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|— Bodybuilder —|
|Nickname||Maryland Muscle Machine|
July 16, 1964 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Pro-debut||Chicago Pro Invitational, 1992|
|Best win||Grand Prix, Eight times, 1993-1995, 1997, 2001|
Levrone was born to an Italian father and an African American mother on July 16, 1968 in the youngest of six children. Aside from his career as a pro bodybuilder, Levrone has also worked as an actor and musician. Levrone first started training at Metric Fitness in Linthicum, Maryland. He won his first contest at 236 pounds. Over his career Levrone has earned 22 professional IFBB wins, including the Arnold Classic in 1994 and 1996. Many observers believed Levrone was cheated out of winning the Mr. Olympia competition, placing second four times over the span of a decade (1992, 1995, 2000 and 2002.) He has not officially announced his retirement.
Levrone was well known for his powerful physique and unique approach to bodybuilding. He was also known for his style of preparing for a show, in which he would maintain an off-season weight 25-50 pounds lower than his competition weight and would use a combination of increased food and drug intake (including Esiclene), and heavy training, to increase bodyweight and mass prior to competition.
Levrone's first film as an actor was Backlash. His later films included Redline and 'I Am'. On March 25, 2009, Levrone launched The Levrone Report, a training/fitness guru blog on which he shared his resumed training program and provided tips and philosophies on a wide range of subjects. In May 2010, Levrone released Levrone Formula Extreme Nitric Pump Blend, a nutritional pre-workout supplement. Other supplements since released include Hyper Response, a post-workout supplement, and Levro Shock, an energy-boosting pre-workout supplement.
- Height: 5'9 Feet Tall
- Off Season Weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
- Competition Weight: 110–115 kg (243–254 lb)
- Arm Size: 56 cm (22 in)
- Leg Size: 82 cm (32 in)
- Waist Size: 82 cm (32 in)
- Chest size: 145 cm (57 in)