Sean Waxman is a professional bodybuilder from Texas. He won Mr. America in 2003 and Mr. Universe in 2005, both times with his own team, Team Waxman. His best known accomplishment was winning the 2006 Mr. Olympia title with his own team, Team Waxman USA (USA). He is currently ranked #2 in the world, and #1 in the United States.
Waxman’s fame began when he became one of the first American competitors to compete at the 2004 Olympics. At that time he was just starting out, but after his performance there, he quickly rose up through the ranks of bodybuilding and eventually won Mr. America again in 2007 with his own team, Team Waxman USA (USA).
He has been featured in numerous magazines including Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Maxim, Shape Magazine and many others. He is also well known for his appearance on the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser” where he lost over 100 pounds.
In addition to being a successful bodybuilder, Waxman is also an actor and model. He appeared in several movies such as “Big”, “Furious 7”, “Ride Along 2,” and many others. He has also been in major ad campaigns for companies such as Reebok, Chevy, T-Mobile and others.
Waxman’s combination of success in bodybuilding competitions and acting/modeling has led to numerous endorsement deals with major companies such as Predator, AT&T, Dymatize Nutrition, Onnit and more.
Waxman has an estimated net worth of over $1 million dollars.
Waxman currently lives in Los Angeles, but he does have a home in Texas as well. He has had numerous relationships with A-list celebrities including Rita Ora, Megan Fox, and Joanna Krupa among others.
Despite the fact that his father was a professional bodybuilder, Waxman didn’t get into bodybuilding until later in life. At the age of 23 he weighed over 300 pounds. He went on a diet to try to get in shape but became frustrated because weight loss was slow. He saw his father’s bodybuilding magazines and thought that it might speed up the process.
He picked up a few weights and within a few months he was hooked. Within a year he had transformed his body into that of a true physique competitor.
He started competing in local shows and went on to win Mr. Texas twice. From there he won Mr. America and eventually Mr.
Universe. His goal now is to win the Mr. Olympia title, which many consider to be the defacto title for the best professional bodybuilder in the world. Many have tried and failed, including John Cena, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and others.
He continues to train hard and hopes to achieve his goal soon.
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Consensus statements for management of Barrett’s dysplasia and early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma, based on a Delphi process by …, R Sampliner, P Sharma, R Stuart, K Wang, I Waxman… – Gastroenterology, 2012 – Elsevier
A novel Nav1.7 mutation producing carbamazepine‐responsive erythromelalgia by …, M Melanson, SD Dib‐Hajj, SG Waxman – Annals of Neurology …, 2009 – Wiley Online Library
Intercomparison of Open-Path Trace Gas Measurements with Two Dual Frequency Comb Spectrometers by EM Waxman, KC Cossel, GW Truong… – Atmospheric …, 2017 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Uptake of FDG in the area of a recently implanted bioprosthetic mitral valve by …, SW Hayes, DS Berman, AD Waxman – Clinical nuclear …, 2004 – journals.lww.com
Resources and capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide timely and accessible care to veterans by …, D Schultz, EM Sloss, KE Watkins, DA Waxman… – 2015 – rand.org
Resources and capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide timely and accessible care to veterans by …, D Schultz, EM Sloss, KE Watkins, D Waxman… – Rand health …, 2016 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Establishing a danger zone: An anatomic study of the lingual artery in base of tongue surgery by …, AE Melkane, SA Mutchnick, JA Waxman… – The …, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
Comparison of open-path dual frequency comb spectroscopy for high-precision atmospheric gas measurements by EM Waxman, KC Cossel, GW Truong, FR Giorgetta… – 2017 – nist.gov