If i hadnt said Frank Zane i would have definately gone Lee Haney.
Also I'll never back Ronnie as "The Best" because I don't think being the biggest freak is the same thing. His earlier wins were definitely deserved but as soon as he started to lose that aesthetic physique and started just winning on freak points I think he did more damage to the sport than good. I'm not trying to diss the bloke here either Ronnie fans, its just my opinion.
Dorian rasied the bar for mass (before his injuries), Ronnie cemented the top of the game for sheer mass and condition (beforeinjuries) and Anrnold transported the sport into the public eye like no one else had done or has done since. All were deservinbg but all won highly controversial wins during their reign.
Despite the fact I love all 3 Pain said what I was going to - Lee Hanye had it all, and arguably none of his wins could be contended as being gifts and when you consider his amount of wins still hasn't been surpssed that's no mean feat. And he retired unbeaten (once he had gained the crown).
ronnie coleman without question. i mean come on. even arnold called him the greatest ever.
arnold is the most important bodybuilder ever, however ronnie is the greatest
A lot of people say Arnold, but I don't really agree. Arnold's shape was very strange, that's why in most of his poses he's twisting his torso to look more symmetrical. He was kind of blocky. I'd have to say in terms of cleanest lines and overall shape, it would have to be Zane, and 2000 Coleman. BTW Larry Scott would have to be the father of modern bodybuilding.