Anticipation is high as Nick Walker prepares to make his comeback in 2024 after being unable to compete in 2023 due to an untimely hamstring tear. In a recent YouTube video, Nick Walker shared his off-season diet macros and opened up on his physique goals for this year.
Nick Walker has risen to prominence with his awe-inspiring physique and relentless dedication to the sport. Known for his work ethic and unyielding commitment to pushing his physical limits, Walker has gained attention in the competitive bodybuilding scene. His rapid ascension to fame culminated in triumph at the 2021 Arnold Classic, where he emerged victorious, solidifying his status as a force to be reckoned with.
Since then, Nick Walker has been working hard to refine his physique while setting his sights on the prestigious Mr. Olympia title. In 2022, The Mutant landed third place on the Olympia stage, with many fans believing he would soon earn the victory and reach his goals.
Before taking on bodybuilding’s biggest competition once again, he decided to test his mettle at the 2023 Arnold Classic. While Nick Walker’s physique looked extraordinary, Samson Dauda was able to snatch the victory leaving Walker in second place despite arguably boasting more conditioning overall.
Undeterred, Nick Walker continued to train for the 2023 Mr. Olympia where he was confident he would win the Sandow trophy. Regardless of the improvements the Open star made to his aesthetic look, tragedy struck when he tore his hamstring and calf leaving him unable to compete.
Nick Walker Shares Off-Season Diet and Plan For His Physique
Nick Walker believes he deserves a special invite to the event in 2024 and admitted it was painful to watch Derek Lunsford become Mr. Olympia and the first two-division champion. However, Walker made it clear he is willing to compete at a Pro Show to guarantee his spot on stage.
As of now, Nick Walker is focusing on recovery and putting on mass during the off-season. In a recent YouTube video, Nick Walker shared his current diet routine and goals for 2024. Even though he is allowing himself to eat more, Walker is being careful not to put on too much weight.
“Me, now that I’m eating more frequently every day now and the fact that I’m not as active neither, the body is now catching up, you know. My body is like we’re slowing it down now.”
“No [it’s not big deal] but again, I don’t want to get too heavy, honestly,” said Walker. “In the morning, no in the morning I hit 304 at one point [was my max body weight ever seasons ago].”
Nick Walker has developed a diet system that works for him, allowing him to eat what he needs without ‘blowing up’ his physique.
“That wasn’t this off-season,” added Walker. “I honestly I’m sure Matt would be on the same page. I just it’s fine-tuning obviously, but putting on size in the right areas. I don’t need to blow up, you know what I mean.”
“I’m a big believer now at the phase I’m at eating at just a little bit of surplus to get the job done but not enough to just fucking blow up like an asshole, you know what I’m saying.”
“I like a little lesser food on the off days just because I don’t need it. There’s no need for it and I’d like to keep a lot of my food based around training.”
As far as macros go, Nick Walker shared how many grams of carbs and fat he has adjusted in his diet during his off-season.
“It’ll be the same meals it’ll just be less carbs honestly. Fats for me don’t change. I consume like the same amount of fats, training day, off day, I know people are very different when it comes to that but the only variable that truly changes in my diet are carbs.”
“If you’re just going to do added fats, it’s 10 grams of fat per meal just about 15. Whole eggs, nut butter, avocado, olive oil, sometimes ghee butter [is where I get my fats]. I love ghee butter.”
He revealed his protein intake was more challenging to break down, but estimated his carb intake to be around 600-800 grams a day.
“Obviously protein is hard to break down as well but when you add the fats in, it’ll completely game change. Taking the fats out, but right now I don’t because I don’t find it as an issue. I just manipulate carbs right now.”
“I really don’t know [the amount of carbs I’m taking in], yeah I would say that [maybe 6-800] we do anywhere from 300-400 grams of rice per meal.”
Even though Nick Walker doesn’t seem interested in competing at the 2024 Arnold Classic for a chance at revenge against Samson Dauda, fans can expect to hear his contest plans soon. In the meantime, ‘The Mutant’ will continue lying low with his eyes still firmly locked on to the Sandow trophy.