“Bodybuilding is a healthy sport.”
Every week, Iron Cinema will connect you with Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin. Giving you unprecedented inside access to the creative process behind his the Generation Iron Fitness Network. Get a first hand look at the entire journey of taking Vlad’s creative ideas to the big screen – from stories on set of films like Generation Iron and CT Fletcher all the way to exclusive behind-the-scene looks at our newest GI news and films. This week Vlad pulls out an old video from the GI Vault at the Arnold Classic 2014 – where Vlad was able to meet the legendary Ronnie Coleman talk about his influence on the sport and what the realities are behind the claims of drug use in bodybuilding.
Just after the release of Generation Iron, we were of course making rounds at major competitions doing promotion for the film. We wanted to make sure bodybuilding fans around the world could experience the lives of the best bodybuilders in our current generation. But this also allowed me to meet some of the legendary greats that came before. One of those legends was Ronnie Coleman, arguably one of the greatest bodybuilders that has ever lived.
So of course, once I found out that Ronnie Coleman was at the 2014 Arnold Classic – I knew I had to sit down with him for a quick talk about the direction bodybuilding is heading and also what sort of influence he left after his eight Olympia wins. We never had a chance to release that footage – but with all the changes happening in the industry this year… now seems like the perfect time. Watch it above.