TONY Pearson is an internationally recognized bodybuilding champion.
From his sporting success to what he’s doing now, here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Tony Pearson?
Tony Pearson, born January 11, 1957, is an American bodybuilding champion.
His bodybuilding championships included both individual and pairs competitions.
The muscle hunk – nicknamed “The Jetman” by fans – established himself as a sporting icon thanks to his incredible physique and stage presence.
As a youth, Tony, from Memphis, Tennessee, began going to the gym in high school to build his strength while recovering from a wrestling injury and was amazed at how quickly his body grew through strength training.
Tony then threw himself into bodybuilding and began bulking up before heading to California in 1976 to pursue his dream of becoming a powerlifting professional – and it was there that he met Arnold Schwarzenegger, who later became his mentor.
What competitions has Tony Pearson won?
Throughout his career, Tony received numerous awards for his exceptional physique.
The retired bodybuilder won his first Mr. Universe competition in 1979.
He also received multiple international Mr. America and IFBB titles.
His incredible contribution to the sport also earned him a spot in the Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Hall of Fame in Venice Beach in 2007, where he stood alongside the likes of Arnie, Frank Zane and Joe Weider.
Although he officially retired in 1994, his most recent success was his victory at the AAU Mr Universe Masters in 2020.
What is Tony Pearson doing now?
After retiring from competitive sports in 1994, Tony founded his personal trainer business and shared his knowledge from a 20-year career.
In May 2023, it was revealed that Tony is still fit despite retiring from work almost three decades ago.
What was Tony Pearson’s training plan?
Tony Pearson was known for his intense and disciplined approach to training.
The muscle hunk reportedly worked out twice a day.
His training techniques included increasing the weight and intensity of his exercises to continually challenge his muscles and promote growth. He followed a carefully planned split program in which he focused on specific muscle groups on different days.
Other techniques included compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts and bench presses, as well as isolation exercises to target individual muscles and achieve maximum muscle definition.
In 2023, the Mr. Universe title holder also revealed the most important tricks Build award-winning biceps muscles.