8-Time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman Guides Larry Wheels Through a Grueling Leg Workout

Wheels hit a new PR during the session — "lightweight!"

Ronnie Coleman is an eight-time Mr. Olympia champion, tied for the most ever alongside Lee Haney. Coleman‘s size and propensity to lift heavy in the gym have led to him remaining a common presence on TV screens in gyms still to this day — he is notorious for heavy T-bar rows and titanic deadlifts.

On Nov. 7, 2022, Coleman published a video on his YouTube channel wherein he trained legs with powerlifter and bodybuilder Larry “Wheels” Williams. While the specific date of their workout is unclear, the video displays that the training session took place at the Binous Gym in Dubai, UAE. Check it out below:

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Larry Wheels and Ronnie Coleman’s Leg Workout

Wheels engineered the workout to be reminiscent of a Coleman classic. In 2003, Coleman performed a leg day comprised of two lifts — the squat and the leg press. Coleman squatted two reps of 362.8 kilograms (800 pounds) and leg pressed eight reps of 1,043 kilograms (2,300 pounds) for eight reps.

Wheels opted for safety bar squats, working up to 272.2 kilograms (600 pounds) for 14 reps to the approval of Coleman. Although Coleman is still in recovery from several surgeries since his retirement from competitive bodybuilding, he was able to perform sets of the leg press alongside Wheels.


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Wheels’ top set was for 535.2 kilograms (1,180 pounds). After he completed it, he and Coleman performed some roleplay for the camera, where Coleman “knighted” Wheels with one of his walking canes, declaring that Wheels was passed the mantle of “strongest bodybuilder in the world.” Check it out in the video below from Wheels’ Instagram page:


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Over the past year, Wheels has stopped using steroids and trained for powerlifting and strongman. It is unclear what 2023 holds for him as he has shown potential in bodybuilding and strongman in addition to his prowess as a powerlifter.

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