Ed Corney who was born November 9, 1933 in Hawaii USA is one of the very few professional bodybuilders that only entered his first competition when he was 33. It all started when he joined the United States Coast Guard in 1950 and he found that during basic training that there was always a gym available to train.
Standing at only 5'7" tall and weighing in at 160 pounds he won his first contest he ever entered called Mr. Fremont which was held in Northern California. The next year he won Mr. Heart of California then Mr. Northern California and Mr. Golden West.
Ed was only just getting started and training with the best managed to put on more muscle and achieved some impressive wins taking the overall in the 1970 Iron Man, 1971 AAU Mr. California, 1971 IFBB Mr. USA as well as the 1972 IFBB Mr. America. He then won the 1972 IFBB Mr. Universe which put him at the top of his sport.
Acting as himself in the movie Pumping Iron where he trained with a mind-numbing intensity together with Arnold. It was Arnold himself that commented on Edís ability to pose when he entered competitions. Ed was a determined man and was always one of the top ten bodybuilders in the world between 1970 and 1995 and eventually won the Mr.Olympia IFBB Masters division in 1995.
His tenacity and his ability to heal was put to the test when he suffered a heart attack in 1999 which happened while undergoing shoulder replacement surgery. His doctors put him on some blood thinning medication because of his heart attack that later caused him to suffer two strokes. He landed up in a coma but came to after a week and was put in a wheel chair.
But Ed Corney never gave up and finally fought his way back to health. Ed is still very active in both physical exercise and anti-ageing which he does with a discipline and a routine that is admirable. In 2004 Ed was put into the IFBB hall of Fame for his achievements in bodybuilding over 30 years.
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