Big Ramy spoke with Phil Heath about competing on stage at 295lbs.
Two time Mr. Olympia champion Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay recently sat down for an interview with Phil Heath, speaking on mindset and much more ahead of the 2020 to show. Looking to dominate the competition, Big Ramy appears more confident than ever before as he prepares to step on stage at a whopping 295lbs.
In order to defend a hard earned championship title one must take their preparation to a whole new level. You can’t expect to have a repeat performance just by doing the same old things. Once you’ve become a champion, target is placed on your back. Everyone is hoping to overcome the champion and take their place. It’s up to the reigning champion to change things up and keep the opposition of balance in order to retain their title.
It appears that Big Ramy is doing just that.
In his interview with the legend Phil Heath, Big Ramy spoke on a number of subjects. One was the mindset of a champion and what it takes to stay on top.
“Me and Dennis, we spoke last week that it’s too hard for people who win the Olympia many many years like Phil [Heath] like Ronnie [Coleman],” said Big Ramy. “It’s too hard when you think about the next one because you need to bring something bigger and everything to not let the fans [down]. That means you have to work harder than anybody and that’s not easy for anyone. That’s the main thing for a champ.”
Bigger and Better
Big Ramy is looking to bring some thing bigger and better to the stage. In a recent interview with seven-time Mr. Olympia champion Phil Heath, big Rami revealed that he is planning to step on stage at an incredible 295lbs. While in the past Big Ramy has stepped on stage over 300 pounds it appears that this time he’s hoping to do so while remaining incredibly shredded and lean.
“Yes, let’s start talking about that, who will come with the better package. I think the better package for me is to come complete because I’m wider and I have many things when I come a little bit later [after prejudging], I get my weak points [to disappear]. It’s not just me, it’s me and my team working very hard to come early. We have everything [we need] for condition.
“We don’t like to rush our sets. We don’t like to be crazy or do something crazy. I think now, I think from three weeks, we are fine and [we are] just waiting for the show. We are working very hard right now but also, we are fine. I feel good. Today, morning, 306 [pounds]. Yeah, my stomach but I think the last week we’re going to drop more weight and it will be I think 295 on the stage.”
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