1982 Mr. Olympia
I was and still am a genius in retrospect (isn’t everybody?). Skipping 1981 and competing in London in 1982, my goal was to be bigger than ever. After all, the consensus from the physique experts was “You need to get bigger”. I’d show them. I competed at 200 pounds body-weight, my heaviest ever, so massive (for me) that I just didn’t look the same. Ricky Wayne, then editor of Muscle and Fitness told me at the competition, “Do some classical Zane poses so the judges will recognize you”. Just what I needed, maybe I should put my name on my posing trunks. My retrospective genius told me afterwards that if I was 5 pounds lighter and more defined I’d have won.