Despite Being in a Wheelchair, 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman Confesses His Reasons for Still Training 6 Days a Week

Published 10/04/2023, 4:50 PM EDT

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If there is one thing that we can learn from the journey of The King of bodybuildingRonnie Coleman, it is the power of resilience and sheer dedication. Having won the title of Mr. Olympia eight times in a row, with his perfectly aesthetic physique, the journey to becoming one of the best bodybuilders in the realm has been anything but smooth for him.

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Ronnie Coleman has suffered terrible injuries in his tenure as a professional bodybuilder, and even after his retirement. He has had a total of 13 surgeries on him and his recent injury left him in a wheelchair. Despite all of this he has an unending love for the sport and he recently disclosed the reason behind it.

Ronnie Coleman’s eternal love for bodybuilding

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The legendary bodybuilder and professional fitness coach, Hany Rambod, recently took to his official YouTube channel @hanyrambod and shared an extensive video showing the training routine of Ronnie Coleman as he guided him through the gym. As the video gradually proceeds, Rambod asks him about his motive behind training so many days a week.

Ronnie Coleman trains six days a week and as revealed in the video, he does it, because working out adds a purpose to his life. That is the one thing that boosts his serotonin. The legend said, “My goal is to enjoy myself and have as much fun as possible cause training has been a hobby for me for about 48 years straight. Gets me out of bed every morning and makes me go to bed at night just to get up every day and train.”

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Ronnie Coleman’s craze for football in his college days

Ronnie Coleman started off by falling in love with football at first. During a Dubai Table Talk with Kai Greene, Kevin Levrone, Mike O’Hearn, and Victor Martinez, he said, “I played football. I wasn’t just into working out and stuff. I was into football. I was trying to do what I could to be a better football player. So I lifted weights for that”

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It was in order to get a contract with the NFL, that Coleman had to go through extensive training from a very young age. However, getting into the NFL was not a cakewalk, and despite all the hard work, he could get in. Eventually, he gave up and entered the world of bodybuilding, and well, the rest as you may know it, is history! What are your thoughts on the journey of Ronnie Coleman? Let us know in the comments section below! 

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Aheli Chakraborty

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Aheli Chakraborty is a pro writer for Bodybuilding at Essentially Sports. From staying tuned to Cutler’s latest podcast, to delving deep into Dorian Yates’ recent Instagram post, Aheli has hit the ground running. With extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industry, she likes to keep her readers coming back for more.
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