32 Motivational Ronnie Coleman Quotes

Last edited: March 6, 2020
by Reda Elmardi

Yeah, buddy!


No, we haven’t gone crazy, that was, of course, a reference to the powerhouse Ronnie Coleman, who many consider being the greatest bodybuilder to grace the stage.

We aren’t here to get into a debate over who the G.O.A.T is when it comes to bodybuilding and Mr. Olympia wins.

We’re instead here to introduce you to the incredible Ronnie Coleman, before we briefly look at his stellar career, and leave you with some motivational Ronnie Coleman quotes.

If you’re looking for motivation to get fit, get jacked, and just do productive things in general, Ronnie Coleman is a man that you can draw a heck of a lot of inspiration from.

Check out these motivational Ronnie Coleman quotes and his bodybuilding quotes, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Who Is Ronnie Coleman?

Ronnie Coleman is a man that needs no introduction in the world of bodybuilding.

He is a living legend and is a man who many bodybuilding purists consider to be the greatest bodybuilder to ever live.

Considering he’s up against some legends such as Dorian Yates, Lee Haney, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, that is quite the claim.

Ronnie Coleman is former Arlington, Texas police officer, and reserve police officer, as well as a multi-time Mr Olympia winner.

In fact, Ronnie, along with Lee Haney, holds the joint record amount of wins for Mr. Olympia, having won the title 8 times.

Ronnie is now retired from bodybuilding, and despite mobility issues in his back, he continues to train and inspire his fans all over the globe.

Ronnie Coleman Early Life

Ronnie Coleman was born in Louisiana, in 1964, and was raised by a single mother, along with two sisters and a brother.

Ronnie was a well-behaved child and was keen on sports from a very young age.

He began playing football, and because of his bulky frame, strength, and athleticism, he did very well. Ronnie’s real passion, though, lay not on the football field, but rather in the gym.

Ronnie loved training for football more than he loved playing.

Despite gaining a scholarship to play football for 4 years, Ronnie remained very interested and passionate about lifting weights.

After he earned a degree in accounting, Ronnie moved to Texas, and the bodybuilding journey began.

Ronnie Coleman Quotes

Ronnie Coleman Career

After moving to Texas, Ronnie got a job as a police officer, yet he still needed a gym to train at.

He happened upon the Metroflex Gym, owned by Brian Dobson.

Brian was a keen bodybuilder and trainer and saw potential in Ronnie.

Brian told Ronnie that he could train at his gym for free if he allowed Brian to train him.

Big Ron agreed. Ronnie entered his first show shortly afterward and won.

He continued to dominate amateur shows until earning his IFBB pro card aged 27.

Ronnie bulked up to close to 300 pounds, placed okay against the pros, before eventually winning his first Olympia in 1998.

Until 2006, Ronnie dominated the Olympia stage and formed a competitive rivalry with Jay Cutler, who eventually dethroned Ron in 2006.

Motivational Ronnie Coleman Quotes

  1. "Father time and injuries are tough adversaries." - Ronnie Coleman

  2. "I don't know how well known it is, but I had back surgery in 'o7, and it took about two years to recover." - Ronnie Coleman

  3. "It is a lot of pressure to prepare for the Mr. Olympia." - Ronnie Coleman

  4. "I take about 12 weeks to get ready for a show. But I train all year round." - Ronnie Coleman

  5. "It's hard to be at your best and to know exactly what is best at all times because even when you do see yourself you think you could be better, and you often feel that there is something you could have done differently." - Ronnie Coleman

  6. "For the most part, I would say that I have always had a great love for the sport, just doing what I do. I think my success could be greatly attributed to that. I don't look at it like it's a job or anything like that. its more like a hobby, something I have fun doing." - Ronnie Coleman

  7. "I learned the ins and outs of the supplements business as a bodybuilder. I'd worked with some of the companies, and I knew a lot about products, some of them worked OK, and some of them didn't work, I wanted all of them to work, not just for me, but for other people, too." - Ronnie Coleman

  8. "Time between sets should be short and just long enough so that you are sufficiently recovered to hit the next set hard." - Ronnie Coleman

  9. "It seems that every day, a new brand is popping up, and everyone has become an expert on supplements and training. hey, there's a lot of great brands and products out there, but there are also those just looking to grab a piece of the money pie." - Ronnie Coleman

  10. "I've been always a big guy - I was much larger and stronger than my peers when I was 13 years old." - Ronnie Coleman

  11. "I'm a bodybuilder, so we do a lot of stuff on repetition." - Ronnie Coleman

  12. "Bodybuilding is about building your body, whether you do it to maintain your fitness levels, climb Everest, run the marathon, or be a competitive bodybuilder is up to you." - Ronnie Coleman

  13. "I'm not a trainer, hence I cannot advise youngsters on the use of supplements or the way to build their bodies. But I can tell the one thing that I did - find a good, honest trainer." - Ronnie Coleman

  14. "The treatment from Arnold classic to the Olympia is, of course, a little bit different, but overall the quality of the shows and the way they are put on... I think they are the same. it's just that the Olympia has been around for so long, and it is considered the Super Bowl of bodybuilding." - Ronnie Coleman

  15. "I quit working in the police force full time only after I won my third Mr. Olympia." - Ronnie Coleman

  16. "Time to show ya how its gon be done." - Ronnie Coleman

  17. "I've been training so long, its second nature to push myself to the limit." - Ronnie Coleman

  18. "I'm always positive when it comes to professional bodybuilding, hell I'm Mr. Olympia for God's sake. If I'm number one in our sport and I have a negative attitude, then our sport doesn't need me and i don't need me and I don't need our sport. there are problems and controversy in all sports. That's really Unavoidable." - Ronnie Coleman

  19. "Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best." - Ronnie Coleman

  20. "When you hit failure, your workout has begun." - Ronnie Coleman

  21. "Your body produces a lot less testosterone each and every single year no matter who you are. We all are human. nobody is superhuman." - Ronnie Coleman

  22. "If you always do what you've always dons. You'll always get what you always got." - Ronnie Coleman

  23. "I love you all. Y'all made me have the best life that a guy could ever have. I could have never done it without you all." - Ronnie Coleman

  24.  "I ain't Messin Around." - Ronnie Coleman

  25. "Ain't nothin to it but to do it." - Ronnie Coleman

  26. "I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain't nothin to it, but to do it." - Ronnie Coleman

  27. "I know That in order for something to work for me it has to be extremely powerful." - Ronnie Coleman

  28. "Train Harder And grow bigger." - Ronnie Coleman

  29. "Shake them haters off." - Ronnie Coleman

  30. "Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody want to lift no heavy-a** weights." - Ronnie Coleman

  31. "Ain't nothin' but a peanut." - Ronnie Coleman

  32. "It's all just apples and oranges." - Ronnie Coleman

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About the Author

Reda Elmardi is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

About Reda Elmardi

Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

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