Where is the Ronnie that inspired me to deadlift!?
Ronnie is not necessarily the stallion he was, this is true. But to say someone should stop doing something they enjoy because you don't agree with it does not make a whole lot of sense. Few people let alone bodybuilders look like Ronnie at his age, and even though he will never be what he was it is still inspiring to see him continue despite being well aware of this. Ronnie is the real deal, bodybuilding will never stop for this man.
Just like after 20-30 years people would say "Where's tim that used to deadlift,squat,do clean and jerks etc."....Just enjoy the Ronnie that you like, even if that's only from the old vids and pics...
Btw. it's his birthday today, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG RON!
Ya i think its the nerve damage combined with the lack of flexibility...he can't hit those back poses the same anymore period. The circle of life as some one else mentioned, if hes having fun doing these guest posing power to him but its still hard to see the 8x Mr.O on stage looking like that