Saturday, 26 October 2013

Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Dean Coleman (born May 13, 1964) is an American professional bodybuilder who holds eight straight wins as Mr. Olympia, a record career total that he shares with Lee Haney. Alongside his eight Mr. Olympia wins as a professional bodybuilder, Coleman holds the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26. He broke the previous record (held by Vince Taylor at 22 wins) in Moscow on November 5, 2004.

Ronnie Coleman graduated cum laude from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1986 with a BSc in accounting. While attending Grambling State University, Coleman played football as a middle linebacker with the GSU Tigers under coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, Coleman became a police officer in Arlington, Texas. He served as an officer from 1989 to 2000 and as a reserve officer until 2003.

Coleman's fellow officer Gustavo Arlotta suggested he attend the Metroflex gym, owned by amateur bodybuilder Brian Dobson. Dobson offered Coleman a free lifetime membership if he would allow him to train Coleman for the upcoming Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition that year. After training for the upcoming event of Mr. Texas, Coleman won first place in both the heavyweight and overall categories.

He also defeated the man who trained him, Dobson. Coleman won his first competition as a professional the Canada Pro Cup in 1995. The following year he won the contest again. Followed by a first place win in 1997, The Russian Grand Prix. Coleman's success as a professional bodybuilder has led to many product endorsements and other opportunities in his career.


Due to his bodybuilding profession, Coleman has visited Brazil, China, and Australia. Coleman also makes many guest appearances at gym openings all around the United States. Coleman has also made training videos, The Unbelievable (his first training video), The Cost of Redemption and On the Road. In these videos, Coleman gives tips for more experienced weightlifters, while warning against over exertion and improper form.

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