He’s the enigmatic one. Ever since Kai Greene rose from underdog to top dog by winning the 2009 Arnold Classic, the mystery of the Greene Machine, much like the man himself, has only grown bigger with time. He has layers, from his perception of bodybuilding as part sport and part art, to his belief in physique as a medium of complete expression and communication.
The beginning of his bodybuilding career helped him to build his confidence and the belief in his own ability as a bona-fide competitor. Greene spent the better part of middle school traveling to different shows and taking teen titles. Before his 19th birthday, he turned pro with a natural organization and held the distinction of being the youngest natural professional bodybuilder in the world.
Greene is as original as he is hard to pin down for the simple reason that he speaks with his body as much, if not more, than his words.
“It’s a very interesting thing to try to be your absolute best—not a percent better or a percent worse than that.” – Kai Greene