10 Best Backs In Bodybuilding & On The Internet

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Here is a list of the 10 best backs in bodybuilding, also seen on social media!

Bodybuilders are all around impressive mass monsters, however, those with massive backs need to be applauded. While so many people work their front, really beefing up their chests, biceps, and abs, it is an incredible disservice to neglect your back. A massive back can be an impressive sight and these bodybuilders certainly know how to get it done.

If you slack off in the gym and neglect your back, these will definitely put yours to shame. As Olympia competitors and seriously dedicated athletes, what it takes to have a back like this is something else. So, if you’ve ever wondered who has the best backs in bodybuilding, we’ve done the hard work for you by putting it all in one place.

10 Best Backs In Bodybuilding

1. Big Ramy

Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay is an Egyptian bodybuilder and two-time Olympia winner, taking first back-to-back in 2020 and 2021. Since earning his pro card in 2012, he has been nothing but dominant on the pro circuit. His workouts and strict attention to detail have produced a massive back and one clearly worthy of back-to-back Olympia titles.


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2. Brandon Curry

Brandon Curry took home the Mr. Olympia title in 2019, just before Big Ramy began his amazing run. As a football player early on, Curry had a physique waiting to be unleashed and his thick muscular appearance lends credence to his massive back.


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3. Kai Greene

Kai Greene is one of the bodybuilders to envy and his overall physique lets his back pop. As an Olympia competitor with loads of runner-up finishes, his breakout role in Generation Iron gave fans an insight into Kai and his amazing work ethic. He seeks to create a revolutionary approach to bodybuilding to constantly improve the sport.


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4. Phil Heath

Phil Heath is a seven-time Olympia winner with a reputation for being one of the most muscular men on the planet. Overall, Phil is massive and his approach to training is something that pro and aspiring bodybuilders can strive towards.


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5. Hadi Choopan

Hadi Choopan has an impressive bodybuilding resume and is a force to be reckoned with. When he turns around, his back is something to envy and as a constant competitor in the pro circuit, his approach to training only continues gains to his back and overall physique.

6. Hunter Labrada

Hunter Labrada has found a great routine over the years working to reduce his volume at times and allowing his body to catch up to his intense training routines. With a massive back to prove his physique is competition worthy, this bodybuilder is a force on the pro circuit when he turns around.

7. Nick Walker

Nick Walker joined the list of big names to win the Arnold Classic, among other competitions, and his giant back is just one of his many physical attributes. With a focus on machine exercises, Nick continues to build a bigger back so those pop every chance they can.

8. William Bonac

William Bonac has a humble attitude and drive to be the best and his top three finishes in many competitions proves his hard work. When he turns around, it separates him from other notable pros and his nickname as “The Conqueror” certainly becomes reality.


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9. Chris Bumstead

Chris Bumstead is a three-time Olympia champ in the Classic Physique division and continues to amaze with his shredded aesthetic. He is constantly changing up his back routine to challenge his muscles and continue to build an amazing back for all to envy.


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10. Andrea Shaw

Andrea Shaw is a two-time Ms. Olympia winner with wins in 2020 and 2021. Her approach to training has kept her dominant on the pro circuit and her shredded back is something all aspiring bodybuilders can aim for.


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Wrap Up

Building a massive back is something to not take for granted. When you turn around, people should envy your entire physique. For those of us who work their biceps, chest, abs, and others impressive muscles, the back is one of those things that can make or break results. These bodybuilders have amazing and impressive backs and put a real emphasis on building these muscles so they can continue dominance on the professional level.

What do you think? Do these backs live up to the hype?

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Austin Letorney
Austin Letorney is a writer, actor, and fitness enthusiast. As a former rower, he has shifted his focus to sharing his knowledge of the fitness world and strength sports with others.