Kai Greene Bodybuilding Stats
Name: Kai L. Greene
Home: New Jersey, USA
Date of Birth:July 12th, 1975
Kai Greene – 2012
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 5 ft 8 inches
Off Season Weight: 280
Competition Weight: 250
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Kai Greene BodyBuilding Competitions
1994 NGA American Nationals Overall 1st place
1996 WNBF Pro Natural World 1st place
1997 NPC Atlantic States Championships 2nd place
1997 NPC Blue Thunder Heavyweight & Overall 1st place
1997 NPC New York Amateur Grand Prix 1st place
1997 NPC Team Universe Championships Heavyweight 2nd place
1998 NPC Team Universe Championships Heavyweight 3rd place
1999 NPC Team Universe Championships Heavyweight 1st place
1999 IFBB World Amateur Championships Heavyweight, 6th place
2004 NPC Team Universe Championships Heavyweight 1st place
2005 IFBB New York Pro Championships 14th place
2006 IFBB Colorado Pro Championships 14th place
2006 IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational no placing
2006 IFBB New York Pro Championships no placing
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Kai Greene BodyBuilding Competitions
2007 IFBB Keystone Pro Classic 3rd place
2007 IFBB Colorado Pro Championships 1st place
2007 IFBB New York Pro Championships 6th
2008 IFBB New York Pro Championships Open 1st place
2008 IFBB Arnold Classic 3rd place
2009 IFBB Arnold Classic 1st place
2009 IFBB Grand Prix Australia 1st place
2009 IFBB Mr. Olympia 4th place
2010 IFBB Arnold Classic 1st place
2010 IFBB Australian Grand Prix 1st place
2010 IFBB Mr. Olympia 7th place
2011 IFBB New York Pro Championships Open, 1st place
2011 IFBB Mr. Olympia 3rd place
2011 IFBB Sheru Classic 3rd place
2012. Mr Olympia 2nd place
Kai Greene Bio:
Kai Greene was born July 12th in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of six, Kai Greene became a ward of the state of New York due to a problematic home environment. For the next ten years, Kai Greene 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.
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Kai Greene MindSet
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.My exponential growth and development drew the attention of my 7th grade English teacher. Since my school conduct was far below the expectations tolerated by the facility that housed me, I was introduced to the idea of teen competition. Because of my enthusiasm and desire to measure my physique against competitors my own age, bodybuilding became the behavior modification tool that would prevent me from becoming a so-called “statistic”.
The beginning of my bodybuilding career helped me to build my confidence and the belief in my own ability as a bona-fide competitor. I spent the better part of my middle school traveling to different shows and taking teen titles. After taking second for the first time in my young competition career, I decided to take a hiatus to pack on some real muscle and re-emerge as a force like no one had ever seen.
It was at this time that I was introduced to what would become my home and institute for competitive education, 5th Avenue Gym. It was in this small basement gym in Brooklyn, NY that I met some of the most impressive natural athletes the world had to offer. It was here that I would soak up the knowledge that would provide me the ammunition necessary to destroy the biggest bodybuilding monsters.
Before my 19th birthday I turned pro with a natural organization, and held the distinction of being the youngest natural professional bodybuilder in the world. My pro status allowed me to take my competitive aspiration to a larger stage.
Kai Greene won every professional title that organization had to offer. In the summer of 1997, I set my sights on gaining professional recognition with the IFBB. It was brought to my attention that in order to gain pro status I would have to first qualify through their amateur organization called NPC.
Kai Greene competitive bodybuilding career with the NPC was filled with mixed success. As a natural athlete, my goal was to win the Team Universe and acquire pro status with the IFBB through the Amateur World Championship. In 1999, after two unsuccessful attempts, I won the heavyweight division and overall title at the Team Universe and was invited to compete at the World in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Recognizing that I had placed fourth out of dozens of the world’s best competitors, I was still disappointed. I took a four year hiatus to re-group and continue the never ending work on developing my physique. I was determined to take my rightful place in the pro ranks.
The nay-sayers said that it couldn’t be done, and Kai Greene began to believe them. Kai Greene went to school and focused on developing my talent as an artist while continuing to use my own physique as my artistic learning tool. Kai Greene continued to do what had always brought me great comfort and feelings of stability and consistency; I trained and trained hard, but not for the purpose of anything but my own peace of mind.
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