Wednesday, February 29, 2012

John Hansen The Natural Mr. Universe

Famous Bodybuilder John Hansen
John Hansen

About John Hansen : John Hansen is a natural drug-free bodybuilderbodybuilder who won the Natural Mr. Universe title twice and was the winner of the first Mr. Natural Olympia. His 25-year career in bodybuilding also includes the Natural America's Cup Championships, Mr. Natural North America, Natural Illinois, Mr. Illinois, Mid-America Championships and the Illinois Cup. Hansen is the author of Natural Bodybuilding, published by Human Kinetics. In 2000 Hansen began writing a column for IRON MAN Magazine entitled "Naturally Huge". He is also involved in personal training and public speaking, where he educates students and adults in the most effective ways to lose fat, build muscle and completely transform the body.
John Hansen Bodybuilder

In 2006 Hansen released his first DVD, titled 'Real Muscle', which focuses on effective weight training methods for individuals that don't take steroids. A year later in 2007, Hansen released his second DVD which covered a wider range of subjects, including competition preparation and nutrition, as well as recordings of John Hansen's competitions with an optional commentary track. Since 2008, Hansen has hosted the online bodybuilding radio programme, Natural Bodybuilding Radio with Mike "Super Human" Neumann. The objective of the show is to bring as many health experts, trainers and natural Body Building Champions for the audience to learn from in order to reach their natural potential. In 2009, Hansen was inducted into the National Fitness Museum in recognition of his work in instructing people on how to get fit, stay in shape and live healthy, happy and productive lives. In a tribute from the event, Bob Gajda remarked "As a winner of the Natural Universe and Natural Olympia, you are an inspiration to us all. Your drug-tested contests provide a venue for drug-free athletes who choose honesty and hard work in their pursuit of excellence. Your books, DVDs, radio programs, and website promoting proper nutrition and correct exercise design is unparalleled among the current cacophony of misinformation."

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lee Haney Famous Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Lee Haney
Lee Haney

About Lee Haney : Lee Haney (born November 11, 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder most famous for being the current joint record holder, along with Ronnie Coleman, for winning the most Mr. Olympia titles (eight times from 1984 to 1991). A devoted born again Christian, Haney has his own program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network called "TotaLee Fit with Lee Haney," where is usually joined by famous Christian sportsmen and on occasion his wife. On the show he teaches the importance of both physical and spiritual growth and one of his more famous quotes is that we should "train to stimulate not annihilate." He and his wife reside in Fayette County, GA. Their two children are now in college. President Bill Clinton appointed Lee Haney Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Lee Haney Bodybuilder

In October 2005, Ronnie Coleman tied Haney's Mr Olympia record becoming only the second person to win eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles. Haney was known most notably for superior back development. Lee Haney is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he earned a degree in Child Psychology and was a member of the football team.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Marcus Haley American Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Marcus Haley
Marcus Haley

About Marcus Haley : Marcus Haley (born Marcus Haley October 5, 1972 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.) is an IFBB American bodybuilder. He most referred as Haley's Comet. Before touching weights, Marcus was taking care of his four little brothers while his mother was fighting a bout of drug abuse. An outstanding running back and defensive back at Pahrump High School, he earned a scholarship to Dakota Weslayan University. He attended Dakota Weslayan University for two years, but after encountering a lot a racism he returned home. Haley admits that he always looked up to Shawn Ray and Mike Ashley as a youth. While in Las Vegas, Haley started training at Golds gym and met a female bodybuilder named Gabby. His first show was the Golds Gym Classic in Las Vegas. Not knowing how to diet, he ate hamburger patties from Mcdonalds. Carb loading was done with rice and french fries. He placed third in the show. He earned his IFBB pro card by placing 1st in the Super Heavyweight division in the 2005 USA Bodybuilding/Figure Championships. He was outdone by Phil Heath, who won the overall in that show.

Marcus Haley Bodybuilder

In 2007, he entered the Ironman Pro and placed 5th, which gives him is first bid at the 2007 Mr. Olympia. As well as his 2007 Arnold Classic placing, Haley won the "Best Poser" award. Haley currently resides in Tampa with his fiancee Tiffany Leonard.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ahmad Haidar The Abzilla

Famous Bodybuilder Ahmad Haidar
Ahmad Haidar

About Ahmad Haidar : Ahmad Ali Haidar (born April 10, 1968 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder. Ahmad is nicknamed, "Abzilla", due to his developed abdominals. He first started competing in professional bodybuilding in 1997 by competing in the World Championships, where he placed 1st. His first IFBB competition was the Mr. Olympia of 1998, where he placed 16th. In 2000 he competed in his first Arnold Classic, placing 12th. Two years later, in 2002, he competed in another Mr. Olympia, placing 13th. He took a short break in competition after 2007 and returned early 2009 and placed 5th at the Ironman Pro Invitational which qualifies him for the 2009 Mr. Olympia.
Ahmad Haidar Bodybuilder

Ahmad has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, as well as being featured on the cover of Muscular Development magazine. He currently resides in Pompano Beach, Florida. Ahmad Haidar belongs to the Shi'a Muslim sect of Lebanon.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Guy Grundy The Australian Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Guy Grundy
Guy Grundy

About Guy Grundy : Guy Anthony Grundy (born 9 July 1970) is an Australian bodybuilder and actor.

Guy Grundy Bodybuilder

Born in Penrith, NSW, Australia, near Sydney, Grundy has placed first in the Mr. Australia championships twice and placed 2nd in the Mr. World competition twice: in 1999 and 2001. As a professional bodybuilder he was photographed regularly for major muscle and fitness magazines. He has also written articles for magazines such as MuscleMag. Since retiring from professional bodybuilding Grundy has appeared as an actor in films, advertisements and television shows.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

John Grimek Famous Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder John Grimek

John Grimek
John Carroll Grimek is recognized as one of the world's greatest bodybuilders and weight lifters of the 1930s and 1940s.

Grimek was born on June 17, 1910 (or June 18, 1911, as given by the Social Security Death Index) in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of Slovak immigrants George and Maria Grimek.

Besides his bodybuilding exploits, in which he was never defeated, Grimek also represented the United States in weightlifting at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

In 1948, at 38 years of age, Grimek defeated Steve Reeves in a hotly disputed decision at the NABBA Mr. Universe contest in London. Some accounts indicated that after a tie on the scorecards, Grimek's good friend and a judge, Bob Hoffman, decided that the winner would be decided by a feat of gymnastics. Since Grimek was a very good gymnast, Reeves took second place gracefully.

The following year he won his last contest, the AAU Mr. USA, against a field that included a sun-burned Reeves, Clarence Ross, George Eiferman, and Armand Tanny. He retired from bodybuilding undefeated.

John Grimek Bodybuilder

John was featured in many bodybuilding articles and magazines, as well as being photographed on bodybuilding magazines. Despite his retirement, Grimek continued serious training for many years, and was still able to squat with over 400 pounds for reps in his late 60s. Grimek died on November 20, 1998 in York, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 1999.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kai Greene The Predator

Famous Bodybuilder Kai Greene
Kai Greene

Kai Greene (born July 12, 1975) is a professional bodybuilder. His most recent win was the New York Pro Show 2011.

In an autobiography published on his website, Greene describes his childhood as troubled. At age six, he became a ward of the state; he was moved through different foster homes for most of his adolescent life. His seventh-grade English teacher encouraged him to take up bodybuilding as a "behavior modification tool." After some initial successes in winning teen awards, Greene started working out at 5th Avenue Gym in Brooklyn, which would become his "home and institute for competitive education."

Kai Greene Bodybuilder

Greene then set his eyes on becoming a professional bodybuilder. To do so, he first had to win amateur competitions. He competed in the National Physique Committee, with the goal to move into the International Federation of BodyBuilders. He perceives his success in the NPC as mixed. Although he won the 1999 Team Universe, he was disappointed and took a five-year break from competitions, before re-emerging in the 2004 Team Universe contest, which he won again. This victory qualified him for a career as a pro.

Greene says that he became interested in bodybuilding through his love of visual art. He regards his work on his own body as an extension of his artistic bent: "I became my own living model. I utilized my own physique to gain a greater understanding of space and movement, creating works of art that became increasingly detailed and complex over time."

Kai Greene, also known as "The Predator", is known for his long, grueling and intense training sessions.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Anders Graneheim The Swedish Bodybuilder

Fmaous Bodybuilder Anders Graneheim

Anders Graneheim
Anders Graneheim (born May 3, 1962 in Timra, Sweden) is a Swedish bodybuilder. He was Swedish and Nordic Bodybuilding Champion during the 1980s. After a nine-year absence from competitive bodybuilding he competed in the "Sweden Grand Prix" in Gothenburg in 1997, where he placed third after two professional bodybuilders.

He won the Swedish competition B&K Classic Body Show in 2000 which earned him a pro card in bodybuilding. He also competed in Master's Mr. Olympia in USA in August 2002.

Anders Graneheim is a popular guest poser at bodybuilding contests and sports events, and he holds seminars about training and nutrition in gyms, sports centers and schools, and he is engaged as a nutrition expert for Swedish athletes and sports teams. He also writes articles for the Swedish bodybuilding monthly BODY Magazine (formerly B&K Sports Magazine), in which he also has a regular expert column.

Anders Graneheim Bodybuilder

With a career spanning over more than 20 years, Anders Graneheim is regarded as one of Sweden's most outstanding bodybuilders. He is regarded as Sweden's best bodybuilder ever when it comes to symmetry, and he is one of the few bodybuilders in Sweden that is also known to the general public.

Anders Graneheim has been portrayed in a one-hour TV documentary named Sista Posen ("The Last Pose") on Swedish Television, in which a camera team followed his training and preparation for the Master's Mr. Olympia competition in the summer of 2002. The documentary was aired on Swedish Television in 2003 and has also been sent on Danish and Norwegian television in 2004 and 2005.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rich Gaspari The New Jersey's Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Rich Gaspari

Rich Gaspari
Rich Gaspari (born May 16, 1963) is an American former professional bodybuilder from 1980s and early 1990s. Gaspari was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004.

Like many former and current bodybuilders, Gaspari started his own supplement company. The company was formed in 2001. The company's products include "IntraPro", "SuperPump250", and "SizeOn", three popular bodybuilding supplements.
Rich Gaspari Bodybuilder

In 2011, actor Ryan Phillippe and boxer Shane Mosley presented Gaspari with the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Award.

Gaspari will be featured on the cover of the October, 2011 issue of Iron Man (magazine), 23 years after he appeared on the cover of the same magazine.

Gaspari was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is a resident of Jackson Township, New Jersey.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Aleksandr Fyodorov The Russian Famous Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Aleksandr Fyodorov

Aleksandr Fyodorov
Aleksandr Fyodorov (born May 6, 1978 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder.

Fyodorov earned his IFBB Pro Card after winning the 2003 IFBB European Amateur Championships. After competing in various Russian and other European professional bodybuilding competitions in 2003 and 2004 where he earned two top 3 finishes, including runner up to Ronnie Coleman at the 2004 Grand Prix Russia, Alexander qualified for the 2005 Mr. Olympia, where he did not place. He also competed in the 2006 New York Pro, but did not place either.

Aleksandr Fyodorov Bodybuilder

During this time Fedorov was dealing with a torn pectoral muscle - an injury from September 2003 which would eventually force him to retire from bodybuilding.

Alexander currently resides in Russia with his wife Natalia, and his baby daughter Veronica.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Toney Freeman The X-Man

Famous Bodybuilder Toney Freeman

Toney Freeman
Toney Freeman (born August 30, 1966) is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and brand ambassador residing in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.).

Toney Freeman's nickname is the X Man because his body characterises the X-frame of classical bodybuilding: broad shoulders, narrow waist, and flaring thighs. He featured on the cover and pages of FLEX Magazine, Muscular Development, and Robert Kennedy's Musclemag.

Freeman did not become a competitive bodybuilder professional until his late 30s because for many years it was a hobby and the sport was dominated by his idols Lee Haney, Dorian Yates. It took him many years to fill out his large frame and he was mentored by Dave Palumbo to become a professional. Freeman's first (National Physique Committee (NPC)) competition was in 1993, where he won the heavyweight class of the NPC Junior Nationals. His first IFBB event was the Night of Champions competition, where he placed 11th. His first Arnold Classic was in 2005, where he placed 10th. His first Ironman Pro Invitational was in 2006, where he placed 7th. His first Mr. Olympia appearance was in 2006, where he placed 7th. In 2007 he won the Ironman Pro, Sacramento Pro and placed 3rd at the Arnold Classic. He made the top 5 at the 2008 Mr.Olympia.
Toney Freeman Bodybuilder

On the 8 December 2010, on a visit to Sweden, Freeman was escorted by the police from Sundsvall (Sweden) during a promotional appearance in a local store. The police knew Freeman and other international bodybuilders were coming to Sweden for a fitness festival from promotional posters. According to Freeman, he was taken to the police station and was denied a legal representative and forced to give a urine sample.

Reports allege that Freeman tested positive for testosterone, human growth hormone, and cannabis. He was released the same day with no charge. On New Year's Eve 2010, Freeman responded to the allegations with an official statement  and a video in which he emphasized he had not been treated properly by being denied an advocate or communication with the U.S. embassy.

With the arrest, Freeman became the first international professional bodybuilder to be arrested by the Swedish police under muscle profiling, a profiling method used by Swedish police in which suspicion of performance enhancing drug use is based solely on physical appearance. The possession of such substances as steroids is illegal in Sweden.

According to those who have been arrested in this manner, this means police use the size and appearance of the bodybuilder to justify arrest, then aim to prove their case with blood or urine samples taken at the station. Police staff Henrik Blusi generalized the actions against Freeman to professional bodybuilders saying "If you are a professional bodybuilder you should not come to Sundsvall. We are very well informed here. We are currently conducting the largest doping trial in Europe, and then one should understand that we have an eye out for these things now".

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bertil Fox The Brutal

Famous Bodybuilder Bertil Fox

Bertil Fox
Bertil Fox (born November 9, 1951) on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts is a British former IFBB professional bodybuilder. Fox immigrated to London, England, with his family when he was only one year old. He then moved to Northampton. He did not return to St. Kitts for more than 40 years. He once said, "I'm 100% British. I think, I act and talk like an Englishman, not like someone from the West Indies."

Encouraged by a cousin to take up bodybuilding, Fox won the 1969 Junior Mr. Britain at 18. He went on to win nearly every major bodybuilding contest outside of the IFBB, including the 1976 AAU Mr. World, the amateur 1977 NABBA Mr. Universe and the professional NABBA Mr. Universe in 1978 and 1979. Joe Weider sponsored Fox's move to Los Angeles in 1981, and he competed in IFBB contests for the next 13 years. The late Bill Reynolds, then FLEX Magazine editor-in-chief, gave Fox the nickname "Brutal" for his high-volume and extremely heavy training.

Bertil Fox Bodybuilder

The 5'8" 230-pound Fox lacked back width and thigh sweep, but the colossal chest, delts, traps and arms he sported more than 20 years ago would hold up on any-stage today. He was touted as a future Mr. Olympia, and there's no telling what he may have accomplished had he joined the IFBB five years earlier.

Fox placed second in two IFBB shows - the 1982 Night Of Champions and the 1983 Swiss Grand Prix (beating Lee Haney) and he finished fifth in the 1983 Mr. Olympia (his second of five Mr. O appearances) but by the mid-1980s he was past his prime. He competed in 12 IFBB shows from 1984 to 1994, but he was typically too smooth to make an impact.

Retiring from the stage, he returned to St. Kitts to open Fox's Gym.

On May 22, 1998, bodybuilder Bertil Fox was convicted of murdering his former fiancee and her mother on the Caribbean isle of St. Kitts. He was originally sentenced to death by hanging, though on Sept 27, 2002 his sentence was changed to life in prison.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Lou Ferrigno Famous Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno
Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for portraying the title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.

Lou Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York to Victoria and Matt Ferrigno, an Italian American police lieutenant.

Soon after he was born, Ferrigno says he believes he suffered a series of ear infections and lost 75 - 80% of his hearing, though his condition was not diagnosed until he was three years old. Ferrigno started weight training at age 13, citing body builder and Hercules star Steve Reeves as one of his role models. He was also a fan of the Hercules films that starred Reeves—and would later play Hercules as well. Ferrigno's other personal heroes as a child were Spider-Man and the Hulk. Ferrigno attended St. Athanasius Grammar School and Brooklyn Technical High School, where he learned metal working.

After graduating from high school 1969, Ferrigno won his first major titles, IFBB Mr. America and IFBB Mr. Universe, four years later. Early in his career he lived in Columbus and trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1974, he came in second on his first attempt at the Mr. Olympia competition. He then came third the following year, and his attempt to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger was the subject of the 1975 documentary Pumping Iron.

Lou Ferrigno Bodybuilder

These victories, however, did not provide enough for him to earn a living. His first paying job was as a $10-an-hour sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn factory, where he worked for three years. He did not enjoy the dangerous work, and left after a friend and co-worker accidentally cut off his hand one day.

Following this, Ferrigno left the competition circuit for many years, a period that included a brief stint as a defensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. He had never played football, and was cut after two games.

During competition, Lou Ferrigno weighed 285 lb (130 kg) in 1975, and 316 lb (143 kg) in 1992; at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Ferrigno competed in the first World's Strongest Man competition in 1977, where he finished fourth in a field of eight competitors.

In the early 1990s, Ferrigno returned to bodybuilding, competing for the 1992 and 1993 Mr. Olympia titles. Finishing 12th and 10th, respectively, he then turned to the 1994 Masters Olympia, where his attempt to beat Robbie Robinson and Boyer Coe was the subject of the 1996 documentary Stand Tall. After this, he retired from competition.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

George Farah - Mr. Modesty

Famous Bodybuilder George Farah

George Farah

George "Bulletproof" Victor Farah (b.1971 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder.

George Farah grew up in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) where he participated in combat operations as a child. Bodybuilding helped Farah get through these rough times and served as an outlet for much of his tension and remained with him after the war, when he won the Mt. Lebanon competition at age 15. Soon after, he and his family moved to the United States, eventually settling down in Rochester, New York where he earned a BA in electronics. He then opened a wholesale car business. It was here that he earned the nickname "bulletproof" when, in August 1997, he was shot two times in the back outside a convenience store in an attempted robbery by a gang.

Due to this incident, Fahrah lost a kidney. He also had a ileostomy. Leading to spending five months in hospital. Which in turn greatly reduced his body weight from 200lbs to 130lbs, losing almost all his hard earned muscle.

However this seemed to motivate Farah more than ever, as only one year later he competed in the 1999 NPC New York, winning & seemingly regaining most of the muscle he had lost from the incident. A year later he won his pro card in his first attempt at the 2000 Nationals. Since then Fahrah has competed in nineteen professional contests & becoming one of the few middleweights to enjoy a successful career in the IFBB.

George Farah Bodybuilder

Farah is also a well known trainer in the bodybuilding circuit. He has helped a number of bodybuilders achieve their goals, his most recent client was Essa Obaid whom he helped win the 2010 Arnold Amateur contest.

Farah has been featured in many fitness and magazine articles, as well as being featured on Building Muscle, Burning Fat magazine. As well as being a regular commentator for Muscular Development magazine. He currently resides in Rochester, New York.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Erik Fankhouser Bodybuilding

Famous Bodybuilder Erik Fankhouser

Erik Fankhouser

Erik Fankhouser (born May 30, 1980) is a professional American bodybuilder who competes in the sport’s heavyweight class.

Fankhouser began weight training while he was a student at West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia. He originally focused on playing fullback for the school’s football team and participating in the shot put, discus, hammer and javelin events for the track team, and then turned his focus to bodybuilding. He won his first competitive bodybuilding tournament, the 2004 NPC Upper Ohio Valley, placing first in the junior division. He won the Mr. West Virginia title in the 2005 Mid Atlantic Grand Prix/West Virginia States.

In his first national competition, the 2006 North American Championship, he placed fourth in the heavyweight division. In 2007, he placed 16th in the USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, but in his next competition he placed first in his class in the North American Championships. He was also named overall winner for the competition and earned his IFBB pro card at that event. With his victory, Fankhouser made state sports history as the first West Virginia native to become a professional bodybuilder. Erik placed 10th in his first IFBB pro contest, the Europa Super Show, in August 2008, winning both Pose Down Magazine's "Best Wheels" and the 4Ever Fit Fans' Choice awards during the contest.

Erik Fankhouser Bodybuilder

Fankhouser, who stands 5’9” and averages 215 pounds in contest shape, goes by the nickname “The House.” He is sponsored in his training by the bodybuilding supplement companies and Universal Nutrition. He has also done guest posing at several bodybuilding tournaments, and writes weight training articles for Muscular Development Magazine.

Outside of competitive bodybuilding, he works as an exercise physiologist at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ahmet Enünlü The Turkish Famous Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Ahmet Enünlü

Ahmet Enünlü

Ahmet Enunlu (born July 3, 1948) is a world champion Turkish bodybuilder. He was the fore-runner and the most successful performer of this sport in Turkey.

He became the WABBA overall world champion in 1977 and 1978. In 1979, he won the overall amateur Mr. Univers title of the NABBA.

Ahmet Enünlü Bodybuilder

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Nasser El Sonbaty Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Nasser El Sonbaty

Nasser El Sonbaty

Nasser El Sonbaty (born October 15, 1965 in Germany) is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder.

A graduate from the University of Augsburg in Germany, earning a university degree in history, political science and sociology; Nasser began bodybuilding in 1983. His first competition was a Junior State Championship in Germany in 1985, where he placed 6th. His first appearance in the Mr. Olympia competition was in 1994, where he placed 7th.

In total, Nasser competed in 13 amateur shows and 53 IFBB Pro shows. He qualified for 10 consecutive Mr. Olympia contests and entered nine Mr. Olympia competitions. His best placing in the Mr. Olympia competition was in 1997, where he placed 2nd.

Nasser El Sonbaty Bodybuilder

Nasser is also known for being the bodybuilder who poses at guest posings and bodybuilds wearing spectacles, for having the ability to speak several languages, as well as being able to weigh over 300 pounds in the offseason and still show his full abdominal muscles. Nasser is often referred to as the "Uncrowned Mr. Olympia," "The Wizard of Truth," and "Huge Nasser". He has been featured in many international fitness and bodybuilding magazines articles as well as being pictured on over 60 covers, including FLEX magazine.

His father is Egyptian and his mother is from the former Yugoslavia, the Sandzak city of Novi Pazar. He currently resides in San Diego and Costa Mesa, CA

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

George Eiferman The Classic Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder George Eiferman

George Eiferman (November 3, 1925 - February 12, 2002) was a notable figure in the sport of bodybuilding. Born in Philadelphia in 1925.

He served in the Navy during World War II and entered into the sport of Bodybuilding afterwards. He won the Mr. America competition in 1948 and Mr. Universe in 1962

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stan Efferding The White Rhino

Famous Bodybuilder Stan Efferding

Stan Efferding
Stan Efferding (born November 6, 1967 in Portland, Oregon), is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.

Stan Efferding, born November 6, 1967 in Portland Oregon, graduated from Cambria Heights High School in Patton Pennsylvania in 1985. He had a college scholarship to play soccer for Warner Pacific College, but he decided to go to University of Oregon, where he studied Psychology.

Efferding competed in bodybuilding since 1988 winning the Mr. Oregon in 1991, placing 6th in the Jr. USA in 1992 and placing 2nd in the Emerald Cup in 1996 and 1997. Efferding started competing in powerlifting in 1996 totaling over 2,000 lbs in the Pepsi Region 8 challenge, deadlifting 782 lbs raw.

In 1997 Efferding stopped competing in both sports in order to pursue business opportunities, but continued lifting.

At the age of 38, Efferding came back to bodybuilding and competed in the 2006 Seattle Emerald Cup, winning the Superheavyweight class weighing 235 lbs. In 2008 he came back and won the Emerald Cup Heavyweight class and overall award. In February 2009 at the age of 41 Efferding totaled 2,070 lbs at the APA "All RAW" Northwest Regional Championships, setting 2 American records in the open category.

Efferding earned his IFBB Pro Card on July 17, 2009 winning the Superheavyweight class and overall award at the Masters Nationals Bodybuilding Championships weighing 259 lbs.

Stan Efferding Bodybuilder

On September 19, 2009, Efferding entered an SPF Sanctioned Raw Powerlifting meet in Sacramento California and totaled 2,221 lbs in 275 lbs category, just 29 lbs away from All-Time American Raw Record, set in 1972 by Jon Cole. Stan squatted 821 lbs, Bench pressed 606 pounds (earning him a place on the Raw bench hall of fame), and deadlifted 794 pounds.

Mr. Olympia 2010 World's Strongest Professional Bodybuilder - Stan Efferding won this title benching 628 lbs and deadlifting 800 lbs for a 1,428 lb push/pull total. This set a new record for the worlds strongest bodybuilder and beat the previous title holders record by nearly 100 pounds.

Efferding is the #1 ranked raw powerlifter in America, he currently holds the Raw Record for the Squat and Total of 2,226 LBS.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Mboya Edwards Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Mboya Edwards

Mboya Edwards

Mboya Edwards is a Canadian bodybuilder from Scarborough, Ontario.

List of accomplishments:

2000 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, WelterWeight, 1st
2001 - North American Championships - IFBB, MiddleWeight, 2nd
2002 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, MiddleWeight, 1st
2003 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, MiddleWeight, 2nd
2005 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd
2006 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
2007 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
2008 - Canadian Championships - CBBF, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
2009 - Europa Texas International Competition - IFBB, 202 Class, 12th
2010 - Europa Texas International Competition - IFBB, 202 Class, 4th
2011 - Toronto Pro Supershow Competition - IFBB, 202 class, 2nd place [Olympia Qualifier]
2011 - Mr. Olympia, 202 Class - IFBB, 15th Place

Mboya Edwards Bodybuilder

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dayo Audi - Mister Universe

Famous Bodybuilder Dayo Audi

Dayo Audi

Dayo Audi (Dayo Audifferen) is active in the sport of bodybuilding, not only as a competitor but also in training fitness enthusiasts and athletes up to national level. Dayo Audi achieved professional status in 1999, competing for the first time in the Masters Olympia in the US in August 2003, where he achieved 11th place.

Dayo Audi holds regional, national, European and World titles from three major Federations, retiring from competitive bodybuilding in November 2008 after winning the WBBF Mr Universe title in Vilnius, Lithuania.

He is also an International judge with the WFF, qualifying in 2002 and served in the same capacity with NABBA from 2003 until leaving the organisation in 2007.

Dayo Audi Bodybuiloder

Still actively involved in the sport, Dayo organises independent shows and has successfully run the SportsPN Classic – a non-political/non-federational show – for the last 4 years.

In May 2009 at the Doncaster Dome, Dayo staged his first Strongman event in collaboration with Colin Bryce of Power Productions UK. The England's Strongest Man contest was part of the World's Strongest Man Qualifying Tour. Raw Power Sunday was the first of further Strongman events planned for the future.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dave Draper The Blond Bomber

Famous Bodybuilder Dave Draper

Dave Draper

David Draper (born April 16, 1942) bodybuilder, actor and author, nicknamed "The Blond Bomber."

Draper was born in Secaucus, New Jersey. His weight training began at the age of ten and was a well-formed habit by the time he was about twelve, in the mid-1950s.

In high school he participated in wrestling, gymnastics and swimming, but was most inspired by training with weights.

At 21, he won the Mr. New Jersey title. Six months later he moved to Santa Monica, California, working for the Weider Barbell Company until 1969. During this period he also worked in motion pictures.

In the early days, Draper says, "There wasn't a whole bunch of encouragement or inspiration from a society which considered you either stupid or egotistical and probably a sissy."

Dave Draper Bodybuilding

In California, Draper initially trained at a gym many called "The Dungeon", which he described as large, awful space dug out of the ground on the corner of 4th and Broadway, and later at the original Gold's Gym. Training partners included Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu and Mike Katz.

Draper is 6'0" (1.83 m) tall, and his bodybuilding competition weight was around 225 lb. (102 kg).

Dave Draper continues to train with weights into his 60s, and to write, including a free weekly newsletter, emailed and published on his website nonstop since 1999.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Premchand Degra Mister Universe

Famous Bodybuilder Premchand Degra

Premchand Degra

Premchand Degra is an IFBB professional bodybuilder from India. Also mentioned as Premchand Degra/Dhingra. He won the Mr. Universe title in the short-height 80 kg category in 1988. He was also awarded the "Achievement Medal" by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) in 2003, for winning its World Middleweight Champion title in 1988.

Mr. Degra lives in Hoshiarpur (Punjab) and trains budding body builders in his own gym. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Born on December 1, 1955 (1955-12-01) (age 56) at Babri Nangal village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, Premchand Degra has striven hard to mould his body into a muscular delight. He began his sports career as a wrestler after completing his matriculation from Government High School of the neighbouring Tibber village in 1973.

It was only in 1980 that he developed an interest in body building and rose to be crowned Mr. Punjab, Mr. North India, Mr. India (9 times in a row), Mr, Asia (8 times) and finally Mr. World (Middle-weight class and Mr. Universe.

Premchand Degra Bodybuilder

The world title earned him the Padma Shri in 1990. Earlier he had received the Arjuna Award in 1986. He is also the recipient of the Punjab Government's Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award (1994), Tata best Sportsman Award (1986) Charminar Challenge Trophy. Prem made his national debut by claiming a Bronze Medal in Middle-Weight Class at Darjeeling in 1980.

He followed it up by winning three Gold Medals next year that made him Mr. Punjab, Junior Mr. India and Senior Mr. India 1981. He retained the title of Mr. India in middleweight category 1984. Thereafter he moved over to Light Heavy Weight Class and for next five years (1985–1989) won the title of Mr India in this class too.

He began his international career by bagging the title of Mr. Asia in Middle-weight Class at Karachi in 1983, a feat he was to repeat at Seoul in 1984. Subsequently he switched over to Light Heavy-weight Class in Mr. Asia contest too, winning the title at Colombo in 1985, Taipei in 1986 and Malaysia in 1987.

Dogra stuck to Middle-weight Class in all the five appearances he made at the World Championships. He first competed for the world title in 1984 at Las Vegas where he finished 14th, He moved up to 4th position in 1985 in Sweden and was named the Most Improved Bodybuilder of the year. He won Silver Medal at Tokyo in 1986 and was again placed at 4th place at Madrid (Spain) in 1987. The climax came in 1988 when at Queensland in Australia he won the Gold in Middle-Weight class and was crowned Mr. World.

Prem Dogra turned professional in 1989 and the same year participated in Mr. Olympia contest. He then went on to win the 1st Pro-Am Classic of Mr. Asia in 1990 and the 2nd Pro-Am Classic of Mr. Asia in 1991. Five years later, he returned to win the Gold in Light Heavy-weight category of Mr. Asia championship held at Delhi in 1996.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Kris Dim Bodybuilder

Famous Bodybuilder Kris Dim

Kris Dim
Krisna "Kris" Dim (born May 7, 1973) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder.

His first national bodybuilding competition was the NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championships, where he took 6th. After many years of hard work, he finally got his "ProCard" after winning the overall light-heavyweight division in the NPC USA 2003.

From there, he began his career as a professional bodybuilder and competed in his first IFBB Mr. Olympia competition in 2004, where he placed 12th. His first Arnold Classic was in 2006, where he placed 14th, followed by his first Ironman Pro Invitational in the same year, where he placed 10th. He also competed in the Mr. Olympia Europe in 2009 where he placed 3rd overall after Ronnie Coleman who was 1st.

Kris has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, the cover of FLEX magazine and Muscular Development.

Kris Dim Bodybuilder

Dim was born in Cambodia. When he was four years old, he and his family moved to Arlington, Virginia. They moved again to Sacramento, California when he was twelve years old. He joined a professional gym at the age of fifteen. Two years later, he entered and won his first contest, the teenage division of the North Bay Bodybuilding Championships. He married, dropped out of college, and since then his career has taken off.

Kris suffered a heart attack on June 8, 2007. Muscular Development magazine's editor David Palumbo reported the following day, "Kris collapsed yesterday and had emergency heart surgery to repair a split in his aortic valve. The split in his valve caused a significant stroke that could have caused significant damage or death."

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Paul Dillett Bodybuilding

Famous Bodybuilder Paul Dillett

Paul Dillett

Paul Dillett (born April 12, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder. He resides in Toronto, Canada.

Paul Dillett first competed in professional bodybuilding when he took second place in the heavyweight division of the 1991 North American Championships. His first Mr. Olympia was in 1993, where he placed 6th. In 1993, he competed in his first Ironman Pro Invitational, where he took fourth place.

Paul Dillett Bodybuilder

Later the same year, he competed in his first Arnold Classic, placing fourth. In 1999, he competed in the Night of Champions competition, where he placed first. Paul has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, including being featured on the cover of Muscular Development magazine.

At the Arnold in 1994, Dillett froze on stage, a result of cramping from dehydration. Four officials carried him off the stage, still in his pose.

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