Monday, March 31, 2014

15 Most Powerful Bodybuilders

#15 Dexter Jackson: The Blade
This athlete is famous for his razor sharp cuts which made people call him “the blade.” His first considerable victory was becoming Mr. Olympia in 2008, which is a great achievement to any bodybuilder in the world. This guy definitely has one of the deepest sets of abs ever.

#14 Kevin Levrone: The Maryland Muscle Machine
The only person in the world who ever won over Levrone in the Mr. Olympia competition was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite this success Kevin has always been considered one of the most underrated bodybuilders of all time. However, there are some big doubts that anybody will ever tell him this to his face. Guess why?

#13 Phil Heath: Yes, It Is Possible to Get That Big
Phil is 33-year-old athlete who serves as an icon to most amateur and professional bodybuilders. An interesting fact that not everybody knows is that Heath only entered the world of bodybuilding in 2002. He won his first serious prize in 2005, which was the overall title at the National Physique Committee USA Championships. This victory has opened the door for him to compete as an IFBB professional.

#12 Kai Greene
Kai says that the first person who advised him to pursue a career in sports was his English teacher. Greene is a well-known admirer of long and intense training sessions. Believed to be one of the most powerful bodybuilders of our time, Kai Greene was qualified as a professional bodybuilder only after his victory in the 2004 Team Universe contest.

#11 Alexey Lesukov: Russian Bear
How old are you? Alexey is just 23 and is easily one of the biggest men of his age on this planet. This guy knows a thing or two about bodybuilding, that’s for sure.

#10 Jay Cutler
Jay is another athlete who worked his way to the top to win Mr. Olympia multiple times during his bodybuilding career. Unlike Schwarzenegger who started his training at 15, Cutler began to build his muscles at the age of 18. In case you want to know more about his training methods, you should check out his book called No Nonsense Guide to Successful Bodybuilding.

#9 Lee Labrada: A Living Legend
Labrada is a well-respected person in the bodybuilding world. In fact, he’s so famous that he has been featured on more than 100 magazine covers! Lee holds 22 bodybuilding titles, including that of Mr. Universe. He’s also known for getting to the top of the Mr. Olympia competition for seven years straight, just like Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

#8 Victor Martinez
Victor is known for being the second Dominican bodybuilder to turn professional. He’s also famous for winning the Arnold Classic in 2007 and being a runner-up at Mr. Olympia the same year. Unfortunately, he was unable to take part in these competitions for some time after sustaining serious injuries while training.

#7 Lee Priest: 100% Bodybuilder
Bodybuilding was always a prominent part of Lee’s life. Even his mother was a bodybuilder! Some other interesting facts about Lee Priest include his height, which is just 5'4," making him one of the shortest bodybuilders ever. But don’t be fooled by the size of this man; he is powerful as hell!

#6 Johnnie O. Jackson: Mind-Blowing Muscles
Johnnie Jackson is so strong that he doesn’t even need to flex his muscles; they are always there whether he is relaxed or not! He’s always in good shape and is famous for winning Montreal Pro, NPC USA, and other championships during his weightlifting career.

#5 Lou Ferrigno: The Original Incredible Hulk
Lou Ferrigno has chosen the same road as Arnold Schwarzenegger did. He started with bodybuilding and then became an actor, portraying a famous character from the Marvel Universe in the Incredible Hulk. One interesting fact about him is that he tried to beat Arnold in the Mr. Olympia competition several times, but he just couldn’t win over the Terminator after all.

#4 Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Youngest Mr. Universe Ever
Among his other great life achievements, Schwarzenegger is also considered to be one of the best bodybuilders of all time. A great example of the successful “American Dream” type of guy, Arnold began his athletic career at the age of 15. And wouldn’t you know it, five years later he became the youngest ever Mr. Universe!

#3 Ronnie Coleman: Mr. Olympia Eight Times in a Row
A man from Louisiana who had all the chances to become an accountant? That’s right, we’re talking about Ronnie Coleman here, who won Mr. Olympia eight consecutive times! He’s also a remarkable IFBB professional who shares the record of 26 wins in the Mr. Olympia competition.

#2 Markus Rühl: Did Someone Call the Guy With Big Shoulders?
This German athlete is the proud owner of one of the biggest sets of shoulders in bodybuilding history. He’s also considered to be one of the strongest bodybuilders of all time as well. This guy is really huge.

#1 Gregg Valentino: The Biggest Biceps You’ll Ever See
This guy began his bodybuilding legacy when he was 13, and after two decades of training he started to add some steroids into the mix. This is how he became one of the biggest bodybuilders ever. Don’t try this at home, kids!

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