Who Are the Top Black Bodybuilders?


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According to Rolling Out, the top black bodybuilders include Ronnie Coleman, Phil Heath, Lee Haney, Sergio Olivia, Charles Glass and Flex Wheeler. Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman share a joint record for eight consecutive Mr. Olympia wins, making them the most decorated black competitive bodybuilders. Lee Haney retired from bodybuilding after his final win in 1991, while Ronnie Coleman's last Mr. Olympia win was in 2007, according to Wikipedia.

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Phil Heath won six consecutive Mr. Olympia titles between 2008 and 2013 and has starred in a series of bodybuilding workout videos, according to Wikipedia.

One of the most popular black bodybuilders of all time, Flex Wheeler began his career in martial arts before stepping onto the bodybuilding stage, according to Rolling Out. Barely missing the top Mr. Olympia title on three occasions, Wheeler won the Arnold Classic four times, according to Wikipedia. Winning the Mr. Olympia competition three times, Sergio Olivia is another notable black bodybuilder known for his massive chest, arms and legs.

Not only a bodybuilder himself, Charles Glass is known for his skill in training bodybuilders, according to Rolling Out. Throughout his career, he has carved a name for himself as one of the leading trainers for men and women bodybuilders and fitness professionals. Other notable black bodybuilders include Chris Dickerson, Rick Wayne and Dexter Jackson.

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