Big Ramy was able to capture his second Mr. Olympia title a few weeks ago, beating a variety of competitors to do so. However a recent post from his coach has revealed that he did not even start training for the Olympia, until about three months out.
Fans had no idea what to expect from Ramy heading into this year’s Olympia, in large part due to the fact that he did not really share much in the way of physique updates leading into the contest. In the end, he brought a hefty, over 300lb package to the stage, which was enough to secure him a second straight Sandow.
With that type of showing, you would think that he was training all year long for this show, but that was apparently not the case. According to an Instagram post from the champ’s coach Chad Nicholls, he did not even start his prep until he was about three months out, but as displayed with the brand new pictures that had never been seen before, his 327lb frame was already in great shape.
“Here are 3 never before seen pics of 2x Mr. Olympia @big_ramy – these were check-in pics taken August 1, 2021 – after only one month of training – his weight is approximately 327 – we started this year‘s Olympia prep July 1 – up until this point he had not trained since the Olympia on December 19, 2020 – let that sink in for a minute – in my opinion it was one of the most amazing preps I’ve ever seen for what he was able to accomplish in a short period of time,” Nicholls wrote.
“Next year will be interesting because the game plan has already been put in motion and he will train for the next 14 months to defend the title and to show some thing extraordinary – at the end of the day I love my job but I’m also a Bodybuilding fan I love the contest part of it but the photos leading into the show these never before seen pics are the ones that I love to see and hopefully you will enjoy them as well – I will try and post pics from every couple of weeks leading into the show”
It is crazy to think that Big Ramy did not train at all in between winning the 2020 Olympia, and starting prep for this year. This also somewhat explains the fact that he did not look as good as the year prior.
When asked why things happened like this, Chad explained that Ramy had to take care of some things last year, but that this year would be different. So it will be interesting what they are able to do in the coming year.
Big Ramy Contest History
- 2021 Olympia – 1st place
- 2020 Olympia – 1st place
- 2020 Arnold Classic – 3rd place
- 2018 Olympia – 6th place
- 2017 Arnold Classic Europe – 1st place
- 2017 Olympia – 2nd place
- 2016 Prague Pro – 2nd place
- 2016 Kuwait Pro – 1st place
- 2016 Arnold Classic Europe – 2nd place
- 2016 Olympia – 4th place
- 2015 Prague Pro – 2nd place
- 2015 Arnold Classic Europe – 4th place
- 2015 Olympia – 5th place
- 2015 Arnold Classic South America – 1st place
- 2014 Olympia – 7th place
- 2014 New York Pro – 1st place
- 2013 Olympia – 8th place
- 2013 New York Pro – 1st place
- 2012 Amateur Olympia Kuwait – 1st place