Few bodybuilders have had as stellar debut years as Nick “The Mutant” Walker in the course of the 2021 season. He received the 2021 New York Pro and Arnold Classic. Then, to place a cherry on prime of his achievements, the 28-year-old took dwelling fifth place within the Men’s Open on the 2021 Mr. Olympia. Now, the rising International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) star is aiming even larger. 

On August 13, 2022, Walker appeared on the Fouad Abiad Media YouTube channel to debate the 2022 Olympia contest. Among the extra notable tidbits, Walker mentioned his probabilities at probably dethroning reigning two-time Mr. Olympia Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay and the way Walker feels in regards to the contest roughly 4 months out. Check it out under:

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In simply the second yr of his IFBB Pro League profession, Walker has centered his power solely on competing within the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Naturally, as Big Ramy is the reigning champion, any time he shares an replace on his coaching, it’ll possible draw some consideration from friends like Walker. 

Walker candidly broke down how he felt a couple of latest large physique check-in from Big Ramy, the place the Egyptian mentioned he weighed 336 kilos. 

“Okay, well, he looks really [expletive] good,” Walker mentioned. “He didn’t train last year that much, and then he showed up at the Olympia not as good as the year before. Now, it seems to me that he’s staying very consistent. If he comes in shredded, he’s probably going to win again. “If he comes in even slightly off, he can be open to anyone.”

When he continued, Walker seemingly left the door open to probably toppling Big Ramy in his general response. Walker feels nice about his probabilities, given his present physique and up to date power coaching feats — he weighed 295 kilos in early June 2022, but it surely seems he has additionally eclipsed 300 kilos.

“Yeah, I’m in pretty good shape for being 300 [pounds],” Walker mentioned. “Listen, if this is going to go how I think it’s going to go, it’s going to be a good battle between me and [Big Ramy].” 

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A Tall Order

Big Ramy is not going to be the one elite bodybuilder who Walker has to take care of in mid-December. There’s former Mr. Olympia winner Brandon Curry (2019), traditional podium finisher Hadi Choopan, and fellow younger rising star Hunter Labrada — who completed simply forward of Walker in fourth place on the 2021 Mr. Olympia. 

Overall, the Men’s Open division is stacked. To win the Sandow trophy, Walker has a difficult process forward of him. Then once more, so do his fellow opponents. 

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

Featured picture: @nick_walker39 on Instagram