As far as bodybuilding skills who’ve competed exterior of the National Physique Committee’s (NPC) parameters go, Michal Križánek is in direction of the highest of the listing. As the Men’s Open winner of the 2021 Mr. Universe Pro — a contest within the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Elite Pro League —  it wouldn’t be a stretch to see Križánek try any related skilled bodybuilding enterprise. Thanks to his constructing of a physique that options sterling arms and ripped legs, he might nicely excel, too. 

According to a press launch posted by the Evls Prague Pro group on July 15, 2022, Križánek is doing exactly that. The bodybuilder has formally switched from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Elite Pro League to the National Physique Committee (NPC). The NPC is the one newbie group acknowledged by the IFBB Pro League. 

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A Lengthy Qualification

At the time of this writing, per his social media, Križánek intends to earn his IFBB Pro Card. He hopes to parlay that right into a qualification for the 2022 Mr. Olympia, which is able to happen on December 16-18, in Las Vegas, NV. 

To get his Pro Card, primarily based on the NPC’s requirements, Križánek should qualify for and win not less than one of many National Championships, North American Championships, or the USA Championships. A top-five end in a National Qualifier would garner him a roster spot within the North American Championships. A top-three outcome would place him in The National Championships and USA Championships. 

Should Križánek efficiently earn his Pro Card in time, he’ll then should qualify for the Mr. Olympia by both successful an IFBB Pro League contest, or by ending within the high three in level standings in his Open division. To get in by factors, the official qualification interval for the 2022 Mr. Olympia ends on November 20. 

Križánek has not confirmed when he’ll compete in a associated regional contest on the time of this text’s publication. 

The 2022 NPC USA Championships will happen on July 29-30 in Las Vegas, NV. The 2022 NPC North American Championships will happen on August 31 in Pittsburgh, PA. Finally, as a possible final step earlier than the Olympia, the 2022 NPC National Championships will happen on December 2-3, in Orlando, FL. 

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A Bright Future

Based on his IFBB Elite Pro profession outcomes, Križánek incomes his IFBB Pro Card is likely to be extra of a formality than a query. According to Big Bodies, in 14 Elite Pro Contests, the bodybuilder has gained 13 occasions and solely did not make the rostrum as soon as. It’ll undoubtedly be tougher for Križánek to keep up such a powerful ledger in a brand new league, particularly if he competes in opposition to Open athletes like reigning two-time Mr. Olympia Mamdouh Elssbiay, Brandon Curry, Hadi Choopan, Hunter Labrada, and Nick Walker. 

That mentioned, Križánek’s already making a leap in competitors. It wouldn’t be stunning to see him doubtlessly develop into a family title within the NPC sooner or later.