Ronnie Coleman is one of t he greats. If you wanted to make a Mt. Rushmore of bodybuilders, you’d have to put his mug up there. These are some of his best lifts, but he said that not all of them are in this video because a lot of them weren’t even captured on video…
“My team put together a compilation of my greatest lift ever caught on video. Some of my best stuff was never even captured on camera though as phones with cameras didnt exist back then. These ones arent too bad.” – Ronnie Coleman
This compilation is legitimately epic. We could watch Ronnie bend bars all day long, except that after a few minutes you get this uncontrollable desire to run to the nearly gym and start picking up heavy things and then putting them down.
Earlier this year, the legend underwent an intense 11 hour back surgery and was wheelchair-bound during his recovery.
Here’s what he had to say about it:
“So you guy’s still wanna be like me, you still want to have the same work ethic is I had. Well as you can see I’m 8 X Mr Olympia and I can’t walk. I endured an 11 hour major back surgery last Tuesday. Do I have any regrets?, if I had a chance to do it all over again would I change anything? Yes if I had a chance to do it all over again I would change one thing. That is when I squatted that 800lbs I would do 4 reps instead of 2, that is my only regret in my career. Those 2 reps I did still haunts me today because I know I had 4 in me but the coward in me only did 2. That is my only regret.”
One of the true living legends, he always has a good attitude and has been motivating lifters for generations. He reached the very peak of a very grueling sport, and he’s still around to talk about it.