Two-Time Mr. Olympia Champion (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay Uses His “Setbacks” As Fuels To Drive Him To His Third Mr. Olympia Title

The Egyptian-acknowledged bodybuilder, Elssbiay was born on 16 September 1984. Elssbiay had competed in the IFBB Pro League. It is understood that Elssbiay was given the name Big Ramy. 

Growing up in a community near Baltim, he was born in Al-Sebea, a division of Kafr el-Sheik called Burullus. Basically, he went to Kuwait for a fish occupation before becoming a professional Bodybuilder. Elssbiay won his first pro card just three years after rising as an apprentice at the Amateur Olympia in Kuwait City in 2012.

Oxygen Gym Kuwait has 2010 been a member of Elssbiay’s training program. The amateur Olympia Kuwait 2012 champion weighed 286 pounds at the event and had scaled 200 pounds in 2011. Elssbiay made his IFBB Pro debut at the New York Pro in 2013 and registered success in the competition. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay won Mr. Olympia title 2020 and 2021.

As bodybuilding fans are surely aware by now, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay is 2020 and 2021 Mr. Olympia champion, with an incredible two titles in a row.

Entering the 2022 Mr. Olympia, former two-time champion (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay was a presumed heavy favorite to complete a legendary “three-peat.” Instead, the Egyptian superstar finished in fifth place, forcing a potential recalibration for one of bodybuilding’s biggest names. That seemingly refocused energy now appears to be coming back into play for Elssbiay.

In a recent interview with Frank Sepe of Muscle & Fitness, Elssbiay discussed his current competitive trajectory as the 2023 Mr. Olympia in Orlando, FL, inches closer by the week. The athlete offered a glimpse into his mentality and clarified that his most recent Olympia result is being utilized as a source of motivation in training.

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Elssbiay might be 38 years old at the time of this writing, but he knows one Olympia loss won’t define him. After all, he wasn’t always a two-time defending champion. It’s this recentering of efforts, of looking properly forward, that has Elssbiay eager to leave it all on stage in November 2023.

“I’m really excited like always,” Elssbiay said. “I have to do one thing. Work hard. I do that for a reason always, but this year I do it because everyone knows if you lose one time, it’s never the end … If anything comes after working hard, you did fine. You have more than what you had in your pocket.”

Crucially, Elssbiay didn’t overlook what appears to be a stacked field in the Men’s Open division this year. Any number of competitors, including active defending champion Hadi Choopan, 2023 Olympia runner-up Derek Lunsford, and even third-place finisher Nick Walker could stand on top of the 2023 Olympia mountain.

It’s here where Elssbiay maintained he’s a little angry about falling short in 2022. It’s less an anger at his peers and more at himself. He’s now using that emotion to push himself in the gym and on stage and to be the best again.

“I think we’ll have a nice lineup of competitors right now and the lineup is getting stronger,” Elssbiay said. “That makes me very excited to be in this lineup again and work harder than anybody. No, it’s not anger because you lost. It’s anger because you want to be the best in the world. That can give you a chance to work hard. I told my friends today, maybe you get angry, but the anger doesn’t break you. It makes you fight more.” 

If Elssbiay wants to be Mr. Olympia again, he’ll have to be honest with himself and see where he can improve. This doesn’t appear to be an issue for the superstar thus far in 2023. If anything, he clearly already understands where he has room to grow — both literally and figuratively.

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