The 5 Most Successful Coaches in the Bodybuilding World

Best Bodybuilding Coaches in the Industry

Every successful bodybuilder, especially in recent times, has a coach to guide them through their bodybuilding journey. With the advancement in exercise and nutrition science, coaches have become an indispensable part of a bodybuilder’s career.

Experienced coaches can help their clients make significant progress and can help them achieve results in the gym and on-stage. Some bodybuilding coaches have achieved celebrity status and are chased by athletes for their services.

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Neil Hill

Almost all the coaches on the list have been former bodybuilders. Their own experiences as bodybuilders enable them to put themselves in their clients’ shoes and improve their performance.

Neil ‘Yoda’ Hill is a popular name in the pro-bodybuilding community and counts stars like Flex Lewis, William Bonac, Big Ramy and many others as his clients. Neil’s Y3T training program has also made a mark in the bodybuilding world.

Hany Rambod

Hany “The Pro Creator” Rambod has a long list of successful clients including 7X Mr. Olympia winner Phil Heath, 4X Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler, 4X Ms. Figure Olympia winner, Nicole Wilkins, and 4X Mr. Olympia Men’s Physique champion, Jeremy Buendia.

Rambod’s clients have won a total of 19 Mr. Olympia titles and his clients have dominated their respective divisions in the same year bringing all the Mr. Olympia trophies to Hany. Hany has also worked with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his training program FST-7 is followed by many pros in the industry.

Dennis James

Dennis James is a familiar face in the bodybuilding world. He is a regular on the Mr. Olympia stage as a presenter and has also featured in the original Generation Iron movie giving tips to Roelly Winklaar and training with Dennis Wolf.

Dennis hosts his own bodybuilding show and has a supplement company. Although James has stopped competing, his current physique conditioning would make you think otherwise. Dennis’ truly puts his money where his mouth is.


Charles Glass

The Mecca of bodybuilding, Gold’s Gym, Venice is the home to Charles Glass. Glass is a former professional bodybuilder and now spends all his time in the gym training his clients. He’s very popular amongst the social media influencers and can be seen in many YouTube and Instagram posts.

Charles Glass steps into the Gold’s Gym at 4 am every day and spends most of the day training his clients. Glass has a unique training style where he uses many variations of the regular exercises to target muscles and to spark new growth. His clients include Flex Wheeler, Steve Cook, Guy Cisternino, Ben Pakulski, etc.

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis jumped into the limelight when his client Shawn Rhoden won the 2019 Mr. Olympia title. Lewis also trains the 2008 Mr. Olympia, Dexter Jackson who gives everyone a run for their money at the bodybuilding’s biggest show.

Lewis has a long list of clients including some online influencers. Lewis is active on Instagram and Youtube where he shares pictures and videos of him training his clients. You could follow him on Instagram and learn some of his techniques.

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Vidur Saini
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