I just came across an article in men’s health about the fittest man of all time. It should probably be called the fittest man that is a celebrity or the fittest man that people know. The world is a large place so there is potentially a fitter man out there somewhere. Is it you?
Any kind of ranking like this is something that is hard to judge, just like a transformation contest. It’s all about how people perceive them. Everyone is going to be bias in some way or another.
Here is the breakdown of the occupations of the guys on the list.
The most popular occupation on the list is NFL football players (13), actors (13), runners/sprinters (9), martial artists (9), MLB baseball players (6) and 5 decathlon athletes.
Others include NBA basketball players (4), bodybuilders (4), cyclists (4), track and field athletes (4), health and fitness guys (4), strongmen (3), climbers (3), boxers (2), ironmen (2), soccer players (2), surfers (2), swimmers (2), UFC fighters (2), weightlifters (2) and wrestlers (2).
The least popular are NHL hockey player, model, celebrity magician, golfer, gymnast, diver, rapper, rugby player, skier, water polo player, volleyball player and endurance champion.
If you haven’t seen the article yet then here are the guys that were in the top 100 of the fittest men of all time.
Top 50 Fittest Men (1-50)
|Arnold Schwarzenegger||Bodybuilder / Actor|
|Bo Jackson||NFL MLB|
|Bruce Lee||Martial Artist|
|Carl Lewis||Track and Field|
|Chuck Norris||Tae Kwan Do, Actor|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Soccer Player|
|David Beckham||Soccer Player|
|Dwyane Johnson||NFL,WWE, Actor|
|Ed Viesturs||Mountain Climber|
|Jack LaLanne||Health and Fitness|
|Jackie Robinson||MLB Player|
|Jesse Owens||Track and Field|
|Jet Li||Martial Arts|
|Jim Thorpe||Pentathlon and decathlon|
|Lou Gehrig||MLB Player|
|Mark Wahlberg||Calvin Klein Model and Actor|
|Ranulph Fiennes||Marathon Runner|
|Richard Simmons||Health and Fitness|
|Rick & Dick Hoyt||Marathon’s and Triatholon’s|
|Roberto Clemente||MLB Player|
|Steve Reeves||Strongman Actor|
|Willie Mays||MLB Player|
Bottom 50 of the 100 Fittest Men (51-100)
|Adrian Peterson||NFL Player|
|Alexander Karelin||Greco-Roman Wrestling|
|B.J. Gaddour||Mens Health Deltalift|
|Billy Blanks||Mixed Martial Arts|
|Bob Hayes||NFL Player|
|Cal Ripken, Jr.||MLB Player|
|Chris Chelios||NHL Player|
|Drew Brees||NFL Player|
|Dwight Howard||NBA Player|
|Georges St-Pierre||UFC fighter|
|Greg Louganis||Olympic Diver|
|Harry Houdini||Celebrity Magician|
|Jackie Chan||Martial Arts|
|Jason Statham||Action Star|
|Jean-Claude Van Damme||Martial Artist and Kickboxer|
|Jerry Rice||NFL Player|
|Jim Brown||NFL Player|
|Johnny Weissmuller||Water Polo|
|Karch Kiraly||Volleyball Player|
|Ken Shamrock||Mixed Martial Arts|
|L.L. Cool J||Rapper|
|Magic Johnson||NBA Player|
|Paddy Doyle||World Fitness Endurance Champion|
|Pat Tillman||NFL Player|
|Ray Lewis||NFL Player|
|Steve Cotter||Martial Artist|
|Terrell Owens||NFL Player|
|Usain Bolt||Track and Field|
|Vernon Davis||NFL Player|
|Wanderlei Silva||UFC fighter|
Here is the link
From Men’s Health October 2012
Go down to the comments and make your guess for who is the fittest. Then go to the article and see how close your pick was.
Is anyone missing from this list? Leave your comments.