American bodybuilder Nick Walker has quickly become a powerhouse in the Men’s Open division with his freaky muscularity. He’s currently gearing up to challenge for the Mr. Olympia title later this year. In a recent post made on Instagram, Walker smashed a 150-lb incline dumbbell bench press for eight reps in a push day workout.
Nick Walker gained attention for his crazy muscle mass, size, and conditioning after dominating the competition at the 2021 New York Pro. He scored back-to-back gold medals at the Arnold Classic before rounding up his rookie season with an impressive fifth-place finish at the 2021 Mr. Olympia. His insanely jacked physique earned him the nickname, ‘The Mutant.’
Walker improved his standing to the top three in his second Mr. Olympia appearance last December. He made a quick turnaround for the 2023 Arnold Classic to reclaim the title but fell short of the winner Samson Dauda in a narrowly-fought contest. Following the outcome, Walker argued against the decision and made the case for himself to have defeated Dauda in Ohio.
Three months ago, Walker predicted 2022 Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan would not win another title at the next edition. He expects a showdown with former 212 Olympia king and Mr. Olympia runner-up Derek Lunsford for the top prize. Then, he opened up on amping up his training intensity in the off-season to get ready for the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
Walker received pushback on an epic body transformation post he shared on his social media channels last month. Fans rushed to criticize him for using steroids to achieve the massive difference in his physique.
‘The Mutant’ gave his breakdown of the upcoming 2023 Mr. Olympia weeks ago. He believes Choopan, Lunsford, Dauda, and he will form the top five along with Hunter Labrada, who’s seeking redemption after a lackluster showing. He also counted out former two-time champion Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay’s chances of winning another Sandow trophy unless he took some time off to recover and make adjustments.
Nick Walker is confident about his place in the mix of title contention. While he believes he would win this year, he extended his support for Lunsford as a future Mr. Olympia. He also revealed he got up to 293 pounds while being about 19 weeks away from the show three weeks ago.
Walker offered his take on how to build monstrous quads in a lower body workout two weeks ago. He dialed back on consuming any stimulants, including coffee, to get ready for the biggest stage in bodybuilding. He followed up by detailing his secrets to developing a massive chest in a push-day workout.
Nick Walker Smashes 150-lb Incline Dumbbell Bench Press for 8 Reps in Prep for 2023 Mr. Olympia
In a recent Instagram post, Nick Walker smashed a grueling set of 150-pound incline dumbbell bench press for eight reps in a push day workout while in prep for the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
“Nice push day today!” Walker wrote. “Incline the 150s for set of 8 reps.”
Renowned coach Chris Aceto heaped praises on Nick Walker for his immense growth in the sport. He admitted he was wrong to doubt Walker and went as far as to call his changes “the most improved terrible body” in the history of bodybuilding.
Walker laid out the only top ten exercises he would choose if he had to for building muscle earlier this week.
Based on the latest update, Walker is determined to secure the coveted Sandow trophy and is leaving nothing to chance in his preparations.