Rivals bring out the best in us. They force us to dig deep down and push further than we ever thought we could go. They apply pressure, make us uneasy, never allow us to rest on our laurels – and the best rivals also give a pretty damn good show for the rest of us.
The Mr. Olympia competition has served as an extraordinary battlefield for top bodybuilding competitors and has helped shape many legendary physiques during the 50 years of its celebrated existence. Many champions have stood on that magnificent stage. And many rivals have flexed side by side – trying to top each other for the #1 spot.
Check out the above videos to see the greatest and best bodybuilding rivals ever to grace the stage.
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