GREG KOVACS - R.I.P. 1968-2013 PDF Print E-mail

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The bodybuilding world was saddened to hear of the death on November 25th of IFBB pro Greg Kovacs of an apparent heart attack. Greg was born in Niagara Falls, Canada and continued to live there until his untimely demise at the age of 44. After winning the Canadian National Championship in 1996, Greg made his IFBB pro debut in 1997.  His best placing was 13th at the 2004 Arnold Classic.



Although his entire pro career spanned only five contests, Greg was something of a legend in the sport because of his jaw-dropping size. He was the personification of the term “Mass Monster”. At 188 cm tall, Greg had a contest weight of around 136 kgs, and in the off-season he would top 180 kg! With 64 cm biceps, a 178 cm chest, and thighs that measured 90 cm around, the man truly was a monster. He also rightly deserved his erstwhile title of the “Strongest Bodybuilder On The Planet” with a 318 kg bench press, a 227 kg shoulder press, 227 kg bent over row, and a stunning 920 kg leg press. Plates were very scarce in the gym when Greg was leg pressing!


After retiring in 2005, Greg devoted his time to coaching other competitive athletes. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Greg’s wife and his family and friends, who now face the prospect of the Christmas season without the man whose heart and soul was every bit as big as his physique. Rest in peace.