Jeremy Buendia was a dominant bodybuilding power by means of many of the 2010s. Thanks to a uncommon mixture of mass and energy, the athlete gained 4 consecutive Men’s Physique Olympia titles (2014-2017). But after falling brief in fourth place on the 2018 Mr. Olympia and an preliminary comeback try that by no means fairly materialized in 2020, it’s been a short time since Buendia posed competitively. That actuality may change quickly. 

On Sept. 6, 2022, in a video on his YouTube channel, Buendia revealed he’s aiming to make one other comeback to bodybuilding levels within the close to future. What’s extra, he’s bulking up in an try to compete at 220 kilos — roughly 37 kilos above his physique weight from his championships heyday. 

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To handle his present scenario, Buendia clarifies that he’ll quickly start his formal low season of coaching. The bodybuilder says his physique weight on the time of the video is 192.4 kilos. He notes that this weight is a place to begin for his targets as he embarks on one other comeback try. 

“Next week [September 12-18, 2022), I officially start my off-season, my bulk in preparation for my next competition,” Buendia says. “You guys, it’s been a long time since I’ve been on stage, since 2018. I took a lot of time off.  I’m ready mentally, physically. I’m ready to get back after it. I’m eager to get back on stage and show you guys what I’m capable of doing.” 

Note: There is no weight limit for this division, only height. Buendia stands at 5-foot-8 and may qualify under Class B in a typical Men’s Physique competition. 

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“I’m excited because I haven’t pushed my body this way in a long time,” Buendia says. ” … My physique is wholesome. I’m feeling actually optimistic that I’m going to get to my largest and finest ever, making ready myself for battle in 2023.”

Aside from returning to the circulation of competitors, a part of the motivation behind Buendia’s new comeback try seems to be associated to reflection. As he alludes, the bodybuilder has observed that the Men’s Physique Division, particularly, has improved dramatically since he was final a fixture. For instance, even with Buendia’s personal dynamic chest and arms make-up, latest winners like Brandon Hendrickson (2018, 2020-2021) and Raymont Edmonds (2019) might be seen as improved bodily athletic specimens to some. 

“The competition has gotten so much better since I was last on stage,” Buendia notes. “I’m excited to see these guys battle because it’s going to give me an idea of where I need to be next year to beat these guys.” 

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Understandably, as he works his approach again to bodybuilding, Buendia desires to match himself and see the place he stands together with his elite friends. More than something, it appears he simply desires one other significant shot to exit on his personal phrases. 

“After my loss in 2018, a lot of things hit the fan for me,” Buendia says. “Honestly, I felt that all my accomplishments, all four titles previously, lost their weight. I didn’t feel like I walked away from the stage the way I wanted to walk away from the stage.” 

Featured picture: @jeremy_buendia on YouTube