Reigning Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan and rising sensation Andrew Jacked are some of the biggest names in the Men’s Open division. Choopan created history by winning his maiden Sandow trophy at the 2022 Mr. Olympia while Andrew Jacked, real name Chinedu Andrew Obiekea, took the bodybuilding world by storm last year. In a recent Instagram post, Jacked shared an impressive physique update revealing he’s tipping the scales at a gigantic 301.6 pounds (136.8 kilograms).
Andrew Jacked emerged as a promising Men’s Open prospect with an incredible combination of muscularity, shape, and proportions. Dubbed the ‘Mona Lisa of bodybuilding,’ Jacked kicked off last season with a dominant win at the 2022 Texas Pro, beating the likes of Martin Fitzwater, Steve Kuclo, and former 212 Olympia champ Kamal Elgargni. He followed up with another impressive performance at the 2022 Arnold Classic UK to score back-to-back wins. Though, it only took his win in Texas to guarantee his spot on the Olympia stage.
There was a lot of hype behind Andrew going into the 2022 Mr. Olympia. He presented a stellar package and cracked the top ten in his maiden performance, finishing eighth. Following the result, his coach George Farah revealed that Jacked nearly withdrew from the contest due to illness.
Specifically, George Farah explained that Andrew was suffering from bronchitis and a 102-degree fever but refused to use it as an excuse while performing atop the Olympia stage. Instead, Jacked fought through adversity and finished 8th. Fellow Men’s Open standout Nick Walker later praised Jacked’s performance and backed him as a potential title contender in the future.
Earlier this year, Jacked signed up for the 2023 Arnold Classic. He enlisted the help of renowned gurus Chris Aceto and Chris ‘Psycho’ Lewis to get ready for the competition. Four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler extended his support for Andrew to come out on top of the contest. In the end, Andrew finished third behind Walker and champ Samson Dauda.
Andrew Jacked shares a massive physique update weighing 301.6-lb (136.8-kg)
In a recent Instagram post, Andrew Jacked shared a gigantic physique update where he tipped the scales at a shocking 301.6 pounds (136.8 kilograms).
“10days into the offseason,” wrote Andrew. “301.6Lbs/136.8kgs still maintaining leanness whilst putting on decent mass.”
Two months ago, Andrew Jacked reported positive results after getting his blood work completed. He also spilled the beans on his first meeting with IFBB head judge Steve Weinberger, who regularly officiates the biggest contests in the world such as the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic shows.
Jacked announced his return to action for the upcoming 2023 Texas Pro, where he will look to win and earn an invite to the upcoming 2023 Mr. Olympia. He plans to defend his title successfully as this contest served as his first pro show victory in the IFBB Pro League.
Meanwhile, Iranian bodybuilder Hadi Choopan first gained attention for his insane muscle mass, definition, and conditioning in 2019. He won the Vancouver Pro and secured an invite to the Mr. Olympia show, where he made a statement with a third-place finish. He has proven to be one of the most consistent athletes in the sport as he never placed below fourth in any of his Mr. Olympia appearances.
Last season, Choopan dethroned former two-time champ Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Former 212 Olympia champ Derek Lunsford came close but fell to Choopan, who became the first Iranian-born champion in the history of the sport. Upon his reentry back home, he received a warm welcome back as a ten-foot-tall statue was built to honor Choopan’s achievement.
After Dauda’s win at the 2023 AC, coach Milos Sarcev backed him to potentially beat Choopan and Lunsford if he kept improving. IFBB athletes’ representative Bob Cicherillo voiced a similar sentiment in his analysis of the frontrunners for the upcoming 2023 Mr. Olympia. Legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman picked Lunsford to win the title as well. On the other hand, bodybuilding veteran William Bonac is confident Choopan could add a second Sandow trophy to his collection.
Hadi Choopan shares jacked off-season physique update
In a recent Instagram post, Hadi Choopan shared a shredded physique update in the off-season.
“Run go home run,” cautioned Choopan.
Hadi Choopan gave fans a look into his training in the 2023 off-season two weeks ago. He laid out an intense lower-body workout routine that he’s utilizing to get ready for the next Olympia.
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Choopan is leaving no stone unturned to defend the title successfully when he returns to the stage. However, it will be no easy task as he faces danger from Lunsford, Jacked, Dauda, and a slew of other hungry contenders.
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