Walker looks set for a potential Olympia title.
Amidst a stacked field of elite competitors at Mr. Olympia 2022, Nick “The Mutant” Walker could be the biggest threat to Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Ellsbiay’s entry. on a third consecutive Olympic title. In the final stages of his preparation for Olympia, a recent update from Walker on his coaching progress shows he looks more than ready to go from muscle to muscle with great bodybuilding.
On Nov. 25, 2022, Walker shared a preview of his latest physique about three weeks before the showpiece bodybuilding competition kicks off. According to the caption of his message, Walker weighs 262 pounds in the photo. With the 2022 Olympia taking place December 16-18, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, it’s entirely possible that Walker will only be putting some final touches to that stacked number in the coming weeks.
This isn’t the first time Walker has made headlines in recent weeks. Along with the usual updates on his work in the gym on social media and the like, the 28-year-old has been doing the rounds on various platforms, discussing what he thinks Olympia 2022 will be like. in turn, almost acted as a transparent way to track its progress over the calendar year.
For example, in early June 2022, Walker weighed a staggering 295 pounds. Then, in early November 2022, after taking the time to reveal where his progress was at, Walker shared that he had a body weight of 277 pounds. With his latest account update, that means the bodybuilder has steadily cut 33 pounds from his frame in about six months.
As for soundbites and notable thoughts, in mid-August 2022, Walker hinted at a potential storyline where he could dethrone Elssbiay at the Olympia. He maintained that if Elssbiay “comes even slightly” it could be a “good battle” between the two titans. Two months later, at the end of October 2022, Walker said he thought the next Olympia will be the glove of a contest thanks to “dark knights” like Derek Lunsford (who recently moved from the 212 division to the Men’s Open) and 2019 Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry.
Finally, after revealing he had recently reunited with coach Matt Jansen, a confident and ambitious Walker hasn’t said anything about his prospects at Olympia 2022. He told the bodybuilding legend and seven-time 212 Olympia champion James “Flex” Lewis he would be “Mr. Olympia without a doubt.
Walker has no doubt stayed busy in 2022 as he heads headlong into his second Olympia appearance. After a stunning fifth-place debut in 2021, many assume he could only improve on the 2022 iteration. All eyes will be on the bodybuilder to live up to the hype.
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