Athletes That Could Easily Compete In Bodybuilding
There’s a lot of guys that do not practice competitive bodybuilding but could just as easily go that path and do either moderately “okay”(likely) or even completely dominate the competition(less likely).
Let’s start this off with a bit less mainstream-friendly name. Paulo fights in the UFC’s middleweight division and he is currently undefeated with 13 wins under his belt. He looks good, is ripped to shreds and he likes to finish fights. This all means he’s one or maybe two wins away from fighting for a title. Like I briefly mentioned, the dude is super fucking jacked. If you ever trained MMA, you’d know aesthetics and sexy looking muscle mass tend to come in second place when training for a fight. If you just train to look good and not to beat the living daylights out of your opponent you will look good while getting your ass handed to you in a fight. Well, Costa somehow managed to get the best of both worlds as he has, what I assume is, a single digit body fat and he still manages to beat the daylights out of dudes.
Yoel is a former Cuban Olympic wrestler who got bored of beating guys there so he transitioned to MMA. Even though he is at an age where most competitive athletes tend to call it quits, Yoel just refuses to give up and continues to spread horror in UFC’s middleweight division. He is 41 years old, still has a ripped six pack and a sick set of traps. Had he decided to just lift weight instead of beating people up, he could easily bulk up and go to the Men’s Open division in bodybuilding. Big Ramy at 5’10” is one of the tallest and biggest guys in the division and Yoel is 2 inches taller than him. So, theoretically speaking, if he would have bulked up in size and step on the Mr. Olympia stage he wouldn’t have gone unnoticed.
The Brahma Bull, The Most Electrifying man in ALL Of Sports and Entertainment-The Rock. I won’t even waste the time explaining who is he, or why is he famous or why did I decide to include him in this list. You know already know the answer to all of these questions. Ever since he started his transition into mainstream media and slowly started to leave Vince McMahon’s world of chair shots and Rock Bottom’s he started hitting the iron-HARD. He just keeps growing and growing…physically, metaphorically and financially. Of course, his training methods are mostly movie role oriented, but man you just can’t help but wonder. What if…what if the People’s Eyebrow got raised in a bodybuilding show?
A bit less popular than the superstar formerly known as The Rock, but still very famous. These days Triple H is assuming a bit more corporate and backstage role in WWE, but he still likes to flex his Pedigree skills from time to time. During the 90’s, he was absolutely massive. Small waist, huge chest with a ridiculously wide set of lats. If we play pretend just for a moment and imagine that by whatever chemical or natural way he gets that 90’s look back, he could have a Men’s physique worthy physique.
Splits, backflips, garage gym, grip stuff and lots and lots of chalk and ammonia. That’s the best way to sum up the youtube superstar that goes by the name of Jujimufu…also, lots of hair. These days he’s just doing wacky youtube colabs with a weird fixation on grip oriented exercises. Age, not giving a fuck, and probably junk food has gotten a bit of a toll on his overall shredded-ness, so with him would be a scenario similar to Triple H above. So let’s all just play pretend once more for a second and imagine that before his youtube stardom kicked off he decided to focus mainly on bodybuilding. He stands at 5’11” which places him just next to Big Ramy, height wise. Given enough focus and attention to achieving a goal he could place in a bodybuilding show. He can do the splits and lots of other flippy stuff, so the chances of him going unnoticed by the judges are next to none.
Yes, I am dead serious…have you seen his recent photos? He lost like a 100 lbs of fat muscle and undigested food. Since he went 3/3(meet Arnold, win WSM, deadlift 500kg) with his Strongman goals he decided to call it quits and focus on other physically less demanding activities. Now, I’m not sure how successful he would be in this theoretical bodybuilding show but if he were to somehow manage to cut down another 40 to 50 lbs, he could be ok-ish. His former Strongman colleague and fellow strong Englishmen, Terry Hollands got so ripped that he was actually toying with the idea of doing a bodybuilding show. If Terry Hollands could do it, why couldn’t Eddie?
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