Top 10 Bodybuilders in the World 2018 (Every Serious Lifter MUST SEE!)

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Who are the Top Bodybuilders of all-time? 

Top Bodybuilders, no doubt, are known for their powerful and stylish personality across the world. They become inspiration for all those youngsters who want to gain perfect physique.

There are several bodybuilders who have achieved amazing physiques and massive amounts of muscle through their hard work and dedication.

Here are what we believe (or dare say) are the top 10 most aesthetically sound and impressive bodybuilders of all time.

First of all, let me introduce you the complete list of top 10 bodybuilders as well as all time famous celebrities in the world.

  1. Ronnie Coleman
  2. Lee Haney
  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  4. Dorian yates
  5. Phil Heath
  6. Jay Cutler
  7. Frank Zane
  8. Sergio Oliva
  9. Franco Columbu
  10. Larry Scott

Now guys, let’s move to get a detailed review about each bodybuilders are set forth below:

  1. Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman, the best builders shocked the complete bodybuilding world after achieving the first Mr. Olympia title in the year 1998. This only because of his huge achievement in Mr. Olympia, as he achieved this title after defeating 6 times Mr. Olympia Winner Dorian Yates.

Coleman had impressive and huge body figure during beginning of his career. But, the much impressive is his back. And, today’s Mr. Olympia winner, Phil Health failed to match the Coleman’s muscles size and symmetry.

Top bodybuilder #1: Ronnie Coleman

Here’s the brief info related to Ronnie Coleman’s physique:

Full Name Ronnie Dean Coleman
Nick Name The Big Ron
Date of Birth 13th May, 1964
Place of Birth Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Height 5’ 11’’
Competition Weight 297 lbs
Off Season Weight 330 lbs
Arms Size 24 inches
Thighs Size 36 inches
Chest Size 58 inches
Calves Size 22 inches
Waist Size 36    nches



  1. Lee Haney

Lee Haney brought both the terms together in the muscular world that is size as well as conditioning. As before there was either size or conditioning but not the both. Haney has a huge muscle mass along with stellar shape muscularity. Lee were bigger in age than all other competitors.

However instead of it, he walked on the stage with 8 pack and razors sharp cut and make each one stunned with his amazing physique. Many has tried to achieve the lee’s size and vascularity but eventually, they fails to match him.

Top bodybuilder #2: Lee Haney

Here’s the brief info related to Lee Haney’s physique:

Full Name Lee Haney
Nick Name Total-Lee Awesome
Date of Birth 11th Nov, 1959
Place of Birth Fairburn, Georgia, United States
Height 5’11’’
Competition Weight 245 lbs
Off Season Weight 265 lbs



  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold amazed everyone after winning his first Mr. Olympia title and also get succeed in winning the hearts of the nation through his amazing physique. Due to the perfect combination of muscularity and personality, Arnold rolled out as a famous action movie star as well as governor of California.

Although, Arnold could not compete today times as a physical point of view. However, Arnold’s personality makes him the greatest bodybuilders not for now only but of all time.

Top bodybuilder #3: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Here’s the brief info related to Arnold’s physique listed below:

Full Name Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Nick Name The Austrian Oak
Date of Birth 30th July, 1947
Place of Birth Thal, Austria
Height 6’2’’
Competition Weight 235 lbs
Off Season Weight 260 lbs
Waist Size 33 inches
Thigh Size 28.5 inches
Calves Size 20  inches
Chest Size 57 inches


  1. Dorian yates

Dorian Yates, became the famous bodybuilder of all time after achieving Mr. Olympia title for 6 consecutive years i.e. 1992 to 1997. Yates was not only famous for his physique but also for his unique training style.

However, several bodybuilders undergo training for 6 days in a week, whereas Dorian performed high intensity training for only 4 days in a week. Yates was famous for developing “high intensity training” which helps him in gaining maximum muscles with low intense workouts.

Top bodybuilder #4 :Dorian yates

Here’s the brief info related to Dorian Yates’s physique listed below:

Full Name Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates
Nick Name The Shadow
Date of Birth 19th April, 1962
Place of Birth Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK
Height 5’10’’
Competition Weight 268 lbs
Off Season Weight 308 lbs
Chest Size 57 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Calves Size 21 inches
Arms Size 21 inches
Thighs Size 32 inches


  1. Phil Heath

Phil Heath, knows as a winner of Mr. Olympia titles for the consecutive 5 years i.e. from 2011 to 2015. And, due to his perfect body structure such as huge delts and chiseled midsection, he will appear in the top rankings of the best bodybuilders for next several years.

Phil’s full dedication and hard workouts shows his passion to gain such an amazing body structure which is not going to end in the near future.

Top bodybuilder #5: Phil Heath

Here’s the brief info related to Phil Heath’s physique listed below:

Full Name Phillip heath
Nick Name The Gift
Date of Birth 18th December, 1979
Place of Birth Seattle, Washington, US
Height 5’9’’
Competition Weight 240 lbs
Off- Season Weight 290 lbs
Chest Size 54 inches
Waist Size 30 inches
Arms Size 22.5 inches
Calves Size 20 inches
Thighs Size 30 inches


  1. Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler, an IFBB professional bodybuilder and a trainer at his gym. His former name was Jason Isaac Cutler, which he changed to Jay cutler when he entered in the world of bodybuilding. Jay has won the Mr. Olympia championship for the 4 years including 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Cutler is also famous as a modern mass builders when he lifted the 275 heavy weight on the stage. Jay Cutler started his training in the gym at the age of 18, and that is why he know the value of hard work.

Top bodybuilder #6: Jay Cutler

Here’s the brief info related to Jay Cutler’s physique listed below:

Full Name Jason Isaac Cutler
Nick Name Cutler
Date of Birth 3rd of August, 1973
Place of Birth Sterling, Massachusetts, US
Height 5’9’’
Competition Weight 274 lbs
Off Season Weight 310 lbs
Chest Size 59 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Arms Size 22 inches
Calves Size 20 inches
Thighs Size 33 inches
Neck Size 19.5 inches


  1. Frank Zane

Frank Zane, known as a famous bodybuilder for his unbelievable physique among the top bodybuilders in the world. Frank has not only become the IFBB Mr. Universe in the year 1968 but also won the Mr. Olympia titles for 3 consecutive years (1977- 1979).

Frank has won the IFBB Mr. Universe title by defeating the Arnold Schwarzenegger in the competition. Zane is mostly famous for having wide shoulders and v- Taper waist. That is why, every single bodybuilder dreams of having a body like Frank Zane.

Top bodybuilder #7: Frank Zane

Here’s the brief info related to Frank Zane’s physique listed below:

Full Name Frank Zane
Nick Name The Chemist
Date of Birth 28th June, 1942
Place of Birth Kingston, Pennsylvania, US
Height 5’9’’
Competition Weight 185 lbs
Off Season weight 200 lbs
Chest Size 51 inches
Waist Size 29 inches
Arms Size 18 inches


  1. Sergio Oliva

Sergio Oliva, has won 4 times Mr. Olympia titles in the year 1966, 1968, 1969 and 1977. In 1977, Sergio has won the both IFBB Mr. Universe as well as Mr. Olympia. Sergio has defeated the Arnold in the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding championship and became a famous bodybuilder.

Sergio has brought it possible only through his hard work and struggle. As before, he has started his career by joining army and suddenly passion for weightlifting developed inside him and he left his job.

Top bodybuilder #8: Sergio Oliva

Here’s the brief info related to Sergio Oliva’s physique listed below:

Full Name Sergio Oliva
Nick Name The Myth
Date of Birth 4th July, 1941
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 5’11’’
Competition Weight 240 lbs
Off Season Weight 290 lbs
Chest Size 54 inches
Waist Size 30 inches
Arms Size 22.5 inches


  1. Franco Columbu

Franco Columbu, has won the Mr. Olympia titles in year 1967 and 1981. Franco was also known as Arnold’s training partner. Along with Arnold’s training partner, Franco was a famous power lifter in the world championship.

And later he get succeed as an actor through the movie Terminator which has made Arnold famous in the Hollywood. Instead of having serious knee injury in the year, he lifted the heavy refrigerator on his back and became the world’s strongest man in the year 1977.

Top bodybuilder #9: Franco Columbu

Here’s the brief info related to Franco Columbu’s physique listed below:

Full Name Franco Columbu
Nick Name The Sardinian Samson
Date of Birth 7th August, 1941
Place of Birth Ollolai, Italy
Height 5’5’’
Competition Weight 185 lbs
Off Season Weight 185 lbs
Chest Size 52 inches
Waist Size 30 inches
Arms Size 19 inches



  1. Larry Scott

Larry Scott, a famous bodybuilder who has won the 1st and 2nd Mr. Olympia titles. And has inspired many of the Youngers as well as teens including Arnold Schwarzenegger. Scott has also won the Mr. Universe as well as Mr. America title in the year 1964 and 162 respectively.

When many of the bodybuilders asked him to share his secret behind gaining amazing physique then he used to reply its Vitamin P i.e. Patience. It clearly mean that Patience along with hard work ultimately give effective and desired result.

Top bodybuilder #10 : Larry Scott

Here’s the brief info related to Larry Scott’s physique listed below:

Full Name Larry Dee Scott
Nick Name The Legend, The Golden Boy
Date of Birth 12th October, 1938
Place of Birth Blackfoot, Idaho, US
Height 5’7’’
Competition weight 205 lbs
Off Season Weight 215 lbs
Chest Size 52 inches
Waist Size 29 inches
Arms size 20 inches

So, there you have it, the list of top 10 biggest and largest bodybuilders in all over the world. The portrait you have gone through contains the real facts and stories related to the top famous bodybuilders.

Hope, you are now acquainted with it and have got all necessary information related to each bodybuilders. Also, you got motivated after reading their success stories.

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1 Comment

  1. Matthew says:

    My favourite one is…Jay Cutler. 44 Years Young IFBB PRO 4X Mr. Olympia JAY CUTLER still has massive Arms & Quads. He’s the greatest… Of course after Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has an amazing photoshoot in all his glory!
    He is the most decorated bodybuilders of all-time, placing and winning many competitions…
    That’s why I’ve been buying jay cutler megafit meals of for almost a year now. This is my #1 staple! Nice and appetizing!

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