Evolution of Bodybuilding

Chris ‘Real Deal’ Cormier

chris cormier 4Chris Cormier (born Broderick Christopher Cormier August 19, 1967 in Palm Springs, California)

Chris “Real Deal” Cormier became an IFBB professional body builder in 1993 after winning the overall title at the NPC USA Championships. Few bodybuilders have had a career as illustrious as Chris, who went on to participate internationally in over seventy professional competitions, taking the overall title in eleven and placing in the top 5 an astounding fifty-two times. For over a decade, Chris proved to have the discipline and endurance to have consistently competed until a devastating injury not only ended his professional career but left him using his same drive and strength of mind and body to learn to walk again.

At just 120lbs, Chris’s journey in bodybuilding began as a teenager. Encouragement from high school teacher Kathy Lauria led him on a quest to learn how to build his body which included countless hours of reading and road trips from Palm Springs, CA to Gold’s Gym-the Mecca of Body Building in Venice, CA, where he was able to learn from the likes of Robby Robinson, Charles Glass, Gary Straydom, and the legendary John Brown.

Known for his superior conditioning, aesthetics and symmetry, Chris knows how to achieve a body that balances extreme mass with beauty. He is still as passionate in his love of the sport and now wants to give back by leveraging his knowledge and experience to educate and empower the next generation of fitness enthusiasts to reach their personal goals, whether to compete at the same level or simply be their best self.

Contest History
1987 NPC Teen Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
1991 NPC USA Championships, Heavyweight, 4th
1993 NPC USA Championships, Heavyweight, 1st and Overall
1994 Arnold Classic, 4th
1994 Grand Prix France, 7th
1994 Grand Prix Germany, 6th
1994 Ironman Pro Invitational, 2nd
1994 Mr. Olympia, 6th
1995 Grand Prix England, 5th
1995 Grand Prix France, 5th
chris cormier 51995 Grand Prix Germany, 4th
1995 Grand Prix Russia, 5th
1995 Grand Prix Spain, 4th
1995 Grand Prix Ukraine, 4th
1995 Night of Champions, 4th
1995 Mr. Olympia, 6th
1996 Grand Prix Czech Republic, 8th
1996 Grand Prix England, 8th
1996 Grand Prix Germany, 7th
1996 Grand Prix Russia, 8th
1996 Grand Prix Spain, 8th
1996 Grand Prix Switzerland, 8th
1996 Mr. Olympia, 7th
1997 Canada Pro Cup, 3rd
1997 Grand Prix Czech Republic, 2nd
1997 Grand Prix England, 2nd
1997 Grand Prix Finland, 2nd
1997 Grand Prix Germany, 6th
1997 Grand Prix Hungary, 8th
1997 Grand Prix Russia, 4th
1997 Grand Prix Spain, 6th
1997 Night of Champions, 1st
1997 Mr. Olympia, 8th
1997 Toronto Pro Invitational, 3rd
1998 Arnold Classic, 5th
1998 Grand Prix Finland, 4th
1998 Grand Prix Germany, 4th
1998 Mr. Olympia, 6th
1999 Arnold Classic, 3rd
1999 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
1999 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
2000 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
2001 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2001 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
2001 Grand Prix England, 2nd
2001 Grand Prix Hungary, 2nd
2001 Grand Prix New Zealand, 2nd
chris cormier 22001 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
2001 Mr. Olympia, 5th
2001 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
2002 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2002 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
2002 Grand Prix Austria, 1st
2002 Grand Prix England, 3rd
2002 Grand Prix Holland, 2nd
2002 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
2002 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
2002 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 3rd
2003 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2003 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 7th
2004 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2004 Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
2004 Grand Prix England, 2nd
2004 Grand Prix Holland, 2nd
2004 Mr. Olympia, 7th
2005 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2005 Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
2005 Mr. Olympia, 13th
2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic, 4th

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