Ronnie was born Ronald Dean Coleman on May 13, 1964 in Monroe, Louisiana. He currently lives in Arlington, Texas and has a degree in accounting. He has been a police officer since 1989 and is currently in the police reserves.
His contest weight is around 229 pounds, while his offseason weight is around 250. He met his girlfriend Vickie Gates, an IFBB pro bodybuilder, in 1992 at a GNC store (Ronnie what the heck are you doing at a GNC!?!) Heh heh.
If you don’t already know by now, Ronnie is THE eight-time Mr. Olympia title winner and is regarded as the current leading jockey of the sport, and has won the Mr. Olympia contest every year from 1998 to 2005.
Though Ronnie’s physique is something I have no intention in obtaining (I’m just an average guy), I do find his principles and training methods to be inspiring. Below are Ronnie’s top 10 mottoes, taken from Flex Magazine, Feb 2005. No. 3 is my favourite.
10 “I’m just normal.”
9 “There ain’t no secrets.”
8 “Shake them haters off.”
7 “This ain’t nothin’ to me.”
6 “Train harder and grow bigger.”
5 “Different things work for different people.”
4 “Light weight!”
3 “Ain’t nothin’ but a peanut.”
2 “It’s all just apples and oranges.”
1 “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody want to lift no heavy-ass weights.”
Flex Magazine, Feb 2005 Issue