When you talk about the stars of bodybuilding industry, there are few names you surely cannot miss out on. These people reflect the success, growth and popularity of body building over past years, and body building wouldn’t have been the same without them. Here are the 12 most influential people or the icons in bodybuilding of all time:
1. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
Former professional bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger is now an actor, producer, philanthropist, businessman and more. One of the most successful names in bodybuilding, he is one of the few bodybuilders to have such a huge impact on this sport. A veteran actor now, the bodybuilding journey of Arnold Schwarzenegger is quite impressive. His interest in this sport started with a visit to a local gym in Austria in 1960 and began weight training at the age of 23. His fame and popularity was not limited to Europe and he came to US to participate in body building competitions. He won the Mr. Olympia title in 1970 at the tender age of 23. His legacy in this field is commemorated in the annual bodybuilding competition, Arnold Classics.