Melvin Anthony

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Melvin Anthony
— Bodybuilder —
Melvin Anthony IFBB 2008 Australia.jpg
Melvin Anthony at the 2008 IFBB in Australia
Personal info
BornUnited States California
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
WeightOff-season: 265 lb (120 kg)
Competition: 210 lb (95 kg)
Professional career
 
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Melvin Anthony
— Bodybuilder —
Melvin Anthony IFBB 2008 Australia.jpg
Melvin Anthony at the 2008 IFBB in Australia
Personal info
BornUnited States California
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
WeightOff-season: 265 lb (120 kg)
Competition: 210 lb (95 kg)
Professional career
Melvin Anthony at 2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII

Melvin Anthony is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder.[1]

Early life[edit]

Melvin Anthony grew up in the lower-middle-class neighborhoods of Sacramento and San Bernardino, California. Melvin first started working out in his teenage years and by the time he was 18 had a solid enough physique to earn a football scholarship at San Bernardino Valley College (MT. Sac.) where he was the powerback in a two running back system.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

It was in his late college years that Anthony hurt his knee and started competing in bodybuilding contests. In 1993 Melvin got his first major result, a 3rd place at the Fontana Miss Universe contest. His first NPC (National Physique Committee) competition came in 1995, where he placed 1st in the heavyweight class of the NPC Palm Springs competition. His first IFBB competition came in 2000, where he placed 2nd in the Night of Champions (Now called The New York Pro). After other various competitions he competed in his first Arnold Classic in 2001, where he placed 2nd. His first Mr. Olympia was in 2001, where he placed 11th.[citation needed]

Anthony has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding magazines, such as Flex.[volume & issue needed] Appears in Blood and Bone alongside Michael Jai White.

Melvin is widely recognized as the Best poser of the Modern Bodybuilding era. He has won the "Best posing" award at almost every event he has competed in. His stunning flexibility combined with his mass and symmetry create quite a show on stage. Not considered one of the "mass monsters" of bodybuilding, Melvin relied on his symmetry, separation, and sheer aesthetics to take down some of the larger competitors.

Stats[edit]

Height: 1.72 m

Off Season Weight: 120 kg

Competition Weight: 111 kg

Chest: 142 cm

Legs: 72 cm

Shoulders: 89 cm

Arms: 54 cm

Calves: 45 cm

Waist: 76 cm

Contest history[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleeman, Michael (2007-08-28). Killer Bodies: A Glamorous Bodybuilding Couple, a Love Triangle, and a Brutal Murder. Macmillan. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-0-312-94202-1. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 

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