Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature by muscle hypertrophy for aesthetic purposes. It is distinct from similar activities such as powerlifting because it focuses on physical appearance instead of strength. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder.
These are the top 10 best bodybuilders of all time.
10. Dexter Jackson
Dexter Jackson is a 51 years old retired American professional bodybuilder, and the 2008 Olympia bodybuilding champion. Jackson has won more professional bodybuilding titles than any other person, he had the distinction of winning the Arnold Classic record five times.
9. Phil Heath
Phillip Jerrod Heath is a 41 years old American professional bodybuilder. He is a seven times Olympia professional bodybuilding winner, having won the competition in 7 consecutive years, from 2011 to 2017. Phil Heath the basketball player and Phil Heath the bodybuilder are one in the same, It appears that Heath has somehow transformed from a 180 pounds weighted basketball player to a premier bodybuilder in the world.
8. Lou Ferrigno
Louis Jude Ferrigno is a 69 years old American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an America bodybuilding title and two consecutive Universe bodybuilding titles, which made him appeared in the bodybuilding documentary called Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for his title role in the television series called The Incredible Hulk, and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer generated incarnations.
7. Flex Wheeler
Kenneth Wheeler is a 55 years old American professional bodybuilder. He won the Arnold Classic record four times, and was once described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen. Ronnie Coleman also stated that Wheeler was the best bodybuilder he had competed against.
6. Kevin Levrone
Kevin Mark Levrone is a 56 years old American professional bodybuilder, musician and blogger. During his professional career, Levrone competed in 68 Professional bodybuilding contests.
5. Lee Haney
Lee Haney is a 61 years old American former professional bodybuilder. Haney shares the all time record for most Olympia bodybuilding titles winner at eight wins with Ronnie Coleman. The recorded number of wins is eight each by Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman, and Big Ramy currently holds the title.
4. Dorian Yates
Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates is a 59 years old retired English professional bodybuilder. He won the Olympia bodybuilding title six consecutive times from 1992 to 1997, and he is the fifth highest Olympia title winner in history, ranking behind Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Phil Heath. He is widely considered to be one of the best bodybuilders in history, and was well known for his wide and thick back.
3. Jay Cutler
Jason Isaac Cutler is a 47 years old retired American professional bodybuilder. He is a four times Olympia bodybuilding title winner, having won in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Jay Cutler's ripped body was not built in a day, it took him more than two decades to get where he was with heavy lifting.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is a 73 years old Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, retired bodybuilder, and former politician who served as the 38th governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
1. Ronnie Coleman
Ronnie Dean Coleman is a 56 years old retired American professional bodybuilder. He is the winner of the Olympia bodybuilding title for eight years in a row, he is regarded as the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Coleman is arguably the greatest bodybuilder in the world, having won Olympia bodybuilding title eight times as seen in the film called Ronnie Coleman The King. He is currently recovering from major back surgeries and may never walk again.