Top 5 Best Bodybuilders of All Time
Who are the top 5 best bodybuilders of all time? We have listed here who we feel are the greatest in bodybuilding history.
5# Frank Zane
Holding the title "Best built man" isn't a small thing. Back in the day, when bodybuilding was not so popular, everyone wanted to look muscular but proportional in size, aesthetic in other words. Frank Zane was probably the most proportionate bodybuilder ever. What makes his achievement even greater is that he was quite small in size, but his physique was perfectly built. Still, to this day everyone dreams about having his type of body. He won Mr. Olympia three times and in 1968 he had his biggest win, beating none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger whom he deemed not yet ready for Mr. Olympia title. Frank won that battle but later on lost the war of physique to Arnold.
4# Jay Cutler
Jay is most certainly one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, being famous for his amazing back and having won the Mr. Olympia title 4 times, he is up there with the best there ever was. His new era body style, focusing on size, is almost unmatched in his time. Jay achieved being one of the biggest bodybuilders in history, following closely to Ronnie Coleman's ways. He is also well known for his open views on steroid use in sports, which he publicly defended numerous times.
3# Dorian Yates
Dorian is really important in bodybuilding history. He was in between the early era of aesthetics and physical proportion and the size enthusiasm that came afterward. Not only that, he was the first ever to change the way of doing things by taking the size to a whole new level. Some say he ruined the bodybuilding forever, forcing everyone to maintain huge amounts of mass with the lowest bodyfat percentages, and that takes a lot of sacrifice in the life of every bodybuilder. Nevertheless, he began a new era and he did it in style, winning Mr. Olympia 6 times.
2# Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold is the most famous bodybuilder of all time. He was the one who actually popularized bodybuilding the most to this day. One of the best-looking physiques in history, together with his amazing personality, made him a star in bodybuilding as well as in show business. Arnold achieved winning 7 Mr. Olympia titles back in the day when bodybuilding was still about aesthetic bodies. He didn't lack in size though, he was probably the biggest aesthetic bodybuilder, although he wouldn't be able to match with the size of the top post 80's bodybuilders. Nevertheless, he is still the most important bodybuilder in history, as well as one of the greatest personalities of all time.
1# Ronnie Coleman
The biggest Mr. Olympia ever. Ronnie is completely unmatched in size. He is considered to be Dorian's successor by following his size and pushing it even further. What makes his physique even more amazing is that he had a decent proportion for his size as well. Like Jay Cutler, he is also known for publicly defending steroid use. Ronnie won a fascinating 8 Mr. Olympia titles, bypassing even the great Arnold. Given his size and the number of titles he acquired, Ronnie most certainly deserves the top spot on this list.
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