Pretty much everybody wants to look good and be happy with their body. The concept of what ‘looks good’ is always changing and evolving and that’s why we see so many diet programs and weight loss program information being littered onto the television and the internet. Throughout the past hundred years or so, however, there has been a very different kind of person: the bodybuilder. Bodybuilders are the dedicated few who turn their body into absolute masterpieces, treating each muscle like a religious text that needs to be meticulously studied. Listed below are the bodybuilders who went a bit far in their pursuit for the perfect body.
Wheeler is a retired American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He won the Arnold Classic, which was a record five times, and was described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen. He had placed second at the 1993 Mr. Olympia, something he did again in 1998 and 1999. To date, he is a 5-time Ironman Pro winner, 4-time Arnold Classic winner, and has won the France Grand Prix, South Beach Pro Invitational, Night of Champions, and Hungarian Grand Prix. In 1999, he found out that he had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which is a form of kidney disease. Wheeler said that the condition is hereditary, although many believe it is from drug use that probably accelerated its onset.
Our next bodybuilder shows us just how tragic things can be when a person dives headlong into the game without understanding exactly what they were doing. Wharmby, at his peak, looked just as good as any official competitor on the bodybuilding circuit however it was coming at a price. Wharmby was eating upwards of 10,000 calories per day while drinking up to 8 energy drinks per day just to stay energized. Sadly, Wharmby would develop tumors in his body that would turn cancerous, directly resulting from heavy steroid and diet abuse, and he would end up passing away before 40 years old — looking like a skeleton on his death bed. Proper diet, nutrition, and supplement usage must be practiced by serious bodybuilders.