at the Firehouse restaurant a mere 30 minutes before hitting the gym, and still never puked. However, I can remember puking one time while training back with Branch Warren. The puking wasn’t a result of some super human mind blowing legendary back training session; it resulted from me having the flu. The point is I find it a bit ridiculous and more than likely gross exaggerations that all these pros are puking out there because of their “legendary” training sessions! I’m pretty sure some pro BB somewhere has puked on occasion, probably because of a weak ass stomach! Come on already, you’ve never read about Ronnie having a puke bucket, or Dorian or Jay or even the current Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. What is it with all this puking going on? Here’s a solution to all you bodybuilders out there having some trouble holding your mud…. Man up!!! Come one already with all these sensational stories about work outs so insane, so unbelievably diabolic, and so super human that they cannot be performed without puking! Its real simple… don’t eat so close to the time you train. And lastly, if you do puke from your so called “legendary” training sessions, keep that bit of info to yourself, it doesn’t imply you’re training harder than other pro’s, it simply means you have a weak constitution! LOL! How many of you out there would like to see Lee Priest compete again on an IFBB stage? I for one think its high time Lee makes his auspicious return to the IFBB, more specifically the 212 division. I’m thinking the other current 212 division pro’s wouldn’t be too happy. But, it certainly would be great for bodybuilding in general. Manny years ago Lee Priest was banned from competing in the IFBB for joining another federation. Back when Wayne Demelia was stabbed in the back by getting his position as IFBB President taken from him, he started a federation called the “Pro Division.” Subsequently Lee agreed to become a member of Demilia’s new organization and immediately was banned from the IFBB. It’s about time the authorities involved put their egos on the shelf and welcome Priest back into the IFBB with open arms! I have an idea… If you’d like to witness Lee’s return, start an online petition and direct it to the IFBB. I recently saw a photo of Priest proving he’s ready to banish many 212 competitors, sending them back to the gym feeling conquered and wanting! Breaking news…. The IFBB will soon be opening their first of many strip clubs in a major city near you. Yes, you’ll be able to see your favorite bikini pro athlete in her full glory bumping and grinding her way into your heart and wallets. Now these true beauties of the IFBB can show case their athletic abilities and prove without a doubt why they’ve earned the right to possess the coveted IFBB pro card. After years and years of excruciating diets and leaving blood, sweat and tears in the gym, bikini division pros can now prove to the world they deserve to stand on the Olympia stage!!!
Conditioning will be his deciding factor, here are my 2014 Mr. Olympia predictions:
1st- Phil Heath
2nd- Mamdough Elssbiay
3rd- Kai Greene
4th- Dennis Wolf
5th- Dexter Jackson
6th- Shawn Rhoden
7th- Victor Martinez
I believe 7th thru 10th place is a crap shoot with Martinez, Juan Morel, Steve Kuclo, and Johnnie Jackson.
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Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.
2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX – 2nd
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL – 5th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall