In addition to his success in bodybuilding he has forged a career in acting, starting with his appearance in Pumping Iron and including ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV series and the remake of Hercules.”, Titles Won: Samir showing his famous ‘Lebanon Cedar’ back. Elite Level Body Fat. Sergio Oliva was an IFBB professional bodybuilder from Cuba. While the arguments continue today as to whether he or Sergio or Haney or a more recent competitor had the best physique ever one thing is for sure– Arnold, by sheer force of will, made himself into the greatest bodybuilder ever.”, Titles Won: 1977 AAU Mr. America, Comments: “Big Mike provided the heart and soul of the movie Pumping Iron. Possessing thickness and shape on par with national-level winners, he personified the East Coast bodybuilding aesthetic: Hard work, discipline and perseverence. At 56 years old, he’s still going strong. Not only are the guys getting bigger but so is the award money – in 1965 Larry Scott received $1000; 10 years later it had risen to $2500. 1971 WBBG Pro Mr. World Samir’s diet would be extreme in the build up to competitions. 1980 IFBB Pennsylvania Grand Prix 1975 Mr. New York State 1981 IFBB World Games (Hvywt.) With only a couple of years of lifting under his belt, Casey won the 1971 Mr. America at the age of 19, making him the youngest America winner in history. 1975 IFBB Pro World Championships, Comments: “John has incredible genetics– very wide shoulders, tiny waist, flaring thighs. Larger, Denser Muscles. 1979 WBBG Pro Mr. World Phillip Jerrod Heath (born December 18, 1979) is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder.He is a seven-time 1978 NPC Orange County Classic Haney won his titles between 1984 and 1991 and Coleman between 1998 and 2005. In 1970, at age 23, he captured his first Mr. Olympia title in New York, and would go on to win the title a total of seven times. We are collecting old training courses & books and presenting some pieces here. 1970 AAU Mr. World Ed, like Al Beckles, is one of those guys who kept improving as he aged and competed successfully into his mid-60’s. 1969 IFBB Mr. World Born in Bairut, Lebanon, Samir Bannout (AKA. 1982 IFBB Pro World Championships 1978 AAU Mr. USA (Medium) in the mid-80’s!”, Titles Won: The Mr. Olympia is widely considered the top bodybuilding competition in the world. 1978 AAU Mr. Florida The 1965 and 1966 Mr. Olympia were won by Larry Scott, a famous bodybuilder of the time. 1977 IFBB Mr. America 1967 NABBA Mr. Universe 1973 Mr. Pacific Coast 1974 AAU Mr. California Catch up on the previous years of the Mr. Olympia leading up to 1976 right here.. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had won the Mr. Olympia from 1970 to 1975, was now officially retired from bodybuilding competitions.This year, he was promoting the contest with his partner Jim Lorimer in Columbus, Ohio. 1974 WBBG Pro Mr. World He would reduce the amount of food he would eat as the show drew closer, eventually living off amino acids and liver tablets (without any food) immediately before a show. 1970 AAU Junior Mr. America John is now a gym owner in his home state.”, Titles Won: Now in his 60’s, John runs a successful personal training business in Florida.”, Titles Won: 1969 AAU Mr. USA 1977 IFBB Mr. World (Hvywt), Comments: “Although Dave never managed to get a professional win under his belt he always made waves on the competition stage by virtue of his sheer mass. 1967 NABBA Mr. Universe (Medium) Ken’s calf development still ranks among the all-time best.”, Titles Won: The 1970 Mr. Olympia ushered in a new decade with a new champion to the throne. was a big guy who sometimes trained with the Mentzers. 1965 AAU Mr. Texas Although primarily an east coast guy, he can After winning the 1980 Mr. Internationsl he became a staple of bodybuilding magazine covers. Samir posing with his Mr. Olympia after winning the show in 1983. Despite only having one pro win to his credit he was always a contender for top honors, taking second at the Night of Champions in ’83 and at the World Pro Championships both in ’83 and ’84.”, Comments: “Chris was, and is, class defined. It was the 6th Mr. Olympia competition held. 1968 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe 1980 IFBB Pro Mr. Universe He was also the oldest Mr. Olympia ever, winning the title at 43 years of age.”, Titles Won: 1978 AAU Physique 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe In 1990 it stood at $100,000 and in 2015 Phil Heath received $400,000. 1972 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe 1970 AAU Mr America (Most Muscular) (Over 60), Comments: “Dale is a California native and was always known for his excellent conditioning. 1969 NABBA Mr. Universe (Short) 1971 NABBA Mr. Britain 1977 IFBB Mr. Universe (Mdwt) For the first time in six years, the Mr. Olympia would have a new champion in 1976. With an almost impossibly long and full bicep and flaring triceps he was the ‘Best Arms’ winner in nearly every show he entered.”, Titles Won: 1972 AAU Mr. Texas 1971 AAU Jr. Mr. America 1973 AAU Mr. Los Angeles 1979 IFBB Best in the World (Amateur) However, there’s only one athlete who Samir considered as his idol – Arnold Schwarzenegger. Winner - Arnold Schwarzenegger. 1971 IFBB Mr. Universe 1975 Mr. Hercules 1976 Jr. Mr. America (Tall) 1978 IFBB USA vs. the World (Hvywt.) While other bodybuilders were pushing to get past 200 lbs. and still running today some 51 years later, the competition has been held around the world over the years, but it seems to have found its permanent home in Las Vegas, where the event has been hosted for the last 17 years. It’s held annually by the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness ( IFBB ) and has been brought to the masses by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his wins in the '70s and '80s. The Complete History of Mr Olympia Winners. 1979 WBBG Mr. Olympus was a big guy who sometimes trained with the Mentzers. 1966 AAU Junior Mr USA (Most Muscular) 1969 AAU Jr. Mr. USA (Most Muscular) Contrary to what most people think, Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t hold the record for the most wins – that record is shared by Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman, who have each won eight titles. Place Prize Name 1 $1,000 His chest and arms rivalled Arnold’s. 1971 AAU Jr. Mr. America (Most Muscular) 1968 AAU Mr. USA (Most Muscular) Only recently has he been back in the gym . By the end of 1979, 5 years after his debut appearance, Samir reached a huge milestone in his career. 1976 WBBG Pro Mr. America After the retirement of the inaugural Mr. Olympia Larry Scott (1965-1966), the Mr. Olympia title was taken over by the incredible Sergio Oliva . 1983 WABBA Pro World Championships, Danny Padilla “The Giant Killer” (Born: 4/3/51), Comments: “At 5’2″ Danny is one of the shortest pro bodybuilders in history. 1970 AAU Teen Mr. America Only three Mr. Olympia titles. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. It’s not all about the prize money though – it’s the Olympic games of the bodybuilding world, where winners get maximum exposure, increased sponsorship opportunities and of course bragging rights over everyone else. 1978 AAU Jr. Mr. USA Many feel to this day that he is the uncrowned 1981 Mr. Olympia. 4 years after his retirement, Samir’s achievements through his illustrious career were celebrated; he gained the privilege of being inducted into the prestigious IFBB Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry Scott, and Sergio Oliva in the elite list. 1974 IFBB Mr. International In addition, he sported some of the best calves and abs on the amateur circuit in the 70’s.”, Titles Won: 1974 IFBB Mr. World (Short), Comments: “John was a disciple of Steve Michalik and practiced his ‘Intensity or Insanity’ routine of 70+ sets per bodypart. 1979 German Championships Honoring the past and respecting the present is our mission. 1971 IFBB Mr. America (Short) 1969 NABBA Jr. Mr. Britain 1971 Mr. Europe His biceps were exceptional with a very visible split between the two heads.”, Titles Won: 1971 AAU Mr. World 1976 NABBA Mr. Universe (Medium), Comments: “Kal was known for his incredibly thick upper body. 1975 Mr. Atlantic Coast Frank was content staying below 190. He raised five kids and set up a personal training company before passing away in March 2014, having succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 75. 1977 IFBB Mr. International (Hvywt) These Are All the Winners of the Mr. Olympia Competition. As well as helping regular gym goers, he has been the go-to trainer for professional athletes and coaches and even helped Evander Holyfield defend his two heavyweight titles. He was also featured in Pumping Iron.”, Titles Won: 1966 AAU Junior Mr USA 1969 IFBB Mr. Universe (Short) 1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Short) 1971 AAU Mr. America He was in awe of the physiques that athletes were able to carve themselves, and was determined to sculpt a similar body during his lifetime. 1972 IFBB Mr. Universe (Tall), Comments: “John’s physique graced numerous magazine covers throughout the 70’s and 80’s. 1971 IFBB Mr. International Slowly but surely, Samir worked hard to return to his previous condition, and by 2011, he felt ready to return to the stage. His last competition was the 2007 Mr Olympia when he came fourth. 1976 IFBB Mr. Olympia Required fields are marked *. heavier. 1971 IFBB Mr. World 1972 AAU Mr. USA However, by 1996, at the age of 41, he decided to retire from the sport after earning a 6th place finish in the Masters Mr. Olympia that year.