The peak of bodybuilder Shaun Clarida’s profession so far is undoubtedly his 212 Olympia win on the 2020 Mr. Olympia. With a second-place end to Derek Lunsford final yr, the 39-year-old is perhaps decided to be the 212 division’s high canine once more. 

On June 11, 2022, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League competitor shared an replace on the place his physique stands. Clarida says he presently weighs 211 kilos — his reported heaviest-ever physique weight — as he begins to ramp up his coaching and prep work for the 2022 Mr. Olympia on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

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At the time of this writing, Clarida has not but clarified whether or not he’ll compete within the 212 division or within the Open division. Technically, Clarida is certified to compete in both division due to his win on the 2021 Legion Sports Fest within the Men’s Open division. If he did compete in and win the Mr. Olympia title, he’d be the primary man to win two Olympia titles in two completely different divisions. 

About six months earlier than the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Clarida’s present physique weight is roughly 30 kilos heavier than his competitors weight on the 2021 Mr. Olympia.

Giving y’all only a sneak peek, sitting at 211 kilos. Heaviest I’ve been to this point.

In the caption of his Instagram put up, Clarida says that this was his weight from a customary check-in together with his long-time coach, Matt Jansen. 

About Shaun Clarida

Clarida is among the extra skilled lively bodybuilders round. The athlete, also referred to as “The Giant Killer,” has been part of aggressive bodybuilding in some capability since 2005. While his 212 Olympia win in 2020 stands out specifically, he can level to various different noteworthy outcomes. 

Here are among the high achievements from Clarida’s bodybuilding profession:

Shaun Clarida | Notable Career Results

  • 2012 National Bodybuilding Championships (Men’s Bantamweight) — First place | Earned Pro Card
  • 2014 IFBB New York Pro 212 — thirteenth place | IFBB Debut
  • 2014 IFBB Toronto Pro 212 — twelfth place 
  • 2015 IFBB Toronto Pro 212 — Second place
  • 2015 Mr. Olympia 212 — sixteenth place | Mr. Olympia Debut
  • 2017 IFBB New York Pro 212 — Second place
  • 2018 IFBB New York Pro 212 — First place | First IFBB Victory
  • Legion Sports Fest Pro Men’s 212 — First place (2018, 2021)
  • 2018 Japan Pro Men’s 212 — Second place
  • 2019 Mr. Olympia 212 — Third place 
  • 2020 Mr. Olympia 212 — First place 
  • 2021 Mr. Olympia 212 — Second place 

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Clarida’s Preparation

As his low season and routine unfold, Clarida makes it a behavior to share common updates about his coaching progress. The bodybuilder constantly shares completely different coaching movies and recommendations on his Instagram (473,000-plus followers on the time of this writing) and YouTube channel (27,500-plus subscribers and counting). 

For some examples, in April 2022 he posted a rigorous arms exercise. That similar month, he showcased how he works to realize a muscle pump due to 150-pound incline dumbbell bench presses. 

There’s nonetheless a number of time for Clarida to prime himself earlier than he considers going head-to-head with Lunsford once more. If he elects to compete within the Open division as an alternative, he’ll should take care of the likes of Nick Walker and Hunter Labrada, amongst others. How Clarida will in the end fare in both class is up within the air. The solely factor that’s possible for sure is that he’ll go away no stone unturned in his preparation. 

Featured picture: @shaunclarida on Instagram