Hidetada 'Hide' Yamagishi
Division: IFBB Pro 212 Bodybuilding
Turned Pro: 2005
Height / Weight: 5-6 / 220
Location: Venice, California USA
Hide, pronounced 'hee-day', was born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. An active youth, he played many sports such as baseball, soccer, gymnastics, Syourin kunfu, judo and rugby. While playing rugby in high school, he discovered his true passion, lifting weights. By the time he finished High School, Hide had packed 50lbs. of solid muscle on his 5-7 frame. He started competing in bodybuilding in college. After several successful amateur events he decided to turn pro and eventually became the first bodybuilder from Japan to take the stage at the Olympia in 2007.