Top 10 Aesthetic Bodybuilders Of All Time

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Top 10 Aesthetically Pleasing Bodybuilders of All Time

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While muscle mass is essential to a world class physique, it must also express incredible symmetry, proportion, refinement and aesthetic detail.

This is our list of the 10 most aesthetically impressive bodybuilders of all time:

10. Shawn Ray

Shawn Ray had an impressive combination of symmetry and size. At a time when bodybuilding was moving towards mass, Shawn Ray focused on the lost art of presenting an aesthetically muscular physique with great proportion and balance.

Shawn Ray
Shawn Ray

 

9. Lee Haney

The 8-time Mr. Olympia reigned in an era when bodybuilding was transitioning from aesthetics to mass. His incredible physique dominated in both aesthetics and mass.

Lee Haney
Lee Haney

 

8. Flex Wheeler

Flex Wheeler was a phenomenal bodybuilder who had one of the most aesthetically pleasing physiques. It’s hard to believe that this bodybuilder with a near perfect combination of mass, definition and symmetry never won an Olympia title.

Flex Wheeler
Flex Wheeler

 

7. Phil Heath

The reigning Mr. Olympia has a physique that exudes both power and aesthetics. It’s a physique like no other.

Phil Heath
Phil Heath

 

6. Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves had one of the most aesthetic physiques in bodybuilding history. He is an icon who shaped bodybuilding and influenced bodybuilding greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Steve Reeves
Steve Reeves

 

5. Bob Paris

Bob Paris’ aesthetics almost rivaled that of Frank Zane’s. His physique was a perfect blend of muscularity, balance and symmetry.

Bob Paris
Bob Paris

 

4. Sergio Oliva

Many people consider Sergio Oliva the most genetically gifted bodybuilder of all time. He had dense muscles with great symmetry and proportions.

Sergio Oliva
Sergio Oliva

 

3. Serge Nubret

Serge Nubret had one of the most aesthetic physiques in bodybuilding history with a perfect balance of dense proportionate muscles and aesthetics.

Serge Nubret
Serge Nubret

 

2. Frank Zane

Frank Zane is widely known as the father of modern day aesthetics. His physique and posing displayed a level of refinement and attention to detail that no bodybuilder could rival.

Frank Zane
Frank Zane

 

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger carries the most iconic and aesthetic physique of all time. His almost mythical physique came from a combination of his mass, height and unique shape that displayed a powerful chest and peaking biceps. His physique carried shear physical presence. He remains the physical ideal to most gym goers.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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