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Top 10 best bodybuilders of all times

1Phillip Heath

Phillip Heath
Phillip Heath was born and raised in Washington in the neighborhood of Seattle. Like any other high school boy growing up in Seattle, he played basketball. The basketball took him to the University of Denver on scholarship where he discovered his biggest passion, bodybuilding.

He pocketed six Mr. Olympia titles and an IFBB Pro card at the highest level and many others at high and intermediary levels.

2Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler
Well to start off, Jay Cutler won his fourth Mr. Olympia title in 2010 by leaving Phill Heath as a runner-up. Then he himself became a runner-up to Heath in 2011. His best wins are IFBB Mr. Olympia from 2006 to 2010. He's the 3rd Mr. Olympia in the history of bodybuilding after Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The three times Arnold Classic winner had business in his nature from childhood. Worked at his family concrete business before coming into bodybuilding and now he has a huge nutrition supplements business.

3Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman
The unmatchable muscle mass, shape and hard as iron Ronnie Coleman won his first Mr. Olympia in 1998. Bigger than any bodybuilder in the history defeated Kevin Levrone and Shawn Ray. Bodybuilding competitions of his era were filled with beasts of bodybuilding.

He has 8 consecutive Mr. Olympia Titles to his name more than Arnold Schwarzenegger who has 7. He also won hundreds of other titles including IFBB Pro Card and Arnold Classic.

4Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is by far the most famous bodybuilder ever born on the planet. Seven times Mr. Olympia has had countless achievements in his life. He has been most successful as a bodybuilder but his side careers leave the pros of those careers way behind him.

You first know him as a bodybuilder but he is no less as a Hollywood actor, politician or a business man. A handsome young boy born in Austria started bodybuilding at a very young age. He had a poor family childhood where the arrival of a new refrigerator was celebrated like Christmas. 1974 was the year when he won his first Mr. Olympia. Then a never ending series of achievements started from becoming Junior Mr. Europe to the last and 7th Mr. Olympia in 1980 at Sydney, Australia.

5Dexter Jackson

Dexter Jackson
Dexter Jackson is ripped like a beast. He has pocketed the most number of contest wins as a professional bodybuilder in the history. He has been winning in many countries including UAE, Australia, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Russia.

The most successful year for him was 2008, Won Mr. Olympia 2008 and IFBB Arnold Classic 2008. In 2016, Jackson has set a record for winning 28 IFBB professional bodybuilding titles most in the history of bodybuilding.

6Flex Wheeler

Flex Wheeler
Winning IFBB in the times of great bodybuilders was not easy. Ronnie Coleman says Flex Wheeler was the toughest contestant against him. Growing up in poverty, Flex never gave up on his dreams. He was a well trained martial artist as a teenager. He got the nickname flex for being extraordinarily flexible.

His first competition as a professional bodybuilder was Mr. California in 1983. Winning Arnold Classic for 5 times Arnold himself said Wheeler is one of the greatest bodybuilders he has ever seen.

7Kevin Levrone

Kevin Levrone, a very fine professional bodybuilder has 23 IFBB Pro titles to his name. He was the first to hold most IFBB Professional wins records prior to Ronnie Coleman. After being away from the contests for more than 10 years Levron announced his retirement in 2003.

He once again claimed to make a professional comeback and contest Mr. Olympia 2016 at the age of 51 and he did compete. He plays golf and tennis as well.

8Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates
Known as The Shadow, Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates six times Mr. Olympia comes at number four as a professional bodybuilder for most number of Mr. Olympia Awards. The boy sentenced in youth detention center in Birmingham developed a passion for bodybuilding in 1983.

He was the first professional bodybuilder to introduce the high-intensity training concept. He won his final contest in 1997 with damaged triceps and biceps. Dorian Yates won hundreds of titles on his name. His career has been an inspiration for hundreds and thousands of young bodybuilders around the globe.

9Lee Haney

Lee Haney
Ranked at No.1 as a professional bodybuilder, Lee Haney is Ronnie Coleman of his bodybuilding era. He shares the record for most number of Mr. Olympia titles with Ronnie Coleman with eight titles each. After becoming a certified degree holder as a youth counselor, who knew he would become one of the greatest bodybuilders of all times.

He's been a champion consecutively from 1983 to 1991.

10Kai Greene

Runner-up to the current champion Phill Heath, Kai Greene is a monster as a professional bodybuilder. Growing up in foster homes and residential treatment center, Kai Greene was noticed by a school teacher for a super fast physical growth. He wasn't a very good student. The teacher then introduced him to bodybuilding and he started competing in the local bodybuilding competitions.

He won New york pro championship in 2011. He has been consecutively winning the Arnold Classic since 2015.

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