A legendary American bodybuilder Ronald Dean Coleman widely seen as the world’s greatest bodybuilder of all time. Maybe only Arnold Schwarzenegger comes close.
Ronald won the Mr Olympia title for eight years in a row. The greatest man ever to achieve such a feat. Coleman won a plethora of prestigious titles, including the Canada Pro Cin Up 1995 and 1996,
He won Mr. Olympia eight years in a row from 1998 to 2005, the World Pro Championships 2000, Grand Prix Russia 2003 and more. He also earned the title of Bodybuilding GOAT (Greatest of all time) for having one of the best bodybuilding physiques in human history.
He had a very strenuous workout routine to keep his fitness- a routine which gave him incredible success in life and unfortunately later led to terrible injuries which now makes him almost paralysed today.
HERE IS HOW THE SAD STORY HAPPENED.
In 1996, Coleman had a very rigorous terrific squatting routine that caused him to have a dislocated disc in the spine of his back.
Sadly he didn’t seek medical attention immediately, and this event sadly became the beginning of a crescendo of joint and bone problems that eventually changed his life forever.
He then developed a very serious spinal problem afterwards. Now alongside all of this, he severely injured his back, shoulder, hips, and neck due to the heavy rigorous weightlifting routines he was doing. He didn’t seek medical attention for many years until it was too late.
Apart from doing excessive extreme bodybuilding routines, Ronnie has also admitted to using steroids and even discussed it on social media as well.
Now the problem with chronic excessive steroid use is that it eventually causes your bones to be weak, and it will make your joints wear and tear quite quickly- essentially while in the short term, steroids may make your muscles bigger as a bodybuilder, on the long run it will destroy your bones, your joints and wreck your life.
Coleman had so many surgeries soreportsort estimates about 13 surgeries- just to try and fix the many problems he developed.
He also had two hip replacement surgeries as well as multiple different treatments just to treat the persistent continuous pain he had from the many years of weightlifting which had now damaged the intervertebral disks in his back.
Unfortunately for him, many of these surgeries only worsened the injuries and the many health issues he was suffering from. He spent about a million dollars on these botched surgeries.
It is a combination of many years of rigorous weightlifting and workout routines plus the many botched surgeries to fix the many problems he developed from the excessive weightlifting and workout routines that eventually ruined his mobility.
Today he can no longer walk on his own without any support and he uses a wheelchair. And he’s barely 60 years old. He still tries to a date.