Ronnie Coleman is keeping on as good as anyone could despite having gone through a heck of a lot in the past few years with his surgeries and emergency health scare not too long ago. In episode 21 of Nothin But a Podcast w/ Giles Thomas, Coleman provided some updates on what’s currently going on in his life, explaining that he’s pretty much only been training every day in his home gym, and hasn’t done any work or traveling due to the pandemic.
Although, he recently began training at Metroflex gym for the past two weeks as it reopened a few months ago. But he’s splitting his time between home and gym training and will do all of his training at the gym once things return to more normalcy.
Thomas asked Coleman how much cardio and weight he’s currently doing. “Because of my disability, I can only do like 20 minutes now,” he explained. He has a herniated disk in his upper back, his lower back is bone on bone, not to mention, his right leg is completely numb and his left leg is partially numb. This would definitely make doing things as normal a lot more difficult and painful.
But Coleman has decided to get Stem Cell therapy in his back to hopefully improve his strength and function because his back is causing the weakness in his legs.
“I got 14 screws, I got 2 cages and 2 rods. Circulation is kind of hard when you got all that hardware in your back.”
Stem Cell therapy uses the body’s raw materials grown in a lab, as a form of regenerative medicine of which the cells are specialized into specific cells (e.g. heart cells, nerve cells, etc), and apparently, a lot of people have had great success with it, some of who Coleman knows personally.
“I’m kind of looking forward to it,” he said.
Coleman mentioned that he had a lot of people reach out to him to do the therapy, including someone in Mexico. But to avoid all of the travel and inconvenience, he’ll stay local for now, and see how the treatment works for him.
He then talked a little bit about the process explaining that they use x-ray (imaging technology) to inject the cells into the problem area and the plan right now is to do two treatments, one now, and another in December.
Coleman is hoping to experience more stability and strength from stem cell therapy but he’ll have to wait and see how things go.
Thomas was curious to know about Colemen’s experience being on the Joe Rogan Podcast a few months back where they discussed his bodybuilding career, steroid use, and more. Rogan is a fan of bodybuilding and fitness and also had 6x Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates on his podcast a few years back.
But Coleman said that he really enjoyed being there and the two hours that he was on the show felt more like 15-20 minutes.
Coleman said that he’d be starting his Stem Cell therapy today, and we wish him much success with it so that he can get some relief and see improvements in his strength and mobility.