Lee Haney

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Lee Haney
Lee Haney.jpg
Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byFlorence Griffith Joyner and Tom McMillen (as Co-Chairs)
Succeeded byLynn Swann
Personal details
Born (1959-11-11) November 11, 1959 (age 62)
Fairburn, Georgia, U.S.
Alma materSpartanburg Methodist College
ProfessionProfessional Bodybuilder
Lee Haney
Personal info
NicknameTotal-Lee Awesome
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)[1]
Weight255 lb (116 kg) (Contest)
265 lb (120 kg) (Off season)[1]
Professional career
  • World Pro Championships in Atlantic City
  • 1983
Best win
  • Mr. Olympia
  • 1984–1991
PredecessorSamir Bannout
SuccessorDorian Yates

Lee Haney (born November 11, 1959) is an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder.[2] Haney shares the all-time record for most Mr. Olympia titles at eight with Ronnie Coleman.[3]


Haney grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[4] He is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College, where he earned a degree in youth counseling.[5] He and his wife, Shirley, reside in Atlanta, Georgia. They have two children.

President Bill Clinton appointed Haney chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.[6] A devout born again Christian, Haney has his own program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network called "TotaLee Fit with Lee Haney,"[7] where he is usually joined by famous Christian sportsmen, and on occasion his wife. On the show he teaches the importance of both physical and spiritual growth. One of his most famous quotes is that we should "train to stimulate, not annihilate."


  • Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)[8]
  • Off Season Weight: 260 pounds (118 kg)
  • Competition Weight: the lightest 230 pounds (104 kg) 1984 Mr. Olympia and the heaviest 250 pounds (113 kg) 1989 Mr. Olympia[9][10]
  • Chest size: 56 in (142 cm)[11]
  • Neck size: 20 in (51 cm)
  • Arm Size: 21 in (53 cm)
  • Waist: 31.5 in (80 cm)
  • Thigh Size: 30 in (76.2 cm)
  • Calf Size: 20 in (50.8 cm)

Bodybuilding titles[edit]

Lee Haney with Paolo Tassetto in 1988

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Lee Haney - Greatest Physiques". greatestphysiques.com.
  2. ^ Krasniewicz, Louise; Blitz, Michael (2006). Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Biography. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 29–. ISBN 9780313338106. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  3. ^ Mr Olympia Winners MrOlympia.com. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ John Hansen. "The Bodybuilding Legends Show #14 - Lee Haney Interview, Part One" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Lee Haney Pro Bodybuilding Profile". Bodybuilding.com. 11 October 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-18847110.html
  7. ^ TotaLee Fit: with Lee Haney (TV Series 1997-) Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  8. ^ "One-on-One With Mr. Olympia Lee Haney - MUSCLE INSIDER". muscleinsider.com.
  9. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  10. ^ "Lee Haney, A New King Arrives, Part 1". Old School Labs. 19 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Lee Haney".

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Preceded by Mr. Olympia
Succeeded by