Exclusive: Ronnie Coleman: The King shows you the aftermath of bodybuilding

Those who take to competitive bodybuilding put everything on the line to turn their bodies into something akin to a Greek statue – a work of art all its own. But working so hard to grow and sculpt your body can result in serious repercussions, which is what happened to bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman. The eight-time Mr. Olympia (beating the likes of seven-time winner Arnold Schwarzenegger), has gone through numerous surgeries over the years and has now been forced to walk on crutches. But the champion is not giving up, and above you can watch the exclusive trailer for the new documentary RONNIE COLEMAN: THE KING, which takes you behind the scenes of his inspiring fight to walk again. Click HERE for more info on the film at the official site.

Here is the full synopsis:

In the world of bodybuilding, Ronnie Coleman is known as The King. He achieved the impossible - putting on nearly 300 lbs of muscle while still maintaining a shredded and symmetrical physique. He shares the world record for most Mr. Olympia titles, the Super Bowl of bodybuilding, at eight victories.

But greatness on that scale comes with a price. Nearly 20 years later, Ronnie Coleman has had multiple spine and hip surgeries. He can barely walk and is in constant pain. Now facing yet another spinal surgery, Ronnie reflects on his legendary bodybuilding career and looks ahead at what his future will hold. A man with nonstop conviction, dedication to family, and remarkable willpower - witness the ultimate exploration of bodybuilding’s biggest legend yet.

RONNIE COLEMAN: THE KING arrives June 22. 



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