Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.— Ronnie Coleman
The most blissful Ronnie Coleman quotes that will activate your inner potential
My biggest competition is always myself.
I mean no disrespect, but I do not look at any of the guys as being my competition for the simple reason that I can't control how they're going to look. I can only control how I look.
Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.
Women really do pay attention to a man's glutes.
A tight, compact ass is often voted even more desirable than muscular arms and chest. So, if you're lacking, start squatting!
Aint nuttin' but a peanut.
When you hit failure your workout has just begun.
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder.
Ain't nuttin' to it,but ta do it!
Just because your triceps have fallen behind your biceps, doesn't mean you should back off your triceps workouts.
It is important to have people believe in you. With this support, what you can achieve is limitless.
Never underestimate the power of wide-grip pull-ups to develop width and size.
I've attained my mass basically by training hard and very, very heavy.
The more I have to do, the better off I am.
I'm not really one to sit around and relax and take it easy. I always like having something to do. Even though I'm not competing, I'm going to be making a lot of appearances, doing guest posings and seminars.
When you love something as much as I love bodybuilding you don't have to do much extra to push yourself, it just happens. There were some tough times and when those came up I just used my mental strength to push through knowing that my mind controlled everything.
If you take a hammer and hit something over and over again, it's gonna be destroyed. I don't wanna destroy my body cause I want my body to last me as long as it possible can. If you train hard and push it everyday, your body is going to wear out. So I give my body time to recover.
Your body produces a lot less testosterone each and every single year no matter who you are. We are all human, nobody is super human.
I used to think that my career was to be a police officer, and that is what I was put here to do. But I always kept the faith and always worked hard on my goals and I finally found out on Sept. 25, 1998, why I was put here - (God) called me here to be Mr. Olympia.
Recovery is not a gift from clinicians, but the responsibility of us all.
We must become confident in our own ability to change our lives, we must give up being reliant on others doing everything for us. We must have the confidence to give up being ill so that we can start being recovered.
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 don't need me and I don't need our sport. There are problems and controversy in all sports. That's really unavoidable.
The next thing I would have to go with is diet because it is so hard and mentally tough. By comparison the training is the easiest of them all because it's my hobby as well as my job.
I've never really considered myself as being the best bodybuilder.
I always try to let the people decide that. I just try to do the best I can do at whatever it is that I'm doing.
One thing you can't beat in this world is time.
I learnt that the hard way. You can't play basketball forever. You can't play football forever. You can't bodybuild forever. I mean you CAN do it, but not at a high level against younger guys who have more time and have not reached their peaks yet. There's only so much the body can do and once you're done, you can't go back in time.
Training has always been a hobby, and my whole life has revolved around training. It's something I truly love doing. I wanna do what I wanna do and this is something I wrestled with, because I have to make many sacrifices to do what I wanna do.
I've been training so long, its second nature to push myself to the limit.
thank god for pure natural strength
There's no secrets or magic tricks to being successful in life.
It's plain and simple. Work harder than everyone else and the only way to do that is to do it. It may sound silly but it's the truth and there aint nothing to it but to do it!
Most people know who I am. Then I get the people who don't know who I am and just want to take a picture with a guy with muscles. I get more people that know me than anything.
Light weight ... Yeah buddy!
I loved challenging myself every day.
The weight room was my therapy for everyday life stresses. No matter what I was doing I always wanted to be the best.
I have had quite a few injuries during my time and if you are not injured in this sport [bodybuilding], you are not doing anything.
I know that in order for something to work for me it has to be extremely powerful.
I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it.
I never focus on contraction. I'm focusing on my muscle. I'm not focusing on a certain style of lifting or contracting. I'm just trying to get the weight up. I'm trying to build muscle.
Bodybuilding is a hobby. At least for me it is. I've trained since i was 12 or 13 years old. It's a hobby I just have so much fun with it. I get so much enjoyment from it. To have your job as your hobby - life don't get better than that.
I always train heavy and it worked well for me.
I always train heavy and put on size for a competition. Most people would be worried about an injury but if you're gonna worry about it so much, it's gonna happen anyway.
A day in the life of Ronnie Coleman mainly consists of eating, training or sleeping.