Before Surpassing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 7x Mr. Olympia Titles, This Bodybuilding Beast Outshined His Deadlift Record in 1992

Published 11/05/2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman are the two greatest bodybuilders to compete in the bodybuilding sport. Their Mr. Olympia title wins together sum up to 15, where Ronnie has won eight and Arnold has won seven. However, they are the best, but someone cannot compare them rationally ever. This is because both bodybuilders competed at very different times.

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Arnold competed from the late 60s to the late 70s, whereas Coleman competed from the early 90s to 2007. The technology, equipment, and everything were class apart. However, one of the closest comparison factors could be their heaviest deadlifts in the same weight class. Although this also couldn’t tell you who was the greatest, but possibly can tell you the strength they possessed.

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Which bodybuilding legend recorded a heavier deadlift?

Ronnie Coleman and Arnold Schwarzenegger are two of the most successful professional bodybuilders. Chiefly, Arnold made records and Coleman later on came and broke them. Long before surpassing Arnold’s count of Mr. Olympia’s title, Coleman broke Arnold’s record of heaviest deadlifting in an official contest.

According to the stats, Ronnie Coleman has recorded the heaviest deadlift of 725lbs in his entire career. However, that cannot be compared with Arnold as his weight class is 275lbs. Although the one lift that is recorded as Ronnie’s heaviest in the 242 lbs category is 725lbs in the year 1992. 

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On the other hand, Arnold recorded his heaviest deadlift of 675lbs in the year 1968. However, another thing that can be considered is the age gap of the bodybuilders when they made respective lifts. Coleman was 27 years old, whereas Arnold was 20 years old.

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Mr. Olympia is considered the ultimate competitor of bodybuilding. Henceforth, the bodybuilder with most Mr. Olympia titles is the most successful in bodybuilding. Two bodybuilders ranked at the top with the most titles. Lee Haney (1984-1991) and Ronnie Coleman (1998-2005), both share the number one spot with eight titles each.

The next most successful bodybuilders are Arnold Schwarzenegger (1970-1975, 1980), and Phil Heath with seven Olympia titles. And the fifth most successful bodybuilder is Dorian Yates (1992-1997), who has won six Mr. Olympia titles in his bodybuilding career.

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Ronnie Coleman broke legendary Arnold’s records in his career. Coleman is without a doubt one of the biggest and strongest bodybuilders the world has ever witnessed. He trained very hard and made his physique such as he could beat anyone in his prime. According to you, in which year Ronnie Coleman looked the best? 

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Kaivalya R Pillai

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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.
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