About Ronnie Coleman:
Ronald Coleman (born May 13, 1964 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA) is an American bodybuilder and a seven-time Mr. Olympia, tying Arnold Schwarzenegger for second place all time - behind Lee Haney. He is known mainly as "Ronnie Coleman", and is regarded as the current leading champion of the sport, and has won the Mr. Olympia contest every year from 1998 to 2004. He used to work as a police officer in Texas, but recently he has given up the job to focus on bodybuilding full time.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 296 lb (134 kg) (contest) 330 lb (150 kg) (off-season)
Arms: 26 in (660 mm)
Chest: 66 in (1676 mm)
Legs: 37 in (940 mm)
BiographyAlongside 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.
Coleman graduated cum laude from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1986 with a B.S degree in accounting.While attending Grambling State University Coleman also played football as a middle linebacker with the GSU Tigers under famous coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, Coleman became a police officer.
Being a police officer allowed Coleman the free time he needed to work out. Coleman's fellow officer suggested he attend a gym known as Metroflex. The owner of the gym was Brian Dobson, who happen to also be an amateur bodybuilder, offered Coleman a free lifetime membership to Metroflex if he would allow him to train Coleman for the upcoming Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition that year.
After the training for the upcoming event of Mr. Texas, Coleman won first place in both the heavy weight and overall categories. He also defeated the man that trained him, Dobson. Also in 1990 not only did Coleman take the title of Mr. Texas but he also took titles in that years National Physique Committee (NPC) Texas Championships. In 1991 Coleman also won what is probably considered one of the most prestigious competitions in amateur bodybuilding, Mr. Universe. This victory qualified him to enter the professional contest sponsored by the IFBB, the sport's largest sanctioning body.
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 undergoes a lot of travel to places such as China, Brazil, and Australia. Coleman also makes many guest appearances at gym openings all around the U.S.
Coleman has also made some training videos. His first Training Video; The Unbelievable; 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.
When working out, Coleman prefers to use free weights rather than machines in order to maximize his flexibility and range of motion. He lifts weights six days per week.
He is well-known for his humorous sayings like, "Aint nuttin' but a peanut" and has been widely-applauded for his sense of humor and affection toward his fans. He is also known for his work ethic and intense dedication to the sport of bodybuilding. He is one of the strongest bodybuilders on the professional circuit, being able to deadlift over 800 lb (363 kg) and squat nearly 900 lb (408 kg).
- 1990 Mr. Texas (Heavyweight & Overall)
- 1991 IFBB World Amateur Championships (Heavyweight)
- 1997 IFBB Grand Prix Russia
- 1998 Mr. Olympia
- 1999 Mr. Olympia
- 1999 Joe Weider's Pro World
- 1999 IFBB Grand Prix England
- 2000 Mr. Olympia
- 2000 IFBB Grand Prix England
- 2000 Joe Weider's Pro World
- 2001 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
- 2001 Mr. Olympia
- 2001 New Zealand Grand Prix
- 2002 Mr. Olympia
- 2002 Grand Prix Holland
- 2003 Mr. Olympia
- 2003 Russian Grand Prix
- 2004 Mr. Olympia