“Mass With Class”: First Bodybuilder Ever To Break Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Perfect Olympia Record Receives Love and Respect on a Resurfaced Clip From the Bodybuilding World

Published 12/11/2023, 12:38 PM EST

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It’s not just Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s numerous accolades that define him. But it’s also the fact that he completely turned around the sphere of bodybuilding. However, the entire concept of competition in the sport is breaking and setting records. Although there have not been many been better than Arnie, fans still remember a 64-year-old legend.

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After winning the title of Mr. Olympia for the eighth time in 1991, Lee Haney broke Arnold Schwarzenegger’s extraordinary record of 7. and ties with the King of bodybuilding, for having secured the highest number of the title. He is still a very beloved and favored bodybuilder, even at the age of 64. The love and admiration he received on his resurfaced video is a standing testament to it.

Lee Haney on shattering the Mr. Olympia record

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A popular bodybuilding fan page recently took to their YouTube channel and shared a video of Lee Haney, where he is seen expressing his joy on being one of the record holders for winning Mr. Olympia eight times. The short video began with Haney being asked, where he wishes to go beyond winning the title eight times.

To this, Lee Haney replied that he felt like winning in 1991 was it for him at the age of 31, because it in itself was a miracle. He said, “It was a gift from God, yes I had to work hard, you just don’t hand gifts out. You have to go get it. And I went and got it with all of my heart. With that eighth Olympia, it felt like I could finally exhale.”

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He goes on to add that when you’re on top, there’s nowhere to go beyond that. However, it is extremely important to maintain the level. Being grateful for the fact that he has lived his life to the fullest, he’s grateful for where life has led him. The entire fitness community was mesmerized by the video and showed their love for the legend.

Haney still manages to impress fans

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The fitness world came together and showered their admiration for the legend Lee Haney with comments like, Mass with class” and “He still looks good.” Another fan, unaware of Haney’s tie-up with Ronnie Coleman, even commented, I had no idea there was an 8-time winner other than Ronnie.”

One individual, matching up to Lee Haney’s record commented, I could say, Arnold, Ronnie, and Lee are tied for the top spot in ever in looks and symmetry Arnold’s size and depth Ronnie and overall conditioning and rock hardness go to Lee, Lee has always been my favorite!” While another, in pure admiration, wrote, What a plan and amazing career”.

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Aheli Chakraborty

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I am Aheli Chakraborty, someone who has spent her life in awe of the art and science of bodybuilding. My bodybuilding journey has been a fusion of dedication, sweat, and a relentless pursuit of strength. I've always strived to not only sculpt my body but also test its limits, chasing those elusive PRs.
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Arunima Bhanot

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