“Yeahbuddy, Lightweight”- Relive Ronnie Coleman’s Astonishing First Power Lift Amidst Enthusiastic Audiences

Published 01/24/2023, 5:30 PM EST

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Legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman is one of the strongest bodybuilders in the industry. The 58-year-old has been through various struggles to be where he is today. Coleman has competed for both as a bodybuilder and powerlifter. Fans mostly remember him for his prowess as a bodybuilder. However, the 8-time Mr.Olympia had a different charm when he competed in a powerlifting competition.

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In 2015, Coleman shared a small video of him cheering himself Yeah Buddy while participating in a powerlifting championship. More so, it was his first powerlifting competition.

Revisiting Ronnie Coleman’s first powerlifting championship

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During his bodybuilding days, Coleman was famous for performing deadlifts and squats with weights as heavy as 800 lbs. His ability to train with such heavyweights came with his interest in powerlifting. Besides bodybuilding, Coleman began powerlifting in the mid-1990s. In fact, his participation in powerlifting championships began in 1994.

In 2015, the bodybuilding legend revisited his first powerlifting championship which took place on 29 January 1994. Coleman shared the rare video on his YouTube channel in 2015. In the video, Coleman was dressed in peculiar powerlifting clothes. Moreover, he was cheering himself chanting “yeah buddy”. People supporting him were eagerly cheering Coleman hoping for him to win.

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They cheered for Coleman shouting, “Yeah Buddy, lightweight”

Strongest Bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman’s Reason for Lifting Weights in College Was Beyond Any Desire To Win 8 Mr. Olympia Titles

If you carefully watch the video, you will see Coleman holding the barbell with both his hands and pumping himself before lifting it. Finally, after a few seconds, he lifted the heavy barbell. Ronnie Coleman was famous for deadlifting 800 lbs heavyweights. However, Coleman’s strength did not result well for him in the long run.

Coleman paid the cost of performing 800lbs deadlift squats

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Coleman’s addiction to working out every day is unmatched. Arguably, he would pressurize his body more than any other bodybuilder before competitions. Most bodybuilders would cut out training with deadlifts when approaching closer to the competition date. However, Coleman was an exception to this notion. He would perform deadlift squats with 800 lbs which took a toll on his body after a point.

Ronnie Coleman would perform 800 lbs squats, which was double the size of his body. Indeed, it slowly deteriorated his body. Once when Ronnie was performing the squats it hampered his hip bone. He had to go through two hip-replacement injuries which ultimately got him into a wheelchair.

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Watch This Story:  After Spending Millions of Dollars in Treatment Ronnie Coleman finally got positive results after this new treatment: “The pain is gone now.”

Although bodybuilders today aspire to become like Coleman, they should learn from his mistakes and emulate them.

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Muskan Sharma

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Muskan Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Calcutta. Muskan has worked as a writer for 3+ years but has a knack for filmmaking, too.
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