Lee Haney was born on November 11, 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina USA and is one of only two bodybuilders in history that have won the Mr.Olympia title 8 times which is an honour that he shares with Ronnie Coleman.
Lee is no ordinary man and he is the first to admit that his main objective in life is to be a good Christian. He and his wife are totally devout re-born Christians who regularly host other famous Christians on their program, which is part of the Trinity Broadcasting Network and is called "TotaLee Fit with Lee Haney."
His main objective is to teach people about the importance of achieving physical as well as spiritual growth. Since winning those 8 Mr.Olympia titles Lee has dedicated himself to this cause and is determined to increase the health of the nation by health awareness and God awareness.
Lee has obviously done a lot of personal training because people have wanted to know what has enabled him to change the tone of bodybuilding the way that he has. He has been attributed for making the biggest bodybuilding decision in history when the judges decided to make him the winner instead of the more aesthetically correct Bob Paris.
It is the same decision that was made many years before when the judges decided to choose Arnold over Frank Zane that first indicated which direction bodybuilding was going to go. Lee Haney brought size as well as proportion to bodybuilding which it where it will probably stay.
Lee is most probably the most famous for his saying, "train to stimulate, not annihilate." It is indicative of the type of man he was and also the type of approach he took to his training over the twenty odd years that he competed as a bodybuilder. His ability to constantly re-shape his body to get better and better each year was something that motivated his thousands of fans.
Every year when he stood on stage at the next Mr.Olympia competition he had managed to make his body a little bit better than it was the year before. He said that it comes from the ability to isolate a muscle group when you train it. He said that the neuro-muscular pathways formed when you can isolate correctly is what creates separation.
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