Best on the Planet – Backs Worthy of A Superhero Cape

Best on the Planet – Backs Worthy of A Superhero Cape

The back is one of the hardest muscle groups to develop. Posterior muscles (the muscles on your back) are harder to train and establish a mind-muscle connection with as you can’t see them directly in the mirror.

A good back workout can be as hard (if not harder) as a brutal leg workout. A big, broad, and thick back can showcase your mettle. The athletes on the list below have made a mark with their V-tapers.

Bodybuilders With The Best Backs

Sergio Oliva


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Sergio Oliva is a bodybuilding legend and the guy who gave Arnold Schwarzenegger the chills with the size of his back when Arnie stepped on stage for his first-ever Mr. Olympia competition.

Dorian Yates

Yates is the guy who took size to the next level and made freakish the new normal. The other quality which made Dorian stand out was his conditioning. His competitors had no chance when he stepped on stage with his grainy and peeled physique.

Kai Greene

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For some reason I had a natural sense of what it should feel like as each respective muscle group contracted and stretched. I do my best to truly master movements like the chin-up, consistently challenge myself to get closer and closer to the perfect rep, with everything aligned optimally to recruit the target area, and to achieve the exact feeling in the lats and smaller muscle groups of the upper back that I was after. Many years of dedication brought about the development you see now, which is why I don’t know whether to laugh or shake my head in wonder at the ignorance when someone makes the comment, Oh, Kai’s back? That's all just genetics! – – #KaiGreene x #BodyBuilding x #ThoughtsBecomeThings

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Kai Greene arguably has one of the biggest back in the bodybuilding world. Although Greene doesn’t compete anymore, he stays in stage-ready shape throughout the year and his fans are waiting to see him on the Mr. Olympia stage soon.

Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman is the King of the bodybuilding world with the highest number of Mr. Olympia title wins. Whenever Ronnie hit the lat spread pose on stage, it was almost as if he was pulling the curtains on his competition.

Kevin Levrone

For many people, Kevin Levrone is an uncrowned Mr. Olympia. In his golden days, Levrone was known for his size and symmetry. You could teach an anatomy class keeping his back as the subject.

Jean-Pierre Fux


Jean-Pierre Fux aka The Giant Killer aka The Mass Monster was set for big things until an accident inside the squat rack shortened his bodybuilding career. J.P failed on a 675lb squat while shooting for Flex Magazine in 2002.

Jay Cutler

After eight years of sheer dominance, Jay Cutler is the guy who dethroned Ronnie Coleman to become the new Mr. Olympia. The package he brought on stage that year was beyond anything anyone had ever seen.

Big Ramy

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2 MILLION FOLLOWERS!!! Thank you guys for this support and love without it i will not be where I'm right now all this is because of GOD and your love THANK YOU . الحمد لله على نعمه وفضله دائماً وابداً وصلت ل ٢ مليون متابع!! بالنسبة لي ده مش رقم ده ٢ مليون شخص بحبني و بحفزني لاعطي كل ماعندي متشكر جدا على كل الحب والدعم من دون فضل الله و حبكم لي ماكنتش وصلت للي انا فيه متشكر جدا وربنا يكرمني وارفع راسكم وافرحكم . 2 milyon takıpçı!!! Arkadaşlar size candan teşekkür etmek istiyorum. Allah’ın ve sizin destegi ile buraya kadar geldim! Sizleri çok seviyorum! Allah sizlerden de razı olsun! . . @dragonpharma_llc @ryderwear @schieksportsinc @hydracup_dual_shaker . . #2million #bigramy #bodybuilding #sport #motivation #inspiration #legday #chestday #armday #motivation #shoulders #fit #getfit #getlean #tbt #throwback  #photooftheday #TeamBigRamy #TeamDragonPharma #TeamRyderwear #TeamSchiek #TeamHydracup #mrolympia #mydubai #بيج_رامي #رامي_السبيعي

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Big Ramy has “big” in his name for a reason. It’ll be safe to call Mamdouh Elssbiay aka Big Ramy, a freak of nature. With every passing year, Elsbliay seems to be putting on more muscle mass.

Franco Columbo

The recently deceased, Franco Columbo was one of Arnold’s closest friends. If you have seen the movie Pumping Iron, you can never forget the iconic scene where Franco deadlifts a car out of his way.

Samir Bannout

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Here are some helpful tips for you. If you are a big eaters n can’t control yourself ( Like Fat Albert ) LOL.. I highly recommend the following Amino acids combo that proved effective for suppressing your appetite by releasing the hormone Cholecystokinin (CCK) which controls appetite, L-tyrosine n L-phenylalanine, use both on an empty stomach, You will definitely eat much less, also, using L- glutamine can help control sugar n alcohol cravings. ———————————————— TRAIN HARD – EAT SMART- NEVER GIVE UP!!??? ———————————————— For Professionnel old-school coaching, reach me here or @: [email protected] @oldschoollabs @old_school_74

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Samir Bannout is the only Mr. Olympia winner from the Middle East. He won the competition in 1983 when Lebanon didn’t have the best facilities for a bodybuilder. This goes on to show his grit and genetic supremacy.

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