After Consuming Almost Twice the Protein as an Average Person, Ronnie Coleman Followed It Up With Another Calorie Surplus Meal During His Prime in 2005

Legendary bodybuilders often carry insane stories of their bodybuilding journey. While they have worked hard toward their goal, they often have an x-factor to add to their routine. One of the primary examples of this is bodybuilding legend, Ronnie Coleman. Known for his beast-like build, Ronnie was an 8x Mr. Olympia champion. While he retired due to his back injuries, his journey through bodybuilding was a unique one.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Since he had a beast-like figure, his diet was often the talk of the town. From spending a lot of money on iHop to loading up with protein, the legend followed a special diet, which he revealed back in the day.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Ronnie Coleman revealed his insane protein intake

In an interview in 2021, Ronnie stated how he consumed insane amounts of protein back in 2005 when he was in his prime. His shakes had comically large scoops of protein powder. But that wouldn’t satisfy the beast. He followed a diet rich in carbohydrates and protein to build up. Given that he weighed over 300lbs at that time, his appetite was huge. But all of this paid off during workout sessions. His enormous form and defined muscles made him a reigning champion.

COLOGNE, GERMANY – APRIL 11: American IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman poses during the FIBO 2015 on April 11, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. FIBO is the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness and health and is open to the public from April 11-12. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)

His average protein consumption mounted up to 180gms. This is twice the average of what a normal American consumers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

‘The King’ Ronnie Coleman, Once Confessed That Getting Paid for Bodybuilding Was “Just an Added Bonus,” the Primary Motivation Was Something Else

about 18 hours ago

He would usually follow his protein shake with a meal of chicken and potatoes. This gave him a protein and calorie-rich diet that would help him work out more.

Ronnie Coleman was dedicated to his profession. This was to the extent of pushing himself at every level. Whether he had to lift more or perform more reps, the champion stretched himself to his fullest. In fact, it grew slightly concerning when in 2004 he weighed around 330 lbs. The judges at the 2004 Olympia had even suggested cutting down a little bit.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story: “Pancakes, egg whites, bacon”: Bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman spent $136,875 on the same breakfast for 25 years

Despite this, Ronnie has always shown sheer dedication and passion for the sport. Even after he was forced to retire due to his back injury, it didn’t stop him from hitting the gym. His will to work inspires his fans to date.

Leave a Comment