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Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramLou FerrignoActorBorn: 1951From Brooklyn, New York, Lou Ferrigno lost most of his hearing as a young child, he believes due to ear infections. He wore hearing aides and was bullied for his speech and his poor hearing. Ferrigno began...

Lee Haney

Lee Haney

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramLee HaneyBodybuilderBorn: 1959Lee Haney grew up in poverty in South Carolina. He wanted to be Hercules since he was little, and would obsess over fitness magazines. Haney asked for a weight set when he was 10, He won his first...

Calum Von Moger

Calum Von Moger

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramCalum Von MogerBodybuilderBorn: 1990Calum Von Moger grew up on a farm in rural Australia with 5 siblings. Always active, he played soccer for many years as a child and teen. When he was 14, he started going to the gym with his brother...

Mike Mentzer

Mike Mentzer

facebookyoutubeinstagramMike MentzerBodybuilder (deceased) Born: 1951‘Heavy Duty’ Mike Mentzer grew up in Pennsylvania. He began lifting weights at age 12 and by 15 could benchpress 370 lbs. Mentzer started competing and winning physique contests when he was 18. A...

Kai Greene

Kai Greene

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramKai GreeneBodybuilder Born: 1975Leslie Kai Greene was born in Brooklyn, New York and was placed in foster care at age 6. His disruptive behavior at school prompted a teacher to suggest bodybuilding. Greene was enthusiastic about the...

Rich Piana

Rich Piana

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRich PianaBodybuilder (deceased) Born: 1970Rich Piana grew up in California. His mother was a bodybuilder and Piana began lifting at age 11, and entered his first contest 4 years later. By the time he turned 18, he already held several...

David Bautista

David Bautista

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramDavid BautistaActorBorn: 1969David Bautista was born in the Washington, DC suburb of Arlington, Virginia. He had a rough childhood and was living on his own by age 17. Bautista worked as a nightclub bouncer until he was arrested for a...

Ulisses Williams Jr.

Ulisses Williams Jr.

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramUlisses Williams Jr.Bodybuilder Born: 1976Ulisses Williams Jr.. was born in New York City. His interest in fitness began at a young age, and in high school he competed in football and other sports, but because he was physically small, he...

Phil Heath

Phil Heath

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramPhil HeathBodybuilder Born: 1979Phillip ‘The Gift’ Heath is from Seattle, Washington. Both his parents worked full-time, so he had grew up taking care of himself. Always athletic, Heath was varsity team captain and shooting guard on his...

C.T. Fletcher

C.T. Fletcher

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramC.T. Fletcher Professional Bodybuilder (Retired) Born: 1961Born in Arkansas, C. T. Fletcher’s family moved to California when he was still a baby. He joined the army at age 18 and while he was stationed in Germany, he became interested...

Mike O’Hearn

Mike O’Hearn

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramMike O’HearnFitness ExpertBorn: 1969From Washington state, Michael O’Hearn is one of ten kids. He says he grew up getting beat up by them all the time which drove his desire to become strong. O’Hearn started training when he was 9 and...

Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramDorian YatesBodybuilder (Retired) Born: 1962 Dorain Yates is from England. He didn’t start working out until his early 20s but he went on to win the Mr Olympia 6 years in a row, (1992-’97), earning the nickname ‘The Shadow’ for showing...

Jeff Seid

Jeff Seid

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJeff SeidBodybuilder Born: 1967Jeff Seid grew up in Washington state. Always active, he started lifting weights at age 11, and played football, wrestled and ran track in high school. Seid expected a sports scholarship to pay for college,...

Bradley Martyn

Bradley Martyn

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramBradley MartynFitness Expert Born: 1967Bradley Martyn was born in San Francisco. He began lifting weights when he was 15. In his 20s, Martyn worked as a personal trainer and began posting pictures on Instagram. He won the 2011 NPC...

Simeon Panda

Simeon Panda

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramSimeon PandaFitness Model Born: 1986Simeon Panda was born in North London. He was always athletic and played rugby and ran track in school. Naturally tall and thin, he was inspired by a friend when he was 16 to try to bulk up by lifting...

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