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Wikipedia Summary for Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Dean Coleman (born May 13, 1964) is an American retired professional bodybuilder. The winner of the Mr. Olympia title for eight consecutive years, he is regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. Alongside his eight Mr. Olympia wins, he held the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26 titles until it was broken by Dexter Jackson.

Quote: I don't know how well-known it is, but I had back surgery in '07, and it took about two years to recover. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I don't know how well-known it is, but I had back surgery in '07, and it took about two years to recover.


Quote: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but doesn't anybody want to lift heavy ass weights! by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but doesn't anybody want to lift heavy ass weights!


Quote: The real workout starts when you want to stop. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

The real workout starts when you want to stop.


Quote: There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.


Quote: I'm always trying to improve on my overall package. Just try to get a little bit harder and maintain the same muscle quality. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I'm always trying to improve on my overall package. Just try to get a little bit harder and maintain the same muscle quality.


Quote: It's hard to be at your best and to know exactly what is your best at all times because even when you do see yourself, you think you could be better, and you often feel that there is something you could have done differently. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

It's hard to be at your best and to know exactly what is your best at all times because even when you do see yourself, you think you could be better, and you often feel that there is something you could have done differently.


Quote: It is a lot of pressure to prepare for the Mr. Olympia. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

It is a lot of pressure to prepare for the Mr. Olympia.


Quote: I probably get in, like, five meals a day; every now and then, I get six. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I probably get in, like, five meals a day; every now and then, I get six.


Quote: I train heavy and hard every workout. That's the only way I knew. I know it was the key to my success. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I train heavy and hard every workout. That's the only way I knew. I know it was the key to my success.


Quote: You have to train the best way that is suited to you, a way that will allow you to progress. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

You have to train the best way that is suited to you, a way that will allow you to progress.


Quote: As my athletic career was coming to an end in 2007, I asked myself, do I want to work for somebody, or go out and make a difference? by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

As my athletic career was coming to an end in 2007, I asked myself, do I want to work for somebody, or go out and make a difference?


Quote: I've been in pain for so long now I'm just used to it. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I've been in pain for so long now I'm just used to it.


Quote: Progress takes time and discipline. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Progress takes time and discipline.


Quote: I hate dieting. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I hate dieting.


Quote: It is important to have people believe in you. With this support, what you can achieve is limitless. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

It is important to have people believe in you. With this support, what you can achieve is limitless.


Quote: The next thing I would have to go with is diet because it is so hard and mentally tough. By comparison the training is the easiest of them all because it's my hobby as well as my job. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

The next thing I would have to go with is diet because it is so hard and mentally tough. By comparison the training is the easiest of them all because it's my hobby as well as my job.


Quote: I learned the ins and outs of the supplements business as a bodybuilder. I'd worked with some of the companies, and I knew a lot about the products. Some of them worked OK, and some of them didn't. I wanted all of them to work, not just for me, but for other people, too. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote; white text on black background

I learned the ins and outs of the supplements business as a bodybuilder. I'd worked with some of the companies, and I knew a lot about the products. Some of them worked OK, and some of them didn't. I wanted all of them to work, not just for me, but for other people, too.


Quote: There are times I have to diet 16 weeks at a go, and I had to miss out on stuff I love, like burgers and birthday parties. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

There are times I have to diet 16 weeks at a go, and I had to miss out on stuff I love, like burgers and birthday parties.


Quote: I take about 12 weeks to get ready for a show. But I train all year round. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I take about 12 weeks to get ready for a show. But I train all year round.




Quote: I have fans from every level of the fitness world, whether it's the elite competitor or just someone living a healthy lifestyle, and it's been my goal since day one to make sure that my brand has something to offer everyone. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I have fans from every level of the fitness world, whether it's the elite competitor or just someone living a healthy lifestyle, and it's been my goal since day one to make sure that my brand has something to offer everyone.


Quote: I'll be a diehard bodybuilder until my last breath, but I want my brand and the movement we are creating to touch all aspect of the fitness community. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I'll be a diehard bodybuilder until my last breath, but I want my brand and the movement we are creating to touch all aspect of the fitness community.


Quote: I've always been a big guy -- I was much larger and stronger than my peers when I was 13 years old. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I've always been a big guy -- I was much larger and stronger than my peers when I was 13 years old.


Quote: I'm a body builder, so we do a lot of stuff on repetition. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I'm a body builder, so we do a lot of stuff on repetition.


Quote: When I graduated from college, I tried my hardest to get a job at an accounting firm, and it just wasn't meant to be. I ended up delivering pizzas and newspapers. I knew my life was cracked up to be a little more. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

When I graduated from college, I tried my hardest to get a job at an accounting firm, and it just wasn't meant to be. I ended up delivering pizzas and newspapers. I knew my life was cracked up to be a little more.


Quote: I endorsed supplements for about 15-20 years and made a lot of people a lot of money, so I figured I should do my own line and make my own money. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I endorsed supplements for about 15-20 years and made a lot of people a lot of money, so I figured I should do my own line and make my own money.


Quote: Father Time and injuries are tough adversaries. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Father Time and injuries are tough adversaries.


Quote: For the most part, I would say that I have always had a great love for the sport, just doing what I do. I think my success could be greatly attributed to that. I don't look at it like it's a job or anything like that. Its more like a hobby, something I have fun doing. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote; white text on black background

For the most part, I would say that I have always had a great love for the sport, just doing what I do. I think my success could be greatly attributed to that. I don't look at it like it's a job or anything like that. Its more like a hobby, something I have fun doing.


Quote: I've never really considered myself as being the best bodybuilder. I always try to let the people decide that. I just try to do the best I can do at whatever it is that I'm doing. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I've never really considered myself as being the best bodybuilder. I always try to let the people decide that. I just try to do the best I can do at whatever it is that I'm doing.


Quote: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder.


Quote: I never focus on contraction. I'm focusing on my muscle. I'm not focusing on a certain style of lifting or contracting. I'm just trying to get the weight up. I'm trying to build muscle. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I never focus on contraction. I'm focusing on my muscle. I'm not focusing on a certain style of lifting or contracting. I'm just trying to get the weight up. I'm trying to build muscle.


Quote: Ain't nuttin' to it,but ta do it! by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Ain't nuttin' to it,but ta do it!


Quote: Aint nuttin' but a peanut. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Aint nuttin' but a peanut.


Quote: The more I have to do, the better off I am. I'm not really one to sit around and relax and take it easy. I always like having something to do. Even though I'm not competing, I'm going to be making a lot of appearances, doing guest posings and seminars. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

The more I have to do, the better off I am. I'm not really one to sit around and relax and take it easy. I always like having something to do. Even though I'm not competing, I'm going to be making a lot of appearances, doing guest posings and seminars.


Quote: If you take a hammer and hit something over and over again, it's gonna be destroyed. I don't wanna destroy my body cause I want my body to last me as long as it possible can. If you train hard and push it everyday, your body is going to wear out. So I give my body time to recover. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote: If you take a hammer and hit something over and over again, it's gonna be destroyed. I don't wanna destroy my body cause I want my body to last me as long as it possible can. If you train hard and push it everyday, your body is going to wear out. So I give my body time to recover.- black text on quotes background

If you take a hammer and hit something over and over again, it's gonna be destroyed. I don't wanna destroy my body cause I want my body to last me as long as it possible can. If you train hard and push it everyday, your body is going to wear out. So I give my body time to recover.


Quote: I've attained my mass basically by training hard and very, very heavy. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I've attained my mass basically by training hard and very, very heavy.


Quote: Just because your triceps have fallen behind your biceps, doesn't mean you should back off your triceps workouts. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Just because your triceps have fallen behind your biceps, doesn't mean you should back off your triceps workouts.


Quote: There's no secrets or magic tricks to being successful in life. It's plain and simple. Work harder than everyone else and the only way to do that is to do it. It may sound silly but it's the truth and there aint nothing to it but to do it! by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

There's no secrets or magic tricks to being successful in life. It's plain and simple. Work harder than everyone else and the only way to do that is to do it. It may sound silly but it's the truth and there aint nothing to it but to do it!


Quote: The gym is one of the few places where I can just be myself without any hindrances and inhibitions. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

The gym is one of the few places where I can just be myself without any hindrances and inhibitions.


Quote: Perfecting your form and technique at early stages will go a long way. Don't compromise on the big lifts -- deadlifts, squats, and bench-presses. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Perfecting your form and technique at early stages will go a long way. Don't compromise on the big lifts -- deadlifts, squats, and bench-presses.


Quote: Knowledge is the real power. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Knowledge is the real power.


Quote: Time between sets should be short and just long enough so that you are sufficiently recovered to hit the next set hard. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Time between sets should be short and just long enough so that you are sufficiently recovered to hit the next set hard.


Quote: It seems that, every day, a new brand is popping up, and everyone has become an expert on supplements and training. Hey, there's a lot of great brands and products out there, but there are also those just looking to grab a piece of the money pie. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

It seems that, every day, a new brand is popping up, and everyone has become an expert on supplements and training. Hey, there's a lot of great brands and products out there, but there are also those just looking to grab a piece of the money pie.


Quote: Get proper training right from the beginning. It prevents injuries and avoids wasting your time with misdirected effort, which is what most people generally don't understand. Give it your all from day one. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Get proper training right from the beginning. It prevents injuries and avoids wasting your time with misdirected effort, which is what most people generally don't understand. Give it your all from day one.


Quote: It's just really cool to see high profile trainers, athletes, and celebs using my products and loving them. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

It's just really cool to see high profile trainers, athletes, and celebs using my products and loving them.


Quote: Your body produces a lot less testosterone each and every single year no matter who you are. We are all human, nobody is super human. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Your body produces a lot less testosterone each and every single year no matter who you are. We are all human, nobody is super human.


Quote: I work out every body part twice a week, and that is what helps me stay in shape. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I work out every body part twice a week, and that is what helps me stay in shape.


Quote: Never underestimate the power of wide-grip pull-ups to develop width and size. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Never underestimate the power of wide-grip pull-ups to develop width and size.


Quote: I am not a trainer, hence I cannot advise youngsters on the use of supplements or the way to build their bodies. But I can tell them one thing that I did -- find a good, honest trainer. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I am not a trainer, hence I cannot advise youngsters on the use of supplements or the way to build their bodies. But I can tell them one thing that I did -- find a good, honest trainer.




Quote: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.


Quote: When you hit failure your workout has just begun. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

When you hit failure your workout has just begun.


Quote: I eat chicken and rice, steak, and baked potato. That's it. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I eat chicken and rice, steak, and baked potato. That's it.


Quote: Recovery is not a gift from clinicians, but the responsibility of us all. We must become confident in our own ability to change our lives, we must give up being reliant on others doing everything for us. We must have the confidence to give up being ill so that we can start being recovered. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote: Recovery is not a gift from clinicians, but the responsibility of us all. We must become confident in our own ability to change our lives, we must give up being reliant on others doing everything for us. We must have the confidence to give up being ill so that we can start being recovered.- black text on quotes background

Recovery is not a gift from clinicians, but the responsibility of us all. We must become confident in our own ability to change our lives, we must give up being reliant on others doing everything for us. We must have the confidence to give up being ill so that we can start being recovered.


Quote: When you love something as much as I love bodybuilding you don't have to do much extra to push yourself, it just happens. There were some tough times and when those came up I just used my mental strength to push through knowing that my mind controlled everything. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

When you love something as much as I love bodybuilding you don't have to do much extra to push yourself, it just happens. There were some tough times and when those came up I just used my mental strength to push through knowing that my mind controlled everything.


Quote: Bodybuilding is a hobby. At least for me it is. I've trained since i was 12 or 13 years old. It's a hobby I just have so much fun with it. I get so much enjoyment from it. To have your job as your hobby -- life don't get better than that. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Bodybuilding is a hobby. At least for me it is. I've trained since i was 12 or 13 years old. It's a hobby I just have so much fun with it. I get so much enjoyment from it. To have your job as your hobby -- life don't get better than that.


Quote: I have had quite a few injuries during my time and if you are not injured in this sport bodybuilding, you are not doing anything. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I have had quite a few injuries during my time and if you are not injured in this sport bodybuilding, you are not doing anything.


Quote: Women really do pay attention to a man's glutes. A tight, compact ass is often voted even more desirable than muscular arms and chest. So, if you're lacking, start squatting! by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Women really do pay attention to a man's glutes. A tight, compact ass is often voted even more desirable than muscular arms and chest. So, if you're lacking, start squatting!


Quote: I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it.


Quote: I'm always positive when it comes to professional bodybuilding, hell I'm Mr. Olympia for God's sake. If I'm number one in our sport and I have a negative attitude then our sport don't need me and I don't need our sport. There are problems and controversy in all sports. That's really unavoidable. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote: I'm always positive when it comes to professional bodybuilding, hell I'm Mr. Olympia for God's sake. If I'm number one in our sport and I have a negative attitude then our sport don't need me and I don't need our sport. There are problems and controversy in all sports. That's really unavoidable.- black text on quotes background

I'm always positive when it comes to professional bodybuilding, hell I'm Mr. Olympia for God's sake. If I'm number one in our sport and I have a negative attitude then our sport don't need me and I don't need our sport. There are problems and controversy in all sports. That's really unavoidable.


Quote: Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.


Quote: Bodybuilding is about building your body. Whether you do it to maintain your fitness levels, climb Everest, run the marathon, or be a competitive bodybuilder is up to you. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Bodybuilding is about building your body. Whether you do it to maintain your fitness levels, climb Everest, run the marathon, or be a competitive bodybuilder is up to you.


Quote: Nutrition is 150 per cent of the bodybuilding formula. It's that important. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Nutrition is 150 per cent of the bodybuilding formula. It's that important.


Quote: Australia is my favorite place to visit. The fans are great, and the sport of bodybuilding is huge. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Australia is my favorite place to visit. The fans are great, and the sport of bodybuilding is huge.


Quote: Competitive bodybuilding is a niche sport, but bodybuilding is for everybody. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Competitive bodybuilding is a niche sport, but bodybuilding is for everybody.




Quote: My supplements are similar to my training -- I always commit to being a better version of myself. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

My supplements are similar to my training -- I always commit to being a better version of myself.


Quote: No dessert. I don't do dessert. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

No dessert. I don't do dessert.


Quote: My biggest competition is always myself. I mean no disrespect, but I do not look at any of the guys as being my competition for the simple reason that I can't control how they're going to look. I can only control how I look. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

My biggest competition is always myself. I mean no disrespect, but I do not look at any of the guys as being my competition for the simple reason that I can't control how they're going to look. I can only control how I look.


Quote: The treatment from the Arnold Classic to the Olympia is, of course, a little bit different, but overall the quality of the shows and the way they are put on... I think they are the same. It's just that the Olympia has been around for so long, and it is considered the Super Bowl of bodybuilding. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote: The treatment from the Arnold Classic to the Olympia is, of course, a little bit different, but overall the quality of the shows and the way they are put on... I think they are the same. It's just that the Olympia has been around for so long, and it is considered the Super Bowl of bodybuilding.- black text on quotes background

The treatment from the Arnold Classic to the Olympia is, of course, a little bit different, but overall the quality of the shows and the way they are put on... I think they are the same. It's just that the Olympia has been around for so long, and it is considered the Super Bowl of bodybuilding.


Quote: Where I'm from, Bastrop, Louisiana, you played football, basketball, and baseball; you ran track -- and that was about it. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Where I'm from, Bastrop, Louisiana, you played football, basketball, and baseball; you ran track -- and that was about it.


Quote: I used to think that my career was to be a police officer, and that is what I was put here to do. But I always kept the faith and always worked hard on my goals and I finally found out on Sept. 25, 1998, why I was put here -- (God) called me here to be Mr. Olympia. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of Ronnie Coleman quote; white text on black background

I used to think that my career was to be a police officer, and that is what I was put here to do. But I always kept the faith and always worked hard on my goals and I finally found out on Sept. 25, 1998, why I was put here -- (God) called me here to be Mr. Olympia.


Quote: I quit working in the police force full time only after I won my third Mr. Olympia. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

I quit working in the police force full time only after I won my third Mr. Olympia.


Quote: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight. by author Ronnie Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronnie Coleman with quote

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.


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