Best Bodybuilders of All Time

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

Ronnie coleman needed 50 more pounds of body weight to match arnie's size but could not match his muscle shape. Arnie had perfect arms, chest, back, huge calfs, great definition thighs. Arnold did win on stage under 240 lbs WITHOUT looking like a freak!

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the godfather of bodybuilding. We can't think about bodybuilding without him. He is living Legend and a god of bodybuilding. I love him From the depth of my heart.

He is what a bodybuilder should look like,and to me still the benchmark,although time has moved on I don't think the modern day bodybuilder has,and it seems to me they all want to be mass monsters and throw the classic shape out the window.If you look at the current crop and from late 80s all of the 90s to the present their shape is overall not as good as Schwarzenegger,or Zane and Oliva.Frog belly is a classic unhealthy look to the modern bodybuilder,and I very much doubt that they could perform vacums.I Honestly think if illegal substances were disregarded bodybuilding would profit a great deal

Father of Bodybuilding and the Fitness Industry. He has motivated everyone on the planet to be fit and healthy. He is the reason why this industry is still alive and booming. Thank You. Numero Uno.

2 Ronnie Coleman

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.

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.

The Greatest of All time... Admit it! Arnold was the Greatest until Ronnie Coleman Destroyed Everyone on stage! He is the GOD!

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!

There's a reason that's his name

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!

Has to be at least number 1 or 2! I mean, look at his late and his calves...

Easily number one, 5;10 and 260-270 contest weight with awesome condition,

6 Kevin Levrone

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.

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

At this point it almost looks weird

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

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.

Gotta love "The Hulk"!

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 Chris Cormier
15 Bertil Fox
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 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

18 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!

19 Kai Greene

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

He should be way higher on this list!

Best mass of all time

Kai is the best

20 Mariusz Pudzianowski

Let them all bow, pure muscle and power house

5 times strongest man
Strongest man in the world

5 times strongest man, needless to say anything else

21 Steve Reeves

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

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

22 Paul Demayo
23 Rich Piana

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

24 Suhas Khamkar
25 Zyzz


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