Ronnie Coleman Biography
Ronnie played football for the Grambling State
Tigers under the famous coach Eddie Robinson.After
graduating from Grambling State, Coleman became
a Police Officer for the Arlington Police Department.
He still works for the Department, but only as
a reserve. His career now consists of the ins
and outs of being a celebrity. Making money from
sponsorship, winning bodybuilding contests, and
guest posing. He is also regarded as the icon
to the sport of bodybuilding and is an affiliate
of Ben and Joe Weider`s IFBB. Coleman also helps
support the Inner City Games, which was co-founded
by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1991.
Ronnie was also the recipient of the 2001 Admiral
in the Texas Navy Certificate Award from Texas
Governor Rick Perry for outstanding performances
in bodybuilding and in the promotion of physical
fitness.Staying in shape was always a priority
for Coleman. From what he learned on the football
team to the demands staying in shape is on police
officers. Coleman used what he learned to get
into the sport of bodybuilding. He was first introduced
to bodybuilding by Brian Dobson, the owner of
Metro Flex Gym in Arlington. Dobson convinced
him to do a show, Coleman agreed, and Ronnie slowly
took over the sport.Ronnie won the heavyweight
and overall title at his first bodybuilding contest,
the Mr. Texas in April of 1990.
Other than Ronnie`s eight Olympia wins, he holds
the record for most wins as an IFBB professional
with 25. Other notable wins are as follows:*1991
IFBB World Amateur Championships *1997 IFBB Grand
Prix Russia*1999 Joe Weider's Pro World*1999 IFBB
Grand Prix England*2000 IFBB Grand Prix England*2000
Joe Weider's Pro World*2001 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Classic*2001 New Zealand Grand Prix*2002 Grand
Prix Holland*2003 Russian Grand PrixRonnie has
also been the narrator of different bodybuilding
videos that you can buy.
"The Unbelievable", which contains his daily
activities while preparing for the 2000 Mr. Olympia.
"The Cost of Redemption" shows him bench pressing
almost 500 pounds, and "On The Road" contains
shows 100 minutes of what Coleman`s workouts look
like.Ronnie stands at 5'11" but his weight varies
from off-season to competion. During the off-season
his weight will get as high as 330 pounds and
during his contests it can be as low as 275 pounds.
His most notable feature is his legs, which measure
36 inches around.