His name is Mamdouh Elssabiay, is known as “BIG” Ramy, his namesake is not bad … He is already one of the most muscular men on the planet. In bodybuilding circles Ramy images went viral after his 2012 IFBB Amateur Mr. Olympia Win, and since then the world of bodybuilding has not stopped talking about “Big Ramy”.
Ramy went on to compete in the 2013 New York Pro and won. That contest built an incredible amount of hype entering the 2013 Mr Olympia, with an expert in the industry including Chad Nichols, picking it to win the 2013 Mr Olympia. Ramy placed eighth, which was the most successful to Ramy momentum so far, but it certainly has not stopped people talking about him.
New York was not the best Ramy
Ramy set his sights on the 2014 New York Pro after his debut in Olympia, but did not exactly have the softest contest preparations, spending time in the hospital with an upper respiratory infection that hampered his training and nutrition. For some time there were doubts whether Ramy end hit the stage in New York, and the word coming out of his camp was that he in fact chooses to skip the show.
Ramy with the guidance of his coach and former IFBB Pro Dennis James made the decision two weeks out to try to make the show, was reportedly Ramy zero carbs during that time. Not only did the show, won unanimously!
When you consider Ramy was sick during preparation and struggled to do the show, to win a series like this, we should imagine a totally healthy Ramy with an additional year of training under his belt that spell trouble for even top 5 competitors Olimpia.
People will be saying that the New Year Pro won last year convincingly and won convincingly this year … So what’s the difference? Why do we believe that the results in the Olympia this year be different?
# 1 New York lineup- Last year’s Pro lineup had a small second Victor Martinez comes back from injury with an improved third Juan Morel, this year we had a much improved second Juan back of a second in the 2014 Arnold Classic Brazil.
# 2 The sickness I do know that I still mention it, but how many times have we heard a guy has been sick to the point of being hospitalized for any considerable amount of halfway through their preparation time, and still make a show of this caliber? I cannot remember one of the top of my head, so there is no doubt that he was not at his best, to what extent was out of it? You might have to wait until the Olympia to see …
# 3 Training-If you think that the reports had been training Ramy only about 3 1/2 years before turning pro in the amateur Mr. Olympia in 2012, after a terrifying prospect for competition because bodybuilders rarely reach its peak between 20 and rarely at 4-5 years of training.
I predict big Ramy make a big impact this year and could easily see it within the first 5 Kai also having one of those 2 runners Ramy plays into how he can compare well in terms of size. With another year of maturity for physical Ramy I’m going out on a limb and predict Ramy finish third in the 2014 Mr. Olympia.