Name: Victor Martinez
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Chest/Pecs: 58 inches (150 cm)
Biceps: 23 inches (58 cm)
Contest weight: 240 pounds (110 kg)
Off-season weight: 260 pounds (120 kg)
Thighs: 30 inches (76 cm)
Calves: 20 inches (51 cm)
Waist: 39 inches (99 cm)
Victor Martinez Amateur career
1993 Elmo’s Gym, Teenage, 1st place
1994 NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States, 27th place
1997 NPC New Jersey Suburban State Bodybuilding Contest 1st place
1997 NPC New York Metropolitan Championships 1st place
1999 NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States, 16th place
2000 NPC Junior USA, Heavyweight, 1st place
2000 NPC Nationals, Heavyweight, 1st and Overall place
Victor Martinez Pro career
2001 IFBB Night of Champions, 8th
2002 IFBB Arnold Classic, 13th
2002 IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational, 9th
2003 IFBB Night of Champions, 1st
2004 IFBB Mr. Olympia, 9th
2004 IFBB GNC Show of Strength Pro Championship, 1st
Victor Martinez Bodybuilding Competitions
2005 IFBB Arnold Classic 7th place
2005 IFBB New York Pro Championshi, 3rd place
2005 IFBB San Francisco Pro Invitational 5th place place
2005 IFBB Mr. Olympia 5th place
2006 IFBB Mr Olympia 3rd place
2006 IFBB Arnold Classic 3rd place
2007 IFBB Mr Olympia 2nd place
2007 IFBB Arnold Classic 1st place
2009 IFBB Mr Olympia 6th place
2009 IFBB Arnold Classic 2nd place
2010 IFBB Mr Olympia 8th place
2011 IFBB Mr Olympia 4th place
2011 IFBB Arnold Classic 3rd place
2011 IFBB Arnold Classic Madrid 1st place
Victor Martinez max bench press – 450 lbs.
Victor Martinez Biography
Victor Martínez’s bodybuilding career started when he competed in the 1997 National Physique Committee (NPC) New York Metro Championships as a light heavyweight, where he placed first. Victor Martinez continued competing in NPC tournaments until 2001, where he competed in his first IFBB tournament, the Night of Champions, where he placed 8th. The following year, in 2002, he competed in his first Arnold Classic, and placed 13th. Victor also competed in his first Ironman Pro Invitational the same year, placing 9th. In 2003 Victor went on to Win the Night of Champions.
Victor Martinez first Mr. Olympia came in 2004, where he placed 9th, but he advanced to 5th place in 2005, 3rd place in 2006 and 2nd place in 2007 In 2005 Ronnie Coleman predicted that Martínez would be his successor as Mr. Olympia, although this position is now held by Phil Heath.
In 2007, Victor Martinez took first at the Arnold Classic. Victor Martínez later finished second to Jay Cutler at the 2007 Mr. Olympia contest.
In January 2008, Martínez underwent surgery to repair his left patellar tendon which ruptured while he was performing warm-up lunges. Due to the severity of the injury, he was unable to compete in either the 2008 Arnold Classic or 2008 Mr. Olympia contests.
On July 2009, Victor Martinez sister Eridania Rodríguez, disappeared from work at a New York skyscraper under mysterious circumstances. Her body was found four days later inside of a ventilation shaft on the floor where she was working. Joseph Pabon, a handyman working in the building, was convicted of her murder on April 2, 2012.
Victor Martinez competed in the 2009 IFBB Arnold Classic placing 2nd.
Victor Martinez was co-owner of the Muscle Maker Grill in Edgewater NJ and is the spokesperson for the franchise as a whole. He lost the business due to being incarcerated for more than six weeks for immigration violations.
Martínez has 2 sons, Justin and Jared and 2 daughters, Victoria and Zayde.
IFBB Pro Victor Martinez was arrested on returning to the U.S. on October 9, 2011, after winning the Arnold Europe in Madrid, Spain. His permanent resident card had expired and, due to his criminal record for selling steroids in 2004, it was not renewed. Instead, he was sent to a detention center in New Jersey to await a deportation hearing that could have sent him back to his native Dominican Republic. Victor Martinez was denied bail. A few of the documents were not in order, and his final hearing was postponed until April 2012. He was held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in South Kearny, NJ. On April 27, Victor Martinez returned to court and was released from jail and permitted to remain in the US.