Lee Haney is the first man to win 8 Olympia titles in a row, the first man to beat Arnold’s record of six consecutive Olympia victories. Heralding in the late ’80s era of mass combined with great shape, Lee Haney drew a clear line in the sand to separate those who figured they could rely on symmetry, proportion, and conditioning at the expense of overwhelming size.
Lee Haney represented an era in size, but he did not neglect balanced development in doing so. He had the best of both worlds and competitors were now faced with the prospect of gaining the necessary mass to compete with Haney and his ilk.
At over 240 pounds (at his heaviest) Haney was the largest competitive pro – with balanced development – during the early part of his reign. It would take a behemoth to overthrow his hold on the Olympia title.
Watch the above posing routine of the eight-time champion.