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Honoring the Past. Respecting the Present. Building the Future. THIS is Bodybuilding!

https://youtu.be/3Mp-BB0wJGw
Someone asked for this. Angles and scale are not exact. Use your imagination.
#arnoldschwarzenegger #dorianyates #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
Someone asked for this. angles and scale are not exact. use your imagination.
#arnoldschwarzenegger #dorianyates #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
3,603 44 3 hours ago
The final inductee into the Official @this_is_bodybuilding Hall of Fame, Class of 2019 is the 7X Mr. Olympia @philheath! Like Dexter, Phil ain’t done until he says he’s done. So far, he ain’t done. He joins Dexter as the only 2 Bodybuilders who are not from the past to be inducted into the TIBB HOF. It’s for good reason. Well, 7 good reasons all named Sandow.
As you SWIPE through these photos you will see what I consider the most outstanding Musculature of any Bodybuilder throughout history. He’s more 3D and has more round muscle bellies everywhere on his physique than anyone else. Forearms and Calves included. Before you type ANYONE else’s name in comments to refute that statement Google whoever’s name you were about to type and look at photos. They will NOT be as complete from a MUSCULATURE standpoint as Phil.
I also consider Phil the most dominant Mr. Olympia ever. Some folks with “radio shows” that are actually just videos on their website and YouTube Channel have said that Phil just squeaked by winning his shows. They also belittle the level of competitors he’s faced (literally every Top 6 guy in the last 10 years should be insulted by that). Arnold had 1972 and 1980. Lee Haney had 1990. Dorian had 1994 and 1997. Ronnie had 2001 and 2005. Jay had 2007 (though NOT questionable in my eyes, many disagree). Phil, in his 7 Mr. Olympia wins (coached throughout by the talented @hanyrambod) had exactly 0 questionable wins. The only Olympia’s he’s been involved with that were questionable in their outcomes saw him placing 2nd. He is THE multiple time Mr. O who lacks a controversial win. That says a lot. And it’s not because he lacked competition. Guys like Kai, Dexter, Dennis, Ramy, William and Shawn could all have been Top Guys and Champions in any era of the sport. And do you really think any Top Contender of the 90’s could have beaten a prime Heath? No easier than they did a prime Yates or Coleman. And so the final inductee into the 2019 Class of the Official TIBB HOF is the 7X (so far) Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. His greatness will be celebrated in History.
#philheath #mrolympia #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding #tibbhof
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
The final inductee into the official @this_is_bodybuilding hall of fame, class of 2019 is the 7x mr. olympia @philheath! like dexter, phil ain’t done until he says he’s done. so far, he ain’t done. he joins dexter as the only 2 bodybuilders who are not from the past to be inducted into the tibb hof. it’s for good reason. well, 7 good reasons all named sandow.
as you swipe through these photos you will see what i consider the most outstanding musculature of any bodybuilder throughout history. he’s more 3d and has more round muscle bellies everywhere on his physique than anyone else. forearms and calves included. before you type anyone else’s name in comments to refute that statement google whoever’s name you were about to type and look at photos. they will not be as complete from a musculature standpoint as phil.
i also consider phil the most dominant mr. olympia ever. some folks with “radio shows” that are actually just videos on their website and youtube channel have said that phil just squeaked by winning his shows. they also belittle the level of competitors he’s faced (literally every top 6 guy in the last 10 years should be insulted by that). arnold had 1972 and 1980. lee haney had 1990. dorian had 1994 and 1997. ronnie had 2001 and 2005. jay had 2007 (though not questionable in my eyes, many disagree). phil, in his 7 mr. olympia wins (coached throughout by the talented @hanyrambod ) had exactly 0 questionable wins. the only olympia’s he’s been involved with that were questionable in their outcomes saw him placing 2nd. he is the multiple time mr. o who lacks a controversial win. that says a lot. and it’s not because he lacked competition. guys like kai, dexter, dennis, ramy, william and shawn could all have been top guys and champions in any era of the sport. and do you really think any top contender of the 90’s could have beaten a prime heath? no easier than they did a prime yates or coleman. and so the final inductee into the 2019 class of the official tibb hof is the 7x (so far) mr. olympia phil heath. his greatness will be celebrated in history.
#philheath #mrolympia #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding #tibbhof
6,963 60 16 hours ago
The incredible @mrolympia08 Dexter “the Blade” Jackson is the latest inductee into the Official @this_is_bodybuilding Hall of Fame, Class of 2019! The all time winningest @ifbb_pro_league Bodybuilder, Dexter has won (so far) a record 28 Pro Shows. Among his wins are 5 @arnoldsports Championships in the US (a record) as well as 4 international Arnold’s and...of course...the Big One; the 2008 Mr. Olympia. 
SWIPE 
In addition to the cover photo here (taken off of the awesome @craig_swole’s page...follow him for the best rare photos!!) are a series of Dexter hitting the Front Double Biceps Pose at the Olympia. The years shown are 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. It’s just a sample of his consistency in the field of excellence. Dexter made his Olympia Debut way back in 1999 and in 2018 he set an all time record of 19 career Olympia appearances. Again, the level of consistent excellence is simply mind blowing. 
Thus far all of the inductees into the TIBB HOF have been from the sport’s past. Dexter is still very much in the present. And all who are presently fans of the sport are incredibly fortunate to have him in our presence. Unquestionably one of the greatest Bodybuilders to ever grace the stage, Dexter is worthy of all the recognition and respect in the world. He is truly one of a kind.
#dexterjackson #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding #tibbhof
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
The incredible @mrolympia08 dexter “the blade” jackson is the latest inductee into the official @this_is_bodybuilding hall of fame, class of 2019! the all time winningest @ifbb_pro_league bodybuilder, dexter has won (so far) a record 28 pro shows. among his wins are 5 @arnoldsports championships in the us (a record) as well as 4 international arnold’s and...of course...the big one; the 2008 mr. olympia.
swipe
in addition to the cover photo here (taken off of the awesome @craig_swole’s page...follow him for the best rare photos!!) are a series of dexter hitting the front double biceps pose at the olympia. the years shown are 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. it’s just a sample of his consistency in the field of excellence. dexter made his olympia debut way back in 1999 and in 2018 he set an all time record of 19 career olympia appearances. again, the level of consistent excellence is simply mind blowing.
thus far all of the inductees into the tibb hof have been from the sport’s past. dexter is still very much in the present. and all who are presently fans of the sport are incredibly fortunate to have him in our presence. unquestionably one of the greatest bodybuilders to ever grace the stage, dexter is worthy of all the recognition and respect in the world. he is truly one of a kind.
#dexterjackson #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding #tibbhof
6,706 37 18 hours ago
King Yates!
I inducted @thedorianyates into the Official @this_is_bodybuilding Hall of Fame last year in the inaugural Class of the TIBB HOF. Here are all the names from the Class of 2018:
Ronnie Coleman 
Franco Columbu 
Jay Cutler 
Carla Dunlap 
Cory Everson 
Bev Francis 
Lee Haney 
Rachel McLish 
Lenda Murray 
Sergio Olivia, Sr.
Steve Reeves 
Eugen Sandow 
Arnold Schwarzenegger 
Larry Scott 
Joe Weider 
Dorian Yates 
Frank Zane 
So far this year there have been 6 additional inductions. They are:
Juliette Bergmann 
Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls 
Lou Ferrigno 
Serge Nubret 
Reg Park
Robby Robinson 
Today/tonight the final 2 members of the Class of 2019 TIBB HOF will be announced. #StayTuned!!!
#dorianyates #6X #mrolympia #theshadow #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding #tibbhof
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
King yates!
i inducted @thedorianyates into the official @this_is_bodybuilding hall of fame last year in the inaugural class of the tibb hof. here are all the names from the class of 2018:
ronnie coleman
franco columbu
jay cutler
carla dunlap
cory everson
bev francis
lee haney
rachel mclish
lenda murray
sergio olivia, sr.
steve reeves
eugen sandow
arnold schwarzenegger
larry scott
joe weider
dorian yates
frank zane
so far this year there have been 6 additional inductions. they are:
juliette bergmann
kim chizevsky-nicholls
lou ferrigno
serge nubret
reg park
robby robinson
today/tonight the final 2 members of the class of 2019 tibb hof will be announced. #staytuned!!!
#dorianyates #6x #mrolympia #theshadow #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding #tibbhof
3,346 7 Yesterday
Originally posted on September 17th, this photo by @freddycruzphoto of 7X Mr. Olympia @philheath at the 2018 Olympia is the @this_is_bodybuilding Most Liked Pic of the past year. Actually, with 22,552 Likes it is the Most Liked Pic in @this_is_bodybuilding history.
I’d say that says a whole lot.
I get heat every now and then for posting “too much Phil”. Well, if that were true I’d think people would be getting bored with his pix...yet they consistently get lots of Likes. So, either more and more people have woken up to the fact that Phil is one of the GOATs of the sport...or I’ve chased away all the haters. Either way, I’m fine with it.
So, here once again is the Most Liked Photo in @this_is_bodybuilding history. Enjoy!
#philheath #🐐#7X #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
Originally posted on september 17th, this photo by @freddycruzphoto of 7x mr. olympia @philheath at the 2018 olympia is the @this_is_bodybuilding most liked pic of the past year. actually, with 22,552 likes it is the most liked pic in @this_is_bodybuilding history.
i’d say that says a whole lot.
i get heat every now and then for posting “too much phil”. well, if that were true i’d think people would be getting bored with his pix...yet they consistently get lots of likes. so, either more and more people have woken up to the fact that phil is one of the goats of the sport...or i’ve chased away all the haters. either way, i’m fine with it.
so, here once again is the most liked photo in @this_is_bodybuilding history. enjoy!
#philheath #🐐#7x #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
7,088 44 2 days ago
My 2nd Most Liked Pic over the last year is this progress shot @ronniecoleman8 from 2 weeks out from the 2001 Arnold Classic (he won of course). It received 21,510 Likes and was posted here on October 3rd. 
Just...amazing!
#ronniecoleman #8X #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
My 2nd most liked pic over the last year is this progress shot @ronniecoleman8 from 2 weeks out from the 2001 arnold classic (he won of course). it received 21,510 likes and was posted here on october 3rd.
just...amazing!
#ronniecoleman #8x #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
11,937 58 2 days ago
This is my 3rd Most Liked Posted Pic over the last year and it’s the ultra aesthetic @flexatronrhoden from his win at the 2018 Mr. Olympia! The photo was taken by @jeffbinns, and it was posted here first on September 16th. It received an impressive 18,953 Likes, with 184 comments. Shawn’s win last year was not what most people expected. This year I don’t think anyone will be selling the reigning Champion short. He came in last year in arguably his best shape ever and broke the record for the oldest man to ever become Mr. Olympia. Don’t be surprised if he breaks his own record in 2019. It will definitely be an interesting contest.
#shawnrhoden #mrolympia #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
This is my 3rd most liked posted pic over the last year and it’s the ultra aesthetic @flexatronrhoden from his win at the 2018 mr. olympia! the photo was taken by @jeffbinns, and it was posted here first on september 16th. it received an impressive 18,953 likes, with 184 comments. shawn’s win last year was not what most people expected. this year i don’t think anyone will be selling the reigning champion short. he came in last year in arguably his best shape ever and broke the record for the oldest man to ever become mr. olympia. don’t be surprised if he breaks his own record in 2019. it will definitely be an interesting contest.
#shawnrhoden #mrolympia #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
5,431 58 2 days ago
My 4th Most Liked Pic in the last year was this shot of the sensational Sultan of Symmetry @officialflexwheeler! This is Flex making one of the most remarkable Olympia Debuts in the history of the sport in 1993. He placed 2nd to an all time best @thedorianyates who won his 2nd of an eventual 6 Mr. Olympia Titles.
I posted this pic on September 24th. It received 18,435 Likes. It also received a rather impressive (for my page anyway) 350 comments all inspired by this phenomenal physique!
#flexwheeler #sultanofsymmetry #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
My 4th most liked pic in the last year was this shot of the sensational sultan of symmetry @officialflexwheeler! this is flex making one of the most remarkable olympia debuts in the history of the sport in 1993. he placed 2nd to an all time best @thedorianyates who won his 2nd of an eventual 6 mr. olympia titles.
i posted this pic on september 24th. it received 18,435 likes. it also received a rather impressive (for my page anyway) 350 comments all inspired by this phenomenal physique!
#flexwheeler #sultanofsymmetry #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
11,283 91 2 days ago
So this is a reposted pic of my “Most Liked” pic over the last 30 days. It’s an incredible Back Double Biceps Pose of the amazing @thedorianyates from his victory at the 1996 German Grand Prix.
Today I will re-post my Top 4 Most Liked Pix of the last year. I won’t repost the actual text I wrote at the time, just the photos and maybe some original words.
Hope you will enjoy the pix just as much a 2nd time around.
#dorianyates #6X #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
@this_is_bodybuilding MichaelD.Bryson
@this_is_bodybuilding
So this is a reposted pic of my “most liked” pic over the last 30 days. it’s an incredible back double biceps pose of the amazing @thedorianyates from his victory at the 1996 german grand prix.
today i will re-post my top 4 most liked pix of the last year. i won’t repost the actual text i wrote at the time, just the photos and maybe some original words.
hope you will enjoy the pix just as much a 2nd time around.
#dorianyates #6x #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
8,428 65 3 days ago