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Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman - The King

Meet Ronnie Coleman

In the world of bodybuilding, Ronnie Coleman is a legend. Considered the greatest bodybuilder of all times, he won his first title in 1995. Due to his superman physique, he was often referred to as “the real-life version of the Hulk”.

Ronnie won Mr. Olympia a record eight consecutive times. A record which he still holds with his fellow bodybuilder Lee Haney. He won his first Mr. Olympia title in 1998 and held the title till 2005. He was finally beaten by the four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler.

Early Days

Coleman was born in 1964 in Louisiana, US. During his college days, he played football for Grambling State University. Even after graduating with a degree in Accounting, he couldn’t find suitable work. He started working for Domino’s Pizzas where he could eat the complimentary pizzas as he was poor and couldn’t afford food.

He later became a police officer in Arlington, Texas. For him, it all started with a free membership to the gym. He admitted that when he first started lifting, he never thought it will become a career. In the beginning, it was just a hobby and it remained so for a long time even after he started bodybuilding. Once he started winning the competitions, he realized that it might be his destiny to become a pro.

Profession Life

His rise in the bodybuilding circuit was slow. When he first competed in the Mr. Olmpia in 1992, he wasn’t even ranked. The first competition that he won as a pro was the Canada Pro Cup in 1995. Later, IFBB Grand Prix Russia and Mr. Olympia are some of the most prestigious bodybuilding awards that he goes on to win.

He also participated in powerlifting competitions. In the later part of his career, he became the King of the bodybuilding world. His success as a professional bodybuilder took him around the world. During his years of training, he preferred free weights rather than machines but regular heavy lifting took a toll on his body, and he suffered many injuries.

Later Years

He retired from professional bodybuilding in 2007 after being diagnosed with a herniated disc. But after multiple surgeries and rehabilitation, he continues to work out. Coleman has a huge social media fan base on YouTube and Instagram where he shares his workout and motivates young people. He has three famous training videos: The unbelievable, The cost of redemption, and On the road where he provides tips to experienced weightlifters.

He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. Because of his massive size and impressive physique, Coleman has been widely credited to have given a new meaning to bringing the mass game to the Olympia stage. He will forever remain one of the greatest bodybuilders in history.

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