10 Bodybuilding Legends of all time.
The two time Mr. Universe and one Mr. America winner, Lour Ferringo had the biggest chest of any bodybuilder at the time. He later went on to achieve worldwide fame as the Hulk in the The Incredible Hulk. His prominent features were his thick chest and deep ribs that gave him the winning edge in championships.
A winner of Arnold Classic a record of 4 times, Wheeler was described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as “One of the greatest bodybuilders he ever saw”.
A bodybuilder, powerlifter and an actor. Columbu was smaller than most of his competitors but not any less strong. He won 2 Olympia titles and was a competitior for the Worlds Strongest Man. Franco Columbo had an amazingly well defined physique at a time when supplements were extremely rare.
The only bodybuilder ever to defeat Arnold in Mr. Olympia title, Sergio Oliva was called “The Myth” by writer Rick Wayne because at the time everyone thought he was “Unbelievable”. He won 3 Mr. Olympia titles, the 2nd of which he won uncontested.
Like many other professional bodybuilders, Phil Heath was a footballer before he converted to bodybuilding. Heath is the first novice to play in the top 3 since Flex Wheeler. Since then he has won 2 Mr. Olympia titles and has a long career ahead of him.
Appointed by Bill Clinton as the chairman on Presidents Councin on Physical Fitness and Sports, Lee Haney is a bodybuilding legend of his time. He holds the record of winning 8 consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, later equalled by Ronnie Coleman.
Dorian Yates holds the record of 4th highest number of Mr. Olympia wins, having won six consecutive number of Mr. Olympia titles. He is considered a top athlete in modern bodybuilding. Yates retired from bodybuilding after career threatening injury.
Originally starting his career as a corrections officer, Cutler was inspired to start bodybuilding by trainer Marcos Rodriguez. He is twice Arnold Classic winner and was runners up to Ronnie Coleman 4 times until he claimed the title in 2006.
Serving as a police officer until 2003, Coleman won his first professional competition in 1995. He then went on to become an icon in bodybuilding worldwide, winning 8 Mr.Olympia titles (a record he shares with Lee Haney)
At the top of the list, “The Governator”, as most would call him these days, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is a 7 times Olympia winner, an actor, an investor and twice served as the governor of California. Thanks to his charismatic personality he is extremely popular worldwide apart from bodybuilding. His legacy is continued in the form of Arnold Classic Championship held annually.