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Mr. Natural Olympia
- John Hansen
Birth date - March
- Willowbrook, Illinois
Height - 5'8"
Contest Weight -
Offseason Weight -
First Bodybuilding Contest
1979 AAU Teenage Mr.
Chicagoland, 4th place in the Short Class
Best Contest Placing(s)
1st place 1998
Natural Mr. Olympia - Pro Division, 1st place 1996
Natural Mr. Universe - Pro Division, 1st place overall
1992 Natural Mr. Universe, 1st place overall 2004
Natural America's Cup, 1st place overall 1992 Natural
Mr. North America, 1st place 1992 NPC Natural
Illinois, 1st place 1996 AAU Mr. Illinois, 1st place
1990 NPC Illinois Cup, 1st place 1986 NPC Mid-America,
1st place overall 1986 NPC Illinois State, 1st place
1981 AAU Teenage Midwest Open
Role Models in
Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Lee Labrada, Bill Pearl,
Competitors who physiques you most admire
Schwarzenegger, Sergio Oliva, Kal Szkalak, Mike Quinn,
Competitors whose personalities you most admire
Arnold, Lee Haney,
Highlight(s) of Career
Winning the Natural
Mr. Universe in 1992, Winning the first Natural Mr.
Olympia in 1998 and winning my first overall title,
the 1986 NPC Illinois State.
Biggest Disappointment(s) of
Missing my peak at
the 1994 NPC Team Universe and then missing my peak
again at the 2001 Natural Olympia when I tried to come
back from a bicep tendon rupture.
Biceps and Back
Barbell Rows and
Least Favorite Exercise
Traits you admire most in others
Traits you admire most in
Iron", "Breaking Away", "The Godfather", "Braveheart",
"Goldfinger", "Animal House", "Young Frankenstein",
"The Dark Knight", any Michael Mann movie.
Russell Crowe, Daniel
Day Lewis, Denzel Washington
Band or Performer
I love my oatmeal in
Favorite Cheat Day Treats
Can't beat chocolate
chip cookies, especially if they are home made!
Favorite Automobile - Lamborghini
Idea of a Perfect Vacation -
Any warm, tropical climate (Bahamas,
Mexico, Costa Rica) on a beach with a drink in my hand
and a beautiful woman next to me.
Favorite TV Program(s) -
"The Wire" was the best show on TV but that's over
now. I also like "Rescue Me", "Entourage" and "Mad
What would I be doing if I
wasn't a Bodybuilder
Actor. I love getting
up and performing in front of an audience. My favorite
part of competing was doing my routine at night in
front of an audience.
Long Term Bodybuilding Ambitions
I want to be the
Arnold Schwarzenegger of Natural Bodybuilding by
writing books, producing DVD's, promoting natural
bodybuilding competitions and promoting the benefits
of bodybuilding to the mainstream media. I have done
some of that but I plan on doing a lot more in the
I like most about Bodybuilding
The discipline and
total dedication that is required to create a
"perfect" physique, the feeling of training heavy with
concentrated effort and the realization of achieving
What I dislike most about
The sacrifice that
comes with dieting, shaving my legs and incompetent
Advice I would give other
Have a plan for your
bodybuilding career. Decide early what you want to
accomplish in this sport and then build a strategy to
make it happen. This will help keep you focused and
motivated through the setbacks and losses.
A little more about me...
I LOVE movies! I was
a movie critic for my high school newspaper and my
college newspaper. I go to see movies all the time and
I read the reviews each week in the paper. I will
drive to a theater far away from me just to see a
movie that got great reviews. I can see me writing a
movie script in the future and I would love to attend
the Oscars one year.
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