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  • tell me about the injuries because we watch you in the documentary.

  • And, uh, you know, we watch you walking around with crutches and, you know, and I'm sure, you know, look, you're you're living your life.

  • You're like, Hey, this is how I move.

  • And I get to do all these things.

  • But for a lot of people, it's hard to watch because they know they know Ronnie on stage.

  • And now you're on the crutches, You know, what are the injuries been like?

  • I know you've been seeing a chiropractor since your football days.

  • So you've been having issues.

  • This is something your whole career.

  • How do you explain the back injuries and surgeries to people who don't understand?

  • I think it's something that built up over time because I played football and, uh, you know, lifting weights in high school hurt myself, really hurt my back really bad, you know, just trying to learn how to do power lifting, you know?

  • And then I played football and hurt my back again there, you know, just being hit, you know, all the time.

  • But this position I played, you had to hit somebody on every play, and there was a lot of times that I got injured, you know, just just just playing, playing football.

  • And then, uh then there's body building.

  • You know, uh, you left in every single day just about this for me.

  • It was these six days a week, and, uh, there's always gonna be a chance to, you know, get hurt there, too.

  • So I got injured the power lifting team back in the day.

  • Then I got injured playing football.

  • Then I got injured playing bodybuilding.

  • I think all the injuries just piled up after a while.

  • And, uh, that's when you need surgery.

  • When the when the pain comes so intense, you can't take it no more.

  • And you refuse to stop lifting.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Lifting to something that I've done, you know, my whole entire life.

  • Uh, I've always done, and I've always look forward to doing it, and it's always just been a hobby of mine, you know?

  • Yeah, it's just too bad, you know, have avenged myself doing it, but it didn't really, you know, stop me from doing it.

  • Does the lifting cause injuries to your back, or can you lift without it causing problems?

  • Yeah, Yeah, yeah, of course.

  • You just lift the right way the correct way, and you won't get injured.

  • E had any injuries.

  • Uh, last time I was injured in the weight room was probably back in 95.

  • 96 somewhere.

  • You know, I had, like, 100 digits, but e I haven't had anything since then.

  • Okay, but my injured most of come just from just being compound it from all the years of being on Palace and King, playing football, doing bodybuilding, it it just all altogether.

  • Uh, it just went from this one thing.

  • A lot of people think it's just from me, you know, lifting heavy.

  • They always saw me going heavy when I was on tape or whatever, but I lived in heavy like that when I was in high school, too, you know, because I want power team.

  • I'm tryingto I left the other guys.

  • And you know, of course, you well, injuries gonna happen.

  • So just, uh, unfortunately, that mine got to the point where I said the pain got so bad that I couldn't take it, So I had that have a third year.

tell me about the injuries because we watch you in the documentary.

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FROM HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TO MR. OLYMPIA: How Bodybuilding Legend Ronnie Coleman Dealt With Injury

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/09/13
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