Kai Greene

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Kai Greene
— Bodybuilder —
Kai Greene IFBB 2009 Australia 5.jpg
Kai Greene at the 2009 IFBB Australia competition, which he won.
Personal info
Nickname

The Predator

[1]
Born (1975-07-12) July 12, 1975 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight (offseason) 280-300 (on-season) 245-250 lbs
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB New York Pro, 2005
Best win Arnold Classic, 2010, Arnold Classic, 2009,
Active Yes

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[edit]

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.[2] According to his web autobiography,[citation needed] 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.[3] This victory qualified him for a career as an IFBB professional bodybuilder.

Sponsors & Endorsements[edit]

Greene is sponsored by Flex and MuscleMeds.

New York Pro & Mr. Olympia[edit]

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.

Documentaries[edit]

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.

Contest history[edit]

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