REGIMENTARY Bodybuilder Robby Robinson is well-known and has been in the business for more than 50 years.
Discover everything you need to know about the remarkable 27-year career of the Mr. Olympia champion as a professional athlete.
Who is bodybuilder Robby Robinson?
Known by his stage name The Black Prince, Robby Robinson is regarded as one of the best bodybuilders of all time.
He was reared in Tallahassee, Florida, after being born in Georgia on May 24, 1946.
Robinson developed his passion for fitness while attending Florida A&M University, where he participated in a variety of sports.
During the industry’s Golden Age in the 1970s, the weightlifter achieved great success.
The great-grandfather took part in over 62 tournaments, 16 of which he won.
Due to an illness, he made the decision to permanently leave the stage after decades of achievement as an athlete.
Even though Robby retired in 2001, he still follows a rigorous exercise regimen.
The former professional bodybuilder now serves as a coach and mentor, sharing his knowledge with the next wave of athletes.
Robinson has made significant contributions to the bodybuilding community in addition to his competitive accomplishments.
He is the author of several well-known fitness-related books, such as Built, The Perfect Rep, and The Black Prince.
When did Robby Robinson start bodybuilding?
While serving as a US Army soldier stationed in Germany, the strongman developed a fascination for bodybuilding.
He departed the military in the 1970s and started weightlifting as a career.
In 1975, having participated in hundreds of amateur events, he made the decision to turn professional.
He took part in a number of competitions and soon won titles of top champion.
He won the title of Mr. America at the time, and in 1977 he went on to win the titles of Mr. World and Mr. Universe.
Due to his prominence in the weightlifting world, he was able to get roles in well-known movies.
He became well-known after appearing in the documentary “Pumping Iron.”
The movie follows the athlete as he competes in bodybuilding professionally with well-known bodybuilders Lou Ferrigno and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A few years later, Robinson starred in a small role in The Sting II, the follow-up to the well-known 1983 film The Sting.
Has Robby Robinson competed at Mr Olympia?
Robby has competed in the prestigious Mr. Olympia competition, placing in the top five every time.
He went on to win other IFBB competitions, such as the inaugural Masters Olympia in 1994 and the inaugural Night of the Champions in 1979.
In 1994, the inaugural year of the competition, he won the Masters Olympia overall.
and won the Over 50 category title in both the 1997 and 2000 competitions.