Ronnie Coleman

Ronald Coleman ( born May 13, 1964 in Monroe, Louisiana; actually Ronald Dean " Ronnie " Coleman, known as " Big Ron ", or King Coleman ) is an American bodybuilder.


Ronnie Coleman started in 1991 at the world amateur championships of the IFBB in the Polish city of Katowice and triumphed in the heavyweight class. With a body weight of just 97 kg, he was one of the easiest winner of the last years. Coleman then moved into the professional and took the following year for the first time at the Mr. Olympia contest, which has the highest sporting significance in bodybuilding. In this competition, in which the Englishman Dorian Yates was able to win the first of his six Mr. Olympia titles, Coleman did not reach the Round of 15 starters. After Coleman 's failure to qualify for the Mr. Olympia in 1993, he started again in 1994 and finished in 15th place in the final in 1995 when Coleman won Canada Pro Cup his first win in the pros, he was able to repeat the following year. In the same year Coleman at the Mr. O. improved to 10th rank. In the following two years, succeeded Coleman at prestigious tournament ever made ​​it into the top 10, he gives six and nine remained rather low-key with the squares.

1998 saw the breakthrough for Coleman. After he was able to win one of the traditional competitions with the Night of the Champions, he surpassed this triumph again at the Mr. Olympia and sat down in the absence of retired defending champion Dorian Yates tiny margin ahead of Flex Wheeler by. By 2005, Coleman won the tournament eight times in a row and thus equaled the record of his compatriot Lee Haney, who won this title 1984-1991 also eight times. Since the beginning of the 21st century, but grew up with Jay Cutler a serious competitor for Coleman at the Mr. Olympia zoom. After Coleman this could point total of four times on the second place in the Mr. O. (2001, 2003-2005), he had to ultimately bend his nine years younger opponents in 2006.

In preparation for the Mr. Olympia 2007, the decision was expected by the public with voltage if Ronnie Coleman could reclaim the title once again. This plan failed, however, because Coleman in this contest according to many observers no longer had the form of recent years. While Jay Cutler was able to defend his title, Coleman ultimately took a flattering fourth place. Nevertheless, he was adopted by the audience with a standing ovation, as this was his last appearance on a Mr. Olympia stage simultaneously.


Ronnie Coleman started training with weights when he was given a free membership at Metro Flex Gym; his favorite exercises are lunges. Even while he was able to win the Mr. Olympia, he continued his career as a police officer at the Arlington Police Department ( Texas) to. Coleman is a devout Christian, lives in Arlington ( Texas) and has two daughters.

Ronnie Coleman is sponsored by the supplement company BSN.

Body measurements

At a size of 1.80 m Coleman had a competition weight of just 135 kg ( 2004 Olympics ) in the later years of his career. Outside the contest form ( off-season ), it was up to 150 kilograms.

  • Upper arm circumference: 61 cm
  • Chest: 156 cm
  • Thigh circumference: 89 cm

Training Videos

  • Ronnie Coleman's First Training Video shows him training after the 1997 Mr. Olympia.
  • The Unbelievable shows Coleman's daily activities in preparation for the 2000 Mr. Olympia. Some scenes include: 2x800lb ( 362.87 kg ) Deadlift, 12 × 200 lb ( 90.72 kg ) dumbbell bench press, 5 x 585lb ( 265.35 kg ) front squat (free).
  • The Cost of Redemption shows Coleman's 800 lb ( 362.87 kg ) squats (2 × ), 2300 lb ( 1020.58 kg ) leg press ( 8x), 495 lb ( 224.53 kg ) bench press (5 × ) and 75 lb ( 34.02 kg ) arm curls. The Cost of Redemption is Coleman's preparation for the 2003's Mr. Olympia.
  • On The Road takes 115 minutes and shows Ronnie's training (101 minutes) 14 minutes Special features. On The Road was filmed in Australia less than a week after the 2005 Mr. Olympia.
  • Relentless - lasts 5 hours and 52 minutes and was filmed in Arlington, Texas, the video shows Ronnie Coleman at home and during exercise.
  • Invincible - 6 hours. two DVD. recorded on 9 and 10 July and 3 and September 4, 2007

Main Title

  • IFBB Mr. Olympia (1998-2005)
  • IFBB Arnold Classic ( 2001)
  • IFBB Night of Champions (1998)
  • IFBB Pro World Championships ( 1999, 2000)
  • IFBB Canada PROCUP (1995, 1996)
  • IFBB Grand Prix Russia (1997, 2003, 2004)
  • IFBB Toronto Pro Invitational (1998)
  • IFBB Grand Prix Finland ( 1998)
  • IFBB Grand Prix Germany (1998)
  • IFBB Grand Prix England (1999, 2000, 2004 )
  • IFBB New Zealand Grand Prix (2001)
  • IFBB Grand Prix Holland (2002, 2004)
  • IFBB World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships (1991 )