For eight years, Ronnie Coleman dominated bodybuilding. From 1998 to 2005, he won not just a record-tying eight Mr. Olympias but also virtually every other contest he entered, including a tally of 23 out of 24. He earned his unprecedented muscle mass the old-school way: with heavy-metal work-outs in the hardcore haven of Metroflex Gym in Arlington, TX. Eight-hundred-pound squats, 600-pound T-bar rows, 500-pound bench presses – Coleman was as strong as he looked.
Watch the above rare footage of Big Ron training legs in Australia, just a few days after his 8th Olympia win. Even just days after the Olympia, traveling and competing in Australia, he used pretty heavy weights.