For the first time ever, this month we have two cover stars. Meet super coach Hany Rambod aka ‘The Pro-Creator’ and twice Mr. Olympia Physique champion Jeremy Buendia…

Master: Hany Rambod

Hany Rambod in KTown

Hany, it’s almost the end of 2015, how has the year been for you?

2015 has been amazing. With Jeremy [Buendia] winning his second Olympia title, Phil [Heath] winning his fifth, plus new product launches with Evogen, this year has been exciting and filled with growth and accomplishment.

How did you feel when Jeremy took the Mr. Olympia Physique title for the second time in September?

It was almost surreal. We prepared a strategy that would enable Jeremy to win. He executed flawlessly, but in the moment I’m so focused on every detail of getting Jeremy to stage that when he won the feeling of excitement was still overwhelming.

Have you been to Kuwait before? 

I was actually born in Kuwait. The first time back since I was a baby was March or April of this year. I had such a good time that I decided to come back six months later.

What are your plans for your stay in Kuwait? 

This trip is all about empowering people. I will be leading seminars about how to use my FST-7 training protocol along with Evogen Nutrition products. I will be enjoying time with the fans at the show and the expo as well as with our gracious and hospitable hosts from Health House Nutrition.

What do you think of fitness in the Middle East and Kuwait in particular?

I always enjoy coming to the Middle East and Kuwait, because the people there are so gracious. It reminds me of all the reasons I really enjoy bodybuilding and coaching fitness and nutrition.

Do you get time to work out?

I work out whether I like it or not chasing my beautiful son around! Getting to the gym on my own time can be a challenge. You might catch me sneaking in a few sets before or after training my clients.

Apprentice: Jeremy Buendia

Jeremy Buendia in Kuwait

Congratulations on winning the Mr. Olympia Physique title for the second time! How did it feel when your name was called out at Las Vegas?

Hearing my name called for the second time this year was the best feeling in the world. This win was the highlight of my career thus far.

How did you feel going into the competition this year? 

I had my title up for grabs. Of course I didn’t want to lose it. There was a lot of hype built around other competitors, so I felt I had something to prove to myself and everyone else out there.

How has Hany influenced your life?

Hany is much more than a coach and a sponsor. Over the past two and a half years we have established a friendship that is very special. I have the utmost respect and trust in Hany, and he has done so much for me on so many different levels that I can’t even begin to thank him. Hany signed me as a 21-year-old boy and has turned me into a two-time Olympia champion, and more importantly he has shaped me into a man that I can be proud of.

Are you excited about coming back to Kuwait?

I am excited to see my friends and also to meet more Kuwaiti bodybuilders and physique athletes. Kuwaitis take pride in the quality and cleanliness of their gyms and that is something I appreciate.

Do you have a message for your fans in Kuwait and at Perfect Fit?

I just want to say thank you to all of my Kuwaiti supporters as well as the staff of Perfect Fit Magazine. You all have been so gracious to me. I want to encourage athletes to get up every day and make something of themselves. Don’t sit back and let the days pass by.

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