Ronnie Coleman shared the bodybuilder diet he ate to get shredded

Ronnie Coleman is one of bodybuilding’s all-time greats, even edging out Arnold Schwarzenegger himself with an eight-year streak as the winner of the coveted Mr. Olympia title. And he credits the team he had around him for his extraordinary success.

“I tell people all the time that the reason I was so successful in bodybuilding is because I was surrounded by great trainers and nutritionists,” said Coleman, now retired. , in a recent conversation with men’s health. “I think it’s all about knowledge and a willingness to learn for the most part. The more knowledge you have, the better off you will be.”

In a new video on his YouTube channel, Coleman gives his followers a look at the nutrition side of things, sharing everything he eats in a day — and what he used to eat on an average day then. that he was preparing for IFBB competitions as Mr. Olympia.

The day starts with half a cup of oatmeal and two cups of egg whites. Coleman explains that when preparing for a contest, egg whites will be replaced with a protein shake, but otherwise “every meal is pretty much the same.”

Next is chicken with a baked potato or rice and beans: in other words, the staples of bodybuilding “brother’s meal.” The video also shows Coleman taking a truly staggering number of supplements.

“In my opinion, the basics are a multivitamin, amino acids (BCAAs), and whey protein isolate,” he says. MH. “Isolate is lower in calories, and it’s easier to digest. There are others, of course, but these in my opinion are the absolute must-haves. Food is obviously very important too, but I don’t don’t put one on top of the other. You must pay serious attention to both.”

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Teresa E. Burton