Ronnie Coleman Height

Light weight ... Yeah buddy!"

~ Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman is one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. He has won the title of Mr. Olympia for eight consecutive years and was considered to have the most dominant bodybuilding physique ever to grace the stage.

About Ronnie Coleman's Body

Ronnie has pushed the limits of the human physique and has shown us its boundaries. He has been one of the most muscular men on the planet so his body can make a nice case study. Here are some of his peak (his highest recorded) stats:

Weight [competition]: 297 lb (134 kg)

Weight [off-season]: 330 lb (150 kg)

Biceps: 23.3 inches

Thigh: 36 inches

Chest: 58 inches

About Ronnie Coleman's Real Height

Yes, Ronnie Coleman in his prime looked grotesquely big. His competition weight was 300 lb (136 kg) and in the off-season, he weighed up to 330 lb (150 kg), which makes him a seriously big guy.

But Ronnie’s weight would seem even more impressive when you realize that he was not tall – and was still carrying a ton of muscles.

Ronnie’s official height is 5 ft 11 inches, and that’s how tall he is listed as all over the internet. But Ronnie himself once mentioned his height as 5’10½” – which we think looks and sounds more accurate.

So the greatest bodybuilder ever was as tall as the greatest strongman ever – Louis Cyr and the greatest heavyweight boxer ever – Mike Tyson. We think 5’10” is a special height for men (and 5'5" for women).

But the years of extreme bodybuilding regime have left Ronnie's body a shell of his former self. He is a lot shorter and smaller now.

His height loss has mainly to do with his often injured back.

The height of Ronnie Coleman in his prime was

5 ft 10½ in (179 cm)

Ronnie Coleman with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ronnie Coleman with Arnold Schwarzenegger who was 6 feet 1½ inches tall in his prime but a bit shorter now

Ronnie Coleman with Lee Priest
Ronnie Coleman with the great Lee Priest, who is just 5 feet 4½ inches tall.

Ronnie Cole is the greatest bodybuilder of all time, so his quotes would obviously be worth it

Ronnie Coleman on the ultimate trick in life.

There are 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 ain't nothing to it but to do it!

On his diet

I eat chicken and rice, steak, and baked potato. That's it.

Being a bodybuilder.

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.

On gym.

The gym is one of the few places where I can just be myself without any hindrances or inhibitions.

His secret formula.

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

On nutrition.

Nutrition is 150 percent of the bodybuilding formula. It's that important.

On failure during the workout.

When you hit failure your workout has just begun.

His biggest competition.

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.

People who believe in you.

It is important to have people believe in you. With this support, what you can achieve is limitless.

On glutes muscles.

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!

On challenge.

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.

On his love of bodybuilding.

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.

His bodybuilding method.

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.

Time to recover.

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 possibly can. If you train hard and push it every day, your body is going to wear out. So I give my body time to recover.

On his love of bodybuilding.

Even at the age of 12, I knew I had to become a bodybuilder. I don't know why or how, but I just knew.