|Larry Scott AKA
"the Legend 1965 to 1966
Sergio Oliva AKA "the Myth" 1967 to 1969
Arnold Schwarzenegger 1970 to 1975 and 1980
Franco Columbu 1976 and 1981
|A two time Mr Olympia
famous for his short size and extreme strength. He
competed in the 1977 Worlds Strongest Man contest and
injured his knee during a refrigerador carry event. Held
Several world records in powerlifting at one point and
was an a boxer in Italy before that. Famous for moving a
car out of the way in Pumping Iron and starred in cameo
roles with long time friend Arnold Schwartzenegger in the
Terminator and Conan the Barbarian. He is the future war
Terminator carrying the huge gun in Terminator. Franco
also trained Sylvester Stallone for Rocky II.
|Known as an
"Aesthetic Mr Olympia. Won three Mr Olympias then
was defeated by Arnold and Chris Dickerson and would not
reclaim the Mr O title again. Frank Zane was a spokesman
for Soloflex in the past and appeared on the Flex
Magazine workout show in the 90's.
|Won his first and only Mr
Olympia and 43 years of age. An accomplished Opera singer
and competed in bodybuilding for more than 16 years
before winning his one Mr O title. He is the oldest Mr
Olympia winner of all time.
AKA the Lion of Lebanon and "Christmas Tree Back" guy
|Competed in 11 Mr Olympia
contests, only two people have competed in more Mr
Olympia contests. His win in 1983 led to the coining of a
new phrase the "Christmas tree" which refers to
a triangular Christmas tree shape that occurs during a
back lat spread when the spinal erectors and lats are
very developed and one has very low bodyfat.
1984 to 1991
|Famous for his streak of
8 Mr Olympia wins in a row that was unmatched until
Ronnie Coleman tied the feat. No one have ever won 9 Mr
Olympias though. Lee Haney is famous for his back
development and charismatic smile.
*Related Link Lee Haney Official Site
1992 to 1997
|Dorian was from England
originally and was famous for his superior back
development. He made a form of barbell rowing he called
Yates row popular. In the movement you use an underhand
grip and stand more upright. He did tear a biceps doing
rows this way later on though. In 1994 he won the Mr
Olympia contest inspite of a torn biceps. In 1997 he tore
a triceps and competed and won in his last Mr Olympia.
*Related Link http://www.schwarzenegger.it/mro/yates.html
Coleman 1998 to 2005
|Ronnie is the "People's champ" Before becoming Mr O Ronnie was a police officer in Texas. What sets him apart from others is he kept his full time Police Officer job for a few years while he was Mr O. Working a full time job while being the best bodybuilder in the world is something no one else not even Arnold has done before. Ronnie is tied with Lee Haney for the most Mr Olympia wins at 8. Ronnie has a series of videos that chronicle his lifting adventures including the "Unbelieveable." Famous for heavy lifts and catch phrases such as "Light Weight Baby" and "Ain't Nothing but a Peanut."||Jay
Cutler 2006 2007 2009
|After coming in second place in 2001 2003 2004 and 2005 he won his first Olympia in 2006 and held onto his title in 2007 against Ronnie who says 2007 would be his last Mr O contest. Jay is most famous for his shoulder development and his extreme tan for the contests.|
|Dexter has the nickname
the Blade and is one of the shorter Mr Olympias ever as
he is only 5 feet 6 inches tall.
2011 to 2014
|Phil is famous for his
forearm development. His Brachioradialis which is
the forearm muscle largely responsible for overhand curls
is probably the most developed in history.
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