Best Bodybuilders of All Time

The Top Ten Best Bodybuilders of All Time

1 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

He had a nice body shape even as huge as he was unlike the others who look like squashed meat on the list.

Huge but not a monster. His chest, calves and his biceps are good even for today standards.

He is the only bodybuilder in history who became a household name. Everybody knows who Arnold is.

Bodybuilding popular because of him

2 Ronnie Coleman

The guy to use the highest doses of juice and other chemicals. Funny how he was a cop and clearly was on tons of illegal substances.

In terms of muscularity, density, overall shape, and just freakiness he will never be matched. 1999 Olympia stands a notch above anything I have ever seen on stage.

What is john cena doing on this list :O?
And also where are bodybuilders like Phil Heath, Kevin Loverine, Jay Cutler, Branch Warren? This list needs to be re-ordered really - nooreldeen

He is way bigger than arnold and everyone else in history without having used non-legit steroids

3 Flex Wheeler Kenneth "Flex" Wheeler is a retired American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He won the Arnold Classic a then-record four times and was once described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen.

Flex definitely deserves a higher ranking in this group. And by this group I mean that Lee Priest or Mariusz or Paul Demayo should not even be mentioned. Simply because best means best... And in BodyBuilding you have to have the total package. I agree with Sergio, Lee, Markus, Flex, Dorian, Ronnie and Arnold. But then again, it is about what we prefer... Mass? Definition? Symmetry? Smile? Posing?

He's called the sultan of symmetry for a reason guys. should be top 3!

The best ever

4 Frank Zane

Frank Zane was not the biggest bodybuilder, but no doubt had the best body in Bodybuilding history. He's one of only three men to have beaten Arnold Schwarzenegger in a bodybuilding contest.

He is everything that bodybuilding today should be!

Most aesthetic physique ever.

King of Aesthetics

5 Dorian Yates

The man most credit for the decline of bodybuilding. He was the first top bodybuilder to use HGH/Insulin. Sad.

Dorian has the best size, proportion and defenition of all these bodybuilders and can't be compared!

Awesome Yates was, definitely the number one.

He is the best example of size and conditioning

6 Kevin Levrone

Best front upper body of all time. Legs were also very good early on, his back thickness always was an issue.

Bunch of retards here, what is John Cena and Mariusz P doing here? Kevin Levrone is probably one of the most aesthetic mass monsters, amazing delts, arms and traps. Too bad his back was never up to par.


7 Lee Haney

And stood him next to any of these o his size and symmetr would be too overwhelmin

8 Franco Columbu Francesco Columbu is an Italian actor, author, former champion bodybuilder and World's Strongest Man competitor.

Tiny but effect his upper chest is one of the greatest thing in bodybuilding
He is probably the most strongest Olympian..

9 Markus Ruhl Markus Rühl is an IFBB professional bodybuilder. Rühl began training at the age of 18 following a doctor's recommendation after sustaining a knee injury while playing soccer.

The strongest. There is a video of him leg pressing 950 lbs

Best of the best

He's swole He makes Ronnie look small - PatrickStar

10 Jay Cutler

Buffest man 2019 from my side

4x Mr Olympian. Greatest Bodybuilder Ever.

The Contenders

11 Lou Ferrigno Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder.

Big Lufer! He was the nicest guy in bodybuilding. Successful off the stage as well.

He shouldn't even be on this list, yes he was the biggest bodybuilder in his time weight wise but he was 6'5 and he had a much higher boyfriend% than most guys at his time. He's a very big and strong man but do I think he deserves this five spot? No simply because he wasn't cut enough and never won a Mr. Olympia

12 Sergio Oliva Sergio Oliva was a Cuban bodybuilder known as "The Myth". This sobriquet was arguably given to him by bodybuilder/writer Rick Wayne but Oliva himself has doubted this claim.

Everything that arnold has, Sergio has it better. Waist, arms, chest, legs, you name it, anything. And those who think that Arnold is better than Coleman or Yates, etc are like those people who think Manchester United is better than Real Madrind, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. They don't know anything about football, or bodybuilding in this case. They just support because Arnold is the only bodybuilder they've heard of.

He should be number 1 he was so far a head of his time He should have beat Arnold in 1972. please the guy had a 27 inch waist.He was better then Arnold

13 Shawn Ray

Probably my 4th favorite. #1 Arnold #2 Flex Wheeler #3 Levrone #4 Ray. He deserves top 10-15 at least!

14 Bertil Fox
15 Chris Cormier
16 Phil Heath

Phil heath us one of the few guy to score a perfect score in Mr. Olympia its funny how he's rated so low because he won't be beat until 2020 because there are no current or up and coming body builders built like him with his perfect aesthetics jeez like he's nearly perfect down to the smile and eye color

He is starting a new era in bodybuilding

He is clearly the best in the world, proven by the 2011 olimpia!

He has so many years to go and is already 2 time olimpia champ!

17 Lee Priest Lee Andrew Priest McCutcheon is a former International Federation of BodyBuilders professional bodybuilder and a current National Amateur Body-Builders' Association professional athlete.

Lee Priest had some of the best arms ever if he had been the same size as the rest he would of definitely of had the biggest arms I mean they were 24 inches any way super impressive

The guy got screwed by the IFBB. He’s won more shows then anyone I know. He should be rated higher!

18 John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. more.

Love him or hate him you cannot deny the intensity he has and his dedication

Simply the best

19 Kai Greene

#26? What's the predator doing here? Definitely deserves a much higher place.

Kai greene 26th.. what a joke

Why is John Cena above Kai Greene?

Best mass of all time

20 Mariusz Pudzianowski

5 times strongest man, needless to say anything else

Let them all bow, pure muscle and power house

5 times strongest man
Strongest man in the world

21 Steve Reeves

He set the stage for all to follow, opened the doors for to follow, second only to Arnold, he should be #2 on this list

If I could have the physique of any bodybuilder in the history of competition, it would be the body of Steve Reeves - period. If Steve's body was not available, Frank Zane would be my second choice. Most of the rest are freakish looking mutants (not trying to be cruel). I'm a fan of smooth strength. Steve Reeves had it all.

The perfect physique before steroids took over Bodybuilding

22 Suhas Khamkar
23 Paul Demayo
24 Rich Piana

The best roided up bodybuilder he was massive he could pick John Cena up with his thum

25 Zyzz


The god

26 Eugene Sandow

Well, After all it is called the Sandow

The OG big boi

27 Serge Nubret
28 Dexter Jackson

Unparalleled longevity at the top of the sport.

He is the blade... What an awesome muscles...he shuld be on top 5. He is known for his chisel cuts

29 Jason Genova

It politics

30 Jim Cordova
31 Gary Strydom
32 Tom Platz
33 Mike Mentzer
34 Lance Dreher
35 Matt Mendenhall
36 Larry Scott Larry Dee Scott, nicknamed "The Legend" and "The Golden Boy," was an American IFBB professional bodybuilder.

;By todays standards Larry was well built, not over built, puffy, etc, like a comic book super hero. I would take that body any day over any Mr. Olympia of the past 25 years.

Larry Legend. The first/original Mr. Olympia. Anyone who came after him took something from him to enhance their own physiques.

37 Lazar Angelov

Lazar Angelov at number 34? He has the most aesthetic and proportional body ever! Every muscle is cut and defined. I would even rate hum above Arnold.

Should be number 1. lazar has the best physique among all human beings!

Perfect body... Perfect shape and curves.. Not too bulky

Lazar angelov #27?! Seriously? He has the best physique achievable by any human being. people like him deserve to be in the top ten, not the steroid and synthol fueled bodybuilders.

38 Bob Paris
39 Boyer Coe
40 Steve Kuclo
41 Kalman Szkalak
42 Dennis Wolf

he's big

43 Kurt Marnul

Greatest Bodybuilder before steroids. Also Arnolds mentor

44 Sazali Samad

I wanna see his workout

45 Anders Graneheim
46 Paul Dillet Paul Dillett is a retired Canadian IFBB professional bodybuilder and current owner and CEO of the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Inc.

Big Paul Dillet (dill-lay) was a monster. He was the next big thing and then we saw him pose.

Great huge body, not so great poser.

Great big body, not so great poser.

The ultimate MASS MONSTER!

47 Branch Warren
48 Reg Park

2nd person and first BB to bench 500lbs ever, Arnie's role model, rugged, handsome, natural looking, all round good guy and British too

Strong and aesthetic. The best. Some of the other guys around here should be at the top too: Bobby Pandour, Draper, Gironda, Sipes, even Maxick who was a master of posing and muscle control

49 John Grimek
50 Bobby Pandour

All natural. Great musculature.

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