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Phil Heath shares Fanboy moment from peak bodybuilding days with legend Ronnie Coleman

It’s rare that an archive fan dreams of being on stage with his idol. But seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath made that dream come true. The bodybuilding reported the successful conclusion of the Rimini Wellness event. Heath attended the event as he is one of Panatta’s two brand ambassadors. His fellow brand ambassador made the event even more special.

Panatta is known as the manufacturer of some of the best fitness equipment in the world and had a booth at the event. Heath wrote about his experience on Instagram and thanked Panatta and the fans who attended the event. “I cannot fully express my gratitude and overall happiness to all the wonderful people who came to the @panattaofficial booths,” wrote Heide.

However, sharing the stage with Ronnie Coleman was the reality “Highlight” for the former Mr. Olympia. Phil Heath then recalled meeting The King for the first time as Coleman. “A guy I actually waited 4.5 hours for during a gig in Denver when I was an amateur,” said the gift. Although he was just a fan, Coleman had conquered bodybuilding.

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Phil Heath revealed he had bought “Four signatures and because I was so proud, I saw greatness.” Although the 60-year-old eight-time champion’s health has deteriorated, The Gift felt no different during the seminar with Ronnie Coleman. In fact, the 44-year-old felt excited and privileged to share more such moments with Coleman as a brand ambassador in the future.

Phil Heath posted highlights of his trip on social media and Coleman appeared in two photos. One such photo was a selfie clicked by The Gift during a lunch with the record holder Mr. Olympia champion. The King’s smile also showed how Coleman isn’t letting his health issues hold him back.

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Why do champions like Phil Heath hold Ronnie Coleman in such high regard?

Ronnie Coleman has the most Mr. Olympia titles, giving Lee Haney eight Sandow trophies to his name. He was also the first bodybuilder to win the Arnold Classic and Mr. Olympia won. However, bodybuilders like Phil Heath, Jay Cutler, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a lot of others also respect Coleman for his resilience. Nowadays, Coleman constantly struggles with health problems.

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The 60-year-old’s ordeal began when multiple surgeries failed to repair the back injuries he suffered from decades of bodybuilding training. One surgery led to another, and so far The King has undergone more than a dozen surgeries on his spine and hips. Ronnie Coleman also lost the ability to walk unassisted. However, despite the hardships, he still does not train or attend seminars and events as the one he did with Phil Heath.

So it’s easy to see why even the seven-time Mr. Olympia, like Phil Heath, still sees Coleman in the same light as he did when he was just an amateur. “I’m really looking forward to coming back next year!” the Gift wrote about his recent event with Coleman.

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