Mitchell Hooper Takes on the Brutal Back Workout of Ronnie Coleman

Mitchell Hooper takes on the back workout of the legendary bodybuilding champion Ronnie Coleman.

2023 World’s Strongest Man Mitchell Hooper recently tackled the epic back workout of eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman. After putting himself through one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Golden Era-style workouts, Hooper appears to be willing to experiment with Coleman’s Olympia-style training routine.

 

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Fastly becoming one of the most interesting, strongman competitors to follow, Mitchell Hooper continues to challenge himself in many different ways. he’s already a multiple-time strongman champion and reached the pinnacle of the sport with his 2023 WSM victory. Hooper is even venturing into the world of mixed martial arts where he will battle fellow strongman Eddie Hall. It appears there are no challenges that are too difficult for Hooper to attempt.

That includes taking on one of the most difficult bodybuilding routines out there. Eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman pushed his body to its physical limits in order to become one of the greatest bodybuilding champions in history. While it had diminishing returns, it did cement him as a legend. His physique was unlike any other and he looked otherworldly on stage.

The workout regimen that helped to build Ronnie Coleman into a legendary champion is one that few have attempted. So naturally Mitchell Hooper wanted to try his hand at one of them.

The World’s Strongest Man recently took on Coleman’s punishing back workout. The back workout can be found below.

Mitchell Hooper Takes On Ronnie Coleman’s Back Workout.

  • 800-pound deadlift for two reps
  • 515-pound bent-over row for eight reps
  • maxed out T-bar rows

Mitchell Hooper was able to perform the 800 lb deadlift with relative ease. The bent-over row and T-bar rows on the other hand were a bit too much for the strongman to accomplish. It just goes to show just how incredibly strong Ronnie Coleman was in his heyday.

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News and Editorial Writer at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.