There are only a handful of true ‘superstars’ in the bodybuilding world, men whose names are recognized even by those whose only contact with bodybuilding publications is glancing over at them while grabbing a copy of Sports Illustrated or GQ off the magazine rack. Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler would definitely have the most recognition, closely followed by a very short list: … [Read more...] about Markus Ruhl – The German Nightmare!
The People’s Champion Flex magazine did an extensive reader survey a few years back to determine who the ten greatest bodybuilders of the Twentieth Century were. Arnold was number one, as you might expect, and the top Dorian Yates, Lee Haney, Shawn Ray, and Ronnie Coleman rounded out the top five. At number six was Lee Priest, who many have called ‘The People’s Champion,’ … [Read more...] about Lee Priest – The Blonde Myth
Since 1998, Ronnie Coleman has been Mr. Olympia. But over much of his reign, one bodybuilder has come dangerously close to snatching the title away from him time and time again. That man is Jay Cutler, one of the most dominant and popular bodybuilders of modern times. Standing 5-9 and packing 265 pounds of pure beef in contest condition, this blonde behemoth is the All-American … [Read more...] about Jay Cutler – Heir to the Olympia Throne
From humble beginnings Ronnie Dean Coleman came into this world on May 13, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana. He grew up in nearby Bastrop, raised by single mother Jessie Benton along with a younger brother and two younger sisters. Always big for his age, Ronnie tried various sports but excelled at football. His high school coaches and teammates remember him as the hardest-working … [Read more...] about Ronnie Coleman – His Rise to the Top – and How He Stayed There!