“What Happened to Ramy Right Now, Happened to Me”: Retired Bodybuilder Shared the Reason That Forced Him to Leave Bodybuilding

Published 01/18/2023, 1:45 PM EST

Bodybuilder veteran Dennis Wolf had a good run during his bodybuilding career. The German bodybuilder appeared as a tough competitor to his opponents in his prime. However, everything shattered for the 2014 Arnold Classic Champion when he experienced an unpredictable health condition after 2014. During a candid interview with Dennis James, the retired bodybuilder shared how things drastically changed for the worse after he was diagnosed with his recoverable health condition.

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After attending several championships like Arnold Euro and Prague Pro, Dennis felt not like his usual self. He disclosed that it was similar to what two-time Mr.Olympia Big Ramy is experiencing at the present stage of his career. Let’s look into what is it.

Dennis Wolf opened up about the reason behind his retirement

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There was a time when Dennis Wolf won a series of reputed bodybuilding championships. In 2007, he was also placed fifth in Mr. Olympia and won the Keystone Pro. In his interview with Dennis James in The Menace Podcast, the 44-year-old retired bodybuilder stated that things were working great for him.

He also recalled that moment when 10,000 people were cheering for him during one of the championships. In fact, Dennis reached a great point in his career after 2009. However, his physical health began bothering him after becoming the 2014 Arnold Classic Champion. He had a very well-conditioned and shredded physique which began to deteriorate.

Dennis explained his health problem similar to Big Ramy’s condition now, “It’s like what happened to Ramy right now happened to me, except that he won the Olympia.” Wolf explained that after the 2014 championships, he was unable to return to his normal physique. After some time, he realized uncontrolled movement in his body while training. Wolf went through an MRI test on the recommendation of his doctor.

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It turned out that his C4, C5, C6, and C7 were herniated. Eventually, he had to go through the required surgeries.

What did Wolf do after his surgery?

Dennis Wolf got his discs fused in surgery in 2016. It was understood that he had lost a great part of his strength. When he made his comeback in 2018 at Arnold Australia, he knew that his greatest competitive days were over. Eventually, he was forced to retire because of his condition.

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Moreover, post-retirement, Dennis continued to train. He trained with many athletes and did not look back. He believed that he could do a lot more and was proud of himself.

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Muskan Sharma

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Muskan Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Calcutta. Muskan has worked as a writer for 3+ years but has a knack for filmmaking, too.

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