Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay is an Egyptian IFBB professional bodybuilder. He was born on September 16, 1984, in Egypt. He is usually referred to by his nickname “Big Ramy”.
Big Ramy was born and brought up in Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt, where he completed his education. After that, he migrated to Kuwait to work as a fisherman, in which he began his professional bodybuilding career.
Early Bodybuilding Career of Big Ramy in Biography
One day, Big Ramy determined to visit “Oxygen Gym” and begin bodybuilding in Kuwait. It became clear from the start that he owned a natural talent for bodybuilding. But, it took his friends to influence him to enter a competition and see how he could do as a professional bodybuilder.
Big Ramy got his amateur debut with a first-place win at the 2012 Kuwait Golden Cup. Following this win, he turned around to compete at the Amateur Olympia, winning first place, in addition to his Pro Card.
It shows that BIg Ramy was off to an outstanding start in his bodybuilding career. He also showed massive growth in his first year of competition. When he showed up at his first show, he estimated 200lbs, he remains the scales at 286lb for the Amateur Olympia.
Professional bodybuilding career of Big Ramy
It would be the following year that Big Ramy would make his first show as a pro bodybuilder. Despite his limited practice, he would win his debut at the 2013 New York Pro Championships.
After this appearance at the New York Pro, Big Ramy would serve his first Mr. Olympia competition. Again, challenging that fact he was so young, he would earn a very decent 8th place in the 2013 contest.
In 2014, Big Ramy would return the same appearances he visited the previous year. This time he would raise his Olympia score to 7th place, along with another 1st place at the New York Pro.
In 2015, he would visit the Arnold Classic in both Brazil and Europe, earning 1st and 4th positions. In between these events, Big Ramy would also score his first top 5 finish at the 2015 Mr. Olympia competition, again showing his clear improvements.
He would repeatedly have a step up in his Mr. Olympia placing, gaining 4th place in 2016. He also got a famous first-place achievement at the 2016 IFBB Kuwait Pro.
But, 2017 would notice him gain his best showings to date, with a massive 2nd place at the Olympia, before falling to 6th the following year.
Physical Standard of Big Ramy
- Big Ramy’s height is 5 feet and 10 inches.
- Big Ramy’s weight is 140 kg.
- Big Ramy’s age is 36 years.
- Big Ramy chest size is 27 inches.
Big Ramy wife
Big Ramy is married and got three kids. His youngest one, a girl, was born on the evening of the New York Pro Show.
Big Ramy Back Workout
Here’s how a back exercise using Big Ramy’s training approach might seem. For each movement, you’d do warmups as required to get to your working weight, nudging up the poundage week to week as the target number of reps per set falls.
Additional moves Big Ramy relies on upon including Hammer Strength pulldowns, barbell rows, deadlifts, and stiff-arm pulldowns.
Sets 3 to 4 reps 15, 12, 10, 8, 6
One-Arm Dumbbell Row
Sets 3 to 4, reps 15, 12, 10, 8, 6
Lat Pulldown to Front
Sets, 3 to 4, reps 15, 12, 10, 8, 6
Lat Pulldown to Rear
Sets, 3 to 4, rep 15, 12, 10, 8, 6
Seated Cable Row
Sets, 3 to 4 reps 15, 12, 10, 8, 6
Big Ramy awards and Championship History
- In 2012 Kuwait Golden Cup got 1st position.
- In 2012 Amateur Olympia got1st position.
- In 2013 New York Pro Championship got 1st position.
- In 2013 Mr. Olympia placed 8th place.
- In 2014 New York Pro Championship earned 1st place.
- In 2014 Mr. Olympia got 7th position.
- In 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil got 1st position.
- In 2015 Mr. Olympia took 5th place.
- In 2015 Arnold Classic Europe earned 4th position.
- In 2015 EVLS Prague Pro earned 2nd place.
- In 2016 Mr. Olympia got 4th place.
- In 2016 Arnold Classic Europe took 2nd place.
- In 2016 IFBB Kuwait Pro got 1st position.
- In 2016 EVLS Prague Pro got 2nd position.
- In 2017 Mr. Olympia placed 2nd place.
- In 2017 Arnold Classic Europe got 1st position.
- In 2018 Mr. Olympia got the 6th position.
- In 2020 Arnold Classic got 3rd position.