Ronnie "King" Coleman - biography and motivation

Ronnie Coleman is a bodybuilding legend, an eight-time holder of the "Mr. Olympia" title, and one of the most iconic athletes in the history of this sport.


Full name - Ronnie Dean Coleman

Born on May 13, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana, USA.

In his youth, he was interested in football and basketball, but after a knee injury, he switched to bodybuilding.

He began his training at Metroflex gym and trained there for almost his entire career.

Initially, his coach was Brian Dobson, then he trained on his own.

In 1990, he became a professional bodybuilder in the IFBB federation.

From 1998 to 2005, he dominated the "Mr. Olympia" competition, winning a total of 8 titles.

He retired in 2008 due to injuries.



Ronnie Coleman is known to almost everyone interested in bodybuilding and strength training in general. His phrases "yes buddy" and "light weight baby" are familiar to many and are incredibly motivating.




He possessed immense muscle mass.

Height - 180 cm

Competition weight - 133 kg

Off-season weight - 149 kg

Off-season biceps - 58 cm

Competition biceps - 61 cm

Thigh - 93 cm

Chest - 152 cm

Waist - 80 cm


Strength indicators

Deadlift - 365 kg.

Bench press - 250 kg.

Leg press - 1040 kg.


Training specifics

Coleman was known for his powerful strength training. He used heavy weights like a powerlifter.

He focused on compound exercises such as bench press, squats, and deadlifts.

He also trained arms and shoulders extensively.

Coleman trained 6 days a week, 2-3 hours a day.

He always tried to push himself to the limit in every workout.

He believed that progress could only be achieved through hard work.

Here you can see an example of Ronnie Coleman's training program



8-time winner of "Mr. Olympia" (1998-2005)

1-time winner of "Grand Prix Germany" (1998)

1-time winner of "Grand Prix England" (1998)

2-time winner of "Night of Champions" (1997, 1998)


He loved to "walk the weights" in the big three: deadlift, squat, and bench press. And even had excellent results in them. He could be called a versatile strength athlete.

Coleman is known for his massive biceps, which he called "peak biceps."

His motivational phrases are so popular that he is now invited to tournaments like the Arnold Classic to say them.



A very prominent representative of strength bodybuilding.

Good motivation to you.


author - Denis Strongshop 

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