I agree on this.
tough how can we for sure tell its muscle tears.?
What we have seen his lat and triceps have just atrophied with time, starting at 04 and getting real visible in 06, horrible in 07.
So what i tought this was about was damaged nerves wich made his muscle not respond to his lifting. Cause ofcourse if it had been TEARS he would be irreparable, but since its seems not i think there is a possibility his atrophied muscles may start grow again after a succesful surgery.
meh, to a certain extent they can. anyone remember levrone and his pec tear? couldn't tell the difference after and he seemed to have greater success actually after it. same with toney (though his is more noticeable)
if you're talking about muscle tears on ronnie, all you should be talking about is his left vastus lateralus (outer thigh) as it has become bigger and bigger since 2003. other than that all he is suffering from seems to be some nerve issues and some bad atrophy, but no tears. his left lat even when he started winning in 98 was never as full and thick as his right. people just decided to start noticing in 06 when it couldn't be ignored any longer.
I don't doubt his determination and will and ability. I just doubt his body is up to the challenge.
I blame Stallone for this!
Confirmed again.......he says nothing about his tricep. Maybe he doesn't know it is also bad!
Breaking News: Coleman Comeback Confirmed for 2010
By Joe Pietaro
As heard first on today’s episode of MuscleSport Radio, Ronnie Coleman will make his comeback at the 2010 Mr. Olympia. The eight-time Sandow winner said in a live interview that he just made up his mind “a few days ago.”
Coleman originally intended on competing in this year’s Olympia but his travel commitments with BSN proved to be too much and would have affected his preparation.
The back injury that caused him to finish in fourth place at the 2007 Mr. Olympia and subsequent surgery that made him sit out 2008 is 100 percent and was not a factor in Coleman putting off his comeback by a year. Coleman feels that the time off will be an advantage for him, as far as the back recuperation and not putting his body through contest prep for the past few years.
Coleman made a recent guest posing appearance at the Atlantic States in New York City and stated that he weighed under 300 pounds that night. During his active career, he said that he would go as high as 320 in the offseason and cut down to approximately 295 on stage.
Tied with Lee Haney for the most Olympia wins, Coleman still has that fire and desire to go out there and will make history with his ninth Olympia victory.
When ‘The King’ walks on the stage next year in Las Vegas, it will be the biggest comeback in bodybuilding history since Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in 1980 after five years away from competing