IFBB Mr. Olympia 1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005
Ronnie Coleman is a retired American professional bodybuilder who is widely regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. He is a former Mr. Olympia, the highest title in professional bodybuilding, which he held for eight consecutive years from 1998 to 2005.
Coleman was born on May 13, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana. He grew up in a poor household and began working as a police officer in Arlington, Texas, after completing high school. Despite his demanding job, Coleman found time to pursue his passion for bodybuilding and began competing in local contests.
In 1991, Coleman won the National Physique Committee (NPC) USA Championship, which earned him a professional bodybuilding card. He made his professional debut at the 1992 Night of Champions, where he placed fourth.
Coleman continued to compete in professional bodybuilding contests, and in 1998, he won his first Mr. Olympia title. He would go on to win the Mr. Olympia title eight times in a row, a feat that had not been accomplished since the 1970s.
In addition to his impressive Mr. Olympia titles, Coleman also won the Arnold Classic, the largest bodybuilding competition in the world, a record eight times.
He was also named the World’s Strongest Bodybuilder by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) in 2003.
Coleman was known for his massive size and impressive muscularity. He was also known for his dedication to training and his strict diet, which he followed year-round in order to maintain his physique.
Despite his success in the bodybuilding world, Coleman faced several challenges throughout his career. He underwent multiple surgeries for injuries sustained during training, including a hip replacement surgery in 2007. He also faced criticism for his use of performance-enhancing drugs, which are banned in professional bodybuilding competitions.
In addition to his career as a bodybuilder, Coleman has also worked as a personal trainer and has released several workout DVDs. He has also endorsed various supplements and nutrition products.
Today, Coleman is retired from competitive bodybuilding and runs a successful supplement company.
He is widely respected as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time and continues to inspire and motivate people around the world to pursue their fitness goals.