Generation Iron, released in 2013, is a documentary that features seven top bodybuilders as they train for the premier international bodybuilding title of Mr. Olympia. The documentary is a modern version of the classic Pumping Iron. The emphasis is on the personalized backgrounds of each of the seven bodybuilders and it highlights their motivations, setbacks and ultimate goals.
One engaging aspect is the highs and lows competitors experience in the sport and their ability to overcome obstacles. The athletes enjoy putting on great shows for their passionate fans who sometimes view the athletes as superhuman. Generation Iron also has appearances from several bodybuilders who are famous from previous generations, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Generation Iron humanizes these god-like bodybuilders and offers a glimpse into a specialized world