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Body of Work

With 19 Olympia wins to his credit, master coach Hany Rambod has ascended to legendary status within the fitness industry.

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Cutler. Wilkins. Heath. Buendia. The names sound like a list of future IFBB Hall-of-Famers, the type of athletes whose physiques will be the benchmark of comparison for years to come. These future legends have more in common than you might think. For one, they all have Hany Rambod to thank.

Most everyone in the fitness world has heard of Hany Rambod at this point, the guy with the catchy name who coaches high-level IFBB pros. Fans might know him as the brain behind the uber-popular FST-7 training program, or as the creator of Evogen supplements. But few people have actually connected the dots between Rambod’s influence and a succession of historic victories and industry-defining moments. The winningest coach in the history of the Olympia, Rambod’s scoreboard currently shows 19 Olympia wins across four different divisions.

And he’s not done yet.

Rambod spent his formative years geeking out over the muscle-building process, seeking out peer-reviewed studies about how arginine can boost growth hormone while his peers reached for comic books. It’s a fascination that has not diminished over time.

“I always look towards chasing perfection,” says Rambod. “That's my whole thing. You chase perfection and then on the day of a competition you think could you be a little drier or a little fuller, but you’re still so far ahead of everyone else that you’ve won.”

After shepherding two of the IFBB's marquee stars —  seven time Mr. Olympia champion Phil Heath and four-time Men’s Physique winner Jeremy Buendia — to victory at the 2017 Mr. Olympia, Rambod is shifting into the next phase of his career. In 2008, he launched Evogen Nutrition with a single product. Over the last 10 years he has released an average of one new product a year, slowly and quietly building a brand based on quality and consistency. Since 2015, Rambod (who is the CEO as well as chief formulator) has winnowed down his training clientele in order to devote more time to Evogen. The supplement line has grown exponentially with his increased attention. 

“I don't believe you can do too many things at once at a high level. That's the reason why I never had 300 clients like some of these guys,” says Rambod. “I believe in quality over quantity, whether that’s my products or my coaching services. It’s always one of the other. You can't build a ton of mass-produced Lamborghinis and think they are going to be better than the few built by hand.”

 

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