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Ronnie Coleman net worth as an American professional bodybuilder is massive. He is considered among the top 5 highest paid in his profession. As one of the most successful bodybuilders, he is known as “Big Ron” in the bodybuilding world. He has been the winner of the Olympic Games eight times and because of this achievement, he was named as Mr. Olympic. Let’s take a  glimpse into his life and personal achievements.

Early Life

As we describe his early life, Ronnie Coleman was born in Bastrop, Louisiana in May 1964. He graduated in accounting from Grambling State University. He used to play football as a middle linebacker of the team called the GSU Tigers and Eddie Robinson was his coach. The most interesting thing is that after his graduation, he became a police officer in Arlington, Texas from 1989 to 2000.

Career

He started his career in bodybuilding from the Metroflex Gym in Arlington when one of his friends, Gustavo Arlotta, encouraged him to join and practice. In the year 1990, Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition was held and for the event, a lifetime training was given to Ronnie by his coach, Brian Dobson. He won this competition by the first rank and got highly paid. With the passage of time, Ronnie Coleman net worth increased tremendously when he took part in different popular bodybuilding competitions and earned a lot of money from them. These competitions provided him with additional career opportunities. In 1995 and 1996, he won his very first professional competition which was with the Canada Pro Cup. In addition to holding this record, he also won the Russian Grand Prix during the year of 1997. Coleman so successful that he even beat his own coach, Brian Dobson, in the event. We can estimate by Ronnie Coleman net worth that he has gained much success in bodybuilding.

After that, he visited different countries like China, Brazil, and Australia for professional competitions and signed endorsement deals which became the factor of his net worth. He also provided people his training videos – The Unbelievable” which was the first video of him and his others, “The Cost of Redemption” and “On the Road”. In these videos, he provides tips and guides for weightlifters who were experienced in their field. During training, Colman prefers to use free weights versus machines for a maximum range of motion and flexibility. Ronnie trains for 4 days a week.

In 1991, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s organizations, “The Inner City Games”, was supported by Coleman. He also received the Texas Navy Certificate Award from the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, for his brilliant bodybuilding performance and for promoting physical fitness.

On Muscle Sports Radio, Coleman made an announcement that he will participate in Mr. Olympia Competition along with announcing that he wouldn’t be able to participate in the 2009 competition as he was not prepared for that. Moreover, he also didn’t take part in the 2010 competition. During 2011, Coleman launched his own company, Ronnie Coleman Nutrition that provides wellness products and sports nutrition toward bodybuilders. He had a spinal surgery procedure in 2011 but made a full recovery. In 2012, he has won over 30 bodybuilding championship titles.

Ronnie Coleman Net Worth

Most of the public are curious to know about Ronnie Coleman’s net worth. In 2017, the estimated salary is about $10 million. Maybe this salary is not accurate as it is estimated by a number of sources and websites.

Factors

There are some factors that affect any celebrity’s pay which is following

  • Taxes
  • Management fees
  • Investment gain/loss
  • Marriage
  • Divorce

But when we talk about the highly paid bodybuilder, Ronnie Coleman is among the strongest and heaviest lifting bodybuilders in history.

How to be like Ronnie Coleman?

As we know, bodybuilding makes our bones and muscle stronger. One can also build huge muscle like Coleman by following his exercise chart. But also have your workouts incorporated with a diet plan and get enough rest. He included a lot of staple foods like chicken, beans, rice, vegetables, protein powders, protein supplements, and eggs which are the best source of protein for building massive muscles. Coleman has some genetic traits to credit for his muscle mass and strength. If we came to know about his daily intake of nutrients, it will include 546g of protein, 474g of carbs, 150g of fat, and a 5562 calorie intake.

Personal Life

If we look into his personal life, Coleman is a confessed Christian. He married his first wife, Christine Achkar Coleman, back in 2007 but divorced shortly after. After a period of time, he then married her personal assistant, Susan Williamson, in 2016. They are the parents of two daughters named Valencia Daniel and Jamilleah.

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How to get the ball rolling on eating healthier

You may want to start eating healthier, but getting the ball rolling can be an uphill endeavor.

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Make a List

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When you get hungry, the last thing you feel like doing is running down a mental list of available healthy foods to eat. That’s why you probably end up grabbing whatever is closest to you and chowing down, vowing to start eating healthy tomorrow.

Instead, sit down and make a list of foods that you determine to be healthiest for you and your goals. Don’t just write a shopping list. Make a list of actual meals that you can prepare and eat. Include what day you’re going to have them, and what time. The more prepared you are when hunger strikes, the more likely you will be to have something ready without having to think too hard about it.

Buy a Cookbook

 

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Flipping through a cookbook with enticing photographs of healthy food will get you inspired to start eating healthy. Buy a cookbook or two that has nothing but healthy food recipes. Make sure it has a photo for every recipe, so you can visualize yourself dining on the healthy options. Put bookmarks on pages that really make you want to get up and start cooking. These are the dishes that will offer you the best motivation to start your new healthy eating plan. Alternatively, you can create your own cookbook by searching around the internet for healthy recipes and saving them to your phone or computer.

Buy Some New Clothes

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Wearing the same clothes every day when you already feel unattractive can keep you in a negative rut that’s hard to get out of. Put on your favorite pair of jeans, jacket, whatever, and go shopping for some new clothes. Buy a few that fit you now, and something special that you can work toward fitting into after you’ve achieved your weight goal. The change will help you to see yourself as someone new and fresh who is capable of switching eating habits for the better.

Stop Looking in the Mirror

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If your appearance really gets you down, stop obsessing over your flaws in the mirror. Seriously, you don’t need a visual examination over every wrinkle or bulge. Just stop looking in the mirror, get dressed, and be on your merry way. Wait at least a month before you give yourself a once over again. This time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, instead of walking away thinking how bad you look.

Buy a Cool Scale

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If you’re trying to lose weight (or even gain weight), having a cool scale will make the process easier to measure progress. Get yourself a digital scale that measures ounces as well as pounds. They even have scales that speak your weight, if that’s what you need to keep motivated to eat healthier. Just don’t weigh yourself every day, because daily fluctuations in weight are normal, and have little to do with your eating habits. If you gain a couple ounces after eating healthy all day, you could lose motivation to continue to eat healthy. Every three days or so is sufficient to track your progress and measure your results.

Choose Restaurants With Healthy Food

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If cooking isn’t your thing, choose some local restaurants that serve healthy foods with wholesome ingredients. Keep a list of these restaurants at hand so that when you come home late from work and don’t feel like cooking, you’ll have a backup plan that doesn’t involve Domino’s Pizza.

Invest in Partitioned Storage Containers

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If you’re short on time like most of us, you need some quick options for meals every now and then. Invest in some portioned storage containers so you can make your own version of TV dinners. Instead of pudding and mashed potatoes, fill them with things like brown rice, steamed broccoli, and turkey breast. Prepare them ahead of time and stack in your refrigerator or freezer. Just pop one in the microwave when all you can think about is flopping on the couch in front of the television.

The key to getting the ball rolling to start eating healthier is to be prepared. When you stock up on the tools that will help you reach your goals, get ready for instances when there’s no time to cook, and be kind to yourself by not obsessing over your image, you stand a pretty good chance of improving your eating habits for good.

 

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It was only a matter of time before weed found its way into America’s favorite drink. Enter: marijuana-infused beer.

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These days, you can find marijuana infused in everything from alcohol to BBQ sauce to bath bombs to candy bars. So, it was only a matter of time before weed found its way into America’s favorite drink: beer. Enter: marijuana-infused beer.

From Business Insider, a report that Lagunitas Brewing Company has released an IPA infused with marijuana. It’s called Supercritical, and it’s available for a limited release in California. In case you don’t know, Lagunitas Brewing Company is based in California and was purchased by Heineken in early 2017.

Sadly, though, it won’t get you high — the beer contains no THC.

For inside scoop, watch the full video. Then let us know in the comments what you think about marijuana-infused beer.

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Sweden’s Move To A 6 Hour Workday Should Make You Very Angry

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What would you do with 6 extra hours of free time every week? That’s the question every full-time worker in Sweden is going to have to answer. After years of individual companies making the switch, the entire country is about to embark on an ambitious plan to maintain productivity while also eliminating 17% of the current workweek. Yes, the entire country.

Not only have Swedish workers just been given 312 hours of their lives back each year, but they have effectively been given a rather nice raise as well. In 2014, the average Swede took home about of €30,612 (the equivalent of $34,285) each year, or €2551 ($2857)  a month, which is about €589 ($660) a week. If we break that down over a 36 hour work week (less than the 47 hours the average American works full-time ), that equals €16.35 an hour. With the switch from a 36 hour workweek to a 30 hour workweek, the average take-home hourly wage just jumped to €19.63/hour, or a 20% increase.*

That would make me pretty happy, and I hope our CEO reads this and feels compelled to give all of us at Men’s Trait a 20% raise. We’re not holding our breath, however. Wages in the U.S. have been slightly better than stagnant for decades, and now we have to sit back and watch as an entire nation was just collectively given a raise that we could only dream of in the States.

In the United States, the average earner made $45,230 before taxes in 2014. More than the average Swede, right? Not necessarily. You might have noticed that the amount people in Sweden take home, on average, was €30,612 ($34,285), not what they earned. That’s the net, after tax amount. In the U.S., depending on a worker’s tax bracket, that amount would be at best $33,923, excluding any deductions and credits on their taxes. Depending on the exchange rate at any given moment, people in Sweden might take home more money than Americans. Or Americans might take home more. It’s very, very close.

But each country is different, and the cost of living in Sweden is higher than in the United States. Or, rather no, it isn’t. When we look at just after tax income, not accounting for fixed expenses, the average Swede has more buying power than the average American. Rent and utilities are significantly cheaper for people living in Sweden, making it slightly more affordable than the U.S. overall. Removing just utilities from the equation gives the advantage to Americans for having more buying power. Luxury activities, like eating at restaurants or going to the movies, are more expensive in Sweden than they are in the United States; that’s one financial advantage we have. But Swedes don’t do those things on the same scale that Americans do, so the premium prices affect them less than they would someone living in the States.

Okay, so I’ve rambled for over 500 words about how the Swedes just made a change to how much people work, and then delved into a bevy of numbers comparing the incomes and buying power of Americans and Swedes, only to come to the conclusion that there really isn’t that much difference between the two countries. Both are wealthy countries, with each celebrating a 7.2 OECD Better Life Index score that measures the quality of life for people around the globe, well above the average score of 6.0. So what’s the point?

Just remember, you could be living the American dream in Sweden, only by working at least 312 fewer hours each year. Oh, and the Swedes are guaranteed 25 paid vacation days and 16 paid holidays yearly, plus some paid maternity (56 weeks, or 13 months) and paternity leave (34 weeks), neither of which are guaranteed in the United States.** Now, with this new 6 hour workday, your typical Swedish worker will work 458 fewer hours every year than the average American (this even includes part-time workers)—that’s 19 full days.

Yes, you should be angry. People in Sweden are living the American dream better than we are.

Preston Hemmerich is the Content Manager for 301 Digital Media, overseeing MensTrait.com, OutwardOn.com, DailyBeautyHack.com and more. He enjoys covering food, politics, travel and writing sad attempts at humor.

*This figure does not account for hourly employees, only salaried employees. Some businesses have applied a wage increase to hourly employees to make up for lost hours, but that is not a country wide practice. In reality, this de facto raise disproportionately benefits higher income individuals working salaried jobs.
**Collectively, citizens of the U.S. get nowhere near 41 paid days off a year that Swedish citizens do.

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