This Saturday, November 23rd on The RCWR Show: Weekend Edition we welcome professional bodybuilder, 3-Time & current Mr. Olympia champion Phil Heath!

Phil Heath joins Lee Sanders to talk about his career in bodybuilding and the cameo he made at TNA Wrestling’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view on October 20th. Is Phil Heath considering a career in professional wrestling? We’ll find out in this exclusive interview as we talk to Phil for the first time since appearing at the event.

“Bodybuilding is something I’ve been a fan of off and for years”, recalls Lee Sanders, host and producer of The RCWR Show. “To have a guest of great caliber such as Mr. Phil Heath on the show is truly an honor. What better way to make our way to our 300th episode November 30th then with Mr. Olympia himself?!”

Catch Phil “The Gift” Heath this Saturday, November 23rd live at 2:00pm ET ONLY at

Phillip Jerrod Heath (nicknamed “The Gift”) was born December 18, 1979 and spent his formative years in Seattle, Washington where he developed an affinity for basketball. Heath proved his innate athletic drive in high school playing varsity basketball which in turn secured a scholarship and highly coveted position as point/shooting guard for the Pioneer’s at the University of Denver. He attributes many of the lessons he learned in sportsmanship to the time he spent playing on the Division 1-A Men’s Basketball team during 1998-2002. Heath double majored in IT and Business Administration during his tenure at the University.

Inspired by the rewarding experience on the court and the capability to scratch “basketball player” from his to-do list, he positioned himself for the next challenge. The allure of intense training and competition steered Heath towards the bodybuilding trajectory. He transitioned his focus to the intensely competitive sport as he realized basketball hadn’t allowed him to fully define his niche. Humble in his approach, yet stealth with strategy, he officially pursued bodybuilding with unyielding fortitude in October 2002.
Starting out at 185 lbs., he grew to be 215 lbs. with 6% body – a dramatic transformation. Ultimately, at a rock solid 192 (considered a light-heavyweight by industry standards), Heath competed in his first competition in 2003 – The Rocky Mountain NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championship “Northern” where he walked away with the overall title.

Phil Heath Flex Magazine Weider HealthSuitably referred to as “The Gift” and fueled by the success of the first competition; he went on to compete again 8 weeks later in the same light-heavyweight category. The second time around, he fell one point short of the overall victory he accomplished during his novice attempt. Realizing that he may have been relying on his inherit genetic ability to a fault, Heath began training smarter.
In an effort to perfect his craft, he enrolled in a hardcore gym in 2003. His determination led to victory starting at the NPC Colorado State Show where he earned the distinction of Mr. Colorado – competing at 200lb. He went on to sign with Weider Health and Fitness for which he respectfully acknowledges former Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler and Peter McGough. Heath later competed for his pro-card at the USA’s at 215 lbs taking overall honors.
Today this IFBB Pro and 3-Time Mr. Olympia title holder looks towards the future. Phil Heath’s intention is to “represent the sport of bodybuilding in a way that many people can relate to while maintaining the respect the sport deserves.”

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