A BODYBUILDING legend who has won eight championships has revealed his biggest reward yet.
Champion athlete Lee Haney63, brought to Instagram to tell his loyal followers that being a father has brought him more joy than anything else – including eight times he won Mr Olympia.
veteran bodybuilder made it clear his priority was to his family and posted an adorable picture of him holding his young daughter.
The father wrote: “Of all the things I’ve accomplished, being a father is my greatest reward.
“Beyond all earthly riches, a man’s strength is his children. As predestined by God. My daughter, Olympia.”
The WE the athlete has miraculously managed to dominate the bodybuilding world despite making sure the sport comes in second to his family.
During his decade-long career, he held Mr. Olympia giant title eight times from 1984-1991, establishing himself as one of the most honored athletes in the game.
Haney, known as Hercules, had an incredible streak that rivaled the likes of Ronnie Coleman thank him amazing physique and extraordinary work ethic.
He even broke Arnold Schwarzeneggerrecord seven consecutive wins.
He likes one day three days, one day off training routine throughout his career – this allows him to carry out his responsibilities as a father.
However, even with all her talents and daily habits, the star still admits that he has to endure the pressure.
Haney revealed in an interview with Labrada Nutrition founder Lee Labrada: “When you’re at the top, there’s nowhere to go but down.
“Pressure how I stay here, do something different to bring back a better package than last time.”
Hercules continued: “All of that goes through your mind – and if you don’t keep them together, that can create a lot of stress.”
The former athlete explained that he was only able to “maintain his sanity” thanks to the unwavering support from his beloved wife Shirley.
“My wife was there with me,” he continued. “I am a husband, I am a father. I had two children while I was still playing.
“I guess some people might say it’s a distraction, but for me it helps me maintain my sanity.
“I don’t think about how many innings and how many reps, over and over again.”
The 63-year-old retired at 31, before turning to personal training and working with athletes like boxers Evander Holyfield.
Now, he posts a lot about his family online and offers tips and advice to his inquisitive followers.
He also encourages clean eating and a healthy lifestyle but still hitting the gym.
His longtime fans have given a lot of love and support to the recent post to his family man’s approach.
One follower replied: “Instantly become my favorite Mr. Olympia with just this post.”
Another said: “I love that you put paternity above your medals.”