|— Bodybuilder —|
Kai Greene at the 2009 IFBB Australia competition, which he won.
July 12, 1975 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||(offseason) 280-300 (on-season) 245-250 lbs|
|Pro-debut||IFBB New York Pro, 2005|
|Best win||Arnold Classic, 2010, Arnold Classic, 2009,|
Kai L. Greene (born July 12, 1975) is a professional bodybuilder. His most recent victory was the Prague Pro in 2013. Greene was the first runner up (2nd Place) at the 2012 and 2013 Mr. Olympia competition.
Early life and education
Greene was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. From the age of six, Greene grew up in foster care and in residential treatment center placements. According to his web autobiography, his rapid physical growth and development drew the attention of his 7th grade English teacher, and since his school conduct was deemed high expectations, Greene was introduced to the idea of teen competition. He soon became an enthusiastic bodybuilder. He competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC), aiming to move into the International Federation of BodyBuilders. He perceives his success in the NPC as mixed. Although he won the 1999 NPC Team Universe, he was disappointed and took a five-year break from competitions, before re-emerging in the 2004 NPC Team Universe contest, which he won again. This victory qualified him for a career as an IFBB professional bodybuilder.
- Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
- Off Season Weight: 126–136 kg (278–300 lb)
- Competition Weight: 116–121 kg (256–267 lb)
- Arm Size: 59 cm (23 in)
- Leg Size: 86 cm (34 in)
- Chest size: 148 cm (58 in)
Sponsors & Endorsements
Greene is sponsored by Flex
New York Pro & Mr. Olympia
In 2011, Greene began working with preparation coach George Farah and placed first in the 2011 New York Pro Championship. Greene's third place win at Mr. Olympia in 2011 qualified him for the 2012 contest in Las Vegas, hence he did not compete at the 2012 New York Pro in order to focus on Mr. Olympia. On September 29, 2012, Greene placed 2nd in the 2012 Mr. Olympia competition. On September 28, 2013, Kai placed 2nd again in the 2013 Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2009, he worked with director Mike Pulcinella to release Overkill which documented his preparation for his first appearance at the 2009 Olympia. In 2010, he teamed up with Mike Pulcinella again to film the sequel Redemption that showcased his training and philosophies for the 2010 Arnold Classic in which he won for the second year in a row.
Kai Greene also features in the 2013 film Generation Iron, detailing the lead up and events of the 2012 Mr Olympia competition.
Biggest Arms In The Universe 2001 - 1st
- 2007 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro/Am Classic — 1st
- 2008 New York Pro — 1st
- 2008 Arnold Classic — 3rd
- 2009 Australian Pro Grand Prix — 1st
- 2009 Arnold Classic — 1st
- 2009 Mr. Olympia — 4th
- 2010 Arnold Classic — 1st
- 2010 Australian Pro Grand Prix – 1st
- 2010 Mr. Olympia — 7th
- 2011 New York Pro — 1st
- 2011 Mr. Olympia — 3rd
- 2011 Sheru Classic — 3rd
- 2012 Mr. Olympia — 2nd
- 2012 Sheru Classic — 2nd
- 2013 Mr. Olympia — 2nd
- 2013 Arnold Classic Europe — 2nd
- 2013 EVL´s Prague Pro - 1st
- "Iron Man Magazine | www.ironmanmagazine.com". Contests.ironmanmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-10-18.