Bodybuilders are just as stylish and famous as the celebrities are these days all around the world. People admire bodybuilders a lot. They consider them as their inspirations. Follow them to reach their ideal body goals as they are the hype these days. The amount of time body builders give to reach where they are today is unbelievable; it is their main goal of life to be at such height for them.
These days there are many expos (exhibitions) taking place all around the world where bodybuilders get together from all around the world like USA, India, Australia, UK, etc. and showcase their hard-work and give an inspiration to people to keep working hard and everything is possible.
These expos brings about thousands of bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts under one roof, where the attendees get the chance to meet these celebrities and know about different products as well as various fitness services, some cooking demos, fitness classes , live competitions, etc can be discovered. They give years and years to reach that perfect human body with proper training, diet, and nutrition. Many won’t be having an interest in having those perfect rounded arms, shoulders, and six pack abs, but still people are very much interested in knowing how they do it, how much time of training they give to meet their goal.
Some of the top 10 greatest bodybuilders in the world of all time are enlisted below:
List of Contents
- 10 Phil Heath (United States)
- 9 Franco Columbu (Italy/United States)
- 8 Franc Zane (United States)
- 7 Ronnie Coleman (United States)
- 6 Kevin Levrone (United States)
- 5 Tina Chandler (United States)
- 4 Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austria)
- 3 Iris Kyle (United States)
- 2 Lee Haney (United States)
- 1 Flex Wheeler (United States)
- Top 10 Greatest Bodybuilders in the world of All Time
10 Phil Heath (United States)
Starting with Phil Heath who is the current Mr. Olympia, after been won the title with the four successive times following the years 2011 to 2014. He has the most perfect body with the huge shoulders, chiseled midsection, small waist, and huge jaw dropping delts.
The four time winner is a legendary and is only 37 years, his before and after pictures would show the dedication he has put into to win this title and this aspiring body, he is an inspiration to those who think that having such body is even possible.
9 Franco Columbu (Italy/United States)
Franco Columbus who is very commonly known as “The Sardinian Strongman” who came across the defied genetics in the time where taking supplements and training were hard and had to be exceptional to gain any size. Following Franco Columbu’s knee injury which was devastating and required hard recovery still won two Mr. Olympia. This knee injury had happened as he was moving a refrigerator holding on his back for the World’s Strongest Man 1977.
He has incredibly huge muscles. He can be known for the aspiring, remarkable come back.
8 Franc Zane (United States)
Franc Zane is the bodybuilder with the astounding Physique. He has his synonymous to bodybuilding so for that he very much deserves to be in the top 10 list of all time. The word “Zanelike” is used when any person refers to leanness and compactness in bodybuilding world. Any people who are gym freaks would definitely desire and prefer to look like Frank Zane. He is not a bodybuilder who has that bizarre bulky body which mishaps in today’s world as the congestion of heavy steroids and drugs.
Franc Zane is even very pleasant to look at with only 190 pounds. He also had defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger in the IFBB Mr. Universe 1968, with shortfall of 60 pounds somewhat. He is entitled with three consecutive Olympia. He has given body-building a new standard and enhanced the bodybuilding sport for all time being.
7 Ronnie Coleman (United States)
Ronnie Coleman as astound the world of bodybuilding by winning his first Mr. Olympia which was in 1998 where six times winner Dorian Yates Mr. Olympia had retired and Paul Dillet had collapsed on the stage. No one is equivalent to his symmetrical back and muscle bellies size, not even Phil Heath who is the current Mr. Olympia.
He was famous for his incredible back in the earlier years of his career, but now he has taken the mass thing a lot further and ruined his midsection later on the years. It’s actually a shock that he made it this far and won several number of times among other bodybuilders with better cuts along with their massive size. Ronnie Coleman also had stolen the Olympia from Kevin Levrone, Nasser El Sonbaty, and Shawn Ray.
6 Kevin Levrone (United States)
Kevin Levrone by seeing his older brothers’ weight lifting inspired him to get into the world of bodybuilding just at the age of 11 years. He came to know how good he was at lifting while he used to train with his elder brothers. With this he begin doing some research work and learned what bodybuilding is all about and the famous bodybuilders of that time which was 1980s, he came to know about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lee Haney alongside that inspired him.
Kevin Levrone is presently in his fifty’s and hasn’t competed for a decade around, and he tried to get into the acting world around the late forty’s.
5 Tina Chandler (United States)
Tina Chandler was a very competitive gymnastic in her childhood. She was interested in all of the sports available at all the schools she had attended like tracking, basketball, tennis, volleyball, cheerleading, cycling, etc. along with all these sports she got much interested in weight training or body building. Right after her gymnast career got over, she got involved in bodybuilding.
Her first bodybuilding competition was in 2004, at the SW Texas State that she actually had won.
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austria)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has been the most famous in the world of bodybuilding and the list, cannot be complete without him. Just after his first Olympia he became much known and people started admiring him. His personality and the amazing body made him the most paid action movie star. He also got into politics and became the Governor of California. Many people think that he should be much up in the list but however he cannot compete with today’s builders at the point of physics.
Arnold looks the most amazing compared to other bodybuilders with grotesque body. Arnold Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Universe at the age f 20 years and had started with his training at the age of 15, he is the youngest to win Mr. Universe among others, later he also won Mr. Olympia for seven times. He has written many books as well as articles related to sports after his retirement.
3 Iris Kyle (United States)
Iris Kyle has the most incredible physique and the most known female bodybuilder. She has won Olympia for ten times. Her accomplishments are worth of two decades. She had won the first amateur contest which was the Long Beach Muscle Classic in the year 1994.
She got a pro card or became professionally known after her win in the championship held in Las Vegas. Along with this victory she won the Ms. Olympia title in 2001.
2 Lee Haney (United States)
Lee Haney is famous for size and conditioning which was never put together before him. It was either conditioning or size but not both together which Lee Haney made possible. He had the most astonishing muscularity and that incredible stellar shape.
Lee Haney did not receive as much recognition as he should even though he had won Mr. Olympia for eight times which is quite amazing. Lee Haney has eight packs and bigger compared to every other bodybuilder of his time. Many have given their best to reach his muscularity and size but failed eventually. He gave training a whole new name and recognition like never before with the scales of 250 pounds.
1 Flex Wheeler (United States)
Flex Wheeler comes as the number one in the top 10 list as he has won seventeen professional titles which are incredible. He had the most perfect mass which impressed all the judges. He has the most number of fans, and is the most respectable body builder of all time.
Flex Wheeler is also referred to as the “Sultan of Symmetry”, though has never won the title of Mr. Olympia. Flex has that incredible muscularity, that amazing aesthetic body with muscle belly with small joints and tiny waist.
Top 10 Greatest Bodybuilders in the world of All Time
|1||Flex Wheeler (United States)|
|2||Lee Haney (United States)|
|3||Iris Kyle (United States)|
|4||Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austria)|
|5||Tina Chandler (United States)|
|6||Kevin Levrone (United States)|
|7||Ronnie Coleman (United States)|
|8||Franc Zane (United States)|
|9||Franco Columbu (Italy/United States)|
|10||Phil Heath (United States)|
So that’s the list of top ten greatest bodybuilders of all time. Bodybuilding is not considered a sport but it is seen as beauty pageant, but weight lifting or power lifting can be seen a legitimate sport as the athletics are competing with each other to win. Bodybuilding had begun in the late 19th century by Eugen Sandow, who enjoyed exhibiting his amazing physique. Bodybuilding requires a great deal of effort, it requires a strict diet and training, their training is what leads them to such title. These bodybuilders have created a great impact in the world of fitness and have worked hard to reach the top list.
These bodybuilders have not just enhanced their body but also have done various different things like acting for example. Many bodybuilders started their career at the young age where as others started late. Bodybuilding has inspired a lot many people in today’s world and many have become famous because of their unbelievable physique.