Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian - many people know the story of Zyzz, and many have been motivated by it to live a healthier lifestyle. Zyzz was an Australian amateur bodybuilder born in 1989 - died in August 2011 by a heart attack in a Bangkok sauna (even though his brother Said "Chestbrah" Shavershian doesn't believe he died this way).
Zyzz started working out to become bigger. He did, and so did his name on the internet. Called "The god of aesthetics, son of Zeus, and brother of Hercules" by his followers, there's currently 250,000 fans on his facebook fanpage, up from 40,000 before his death. His legacy lives on and is only getting stronger.
A few facts I thought might be interesting:
-He covered his famous "Veni, vidi, vici" tattoo with roses in his last days in Thailand
-According to his brother, the Thailand authorities kept changing the cause of his death, even said he fell asleep on a massage table and didn't wake up. They also performed autopsy without permission before bringing him back to Australia
-He wrote a book of his personal knowledge and experience in bodybuilding
-He studied business and created his own supplement label "Protein of the Gods"

Monday, 4 June 2012

Ronnie Coleman

Ronald Coleman was born in Louisiana in 1964. He graduated in accounting, and after graduation he became a police officer in Texas. He joined a local gym, and accepted Brian Dobson as his trainer. They started preparing for Mr. Texas, which Coleman won in both heavy weight category and overall.
He won his first Mr Olympia in 1998, and became undefeated for 7 years, until 2005 (Jay Cutler defeated him). Along with Lee Haney, he holds the record for most Olympia wins in row (8). Another record he holds is Most wins as a IFBB professional - 26. He retired in 2007 after placing 4th in Olympia.