Canadian bodybuilder Iain Valliere has been a work in progress since he missed the mark at Mr. Olympia. In a recent YouTube video, Valliere shared that he reunited with coach Matt Jansen and is targeting a return at the 2023 Toronto Pro Supershow.
Valliere, an IFBB Pro League Men’s Open competitor, worked his way up the ranks with a high level of conditioning and muscle detail. He emerged as a name to keep an eye on after earning an invite to the Mr. Olympia competition in 2018. He placed on the periphery of the top 15 (14th) in his maiden appearance.
Iain continued to improve his standing over the following years with strong performances at several shows, including a runner-up finish at the 2019 Toronto Pro Supershow and a third-place finish at the 2019 Tampa Pro. In 2020, Valliere defeated the likes of Justin Rodriguez, Hassan Mostafa, and Maxx Charles to come out on top of the New York Pro. He concluded the season by cracking the top ten at the 2020 Mr. Olympia, placing seventh.
Valliere continued his impressive run with a commanding victory at the 2021 Tampa Pro. Then, he scored a win at the 2021 Texas Pro. He narrowly missed out on the 2021 Arnold Sports Festival title as he got second behind champ Nick Walker. He repeated history with another seventh-place finish at the 2021 Mr. Olympia.
Iain Valliere kicked off his season last year by winning at the 2022 Vancouver Pro. The win secured his spot in the lineup for the latest Olympia. The outspoken mass monster ignited rivalries with fellow Men’s Open standouts like Michal Krizo.
The 32-year-old gave fans a sneak peek of the package he was planning to bring at the Olympia with a shredded physique update under a week out from the contest. When it was over, Valliere failed to bring his best form and placed eleventh at the Olympia. He expressed frustration about the uneventful performance and admitted mistakes were made while attempting to peak for the show and during his posing routine.
Iain Valliere reunites with coach Matt Jansen and plans to return at the 2023 Toronto Pro Supershow
In a recent YouTube video, Iain Valliere revealed he parted ways with coach Patrick Tuor in favor of reuniting with coach Matt Jansen. He plans to return to action at the upcoming 2023 Toronto Pro Supershow.
Valliere won four Pro shows with coach Tuor and also achieved both of his highest placings at the Olympia contests working with him.
“My plan is to do Toronto Pro in just under 13 weeks so I’ve been kind of back at it into kind of prep mode for the last three weeks or so,” said Valliere. “I have chosen to team back up with Matt Jansen. That was a very exciting change for me. It’s like one of those things where the more things change the more they stay the same. It’s four or five years later here and we’re back to kind of where I started with Matt.
Him and I worked together from 2015 to 2019. I won my first Pro show with Matt, did my first Olympia with him. There’s a lot of history there. There’s just a relationship and trust that’s already built there that made the decision, not to change coaches which was a very hard decision, but the decision to choose Matt on the other end of that was a very easy decision.”
“Matt and I have been back together for the last three weeks, working together for the goal of Toronto Pro in the first week of June. I’m very excited to see what we can do together.”
Former Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout criticized Iain Valliere for allegedly shooting drugs into his calf muscles recently. Although Valliere remained quiet on the matter, Bannout called on him to admit the alleged use resulted in issues with his physique.
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It will be interesting to see how Valliere and Jansen navigate their way back to success on some of the sport’s most notable stages.
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