“Falling to Pieces”: Mr. Olympia Legend Expresses Sorrow Over Ronnie Coleman’s Deteriorating Health After His 13 Surgeries Compared to Jay Cutler

Published 09/29/2022, 8:45 AM EDT

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Ronnie Coleman is a legendary bodybuilder. The 8X Mr. Olympia has pushed all his boundaries when it comes to lifting weights and training during his time. However, his passion and love for bodybuilding are the reason for his deteriorating body.

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The 1983 Mr. Olympia, Samir Bannout, recently shared that it makes him sad watching one of the most dominant bodybuilder trouble walking.

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Pushing limits caused problems for Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman won eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles (1998-2005). Later in 2006, Jay Cutler put an end to his winning streak. Bodybuilding veteran Samir Bannout recently discussed the current health of these two bodybuilding icons. Bannout said“We have Cutler, who stayed looking young and healthy — and Ronnie [who] is falling to pieces.”

Samir Bannout was unhappy when he saw two former bodybuilders’ health conditions poles apart. On one hand, Jay Cutler looked as young as ever, and Ronnie, on the other hand, struggled to walk at the 2022 Arnold UK.

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Bannout further added, “We know he trained like a mad man. We know he was very powerful but, in my opinion, there should have been a boundary where you know, ‘enough is enough, I look good, I won eight Olympia,’ what the hell. Then there’s life afterward. It bothered me. It hurt me to see one of the greatest and not to see him be like Jay,”

Coleman was never concerned about his future while lifting weights

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The 58-years-old former bodybuilder never thought about the repercussions his lifting may have. Moreover, Coleman regrets nothing about pushing his limits and lifting all those weights. Ronnie loved to train hard. He just wanted to be the best of his time. And being the best came at a cost. The cost was several surgeries on his back.

John Hansen said, “He loved to train heavy and he never thought ahead of time, he never thought in the future like, ‘what’s this going to do to me?’ That’s what brought him down.” His love for bodybuilding or lifting weights is never-ending. Even after going through more than ten surgeries on his back, he still lifts weight as a routine and never misses out to train.

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Ronnie Coleman is a true ambassador for the sport. However, it is also crucial to note how your current activities could affect your future. Ronnie was too indulged in his passion and love to lift weights that he never took the future consequences into consideration. Although Samir feels it is frustrating to watch a legend going through all this, Ronnie chose to be the eight times Mr. Olympia and never regretted the decisions he made to become 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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