Generation Iron Big Ramy Not So Big

Cutting down on gains for a (hopefully) leaner physique.

With bodybuilding it’s all about making gains. Whether that means making more money or getting more shredded, a good bodybuilder needs to always constantly be improving. There is no doubt that periodically bodybuilders will need to take time out, rest, and recover in order for their bodies to continue to grow and improve.

For an amateur bodybuilder rest is extremely important to creating a strong foundation. For a professional bodybuilder rest is just as important, but there is a huge difference between the two. In order to get the most out of their recovery, a professional bodybuilder needs to time their rest, be sure not to rest too long or too short in order to get the best results. It’s something that everyone can pretty much agree on, that getting some rest is definitely a great thing. But just like anything else, diminishing returns can expected if things aren’t handled properly.


As far as 2015 campaigns went, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay had one of the greatest years of his bodybuilding career. He has broken records including competing over 300 lbs at numerous pro shows including the 2015 Olympia. Though the fact that he was over 300 lbs could have been the one element that held him back at this year’s Olympia. Because of that it would stand to reason that the Egyptian bodybuilder would lose a bit of weight in order to improve his physique and have a better showing in 2016.

Well, it seems as if Big Ramy is taking that notion to heart this off season. Rather than bulking up like many other bodybuilders do in the off season, Big Ramy is looking to lose some weight and so far it looks like he’s lost quite a bit. Check out the video below to see Big Ramy’s drastic weight loss.

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