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1. Kai Greene
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5. Robert Burneika
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8. Jason Huh
9. Roelly Winklaar
10. Brandon Curry
11. Cedric McMillan
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Two-time Arnold Classic Champion Kai Greene will return to the stage on May 28 at the 2011 IFBB New York Pro. Greene, who won the New York Pro in 2008, is coming off a disappointing 7th place finish at the 2010 Mr. Olympia. Greene decided to sit out this year’s Arnold Classic so he could regroup and get some much needed rest.
Now rested and healthy, Greene has a renewed vigor to become the best bodybuilder in the world. “I am looking forward to new beginnings,” Kai stated. “The New York Pro will be that and more!”
Greene joins a lineup that already includes Cedric McMillan, 2010 USA’s overall winner Jason Huh and 2010 National’s overall winner Robert Burneika.
There is no better stage for him to start this new chapter of his career than at the NY Pro, held at the Tribecca Performing Arts Center. Greene first stood on that stage as an amatuer in 1997 and he turned pro there at the 2004 Team Universe; 2007 served as his launching pad to success in the pros, as his sixth-place finish in New York served notice that he would be one to watch. One month later he was, winning the first contest of his pro career in Colorado. If that wasn’t enough, Greene’s win at the 2008 NY Pro cemented his place as a top IFBB Pro League athlete. read more »
I was born July 12th in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of six, I became a ward of the state of New York due to a problematic home environment. For the next ten years, I would be in transitional placement moving from several foster homes to institutional placements. It was within this environment I found weight training as my refuge.
Deep inside of my soul, there resided many talents that few people were aware of most importantly my burning desire to be a visual artist. My two worlds would eventually meet and interconnect as my own body became my subject of study. I became my own living model. I utilized my own physique to gain a greater understanding of space and movement, creating works of art that became increasingly detailed and complex over time.
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Thanks to the backing of MuscleMeds and one of bodybuilding’s premier videographers, Mike Pulcinella, we are able to bring you this unique look at Kai’s photo shoot. !
The day after the 2010 Olympia, Kai was in the gym with the FLEX team hard at work to get images for future issues of FLEX. You can see many of the images from that day in the February issue of FLEX on newsstands now. Pulcinella followed the entire day and brought it all together here like only he can!
Greene, who fell to a disappointing seventh at the 2010 Mr. Olympia after being tabbed as a precontest favorite, had been keeping a low profile since October. But all indications were that Greene would be on track to defend his title in Columbus, Ohio. In late December, though, Greene informed us he would be taking off the early part of the new season and would target acompetition later in the year in order to qualify for the 2011 Olympia.
“Defending my Arnold Classic title, winning the Australia Grand Prix and competing in the Olympia took a toll on my body last year,” Greene said. “I’ve been competing at least three times a year since 2006, and I just felt like my body needed to rest in order for me to be at my best. I wish all of the competitors in the 2011 Arnold Classic the best, and I look forward to being back onstage in Columbus in 2012.”
In the world of professional bodybuilding, there have been many greats, many legends, but there have only been 12 men who have earned the title of Mr. Olympia. From the days of the first man to win the crown, the Legend, Larry Scott, to The Myth Sergio Oliva, to the man who propelled the sport to the mainstream Arnold Schwarzenegger, to Lee Haney and Dorian Yates, to the champions of this millennium, Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler, the title of Mr. Olympia has been worn with honor and dignity.
As 2010 rolled around, the bodybuilding world was buzzed as the 45th anniversary of the contest was setting up as one of the biggest in history.
Coming in, the experts weighing in claimed that the battle would be between The Gift, Phil Heath, and The Predator, Kai Greene. read more »