Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman

Bodybuilder Profile: Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman (born May 13, 1964) is a retired American professional bodybuilder from Bastrop, Louisiana and is the winner of the prestigious Mr. Olympia bodybuilding title 8 years in a row. He also holds the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26, breaking the record of 22 previously (held by Vince Taylor). Many call Coleman the greatest of all time. Without a doubt, Ronnie Coleman is an absolute beast with a contest weight of about nearly 300 pounds, which is not something most could achieve.

Coleman got his start as a football player and became addicted to the weights as a way to excel in football. He continued playing football while he attended Grambling State University where he graduated cum laude in 1986 with a BSc in accounting. He played under coach Eddie Robinson as a middle linebacker. After graduation, he became a police officer in Arlington, Texas, where he served as an officer from 1989 to 2000 and a reserve officer until 2003. While he was part of the police force, fellow officers had him check out a gym in their neighborhood whose clientele consisted of powerlifters and bodybuilders. You can pretty much guess what happened next. Soon after earning his IFBB Pro Card, he began bringing the titles in.

Coleman married his girlfriend of 9 years, Rouaida Christine Achkar, on December 28, 2007 in Beirut, Lebanon. They reside in Arlington, Texas. They have two daughters, Jamilleah Coleman and Valencia Daniel Coleman.

Coleman is a devout Christian.

Physical Stats

Ronnie Coleman

(Contest Shape)
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Contest Weight: 300 Lbs (2.8% Body Fat)
Off-Season Weight: 340 Lbs
Chest: 60″
Waist: 36″
Arms: 24″ (25″ Off-Season)
Forearms: 20″
Thighs: 36″
Calves: 22″

Personal Records

Deadlift – 900 Lbs x 1 Rep
Squat – 855 Lbs x 1 Rep
Bench press – 500 Lbs x 5 Reps, 200 Lbs Dumbbells x 12 Reps
Military press – 315 Lbs x 12 Reps, 160 Lbs Dumbbells x 8 Reps

Coleman is also known for his 2,400 Lbs Leg Press x 8 Reps, 585 Lbs Front Squat x 6 Reps, 735 Lbs Barbell Shrug x 10 Reps, 250 Lbs Dumbbell Shrug x 15 Reps, 500 Lbs Barbell Row x 8 Reps, 540 Lbs T-bar Row x 8 Reps and 225 Lbs Barbell Curl, 180 Lbs Triceps Extension, 250 Lbs + 45 Lbs Lat Pull Down, 250 Lbs + 90 Lbs Low cable Row.

Bodybuilding Titles

1990 Mr. Texas (Heavyweight & Overall)
1991 World Amateur Championships (Heavyweight)
1995 Canada Pro Cup
1996 Canada Pro Cup bh
1997 Grand Prix Russia
1998 Toronto Pro Invitational
1998 Mr. Olympia
1998 Grand Prix Finland
1999 Mr. Olympia
1999 World Pro Championships
1999 Grand Prix England
2000 Mr. Brody Langley
2000 Grand Prix England
2000 World Pro Championships
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
2004 Grand Prix England
2004 Grand Prix Holland
2004 Grand Prix Russia
2005 Mr. Olympia
2006 Grand Prix Austria – IFBB, 2nd
2006 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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