Ronnie Coleman (Ronnie Dean Coleman) ( born on May 13, 1964 ) is a retired “Professional Bodybuilder”. The winner of “Mr. Olympia” bodybuilding title for Eight Years continuously in a row. He has been known as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. At the same time, his eight-times Mr. Olympia wins as a professional bodybuilder. He held the record for highest wins as an IFBB Professional with 26 ( Since defeated by Dexter Jackson).
Born May 13, 1964 (54 Years)
Monroe, Louisiana, U.S.
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight 287 - 320 lbs (130 - 145 kg)
Coleman graduated cum laude from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1984 with a BSc in Accounting. While at the university, he played American football as a middle linebacker with the GSU Tigers beneath coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, he becomes a police officer in Arlington, Texas, where he worked as an officer 1989 to 2000 and a reserve officer continuously to 2003.
His assistant officer Gustavo Arlotta advised he visit the Metroflex gym, owned by amateur bodybuilder Brian Dobson. Dobson offered Coleman a free lifetime membership if he allowed Dobson to train him for the forthcoming Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition that year. After training for Mr. Texas, Coleman won first place in both the heavyweight and overall categories. He also defeated Dobson himself. Coleman won his first competition as a professional, the Canada Pro Cup, in 1995. The subsequent year, he won the contest again, followed by a first place win in the 1997 Russian Grand Prix.
Ronnie Coleman’s Victory
Ronnie’s victory as a professional bodybuilder has led to various product endorsements and other opportunities in his career. Ronnie has visited places such as Brazil, Austria, China, and Australia. He also makes many guest appearances at gym openings all around the U.S. He has made three training videos: The Unbelievable, The Cost of Redemption, and On the Road. In these videos, he provides tips for more experienced weightlifters, while warning against overexertion and incorrect form.
During training, Coleman prefers to use free weights rather than machines in order to maximize his flexibility and range of motion. Coleman lifts weights four days per week, having cut down due to traveling and competing at fewer events. Ronnie supports the Inner City Games, an organization co-founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1991. Coleman was the receiver of the 2001 Admiral in the Texas Navy Certificate Award from Texas Governor Rick Perry for excellent achievements in bodybuilding and for the promotion of physical fitness.
In 2011, he launched Ronnie Coleman Signature Series, a company that provides sports nutrition and wellness products for bodybuilders and other athletes.
After some surgeries, Coleman announced that he has only been able to train to prevent atrophy.
Coleman is a religious Christian.
Ronnie met Lebanese-French personal trainer Rouaida Christine Achkar on March 22, 1998, at a Paris sports exposition. They married on December 28, 2007, in Beirut but divorced shortly after.
On April 11, 2016, Coleman married his long-time girlfriend, personal trainer Susan Williamson.
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Competition Weight 287 – 300 lbs (130 – 136 kg)
Off-Season Weight 315 – 320 lbs (143 – 145 kg)
Chest 60" (150 cm)
Arms 22 – 24" (56 – 61 cm)
- The First Training Video (1998)
- The Unbelievable (2000)
- The Cost of Redemption (2003)
- Relentless (2006)
- Invincible (2008)
- The Last Training Video (2009)
- Generation Iron – Ronnie Coleman: The King (2018)
Pro-Debut 1992 IFBB World Amateur Championships
Best Win IFBB Mr. Olympia 1998–2005
Predecessor Dorian Yates
Successor Jay Cutler
Active 1990 - 2009
1990 Mr. Texas (Heavyweight & Overall)
1991 World Amateur Championships (Heavyweight)
1995 Canada Pro Cup
1996 Canada Pro Cup
1997 Grand Prix Russia
1998 Night of Champions
Toronto Pro Invitational 1998
1998 Mr. Olympia
1998 Grand Prix Finland
Grand Prix Germany 1998
Mr. Olympia 1999
1999 World Pro Championships
1999 Pride Grand Prix England
2000 Mr. Brody Langley
Grand Prix England 2000
World Pro Championships 2000
2000 Mr. Olympia
2001 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
2001 Mr. Olympia
2001 New Zealand Grand Prix
2002 Mr. Olympia
2002 Grand Prix Holland
2003 Mr. Olympia
2003 Grand Prix Russia
2004 Mr. Olympia
Grand Prix England 2004
Grand Prix Holland 2004
2004Grand Prix Russia
2005 Mr. Olympia
2006 Grand Prix Austria – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 2nd, 2006
Grand Prix Romania – IFBB, 2nd
2006 Mr. Olympia – IFBB, 2nd
2007 Mr. Olympia – IFBB, 4th
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