He would eat the typical food that bodybuilders eat; chicken, potatoes, lean beef, rice, eggs, beans, oatmeal, and plenty of veggies.
And he would recharge his energy with whey protein as well.
He always used to say, “I have always considered myself the greatest adversary. I am not trying to offend anyone, but I cannot see other competitors as my competitors because I cannot control them. I can only change what I look like.”
Look at what his diet looked like, including supplements:
10:00 – Arginine (3- 5 g)
10:30 – A three-quarter cup of semolina, 2-cups of egg-white, followed by a cup of coffee
16:00 – 450 g Chicken breast, with 1½-cup of red beans, 1½-cup of brown rice, and 2 slices of cornbread
18:30 – Arginine
19:00 – 500 g chicken breast, 1 baked potato, drink water
22:00 –140g Chicken breast, 250 g Beef, 1 baked potato, 120 g French fries, 230 ml Lemonade
00:00 – Post-workout supplement
01:30 – Whey Protein: He would put in 4 scoops.
Ronnie Coleman’s noteworthy recommendations
He says you need to constantly push your limits. You should always try and become stronger whenever you are at the gym.
The stronger you get, the longer your plateaus last. It doesn’t mean that you are no longer growing – you are going beyond the normal human limits.
Then, eventually, you will breakthrough to a new level.
2) Don’t cheat
Ensure that it is your muscle that is doing the lifting and that you aren’t cheating. You need to feel the pump build tight and hard in the muscle that you are working on before you feel it in the adjacent muscles.
3) Get the highest quality pump you can
Feel the healthy coursing of blood where you want it in the muscle. It needn’t be numb or painful.
It should be a wholesome tightness in the muscle belly though. That will tell you it is swollen with blood under high pressure.
4) Be consistent in selecting a workout schedule…
…Then stick to it.
Regardless of how hard you lift, if you don’t stay consistent, it is not going to work. Don’t make a habit of taking unscheduled rest days.
Where is Ronnie now – 2021?
Ronnie has had his bouts of surgery and his latest one was in September 2019 – mostly as a result of his competitive bodybuilding career.
He is actually still recovering, although the doctor has given him the green light so he can train again.
Now he is back in the gym, and looking pretty jacked again.
In his Instagram posts he’s explained that he’s getting back into shape after being six months away from the gym.
He still undergoes physical therapy.
He loves being back at the gym.
He says, “Ain’t nothing in the world that compares to doing what you love doing most in the world,” Coleman wrote.
Because of all his surgeries, eventually, the time did come to say farewell to the competitive bodybuilding world.
Now he spends a lot of his time with his family and friends. With all he has gone through in life, he still inspires others. He wrote a book that was released in 2019.
He shares videos around workouts and bodybuilding.
We wish him a speedy recovery to full strength again!
“My biggest competition is always myself” – Ronnie Coleman
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