Ronnie Dean Coleman was born on May 13, 1964 in Bastrop, Louisiana, U.S. He went to Grambling State University (GSU) where he graduated cum laude with a BSc in accounting. It was when he was at University that he started playing football for the GSU Tigers as a line-backer with his coach Eddie Robinson.
When he graduated Ronnie became a police officer serving in Arlington, Texas for over ten years. When he started as an officer of the law a college suggested he join a gym and the owner of the gym immediately offered Ronnie free membership if he could train him for the upcoming Mr.Texas.
Ronnie won that first bodybuilding contest winning both the heavyweight and the overall titles. Soon after that Ronnie decided to become a professional bodybuilder and won his first competition there as well which was the Canada Pro Cup in 1995 that he won the next year as well.
With Ronnie Coleman's enormous success as a professional bodybuilder he got the opportunity for endorsements. Ronnie took it all a step farther by doing guest appearances at gym openings and making training videos. Instructing advanced bodybuilders on strict form and over exertion.
Like all of the top bodybuilders Coleman prefers to train with free weights to maximize flexibility and the range of motion in a movement. In 2001 he was awarded the Admiral in the Texas Navy Certificate from the Texas Governor Rick Perry for his contribution to bodybuilding and physical fitness.
Coleman is a committed Christian and thanks God for his remarkable recovery from a spinal injury that he got from training. It was something that the doctors said at the time would put a stop to being a professional bodybuilder but things changed and he healed quickly.
Ronnie shares the most wins of any professional bodybuilder of Mr.Olympia with Lee Haney as they have both won this competition 8 times. But Ronnie is today the holder of the most IFBB wins in the history of bodybuilding, which is total of winning 26 major events.
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