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Shawn Rhoden

Shawn Rhoden is a Jamaican American professional body builder born on April 2, 1975 in Kingston Jamaica. He is nicknamed Flexatron. He was a promising soccer player when he was young.

In 1992, he was inspired by Mr. Universe Yohnnie Shambourger to start bodybuilding. In 1990, he immigrated to the United States of America and settled in Maryland. Following the death of his father in 2002, he became addiction to alcohol; but he was saved by Lenore Carroll, a close friend.
Shawn Rhoden

He started his bodybuilding in 1999. He took part in amateur competitions from 1999 to 2009. He then joined the professional competition in 2010. His body building career has however been limited by the injuries he has got during his career.

Competitions he took part in his professional career


· IFBB San Marino –took position one.

· Dubai pro-took position three.

· EVL’s Prague pro-took position two.

· IFBB Arnold classic Europe-took position two.

· Mr. Olympia-took position three.

· IFBB Australian pro-took position one.

· IFBB Arnold classic-took position two.


· IFFB Arnold classic Europe-position four.

· Mr. Olympia-position four.


· IFBB EVL’s Prague pro-position two.

· IFBB Arnold British grand prix-position one.

· IFBB Arnold classic Europe-took position one.

· IFBB FLEX Pro-came fourth

· IFBB Arnold Classic-took position eight.


· Mr. Olympia-took position eleven.

· IFBB Dallas Europe Super show-came third.


· IFBB Dallas Europe Super Show-took position sixteen.

He also took part in amateur competition such as the IFBB North American championships and NPC Delaware open Bodybuilding where he took position one. He also took position two, three and four in 2011 NPC Team Universe Championship, 200 NPC Team Universe Championship and 1999 NPC Team Universe Championship respectively. He lived in Vanice Beach for four months to ensure that he was taken through intense shoulder workout to help him top in the 2013 Mr. Olympia.


He cooks his food without the use of too much sodium to add flavor to his diet. He adds flavor to his meal by using sodium free cutler nutrition dry which contains 28 capsules and optimum nutrition platinum pre (25g). He believes that using less sodium in your meal is a key factor to the bodybuilding dream.

Shawn Rhoden is a humble guy. He does constantly training every day. He eats his meals regularly and his bodybuilding is on. He believes that the body can only achieve what the mind can believe in, despite the fact that his success has been hindered by injuries including tearing nine tendons in his right hand; the bodybuilder is still pushing on.

He started building his body by intense workouts for short periods, supersets and drop sets for achieving the best muscle tension and muscle growth. He has committed his life to competing despite failing in several occasions including a poor record of taking position 16 during the 2010 IFBB Dallas Europe Super Show.

He is a great speculator and trusts that believing in your dreams is the major key to your success however how impossible they may be. He is indeed a great inspiration to those who want to achieve the best out of their struggles. There are many other elements to talk about when it comes to this personality; but the above is an insight.

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    Owen Prescott
    June 7, 2014

    This guy seems really humble, I wish him well though I hope he doesn’t lie
    to his fans like most other bodybuilders.

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    Travis Hearne
    June 16, 2014

    This video made me feel like this dude is miserable… 🙁 He seems to hate
    the sport.

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    FnB. fLexed
    June 18, 2014

    whats wrong with his belly button?

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    chris kimsey
    June 20, 2014

    Deffinatly motivational some days you feel like shit but this guy gets it
    in everyday no matter what he doesnt seem miserable it seems like a man who
    know what he has to do and will go to any length to acheive it you
    constantly see him eating his meals, gets his workout in after a 5 hour
    photo shoot and does cardio while on little sleep and makes all the changes
    he needs to accomidate his day the night prior. Awesome video awesome guy! 

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    July 12, 2014

    I don’t really understand why is it so much hate? Shawn Rhoden is one of
    the most inspiring and humble BBers.

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    August 4, 2014

    one of the most uninteresting modern bodybuilder

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    mac daddy
    August 10, 2014

    The gynecomastia in his nipple area is already showing. Once the drugs run
    out…so will his muscles.

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    Ruben Mepschen
    September 5, 2014

    What it takes to be a competitive bodybuilder.

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    Mathias Flauß
    October 3, 2014

    Attention…next mr olypmia right here!!!

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    Mr. Rick YogicGuru Singh
    October 7, 2014

    Shawn had the best symmetry and aesthetics than phil and kai. 

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    David Secondname
    October 15, 2014

    Anybody know the song starting at 16:00? Thanks!

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    Vladimir Makarov
    October 25, 2014

    “this is a lot of fun”
    *poker face* xD

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    Herp Derp
    November 15, 2014

    It takes some injections of testosterone and enough money.

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    Russell Kedian
    December 18, 2014

    10pm – Legs/Biceps


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    Dan Amzallag, Phd
    December 22, 2014

    Definitely a cool guy. Shawn used to work out at my gym at Fitness First in
    Potomac Maryland. This is where i saw his beginnings.

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    Muscle Asylum
    December 28, 2014

    I see it now 2015 Mr Olympia Shawn Rhoden

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    Horatio Huffnagel
    December 29, 2014

    Does he really need that half hour of cardio before bed when he’s waking up
    in 6 hours to do some more?

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    Big jay
    January 6, 2015

    The sooner the IFBB bans Growth Hormone, and Insulin. The sooner the
    athletes guts will stop sticking out as far as there chests, and we can get
    back to aesthetics, and symmetry winning shows. 


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