Whenever he decides to hold up his posing trunks, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay will undoubtedly be thought to be among the finest bodybuilders of all time. The 37-year-old athlete is the reigning two-time Mr. Olympia (2020-2021). He’s at present coaching to finish a legendary three-peat at this yr’s version of the distinguished contest in mid-December. 

On August 10, 2022, Elssbiay shared a put up on his Instagram the place his higher physique mass seems stacked. According to the bodybuilder, he weighs an enormous 336.6 kilos on the time of the picture

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Unlike a few of his friends, Elssbiay has automated qualification to the 2022 Mr. Olympia because of his standing as a earlier winner. As such, Elssbiay can focus most of his coaching vitality on making ready for December’s contest to take house one other Olympia title.

Dating again to 2016, the bodybuilder has often solely competed within the Olympia whereas visitor posing in different contests. He is on monitor to do the identical in 2022, save for the absence of a guest-pose up to now. The yr 2020 was the lone exception in that timeline when Elssbiay additionally competed at that version of the Arnold Sports Festival. He took house third place. 

Before his Olympia victories in 2020 and 2021, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League athlete collected six finishes in a minimum of the highest 10 on the competitors. Elssbiay’s greatest consequence previous to an outright victory was a second-place end on the 2018 Mr. Olympia.

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While Elssbiay’s two consecutive Olympia titles are undoubtedly his profession highlights thus far, the Egyptian athlete does produce other noteworthy accomplishments on his general resume. According to NPC News Online, right here’s a rundown of a few of Elssbiay’s extra notable achievements:

Mamdouh Elssbiay | Notable Career Results

  • 2012 IFBB Amateur Mr. Olympia — First place (Men’s Over 100KG)
  • 2013-2014 IFBB New York Pro — First place (Men’s Open)
  • 2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Brasil — First place (Men’s Open)
  • 2015 IFBB EVLS Prague Pro — Second place (Men’s Open)
  • 2020 Arnold Sports Festival — Third place (Men’s Open)
  • 2020-2021 IFBB Mr. Olympia — First place (Men’s Open)

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Pushing for Legacy

In a May 2022 interview with the RWA Podcast, Elssbiay revealed he would possibly retire from aggressive bodybuilding on the age of 38. Considering the celebrity’s birthday is on September 16, that might imply the upcoming Olympia may be the final time he stands on the legendary stage.

Should Elssbiay observe by way of with these potential retirement plans, he might have a singular alternative to go on high as a three-time reigning champion. If Elssbiay’s bid at a 3rd consecutive title is profitable, he’ll be part of a membership of who’s who in bodybuilding lore. The solely athletes to ever win the Mr. Olympia a minimum of three consecutive occasions are Arnold Schwarzenegger (1970-1973), Frank Zane (1977-1979), Lee Haney (1984-1991), Dorian Yates (1992-1997), Ronnie Coleman (1998-2005), and Phil Heath (2011-2017).

Elssbiay will vie for his third straight title on the 2022 Mr. Olympia on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.

Featured picture: @big_ramy on Instagram