hi ron, greetings from italy.
first thing first: you do are the greatest of all time.
let me make a question:
although i'm pretty young (23 yo)this past year i'v been dealing with some serious back problems. i've got a L5-S1 herniated disk that kept me from training for 3 months. when i came back to the gym, probably because of the long inactivity my muscle and joints got weaker, i had another pretty serious injury in my shoulder (rotator cuff partial tear). now i'm rehabbing from this and i'd like to have some tips from you, since you've recently dealt with some big physical issues.
maybe if i used some "helps" (i'm still 100% natural) things would go better and recovery would go faster. or would you recommend to keep taking some time off (i don't properly train since december, i'm just doing stretching and physioterapy) and recover "naturally"
thanks in advance king ron. yours,
Call me a skeptic, but is this really Ronnie?
Can you post a new pic with "This is the real 8 time Mr. Olympia!" on a white piece of paper?
I'm sorry, but its not every day the greatest bodybuilder of all time joins and posts on a forum. I have been on forums almost a decade now.
Glad to see you on the boards. If you don't mind, can you please tell us your best physiques you have achieved throughout your career? I'll list your contests by year and all you have to do is reply back with the numbers starting with your best (Just post the numbers as it will be easier than typing the whole thing):
1. 1998 Mr. Olympia
2. 1999 Mr. Olympia
3. 1999 British Grand Prix
4. 2000 Mr. Olympia
5. 2001 Arnold Classic
6. 2001 Mr. Olympia
7. 2002 Mr. Olympia
8. 2003 Mr. Olympia
9. 2004 Mr. Olympia
10. 2005 Mr. Olympia
Legends Of Bodybuilding
it's so amazing how a legend like you and a young skinny kid like me can have the same feeling towards the same thing that we love and are so passionate about and fear to lose: TRAINING
i'm sure we'll both realize our dreams, a few injuries won't stop me, let alone you!!
you fit perfectly this years olympics' catchprase: INSPIRE A GENERATION