On my thickness day, I'd always start with reverse-grip pull-downs for two warm-up sets and three working sets of 12 reps as heavy as I could go. This exercise always helps open up the lats. Second was always one-arm dumbbell rows, three working sets, with a heavy weight for 12. Next I'd do reverse-grip bent-over rows, which were one of my favorites, for three sets of 12. I'd do T-bar rows next with a close grip; we didn't have a machine setup, so I'd put a bar in the corner and position a dumbbell across the end to hold it in place. Again three sets of 12. Then I'd either do barbell deadlifts off the floor or seated cable rows for three sets of 12 with close or wide grip, and I'd finish off with hyperextensions.
The sad and unfortunate aspect to the conclusion of Ronnie Coleman’s career is not that he is a mere shadow of his former self, will never again display super human strength or the fact that he will once again be a mere mortal (if that was even ever the case), but that at the age of 50 will endure a decreased quality of life as a result of the repercussions of his injuries and surgeries required to alleviate them. He will experience restricted physical function, discomfort and the possibility of chronic pain for the rest of his life.
There is no doubt and very hard to argue against Ronnie Coleman not being remembered as one of, if not the best professional bodybuilder ever. His achievements and legacy will live on forever — unfortunately, so will his injuries.