In mid-July 2022, promising bodybuilder Michal Križánek switched from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Elite Pro League to the National Physique Committee (NPC). Križánek’s motivation behind the swap was to acquire his IFBB Pro Card and achieve eventual qualification for the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Judging by his newest physique replace, his coaching progress for these bold targets appears to be going nicely. 

On August 16, 2022, Križánek shared a put up on his Instagram the place his higher physique and decrease physique mass have a balanced shredded look. According to the bodybuilder, he weighs 133 kilograms (293.2 kilos) within the photograph

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

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

In the occasion that Križánek earns his Pro Card in time, he should both win an IFBB Pro League contest or end within the high three in factors within the Men’s Open division by the point the qualification interval ends on November 20, 2022. Notably, the NPC is the one newbie group that the IFBB Pro League acknowledges. 

At the time of this text’s publication, Križánek has not confirmed his subsequent steps and when he’ll compete in a essential regional contest. 

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Big Strides Ahead

Should Križánek efficiently discover himself in December’s Mr. Olympia, he’ll be one other noteworthy competitor in what’s shaping as much as be a stacked Men’s Open discipline.

There’s two-time defending Mr. Olympia (2020-2021) Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, who not too long ago weighed in at 336 kilos, together with former winner (2019) Brandon Curry. Usual podium fixture Hadi Choopan may be somebody to look at. Finally, there’s 2021 fourth-place finisher Hunter Labrada and Nick “The Mutant” Walker, who took house fifth place ultimately 12 months’s contest and believes he can doubtlessly dethrone Big Ramy. 

From the qualification course of to potential rivals, the obstacles forward are set for Križánek. Now it’s nearly him making the Olympia alternative official. 

The 2022 Mr. Olympia will happen on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Featured picture: @ifbbmichalkrizokrizanek on Instagram