Former IFBB Pro bodybuilder and current trainer Chris “The Real Deal” Cormier will be the latest athlete to have a documentary released that shares his story and career. “Chris Cormier: I Am the Real Deal” will be available to watch online on November 28. It is produced by Hook Media and Gary Phillips Photography out of Australia.
Among those that are included in the film are Cormier himself, Flex Wheeler, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Dexter Jackson and other competitors and journalists that were a part of the 90’s bodybuilding scene.
Cormier shared his thoughts after seeing the film for the first time himself.
“I’m telling you, man, you gotta see this film. It’s very in depth, very transparent. So much muscle action, so much realness; real footage, behind the scenes footage that no one’s ever seen before – that I hadn’t seen myself.”
About Chris Cormier
Cormier’s first big win onstage came at the 1987 NPC Teen Nationals. In 1993 he earned his pro card by winning the 1993 NPC USA Championships. Among his most notable wins as a professional were the 1997 Night of Champions, four consecutive wins at the Ironman Pro 1999-2002, and two victories at the Grand Prix Australia (2001 and 2003).
He is also known for the titles he missed out on. His best finish at the Mr. Olympia was 3rd in both 1999 and 2002. He also placed 2nd at the Arnold Classic six years in a row from 2000-2005 but was never able to win that contest. He also had a reputation for partying, which some critics say is to blame for him not achieving greater success.
In 2006, Cormier had to be hospitalized due to an infected spine after suffering an injury while training. He suffered a triceps injury after that which led to his retirement from competition. In recent years he has worked as a coach to some of bodybuilding’s current crop of athletes, including former Classic Physique Olympia winner Breon Ansley.
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