10 best documentaries on Netflix to fuel your summer workout

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3. Ronnie Coleman: The King

Ronnie Coleman: The King is a documentary about the bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman. If that wasn’t already obvious.

He is often touted as being the King of Bodybuilding. He has won the Mr. Olympia title, the highest achievement in bodybuilding, a grand total of eight times. Coleman is simply a beast by any measure of the word.

The documentary really focuses on his retirement though. Shot in 2018, Ronnie Coleman: The King covers what life is like for the man. It’s about him still killing it in the public and personal sphere despite having undergone a total of six surgeries now and only being able to walk with the help of crutches.

Some may blame his lifting as the cause for his physical atrophy, but Coleman makes the argument that the muscle mass he has gained through lifting is the only thing that has saved his life.

Either stance you take on the topic, you will be inspired to hit the gym to achieve your goal. Following the pure grit that Coleman exhibits because of his love for being a big muscle-bound dude is a mildly tragic to see his body betray his mind in the way that it has. This will get you inspired to try an carry on what Ronnie Coleman has started. He struggles to walk but still goes to the gym just about every day. If he can do that, then any excuse you could make to not go to the gym seems just shallow.