The 10 Most Freakiest Bodybuilders With Impressive Mass Monster Physique

Bodybuilding broke into the mainstream during a time when icons like Frank Zane and Arnold Schwarzenegger competed on the Olympia stage with aesthetically minded physiques that put a premium on size symmetry and a certain grace and fluidity. That was great for the ‘60s ‘70s and ‘80s but the 1990s belonged to the mass monsters. Back then bodybuilders were defined by their size symmetry and grace—a look that was all well and good for the ‘60s ‘70s and ‘80s but didn’t really fit in with the more recent trends of massive bodies.

Back in the day all athletes- from professional wrestlers to baseball players- began growing to superhuman proportions. So it only made sense that the bodybuilders themselves would get even bigger. Broad shoulders barrel chests pants splitting quads and scales tipping well over 270 pounds became a necessity for anyone hoping to achieve success at the Sandow.

The “Mass Monster” era began with the rise of Dorian Yates and Lee Haney both of whom had imposing physiques that led to Olympia dynasties in the early ’90s. It was a clear sign of change for the bodybuilding world where pleasing aesthetics gave way to jaw-dropping size—and if you wanted to win you needed plenty of mass.

Bodybuilding has always been a front-and-center topic in the sport but it’s okay to be awestruck by some of the truly freakish physiques that bodybuilders from the mass monsters era displayed—an era that still has an impact on bodybuilding today.

1. Ronnie Coleman 

Born: May 13, 1964

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 296 lbs

2. Dorian Yates 

Born: April 19, 1962

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 270 lbs

3. Jay Cutler 

Born: August 3, 1973

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 265 lbs

4. Roelly Winklaar 

Born: June 22, 1977

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 265 lbs

5. Nasser El Sonbaty

Born: October 15, 1965

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 280 lbs

6. Big Ramy 

Born: September 16, 1984

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 300 lbs

7. Markus Ruhl 

Born: February 22, 1972

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 285 lbs

8. Paul Dillett

Born: April 12, 1965

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 285 lbs

9. Jean-Pierre Fux 

Born: November 5, 1968

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 270 lbs

10. Lou Ferrigno 

Born: November 9, 1951

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 275 lbs 

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