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Mike Matarazzo bodybuilding bio and stats



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May 27, 2010
Mike Matarazzo bodybuilding bio and stats

Mike Matarazzo bodybuilding bio and stats

Birth Date:November 8, 1965
Birth Place:Boston, MA
Died:August 16, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA
Off Season Weight:275 lbs
Competition Weight:250 lbs

Mike Matarazzo Bodybuilding Competition List

1991 NPC USA Championships, Heavyweight - 1st, Overall
1991 Mr.Olympia - np
1992 Arnold Classic - 15th
1992 Ironman Pro Invitational - 5th
1993 Marissa Classic - 6th
1993 Night of Champions - 8th
1993 Mr.Olympia - 18th
1993 Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - 2nd
1994 Arnold Classic - 9th
1994 San Jose Pro Invitational - 8th
1995 Florida Pro Invitational - 7th
1995 South Beach Pro Invitational - 7th
1996 Grand Prix Czech Republic - 9th
1996 Grand Prix Russia - 9th
1996 Grand Prix Switzerland - 9th
1996 Night of Champions - 5th
1996 Mr.Olympia - 13th
1997 Canada Pro Cup - 2nd
1997 Grand Prix Germany - 11th
1997 Grand Prix Hungary - 10th
1997 Grand Prix Spain - 10th
1997 Night of Champions - 4th
1997 Mr.Olympia - 13th
1997 Toronto Pro Invitational - 2nd
1998 Night of Champions - 3rd
1998 Mr.Olympia - 9th
1998 San Francisco Pro Invitational - 7th
1998 Toronto Pro Invitational - 3rd
1999 Mr.Olympia - 11th
2000 Night of Champions - NP
2000 Toronto Pro Invitational - 6th
2001 Night of Champions - 5th
2001 Mr.Olympia - 21st

Mike Matarazzo
Oh, god, where do I begin? I'd have to say that everything that led to my heart problem began the minute I started getting serious about competitive bodybuilding. In order to get bigger, I'd eat five, six, seven pounds of red meat a day, no vegetables. And I'd stay away from fruits because of their sugar

Mike Matarazzo
Worst were the chemicals. I have so many memories of being alone in a hotel room the week, five days or two days before a contest, and doing unspeakable things to my body—steroids, growth hormones, diuretics—anything and everything that we as bodybuilders do to achieve a certain look. It has affected my whole life, so to all those guys who are on an eternal quest to have 21" arms and 20" calves, and who are so vain about their never-say-die attitude, I say, "Change your attitude." Worry about keeping that body of yours as healthy as possible, because it's going to have to last you not just through your next contest or to the end of your bodybuilding contract, but for a long time. And a long time for a human being is nothing. It goes by real quick, even quicker when your health is gone and you have nothing to stand live for

# - On August 17, 2014 Mike Matarazzo died in the ICU at Stanford hospital while awaiting a heart transplant.

Mike Matarazzo bodybuilding bio

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Mecca V.I.P.
Apr 10, 2014
Great job.

I did not know his career as well as other bodybuilders but I heard people taking bad about him for steroid use.

He did it but stopped and regretted it and was honest about it. He should get credit for that. I will miss him.


May 11, 2015
Ugh!!! Looks like something out of a 'terminator' film.