Who Is Kevin Levrone?
Kevin Levrone – also known as the Maryland Muscle Machine – is an IFBB Pro (Hall of Fame) Bodybuilder that competed during the 90s and early 2000s. His most notable achievement was placing second at the prestigious Mr. Olympia competition four times.
He also managed to win 21 professional contests throughout his career in (arguably) the most competitive eras of the sport’s history. Levrone came out of retirement to compete at the 2016 Mr. Olympia and is scheduled to participate in the 2018 Arnold Classic Australia.
Kevin Levrone Stats
Nickname: Maryland Muscle Machine
Age: 54 (July 16, 1964)
Height: 5’11 (180cm)
Weight: 253lbs (115kg)
Arms: 24 Inches
Legs: 32 Inches
Chest: 57 Inches
Waist: 29 Inches
Everyone who follows bodybuilding knows who Kevin Levrone is and why he is widely regarded as one of the best bodybuilders of all time. Levrone competed during the most competitive eras of the sport against legends such as Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, and Jay Cutler. Others include Shawn Ray, Flex Wheeler, Chris Cormier- Lou Ferrigno, Lee Labrada, and Dexter Jackson.
Kevin turned professional by winning the overall title at the 1991 NPC Nationals and later placed second to Dorian Yates at his first Mr. Olympia in 1992. His placings fluctuated during his career but by the time he retired in 2003, he managed to accumulate a mind-blowing 21 professional wins.
A 52-year-old Levrone came back to compete at the 2016 Mr. Olympia but fell short and took 17th place. After the disappointing finish, the bodybuilding legend decided to give it one more shot and is set to compete at the 2018 Classic Australia before going back into retirement.
The Best Bodybuilding Genetics of All Time
Kevin Levrone is highly regarded as having some of the greatest bodybuilding genetics of all time. Back in the day, he only trained a few months before the Mr. Olympia only to stop completely after the competitive season finished. People would be amazed at seeing his body transform from under 200lbs to the monstrous 250lb physique that battled for the Olympia title.
Kevin brought a different physique every single time that he competed and always managed to impress. His most muscular pose is easily the greatest of any bodybuilder that has ever competed. Even though he never managed to win the biggest bodybuilding show there is – he is widely considered as one of greatest bodybuilders of all time.
Kevin Levrone Comeback
As we briefly covered at the beginning of the article, Kevin came out of retirement to compete at the 2016 Mr. Olympia. Expectations were high and fans of the sport couldn’t wait to see the return of a legend. Against all odds and expectations, Kevin Levrone came out on stage and gave the audience what they wanted.
Kevin’s physique wasn’t anywhere near its best but it was still amazing nonetheless. His legs were undersized due to injury and his back lacked thickness, but the rest of his physique was still surprisingly good. He didn’t manage to place within the top 10 but he promised to be back with a new and package.
The fact that he could come back after more than a decade of retirement and build a decent physique in just months was truly impressive. After the competition concluded, he went back to his training camp and set his eye on a new contest. It was later revealed that the 2018 Australian Arnold Classic would be his next and last show.
Is He Natural?
Kevin Levrone is a professional bodybuilder in the world’s most prestigious bodybuilding federation. In order to be competitive, he had to build his physique up to over 250lbs. Competitive bodybuilders are judged on muscle mass, conditioning, and symmetry. It’s technically impossible for the human body to carry such weight at an extremely low body fat level without any form of performance enhancement.
If we add the fact that he has the ability to get ready for the world’s biggest bodybuilding contest in just a few months, it’s possible to assume that has used anabolic steroids. Even though he didn’t place very well at his last contest, the amount of muscle mass that he carried at 52 years old may suggest that performance enhancement was a contributing factor.
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