KAI GREENE Biography, Athlete Statistics, Competition History, Competition History

A massive, aesthetic, and attractive body build take hard work and discipline. An example of this is Kai Greene. Known as ‘The Predator‘, Kai Greene is one of the greatest bodybuilders, artist, businessman, American IFBB professional bodybuilder, personal trainer, and actor. Kai Greene one of the popular personality in the world of bodybuilding, billions are following in social media. After winning numerous competitions trophy and placing highly in Mr. Olympia shows throughout his career, he is a widely recognized bodybuilder around the world for his incredible physique and posing. He tries to use masks and costumes when he in stage or some times in public places.
Leslie Kai Greene, known professionally as Kai Greene or Kai L. Greene, born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 12, 1975. after left by mother at the age of six, he was growing in foster care and residential treatment centers in Brooklyn. his behavior was troublesome and started a gym in early age. By seeing his rapid physical growth and development drew the attention one of seventh grade English teacher suggest to him for professional teenage bodybuilding and competition. Later He came in second place at the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 Mr. Olympia competitions.

However, things weren’t always simple for Kai – he had a tough childhood growing up, and spent most of his childhood in foster homes after being orphaned at 6-years-old.

Bodybuilding is an art. Your body is the canvas, weights are your brush, and nutrition is the paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.” – KAI GREENE.

Athlete Statistics

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Full Name:  Leslie Kai Greene
Weight                     Height      Arms              Chest
265 – 275lbs (120.2 – 124.7kg)     5’8″ (172.5cm) 22″         58″
Thighs    Year of Birth Nationality
33″          1975         American
Profession                                      Alias                                    Era
Professional Bodybuilder           The Predator,       Mr. Getting It Done 2010
Competition History:
1994 NGA American Nationals – overall 1st
1996 WNBF Pro Natural Worlds – 1st
1997 NPC Team Universe Championships – 2nd
1998 NPC Team Universe Championships – 3rd
1999 World Amateur Championships – 6th
1999 NPC Team Universe Championships – 1st (Pro Card)
1999 World Championships, Slovakia – 4th
2005 New York Pro – 14th
2006 Iron Man Pro – 20th
2006 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro/Am Classic – 14th
2007 New York Pro – 6th
2007 Keystone Pro Classic – 3rd
2007 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro/Am Classic – 1st
2008 New York Pro – 1st
2008 Arnold Classic – 3rd
2009 Australian Pro Grand Prix – 1st
2009 Arnold Classic – 1st
2009 Mr. Olympia – 4th
2010 Arnold Classic – 1st
2010 Australian Pro Grand Prix – 1st
2010 Mr. Olympia – 7th
2011 New York Pro – 1st
2011 Mr. Olympia – 3rd
2011 Sheru Classic – 3rd
2012 Mr. Olympia – 2nd
2012 Sheru Classic – 2nd
2013 Mr. Olympia – 2nd
2013 Arnold Classic Europe – 2nd
2013 EVL’s Prague Pro – 1st
2014 Mr. Olympia – 2nd
2016 Arnold Classic – 1st
2016 Arnold Classic Australia – 1st
2016 Arnold Classic Brazil – 1st
2009 – Overkill
2010 – Redemption
2013 – Generation Iron


Tough Childhood life

Kai Greene Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York (USA), till 6 years he was with his mother, after that she left him an orphan, Kai experienced here difficult childhood – kai raised in foster homes for over 10 years.

Kai struggled in childhood to find a place In the community, and he felt like he is outcast in his youth. As a result, he become rued behavior and start misbehaving in school and foster home.

He continued misbehaving, and at last, they decided kicked out from both his school and foster home.

But there was one positive point of kai Greene, that is his he used his anger in weight lifting in the gym. That made him strong from inside as well as outside. After this, he continued developing his physique from the age of 13.

Bodybuilding career.

Kai Greene Blessed with great genetics physique development body and realized that his physique was growing at a much faster rate than others in his age group.
Fortunately one day Kai Greene 7th standard English teacher realized his potential towards success as a bodybuilder and introduced him to bodybuilding, encouraged him for teenage show.

Then kai turn in to his ultimate life goal and start giving his full dedication in gym. During the teenage, no one was there in his age group who can defeat kai in competition. Kai started wining all the champion trophy. This was the ultimate motivation he needed to turn his life around.

Teenage Champion

Over the next 5 years, Kai entered numerous unofficial teen bodybuilding competitions, and continued success in all shows till the end of the last year of teenage.

By the age of 19, he’d earned his Pro Card in a natural bodybuilding federation, the 1994 NGA American Nationals.

In early age succeeding, all show made him realize he had a future in bodybuilding and becoming bodybuilder icon.

First NPC Competition

By 1997, Kai Greene had built an incredible and attractive physique for his age, stepped on-stage at the 1997 NPC Team Universe Championships competition, with full confidence aiming to score highly here.

At last, he could not win this competition but got second place in his first big competition. This was Kai’s impressive achievement for youth.

Taking A Break

Kai’s first show as a Pro World Championships was held in the year 1999 in Slovakia, he Placed in 4th. By his performance, Kai was not happy.

Kai Determined to make a name for himself in the IFBB, Kai took 4 years away from coming competition shows and spent his time to train hard himself hard. He motivates himself by giving the greatest physiques in the world.


Return in show

After 5 years break, Kai made his comeback at the 2005 New York Pro. But it wasn’t a successful return for The Predator – he placed 14th.


Winning The Arnold Classic

Over the next 4 years, Kai participates further 9 shows and won 6 trophies. During this period, he won the Arnold Classic in 2009, which was the biggest victory of Kai to date. After this kai aiming new competition Mr. Olympia.

Mr. Olympia Shows

At the age of 34 years old, Kai appeared in his first time in the Mr. Olympia competition in 2009. Although he couldn’t take the trophy, and placed in respectable 4th. At this time was held with Phil Heath, Branch Warren, and Jay Cutler.

Over the next 5 years, Kai Greene stepped on stage at the Mr. Olympia a further 5 times, but he couldn’t trophy home. But constantly improved on his performances, placing 2nd three times.

In the situation, Kai wasn’t able to compete for the Sandow trophy. Then he chose not to compete in the 2016 Mr. Olympia for unknown reasons.

Kai Greene Artist life

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Apart from bodybuilding Kai have an incredible talent that is an artist. He participating in canvas paintings seminars and showed inside art. Kai always believed that bodybuilding is a form of art.


By the years 2015, Kai founded one supplements company. The start-up become successful.

His company becomes soon a respectable brand in the industry.

Kai Greene Training plan

Kai starts first warm-up because he knows the importance of warming up before a workout, and include in 15-20 minutes stretching and training abs in every workout. he believes that core has an important key role in all exercises.
Workout Routine
Kai trains all the muscles groups and follows a proper workout plan. He believes always in “Mind to muscle connection”, and chose lower weight with high reps, by performing 3-4 sets per exercise, in reps ranging between 8-20.
Competition History:
Day 1 – Chest
Arm Pullovers – 3 sets with 20, 15, 12 reps
Decline Bench Presses – 3 sets with 20, 15, 12 reps
Flat Bench Presses – 3 sets with 20,15,12 reps
Incline or Flat Dumbbell Flyes – 3 sets with 20,15,12 reps
Day 2 – Arms
For Biceps –
Concentration Curls – 4 sets with 10 to 12 reps
Dumbbell Curls – 4 sets with 8 to 10 reps
Preacher Curls – 4 sets with 8 to 10 reps
Reverse Curls – 4 sets with 8 to 10 reps
Standing Bicep Curls with Straight Bar – 4 sets with 8 to 10 reps
For Triceps –
Dumbbell Kickbacks – 3 sets with 20,15,12 reps
Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extensions – 3 sets with 20,15,12 reps
Standing Triceps Extensions – 3 sets with 20,15,12 reps
Triceps Cable Press Down – 3 sets with 20,15,12 reps
Day 3 – Legs
Leg Extensions – 3 sets with 15 to 20 reps
Squats – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Standing Calf Raises – 4 sets with 20 reps
Leg Presses – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Hack Squats – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Day 4 – Back
Barbell Pull-Ups – 3 sets with 10 reps
Lats Pulldown – 3 sets with 12 reps
One Arm Dumbbell Rows – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Seated Cable Rows – 3 sets with 10 reps
T-bar Rows – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Day 5 – Shoulder
Arnold Presses – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Behind the Neck Presses – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Dumbbell Shrugs – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Military Presses – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Lateral Raises – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Upright Rows – 3 sets with 12 to 15 reps
Day 6 – Rest
Kai understands that the value of nutrition he will take, and aims to intake 1.5g proteins per lb of bodyweight for insuring maximum muscle growth.
When Kai’s planing for bulking, Kai eats 5 meals per day, and during his pre-contest preparation, he eats up to 7 meals in smaller portions.
What we can learn from Kai Greene
The things we should learn from Kai is “everything is possible” and “never Give up”. it doesn’t matter where from we came, just matter where we reached. Kai overcomes from all the difficulties and become a bodybuilder icon for the world, and got success what aimed.
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