“Yeahbuddy, Lightweight” – Relive Ronnie Coleman’s amazing first powerlift in front of an enthusiastic crowd

Legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman is one of the strongest bodybuilders in the industry. The 58-year-old has gone through several struggles to get to where he is today. Coleman has competed to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter. Fans mostly remember him for his prowess as a bodybuilder. However, the 8-time Mr.Olympia had a different charm when he entered a powerlifting competition.

In 2015, Coleman shared a little video of himself cheering on Yeah Buddy while competing in a powerlifting championship. In fact, it was his first powerlifting competition.

Looking back at Ronnie Coleman’s first powerlifting championship

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During his bodybuilding days, Coleman was known for performing deadlifts and squats with weights of up to 800 lbs. His ability to train with such heavyweights stemmed from his interest in powerlifting. In addition to bodybuilding, Coleman took up powerlifting in the mid-1990s. In fact, his participation in powerlifting championships began in 1994.

In 2015, the bodybuilding legend revisited his first powerlifting championship which took place on January 29, 1994. Coleman shared the rare video on his YouTube channel in 2015. In the video, Coleman was dressed in unusual powerlifting attire. Moreover, he applauded himself with singing “yes friend”. People who supported him cheered Coleman eagerly in the hope that he would win.

They cheered for Coleman shouting, “Yes Buddy, lightweight”

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If you watch the video closely, you can see Coleman holding the barbell with both hands and pumping himself before lifting it. Finally, after a few seconds, he lifted the heavy barbell. Ronnie Coleman was famous for deadlifting 800 lbs heavyweights. However, Coleman’s strength did not get him a good result in the long run.

Coleman paid the cost of performing 800-pound deadlift squats

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Coleman’s addiction to exercising every day is unparalleled. No doubt he would put more pressure on his body before competitions than any other bodybuilder. Most bodybuilders would stop deadlift training as they got closer to the competition date. However, Coleman was an exception to this idea. He would perform deadlift squats at 800 lbs, which took its toll after a point.

Ronnie Coleman would perform squats of 800 lbs, which was twice the size of his body. In fact, it slowly deteriorated his body. One time, when Ronnie did the squats, he hampered his hip bone. He had to go through two hip replacement injuries that eventually left him in a wheelchair.

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Watch this story: After spending millions of dollars on treatment, Ronnie Coleman finally got positive results after this new treatment: “The pain is now gone.”

While bodybuilders today strive to become like Coleman, they must learn from his mistakes and emulate them.

“Yeahbuddy, Lightweight” – Relive Ronnie Coleman’s amazing first powerlift in front of an enthusiastic crowd

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