“Real Life Is More Jacked”: Bodybuilding World Drools Over Ronnie Coleman’s Latest AI Transformation

Published 12/06/2022, 10:45 AM EST

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Artificial Intelligence has made its presence known in almost every field. Whether it is video gaming or sports of physical prowess, AI has covered it all. Not only do technical individuals use AI extensively, but also athletes are loving the technology dearly. One such athlete is none other than the bodybuilding champion Ronnie Coleman.

The eight times Mr. Olympia has recently taken to his Instagram to share some incredible AI-induced images of himself. Not only his fan base but also all the bodybuilding enthusiasts are going crazy over his AI-generated pictures.


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Ronnie Coleman’s AI transformation

In a recent Instagram post, Ronnie shared pictures of himself in different avatars. Each photo is an AI-edited version of Ronnie. However, all ten photos show Ronnie in an intriguing yet attractive background. One picture even depicts Ronnie as a character in anime.

The eight times Mr. Olympia also added a fascinating caption to it. Ronnie wrote, “Yeah Buddy…Which Big Ron character would you choose?”. In his inquisitive style of questioning fans about their favorite avatar from the series, the internet went crazy.


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All the bodybuilding aficionados came up with different yet interesting reactions to Ronnie’s post. Even the 7X Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, reacted to Ronnie’s AI-induced avatars. As per Phil’s reaction, he loved 1st and the 4th abstract of Coleman the most. Phil wrote, “1 & 4”.

While other fans wrote:

When real life is more jacked than the anime

3, 7 & 8 look amazing

They are of high quality and wonderfully muscular

Love these! And I love you, Ronnie

Clearly, Ronnie’s fans loved his AI-transformed persona. 

Ronnie Coleman’s take on Artificial Intelligence


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It is not the first time Ronnie shared AI-induced images of himself over Instagram. Last year, the bodybuilder took to his Instagram to share a collage of himself as an anime character. He even asked his fans if he looks like the popular character ‘Super Alloy Darkshine’ or not. He captioned the post, “I never knew I had an anime character out there that looked so much like myself“. Clearly, Ronnie Coleman adores AI and the images that the technology produces. Interestingly, plenty of posts on Ronnie’s Instagram handle show his admiration for animatic edits and AI.


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Although Ronnie has a meticulous physique and aesthetic body, he looks rather astounding in his AI avatars. Which is your favorite Big Ron character?

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Purva Jain


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Purva Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mody University of Science and Technology. Purva is an avid reader and author of 3 books that are published in national and international marketplaces.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa