When it comes to professional Bodybuilders body, people usually focus on those bodybuilders who become massively muscled individuals from their skinny nobodies. But there is another side of bodybuilding, where some individuals lost their gains. Not every bodybuilder is like Robby Robinson and Jay Cutler, who keeps their gains all the time. Let’s see the top 10 bodybuilders who lost their gains at the highest point of their success.
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10. Flex Wheeler
Flex Wheeler is an American Professional IFBB bodybuilder who is famously known for winning the Arnold Classic four times. He is one of those bodybuilders who competed against the famous bodybuilder “Coleman”. Unfortunately, he can’t maintain his gain and start focusing on the martial arts. After some time, he decided again to compete by inspiring his friend Kevin Levrone. But he can’t get the desired result. On October 22, 2019, he suffered from a circulatory vascular system problem responsible for his leg loss.
9. Kevin Levrone
Kevin Levrone is an American Professional Bodybuilder known for competing in 68 IFBB professional contests and won the 23 pro shows. Ronnie Coleman breaks his record of most wins in IFBB professional in 2004. In 2003, Kevin Levrone retired and tried to maintain his physique.
In mid-2016, Kevin Levrone announces his return and compete in the Mr. Olympia contest at the age of 51. After that, he lost his gain and started playing other sports like tennis and golf. He also acted in many films and ran an online training platform.
8. Ronnie Coleman
Ronnie Coleman is another American professional bodybuilder on the list, who is known for winning the Mr. Olympia title for eight consecutive years. He was one of the greatest bodybuilders of history. Ronnie Coleman won the record 26 titles in the IFBB professional. He leaves behind many famous bodybuilders due to his massive physique, symmetry, and strength.
He was very famous for 2000 lbs leg press, 800 lbs squat, and 200 lbs dumbbell chest. Ronnie Coleman always tries to give his 100% to all his jobs, which include his police officer job as well during his original days. In 2007, he retired after competing in the Mr. Olympia competition, where he gets the 4th position. After retirement, Ronnie Coleman passes through 12 spine surgeries and never being able to walk again. He learns the walking again to get back on his feet and try to lift the weight again, but he can’t get his monstrous size again.
7. Paul Dillett
Paul Dillet was a Canadian IFBB professional bodybuilder on the list. He was a big monster freak during his time with 188cm height and 287 lbs weight. Currently, he is running a world beauty fitness and fashion inc. In 1994, he suffered from a big muscle cramp and couldn’t get the desired result after that incident. So, he decided to retire.
His best placing includes 4th place in Olympia and 3rd place in Arnold classic in 1994. Nowadays, Paul Dillett runs his own business and loses all his gain, like many other bodybuilders.
6. Tom Prince
In 1997, Tom Prince won the NPC National Championship, which was his only overall title. His competitive weight was around 230lbd, with an offseason weight of 312 lbs. Tom Prince manages to cut down his extra 82 lbs offseason weight to participate in the bodybuilding competition. This weight loss leads him to kidney failure. So, he took retirement from bodybuilding and lost all of his gains.
5. Gunter Schlierkamp
He is the first German bodybuilder on the list, born in Oflen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was known as “The Gentle Giant” during his time in bodybuilding. Gunter Schlierkamp was always in the top 10 bodybuilders at the Olympia from 2002 to 2006.
He appeared many times for the Mr. Olympia title but couldn’t manage to improve his finish. So, he retired and moved to act, where he appeared in many roles, including his first appearance in “Beerfest” movie in 2006. After that, he can’t concentrate on his body and lost all his gain.
4. Chris Cormier
Chris Cornier is known for competing in the International Federation of Bodybuilders. He started his career at the NPC Nationals in 1987, where he finished at the top.
After that, he became a well-known bodybuilder in the bodybuilding industry and competed at the biggest stages, which include Mr. Olympia, where he can become the Mr. Olympia champ if he wasn’t suffering from a spinal infection in 2006. This infection was responsible for his long break from his bodybuilding career during his prime time.
After recovering from a spinal injury, Chris Cornier Can’t resume his career and decided to share his 30 plus years experience with future athletes.
3. Bob Paris
Bob Paris was an American professional bodybuilder who became the NPC American National and IFBB World Bodybuilding champion in 1983. He was known for his hard, dense, and well-defined physique during his time. He was one of the best competitors of the 80s.
In 1991, he retired from the sport and became a Civil Rights advocate. After that, he appeared on stage plays, television and write many books. All his gains just vanished within the few years after his retirement as he doesn’t focus on his body after retirement.
2. Jean Pierre Fux
In May 2002, an unfortunate incident leads Jean Pierre Fux to a knee injury when he fell to his knee during a photo session for Flex magazine. It’s responsible for his career end at the peak of his career. His great size and physique make it a mass monster for every competitor.
But unfortunately, his career was just ended by a squatting accident. Still, he tried his best after the recovery to continue his bodybuilding career, but ultimately he gave up and lost his gains. Nobody can think that the 90’s era’s biggest bodybuilder can lose all his gains like this. Today, Jean-Pierre Fux is a professional personal trainer and passionate about saving cats.
1. Mustafa Mohammad
Mustafa Mohammad is another IFBB professional bodybuilder in the list known for becoming the Mr. Universe in 1992. He showed great promise from 1989 to 2006, where he appeared in many tournaments. He also won many titles outside the IFBB and dominated the bodybuilding world during his time. But he suddenly retired in 1992 and returned after nine years in 2001.
He couldn’t get to the top of the sport irrespective of his physically impressive body. Fast forward another decade, and Mustafa Mohammad lost all his gain till 2009. However, people still remember him for his unique physique in bodybuilding history.