Craig Golias: The Massive Monster

AKA “The Goliath” – The appropriately named bodybuilding beast.

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About Craig

Craig Golias is an American bodybuilder. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he still lives to this day. As a teenager, Golias was tall and very thin. He knew that he wanted to one day become big and muscled like the bodybuilders he would see in magazines. He pursued his dream at age twenty.

Golias trained to achieve his goals all day, every day. He rarely stopped lifting weights to take a break. He began eating large, calorie-dense meals.

Golias was inspired and motivated by his friend, the now deceased bodybuilder, Rich Piana. Piana pushed Golias to reach and surpass his bodybuilding goals.

Eventually, Golias grew from 150 pounds to 350, gaining 200 pounds of muscle. His hard work and dedication paid off.

During this time, Golias won several awards as a competitive bodybuilder. He placed first in one contest and second in a couple of others.

In 2012, Golias began posting pictures of himself and his workout routine on Instagram. His large size drew in a large crowd of followers. He now has over 250,000 Instagram followers.

Golias makes his living as a professional bodybuilder. He offers online fitness coaching and sells his own merchandise.

His social media following and awards have helped to make him famous in the online bodybuilding and fitness communities. The community knows Golias for his size, dedication, and positive attitude.

Age & Birthday

Craig Golias is 37 years old and was born February 7, 1983.


Height: 6’3”
Weight: 350


  • Breast: 62″
  • Biceps: 23″



Most of the time, Craig Golias eats a high-protein and high-carb diet. He eats very large portions of vegetables, egg whites, white rice, beef, and turkey. Golias also takes many protein shakes.

About half of Golias’ diet is composed of protein shakes that are designed to help him gain weight. His shakes are full of protein and low-glycemic carbohydrates. The shakes are a major source of the energy he uses for his intense gym workouts.

While Golias’s regular diet usually keeps him muscled and lean, sometimes he needs to drop some body fat. On the rare occasions that he needs to lose some fat, Golias cuts out the carbs in his diet. Golias will also increase his protein and leafy green vegetable intake to help him feel full on his diet.

Golias doesn’t like going any diet because he loses a lot of muscle in addition to the fat, even if he eats more protein.

Training & Workout Routine

Craig Golias works out at the gym six days out of every week. He exercises a different part of his body every day. Most of the time, Golias engages in strength training.

Golias rarely does cardio unless he’s on a diet. On a diet, he only does an hour of regular-steady cardio on each workout day. He drops the cardio as soon as he reaches his diet goal.

His favorite area to work on is his chest. It’s actually the only area he likes to workout. He forces himself to get through the exercise when he’s working on his other areas.

Here’s what he does on each day of the week:

  • Chest and hamstrings on Mondays.
  • Arms on Tuesdays.
  • Back on Wednesdays.
  • Calves on Thursday.
  • Shoulders on Fridays.
  • Quads on Saturdays.

Best Known For

Craig Golias is best known for his size. After he had begun posting pictures of his bodybuilding progress to his Instagram account, his body quickly attracted the attention of users. His extremely large physique is unique in the world of bodybuilding. Golias is so large that he has earned the nickname Goliath.

Achievements & Awards

2007 Awards

  • 1st in the NPC Junior California Bodybuilding and Figure Contest
  • 2nd in the Mr. And Ms. Muscle Beach Bodybuilding And Figure Contest

2008 Award

  • 6th in the NPC Excalibur Bodybuilding And Figure Championships

2009 Award

  • 16th in the NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships

2010 Awards

  • 2nd in the NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships
  • 16th in the NPC USA Championships

How Craig Can Inspire Us

Golias hasn’t just reached his lifelong dream; he’s surpassed it. He’s larger than the men he once looked up to, and he’s doing what he loves for a living.

Craig Golias’ success is an inspiration to anyone striving to get massive. He has shown that hard work does pay off. His dedication and drive to push through the difficult times allowed him to succeed.

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