Kevin Levrone, a veteran bodybuilder, recently expressed his doubts about Big Ramy’s chances at the upcoming 2023 Arnold Classic, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio, from March 2-5. In an interview with RxMuscle, Levrone said that Big Ramy does not have the “balls” to take his body to the extreme to get ripped or shredded for the event. Levrone also noted that bodybuilding is a business, and athletes have a limited window of opportunity to make money, so they should not shy away from the competition.
Levrone has a decorated history in the sport of bodybuilding, having competed in the Mr. Olympia contest against legends such as Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, and Flex Wheeler. He won a pair of Arnold Classic titles in 1994 and 1996 and was known for his consistency and hard work. Although he is no longer competing, Levrone has remained interested in the sport.
Levrone’s Thoughts on Big Ramy
Big Ramy is a former champion who placed fifth at the 2022 Mr. Olympia, which Levrone thought was a “tough blow” for the athlete. Nevertheless, Levrone understands why Big Ramy wants to redeem himself at the Arnold Classic. He noted that he had met Big Ramy personally and that he did not think the athlete was willing to put his life on the line to get ripped or shredded for the event. Levrone added that bodybuilders have to be “half crazy” to take their bodies to the edge, and he does not think it is in Big Ramy’s DNA.
Levrone praised all of the competitors who entered the Arnold Classic on short notice, saying that athletes have a limited amount of time to make money in the sport. He urged athletes to take advantage of their small window of opportunity and get on stage to compete, using their physique as a business.
Big Ramy has been preparing for the Arnold Classic and has received an intravenous stem cell treatment to revitalize his physique. He and his coach Chad Nicholls have kept his progress under wraps, but the Egyptian native recently shared a recent physique update, where he showed off his back. This will be Big Ramy’s first Arnold Classic competition since 2020, where he took third place. Should he claim the title in Ohio, it will set him up for a promising career in the sport.
Despite Levrone’s doubts, Big Ramy has a good chance of winning the Arnold Classic, especially if he can get his body to the level of conditioning required for the event. The Arnold Classic is one of the most prestigious events in the sport, and winning it would be a significant accomplishment for any bodybuilder. However, getting to that level requires a tremendous amount of discipline, hard work, and sacrifice.
Levrone’s Advice for Competitors:
Bodybuilding is a challenging sport that demands a lot from its athletes. It requires them to build muscle mass, lose body fat, and achieve a high level of conditioning to showcase their physiques on stage. This takes months of preparation, dieting, and training, and it is not easy to maintain the discipline required to succeed in the sport. As Levrone noted, bodybuilders have to be “half crazy” to take their bodies to the edge, and only a few athletes are willing to make the sacrifices required to succeed in the sport.
However, bodybuilding is also a rewarding sport that can lead to fame, fortune, and a fulfilling career. Many athletes have found success in the sport and have built a loyal fan base that supports them throughout their careers. Bodybuilding has also inspired many people to adopt a healthier lifestyle and to push themselves to achieve their goals.
Levrone believes that athletes have a limited amount of time to make money, and he praises all of the competitors who entered the Arnold Classic on short notice. He thinks that they should go out there and make the money, and that’s what being a professional is all about. He advises competitors to get on stage, use their physique as a business, and take advantage of every opportunity they have.
Levrone says, “Get out there where the competition is and see how good you are. You only got that small window of opportunity. Hats off to the guys for jumping in it. Go do all the shows you possibly can but do it smart.”