The stress on the body and of the competition itself has sometimes left him with little memory of the two-day competition. “Imagine eating a pound of food, eight times a day, with no fluid,” he said. From now until May is the “off-season,” though Heath’s diet and workout routines rarely go off-script. Things get serious, and travel stops, during the four months before Mr. Olympia. He is talkative and quick-witted, quick to dispel the meathead stereotypes attached to bodybuilders.