Bodybuilders are known for their eye-popping physiques and every day, millions of people all over the world go to the gym to try and replicate the results of their idols.
The principle of bodybuilding is to eliminate any imperfections in the physique and to strive for perfection. However, not all bodybuilders are aiming to be as big as possible.
There are different categories to bodybuilding. In its traditional form, male bodybuilders aim to pack on as much mass as possible, however other categories slightly differ.
Men’s Physique competitors (introduced in 2012) aim for a combination of muscular, lean, athletic looks with aesthetics.
Classic physique sits somewhere in between the two, but not quite to the heavy level of traditional heavyweight bodybuilding (more focus on legs than in Physique).
Men’s beach body, which is pretty self-explanatory, is another division of bodybuilding.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of top 20 aesthetic male bodybuilders who we think are some of the best. Do you agree with our list? Is there anyone we’ve missed off? Let us know in the comments below.
Earning his pro card in 2015, Raymont Edmonds is an American IFBB Pro athlete from Pittsburg. Excelling at Basketball in high school, Raymont actually began competing in 2014 before focusing on bodybuilding and climbing up the IFBB rankings. An Olympian and IFBB Pro Champion, Raymont has his eyes set on winning Mr. Olympia.
American bodybuilder, Andre is an IFBB Pro competitor who first started competing in 2013.
A 10X IFBB Pro Champion and 4 x Olympian, Andre says his number 1 focus is on being the greatest men’s physique competitor of all time. In 2018 Andre won the Arnold Classic Men’s Physique, capping his biggest win in the IFBB Pro league.
A previous winner of the prestigious Arnold Classic and the 2018 Mr. Olympia Champion, Brandon has been wowing judges with his physique since 2013 when he earned his Pro card. A Chicago native, Brandon says he got into bodybuilding when working as a hospitality manager; he was constantly teased for being so skinny.
American bodybuilder and IFBB Pro, Jeremy is an established fitness model and bodybuilder. Another Army veteran, Jeremy served in Iraq, where he first discovered proper training and nutrition. Jeremy soon discovered a love of lifting weights. Jeremy is known for his aesthetically pleasing body and his amazing waist to shoulder ratio.
A 4x IFBB Champion and 2x Olympian, the 2017 Mr. USA men’s physique champion is also a US Navy veteran. After winning amateur competitions and trying to get his Pro card, Kyron finally won his Pro card in 2017 and then went on to win his first competition, qualifying for the 2017 Mr. Olympia.
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Coming from the Bronx, NY, Akeem ‘supreme’ Scott, is an IFBB Pro. Winner of the 2018 Nebraska and the Toronto Pro men’s physique competitions, Akeem also placed a respectable 8th place in the 2018 Mr. Olympia competition and is looking forward to getting back on the podium in 2019.
American bodybuilder Michael has been competing since 2011 and is an IFBB Pro. 2018 Chicago Pro Champion and Olympian, Michael has a physically imposing physique which has earned him sponsorship deals for sports and supplement brands. After finishing 7th in the 2018 Mr. Olympia competition, Michael will be setting his sights higher for 2019.
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IFBB Pro Logan has quite the back story. A former motocross racer and military veteran, Logan initially began weight training as a way to bulk up and to stop himself from being a target of the bigger kids at high school.
After surviving high school and then serving in Afghanistan, Logan has launched a successful career as a bodybuilder and fitness model.
4th in the 2018 Arnold classic Logan will be aiming to make it onto the podium for 2019.
In addition to being an IFBB Pro, George is a 5x IFBB champion, sponsored athlete and personal trainer. This Ohio native grew up playing a range of sports but didn’t try bodybuilding until a friend introduced him to the sport. Within a year George had earned his Pro card and hasn’t looked back since.
UK born Ryan was a plumber who ditched his day job to pursue his fitness dreams. Now a professional bodybuilder, fitness model and sponsored athlete it seems like a lifetime ago that he was unblocking drains and fixing toilets. A 4X IFBB Pro champion and 2nd place finisher at the Arnold Classic, Ryan will be looking to continue his success in 2019.
American bodybuilder Breon is a 2X Mr. Olympia Champion and an Arnold Classic Champion. Although he was passionate about sports when he was younger an injury prevented Breon from pursuing his dreams of a career in football and soon after, he found bodybuilding. A sponsored athlete and personal trainer from California, Breon will be aiming to build on his successful 2018 by continuing to stand on top of the podium in 2019.
Iranian-American bodybuilder Arash is a classic physique IFBB Pro competitor and a 3X Olympian. Winning competitions in New York, Pittsburgh and getting on the podium at Mr. Olympia, it’s hard to believe that Arash didn’t step on stage until 32 years old. With an eye-catching physique, Arash is an inspiration for anyone that wants to start competing later in life.
Henri-Pierre has a truly impressive physique worthy of a superhero. A Canadian IFBB Pro and personal trainer Henri-Pierre spent the majority of his youth playing hockey and basketball. It wasn’t until he turned 25 that Henri-Pierre started lifting weights. With a string of wins behind him in Canada, Henri, now 37, finished 4th in the 2018 Olympia and will be looking to make it on to the podium in 2019.
IFBB Pro Steven Laureus now competes in the 212 division after previously competing in the men’s classic physique division. With a bulging chest and one of the most well-rounded physiques on this list, Steve is hoping to win whatever competition he enters. He feels he can beat the best and we think you’d be a fool to bet against him.
With a physically dominating physique, Courage has had a strong year, finishing on the podium at the Arnold Classic and winning the upper Midwest Pro. Courage also competed in the Olympia and is looking forward to a strong 2019. Courage says that he sometimes has to scale back his training on legs as he strives for perfect symmetry.
Firefighter Suraqah has the type of physique that could result in him posing for his own fire-fighters calendar, and dong every month himself. With a broad chest and powerful arms, Suraqah has a body that embodies power. IFBB Olympian, Suraqah has the ability to compete with the best in the business.
Steven Cao is an American bodybuilder, fitness model, sponsored athlete, personal trainer and online coach. Steven only entered the pro bodybuilding circuit in 2017 and has a body that most men envy. A keen Basketball player, Steven stopped playing basketball when he discovered weights.
US Marine and IFBB Pro, Xavisus is a 3x IFBB champion and a 4x Olympian. With perfectly defined chest and shoulders and quad muscles that pop, Xavisus has one of the most aesthetically pleasing physiques in this list. Originally from Houston Texas, Xavisus is also a music producer and fitness model.
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Kevin Ford has an amazing physique. With trademark abs and jaw-dropping quads, Kevin is the image of power. This Army Veteran and sponsored athlete was a top 5 finisher at the Arnold classic in 2018 and just one look at his Instagram page shows why. Kevin has a clear dedication to his craft and works incredibly hard to be one of the best.
Originally from New Orleans, Jacques is an IFBB men’s physique competitor, personal trainer and gym owner. Jacques started competing in 2012, winning his pro card in 2013. He is known for his trademark abs and chest and likes to change his training regime up regularly to overcome plateaus and keep his training interesting.