Bodybuilder Nick Walker has emerged as one of the most exciting contenders in the sport. In a recent video posted on YouTube, Walker shared that he looks better than ever ahead of the upcoming 2023 Arnold Classic, scheduled for March 2-5 in Columbus, Ohio.
Former Arnold Classic champion Nick Walker first gained attention for his freaky muscle mass and size as a Men’s Open competitor in 2020. Following a fourth-place finish at the IFBB Chicago Pro, Walker turned in one of the most impressive rookie seasons ever in 2021. He kicked the year off with a dominant showing at the IFBB New York Pro. Following the victory, he scored a win at the Arnold Sports Festival a few months later. He turned heads in his Olympia debut by placing fifth.
Walker entered the 2022 season with a lot of buzz behind him. He backed up the hype with an impressive performance at the latest Olympia competition, where he improved his standing to third place behind runner-up Derek Lunsford and winner Hadi Choopan. He won the Olympia People’s Champ award and also defeated former two-time Mr. Olympia Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay, who dropped down to fifth.
‘The Mutant’ got confirmed to make a quick turnaround for the upcoming 2023 Arnold Classic. The 28-year-old goes into the event as the favorite to win. He will face tough competition from fellow standouts Samson Dauda, Andrew Jacked, and two-time 212 Olympia champ Shaun Clarida. ‘Big Ramy’ will also be in the lineup to redeem himself along with his teammate William Bonac.
Bodybuilding icon Jay Cutler believes Walker will handily win first next month unless Ramy comes in at his best. On the contrary, renowned bodybuilding coach Milos Sarcev backed his client Dauda to beat Walker. He could also see Jacked potentially pulling off an upset. He argued against the judges favoring size over other factors such as shape and symmetry as well.
Coach Chris Aceto praised Walker for the improvements he made to his physique over the last year. He admitted to underestimating Walker and turned into a believer after his latest Olympia performance. Walker has been using kratom in preparation for the nearing contest. He detailed the cardio benefits he derives from using the substance and believes it will help him bring his best on stage.
Nick Walker says his conditioning looks better than 2022 olympia package
In a recent YouTube video, Nick Walker shared that his conditioning in prep for the 2023 Arnold Classic looks better than ever.
“I feel great. I’d say right now my conditioning is probably like a week and a half out from what it was at the Olympia.”
He underlined that his waist has narrowed over time while pushing through these preps.
“Here’s the thing when it comes to the whole stomach situation. I think it just happened over time. You find the right foods that digest well. You learn not to overeat because I don’t practice vacuums. I don’t wear a waist trainer. I don’t do none of that. I just train abs and focus on certain things that work. I take a lot of digestion sh*t. I focus on foods I can eat abundance amount of and it doesn’t bloat me. But I also think being in prep in a longer span of time versus in off season, your waist has no choice but to go down to some degree.”
Last week, Nick Walker shared some of his best training tips. He encouraged his followers to focus on time under tension during their workouts. When talking about his plans for life after retirement, Walker expressed his desire to maintain a high fitness level much like Jay Cutler.
Walker gave fans a look into his preparations for the Arnold Classic as of late with a massive physique update four weeks out from the show. Based on Walker’s progress photos and training sessions, he’s on track to deliver another exciting performance next month.
You can watch the full video below:
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