“You’re 26 Years Now, How Can You…”: Reigning Mr. Olympia Big Ramy Once Confessed He Was Judged for Having Larger Than Life Goals

Published 10/18/2022, 9:30 PM EDT

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For many, bodybuilding is a tough road to conquer. Whether it’s the struggle to start or the fight to keep up, the sport demands a lot from its players. Mr. Olympia is one such popular platform where iconic bodybuilders come into the limelight. Currently, the reigning champion is Mamdouh Elssbiay, also popularly known as ‘Big Ramy’. The beast bagged the title twice, once in 2020 and once in 2021.

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It hasn’t always been easy for the iconic bodybuilder, though. Big Ramy is known for his size in the bodybuilding world. So much so that even legends like Lee Haney think that he’s unbeatable. But with achievements comes a side of judgment. The star once opened up about people’s opinions on his career and how he dealt with it.

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“I need to try”: Big Ramy talks about skeptical takes

Big Ramy is an Egyptian bodybuilder. He worked as a fisherman in Kuwait before he got introduced to bodybuilding. Compared to other bodybuilders, Big Ramy had a natural talent for the sport; he got his pro card fairly early in his career. Despite his lack of experience, it soon became evident that the Egyptian hulk held a lot of potential.

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However, this chapter in his life brought judgment from his peers. In an interview, Big Ramy Revealed how his acquaintances were skeptical about him getting into bodybuilding. He revealed, “When I started, somebody said ‘Ramy you’re 26 years now, how can you build that’?“. He talked about how his determination helped him beat the judgment. The icon was adamant about trying. Whether it was joining the gym or preparing for the sport, trying was the first step.

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The 2x Mr. Olympia believed in himself; he believed that he could get to a higher level, and he did. It serves as an inspiration for all those who hesitate to take a big step. Big Ramy is currently one of the few iconic bodybuilders who entered professional bodybuilding at an early stage. This goes to show that believing in oneself can help achieve big goals.

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Radha Iyer

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Radha Iyer is working as a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Master's degree in Media and Communications from Pandit Deendayal Energy University. Radha has worked as a content writer for over a year.
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