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15 Best Bodybuilders of All Time

What does a man dream of? 

A good life partner, his favorite car, and a good body. 

But do you know some men take their last wish to an altogether next level? For them, maintaining a good body is not a dream, but an achievement. Some men are so passionate about fitness that they prefer building their careers in this field. They are bulky, muscular, and strong. They are the best bodybuilders in the world.

Bodybuilding happens to be one of the most sought-after sports for a long time now. More people have become passionate about this sport. They spend enormous money and strenuous labor at the gym to get the perfect measurements and be like their icons.

Who are the Best Bodybuilders in the World? 

Talking about the icons, these are the most celebrated bodybuilders of all time.

  1. Gary Strydom 

Gary Strydom is a professional IFBB bodybuilder from America. He debuted in the late 1980s and became the talk of the town during the early 1990s. He has participated in many bodybuilding competitions and added stardom to this name. After the disbanding of WBF, he took a break. The year 2006 was when he competed for the final time.

  1. Hira Lal 

Hira Lal is a world-famous Indian bodybuilder and an inspiration to many. What’s interesting about this man is that he has maintained a bulky body without consuming a non-vegetarian diet. His ripped body has made him win the 65th World Bodybuilding Championship. He has also been the winner of the Mr. Universe title.

  1. Gunter Schlierkamp 


This German bodybuilder is a retired bodybuilder IFBB Pro who had earned immense fame during his bodybuilding days. In an interview, Gunter stated that an Austrian bodybuilder inspired him to step into this field. He later saw Arnold Schwarzenegger and got motivated to transform himself. Gunter started training at 16 and won the title of Mr. Universe in 1993.

  1. Serge Nubret 

This man has one of the best physiques. He is popular for his sculpted chest, which he owes to the regular sessions of bench press. Serge Nubret also has killer looks. He made it to the runners-up spot in Mr. Olympia in 1973.

  1. Franco Columbo 

Franco is a two-time Mr. Olympia champion which he won in 1976 and 1981, respectively. Despite his short height, his amazingly thick pecs have made him one of the best bodybuilders of all time. He owes his success to immense hard work.

  1. Markus Ruhl 

Markus is a star bodybuilder and a favorite of many. He started his bodybuilding journey pretty late compared to others but made it to the graph in no time. Within five years of starting his bodybuilding spree, he participated in his first competition, the Bachgau Cup. Very shortly, became a pro-rated bodybuilder.

  1. Dennis James 

This German bodybuilder served the army. At the age of 18, he started to lift heavy weights and caught the eye and attention of people around. He earned 4th position in Mr. Olympia. Over the years, Dennis James has managed to maintain his muscular physique. He also motivates his fans to perform better.

  1. Bertil Fox 


Bertil Fox was one of the most celebrated bodybuilders of his time. He achieved 5th rank in the Mr. Olympia contest carried out in 1983. It was his basic movements and heavyweight that helped him achieve three sets of pecs. Unfortunately, the man is serving a life imprisonment sentence for committing murder.

  1. Dennis Wolf 

Dennis Wolf is a former bodybuilder, still touted as one of the best bodybuilders worldwide. He started his bodybuilder career when he was only 15. He competed in the competitions when he was 21. By 2005, his achievements were noticed by the world. He made his professional debut at IFBB in 2006. His impressive built and strong muscles have gained him millions of fans.

  1. Lee Haney 

This bodybuilder is an 8-time consecutive winner of Mr. Olympia. Yes, you heard it right. Lee Haney is the only man to break the record of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s seven-title streak. He dominated the world of bodybuilding in the 1980s. After retirement, Haney preferred living a quiet and low-key life. Currently, he is the owner of two fitness centers in Atlanta.

  1. Moustafa Ismail 

Moustafa Ismail has his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the bulkiest arms, biceps, and triceps. This record itself got the handsome man immense limelight. He can easily lift 600 pounds. He gives credit for this incredible body to the heavy-protein diet that he consumes regularly. His achievements deserve all the accolades.

  1. Roelly Winklaar 

                 Roelly managed to gain 285 pounds of unadulterated muscles. His bodybuilding episodes have been impressing people around the world. In the year 2009, he won the NPC Arnold Amateur Championship. This bodybuilder has a bright future and a long way to go.

  1. Kai Greene 

Kai Greene is an American bodybuilder who has been working in this field for a long time now. He achieved his pro status even before he turned 19. Kai has many feathers on his cap. He constantly improves himself, and his determination pays off every time he achieves accolades at bodybuilding competitions.

  1. Wasim Khan

                              This man is an ace Indian Bodybuilder who has achieved a lot of accolades and made himself and his country proud. Wasim Khan has won the IFBB championship for three times in a row – 2015, 2016, and 2017. This star bodybuilder was also crowned Mr. Universe in 2014. He is one of the humblest and most hardworking bodybuilders in this field. His laurels and achievements are remarkable and deserve all the hype. Wasim Khan has a massive fan following.

  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Talk about bodybuilding and bodybuilders, and the mention of Arnold Schwarzenegger is a must. This Austrian bodybuilder has set many records in the world of fitness. He became the youngest achiever to win the Mr. Universe title when he was 20. He had won four more Mr. Universe titles and seven coveted Mr. Olympia titles. Arnold emigrated to the US and even conquered the Hollywood industry.

The above-listed bodybuilders have worked hard and made the best achievements known to the world. Keep following us to learn more about celebrities around the world.

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