“Maybe His Genes Took Steroids”: Bodybuilding World Can’t Fathom Achieving Ronnie Coleman’s Physique Even With PEDs

Published 03/21/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, The King, A.K.A., Ronnie Coleman reigned the bodybuilding world. Earning the nickname rightfully, he has eight Mr. Olympia titles under his name. Only Lee Haney has the same number of titles, and it’s incredibly tough for any other bodybuilder to achieve this feat. Coleman’s insane genes and incredible aesthetics are two of the main reasons that helped the maestro to set a new standard in the sport. His story from a mere police officer to a bodybuilding icon has inspired many. And recently, Ronnie’s fans got awestruck by a resurfaced video of the legend.

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Fans couldn’t help praising his organic workout routines. Let’s scroll down to learn more about the video and people’s reactions to it.

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Coleman is indeed the embodiment of strength and resilience. Hailing from a humble background, he never gave up and fought until he became the icon of the sport we know today. Way before he started bodybuilding, Coleman was a paper boy, a pizza-delivery man, and a cop. After a while of here and there, the soon-to-be IFBB star found his passion for bodybuilding. Of course, his never-ending zeal and his insane genetics worked as a catalyst to make his dreams true and earned him eight consecutive Olympia titles.

However, a page named Scrumpyzz recently shared a snippet of the legend on YouTube with the caption, “Ronnie Coleman Natural”. The post brought back the time when Ronnie used to be a cop and apparently was a keeper of a natural body. As intended, the video caught the eye of the fans, and they couldn’t resist sharing their thoughts in the comments section of the post addressing his unparalleled genes that helped the icon to outperform anyone.

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Fans paid reverence to The King’s aesthetics

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The snippet got many reactions, mostly appreciating the physique of the King. One fan, who was in awe of incredible genetics, wrote, “Maybe his genes took steroids but he was natural.” Continuing the thread, another commented, “Bro he got something in his genes.” One fan also compared his physique with today’s bodybuilders, “His natural physique looks better than many enhanced guys!”

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A follower hypothetically anticipated, “Natural Ronnie could easily defeat cbum in the classic division.” While another fan hilariously added, “First one ronnie on steroids Second one steroids on ronnie.”

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Even though The King had some far-fetched genetics, it was indeed his strong willpower and perseverance that helped him push all the barriers and projected dominance. What do you think about this old video of the legend? Let us know.

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Soumili Chatterjee

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Soumili Chatterjee is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She secured her bachelor’s and master's degree in English literature from the University of Calcutta. After being a technical and blog writer for nearly three years, it was her ardent love for sports that steered her career toward the sports industry.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa

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